Welp, ‘Bout Time to Hit the Ol’ Dusty Trail

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I could pretty easily write a few thousand words right now, but I did my best to keep this brief.

I began working at Blizzard way back in October of 2003, and every day of my experience here has been shared with you, the players, and content creators, artists, bloggers, AddOn authors, podcasters, streamers, forum trolls, and— man, anyone remember the old Off-Topic forum back in the day? That place was just absolutely cuckoo bananas.

Anyway, Blizzard—and the community that surrounds it—has defined almost my entire adult life, and I am just so absolutely grateful to all of my friends here for having such an incredible and positive impact on who I am, and who I am yet to become. I don’t think I’ve had to make any decisions as difficult as the one to leave Blizzard, but a new opportunity has come my way, and I’ve decided to take it.

While I think it’s all still sinking in, the other day I realized I actually get to be surprised by Blizzard announcements and releases again. Which, as a lifelong fan and rabid gamer it makes me giddy thinking about being able to sit in the audience at BlizzCon, watching a stream, or reading the newest blog posts, and seeing whatever’s in store next—for the first time.

I’m looking forward to what’s next, and wishing you a life of joy, insatiable curiosity, and happy gaming.

Definitely thankful,
Bashiok
:(

We will miss you.
Don't you dare.

Who-who's cutting onions?
Can i have your stuff?
Farewell and good luck!
Thanks for all the work you've done, Bashiok. The community has been bettered and bettered and bettered for your work.

Best of luck in everything you do! :D
sorry to see you go bashiok, but i hope this new opportunity goes well for you!

take care friend, we'll miss you around here :>
NOOOOOOOOOO
i am sad. i wish you well in your future things. blizz is gonna miss you terribly. the fans will for sure. you're going to be an amazing asset wherever you're going next.
Good luck in your future endeavors Bashiok! We'll miss you!
Oh no D:
Later gator.

Don't forget about us.
Good luck in your future endeavors. :(
May your roots find a tasty new patch of ground, sir Tree.
And thanks for all the posts.
<3ay
I said this on Twitter, but I will say it again. Thank you for all of your time, energy, and effort that was put towards helping us, the players. You will be missed. /salute

http://twitter.com/Medros/status/627128139647315968/photo/1
07/31/2015 07:26 AMPosted by Bashiok
Definitely thankful,
Bashiok


Best signoff ever
Good luck, Mr. Bashiok! May you find fortune in wherever the road is leading you.
Bashiok -- man, we will really, really miss you. I'll keep using my Bashiok toy in memory of you <3
May the Spirit of Bashiok guide your path.
NOOOO! Thank you so much for your work and communication with the community, and good luck with whatever the future holds.
Bye Bye Bashiok...... I miss you and you where the only dev I know and Like that do like to make ppl smile I really gonna miss you....

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