Blizzard fires main Warlock developer

90 Worgen Warlock
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The main warlock developer was fired by blizzard due to his stance on the new warlock spell cataclysm. He was a frequent poster on MMO champ and it was really cool to have an ear of a developer in a fan site forum. We were able to talk directly to him and give opinions on spells,talents and quests. His name was Xelnath and he will be missed. He wrote an apology letter, here is the link http://www.mmo-champion.com/threads/1215856-An-Apology-to-the-Community. Sorry to see this happen bro, hope everything works out.

Sad Face.
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You're a little bit late, sweety.
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100 Human Mage
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1) There is no mention of Blizzard firing Xlenath, only that he and the company parted ways.
2) Xelnath says that he brought this upon himself by his actions at work.
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90 Blood Elf Hunter
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wow I was taken aback when I heard about this. I wish they wouldn't have done that, he seemed a decent guy and decent with the class under his charge. BTW does anyone know who the hunter class lead is?? I am guessing its Dick Cheney
Edited by Toxarís on 10/26/2012 9:19 AM PDT
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90 Pandaren Monk
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Lets do the time warp agaaaaaaaain!
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90 Worgen Warlock
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10/26/2012 09:16 AMPosted by Shenliu
You're a little bit late, sweety.


Better late then never.

1) There is no mention of Blizzard firing Xlenath, only that he and the company parted ways.
2) Xelnath says that he brought this upon himself by his actions at work.


"That has led to a series of correct decisions on the part of the Blizzard," This is how you say I got fired in a round about way. He didn't quit and no longer works there, call it what you want where I'm from it's called getting fired.
Edited by Dethh on 10/26/2012 9:20 AM PDT
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90 Worgen Warlock
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If i had an employee bashing the other emplyess and acting liek a child I would fire them too.

So whats the point?
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90 Blood Elf Monk
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10/26/2012 09:17 AMPosted by Toxarís
BTW does anyone know who the hunter class lead is?? I am guessing its Dick Cheney

that would explain why hunters are so powerful.
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10/26/2012 09:17 AMPosted by Toxarís
wow I was taken aback when I heard about this. I wish they wouldn't have done that, he seemed a decent guy and decent with the class under his charge. BTW does anyone know who the hunter class lead is?? I am guessing its Dick Cheney


The business model is in charge of the hunter class--you know, the one where you make something so overpowered anyone can smash anyone with it to get other's to play more and reroll this toon and then nerf it to the ground 3-6 months later. See mages.
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90 Worgen Warlock
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If i had an employee bashing the other emplyess and acting liek a child I would fire them too.

So whats the point?


I agree. The point of what, this thread? To let the community know what happened and to let them know to expect a new Dev is going to be creating warlocks. Personally I liked where this dev was taking us, hopefully the new one isn't clueless.

Whats the point of your post is a better question.
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90 Blood Elf Hunter
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10/26/2012 09:22 AMPosted by Kerrath
BTW does anyone know who the hunter class lead is?? I am guessing its Dick Cheney

that would explain why hunters are so powerful.


not all, just the new BM and that is going down.
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90 Tauren Druid
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10/26/2012 09:14 AMPosted by Dethh
The main warlock developer was fired by blizzard due to his stance on the new warlock spell cataclysm.


That is not why he was fired.

He was fired for publicly insulting his bosses and his coworkers. Stating his stance about the spell would have been fine, but he went and aired several years of dirty laundry publicly... something that would get anybody in any position anywhere fired.
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90 Worgen Warlock
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If anything this gives some raw insight on what goes on behind the scenes between devs. Looks like the dev meetings over character balancing makes the forums seem tame by comparision.

Also you should be thanking the fired dev for your new cataclysm spell. It looks like he lost his job getting the ability to live


It wasnt the ability but certain mechanics of it. Personally I think the spell is either gonna be way to OP and over the top or worthless, we are yet to see. Either way it sucks to see someone lose a job like this, must have been this guys dream job.
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90 Worgen Warlock
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10/26/2012 09:26 AMPosted by Draug
The main warlock developer was fired by blizzard due to his stance on the new warlock spell cataclysm.


That is not why he was fired.

He was fired for publicly insulting his bosses and his coworkers. Stating his stance about the spell would have been fine, but he went and aired several years of dirty laundry publicly... something that would get anybody in any position anywhere fired.


Well his stance on the spell was what got him mad enough to air that laundry, so it built up to that. I'd say were both right.
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19 Pandaren Monk
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Where are the proofs that this guy was a dev ? Any CM can confirms or deny ?
Edited by ßamboo on 10/26/2012 9:30 AM PDT
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100 Undead Warlock
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If i had an employee bashing the other emplyess and acting liek a child I would fire them too.

So whats the point?


*employees
*like
*him vs. them

I do not believe you have or ever will have any employees.
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90 Pandaren Monk
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Developers shouldn't be posting on "fansites" anyways, even if Blizzard allows them to do so.
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90 Undead Warlock
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Mr. Head Warlock Developer lost his cool at work and shot his mouth off in a professional environment.

That's why they parted ways. There are things you can't do at your job and keep working there. That's why they're professionals.
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