Rob Pardo ehrt Jay Wilson
Das Jay Wilson das Diablo III Team verlässt, ist kein Geheimnis mehr - wir berichteten -, nun äußert sich Rob Pardo zu diesem Thema:
This thread saddens me greatly. I know that the Battle.net forums have earned a reputation for rough justice, but I do not believe justice is being served by how people are speaking about Jay’s departure from Diablo III.
I am very proud of the Diablo franchise and what the team was able to accomplish with Diablo III. As a gamer I have enjoyed the game and played for many, many nights with friends and family. I’m not, however, going to use that as an excuse. The Diablo community deserves an even better game from Blizzard and we are committed to improving it. We have a talented team in place and have no intention of stopping work on Diablo III until it is the best game in the franchise.
I’m the only person in this thread who has actually worked with Jay. I hired Jay to head up the Diablo project and had the pleasure of getting to work with him, both in building the team and designing the game. He has great design instincts and has added so much to the franchise with his feel for visceral combat, boss battles, and an unparalleled knack for making it fun to smash bad guys. I’ve worked with many, many designers at Blizzard and Jay is one of the best. He has a great career at Blizzard ahead of him and I guarantee that you will enjoy Jay’s game designs in future Blizzard games.
If you love Diablo as much as we do, then please continue to let us know how you feel we can improve the game. If you still feel the need to dish out blame, then I would prefer you direct it at me. I was the executive producer on the project; I hired Jay and I gave him advice and direction throughout the development process. I was ultimately responsible for the game we released and take full responsibility for the quality of the result.
Rob Pardo hat in den letzten 7 Jahren mit Jay Wilson zusammengearbeitet, er hat ihn angeheuert als Kopf des Diablo III Teams und ist wirklich stolz auf seine Arbeit. Er hat dieses Gefühl, für die Battles, für die Boss Kämpfe und diesen Zusammenhang zwischen Spaß und bösen Jungs verkloppen. Rob Pardo hat mit vielen Designern bei Blizzard zusammengearbeitet und Jay Wilson gehört zu den Besten. Er hat eine großartige Karriere hinter sich und auch zukünftige Spiele werden von Jay Wilson Design profitieren.
Quelle: Forenpost von Rob Pardo