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New developer on the horizon?

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by Aldagar, Nov 27, 2013.

  1. Aldagar

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    With Carbine made up a lot of ex wow folk I'm wondering if a certain Ghostcrawler will be joining the Carbine team. After Greg Street made an announcement today......
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    god no, he stepped in for WOTLK +....nuff said.
  3. Aldagar

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    After a quick google Carbines only 13 miles away from blizz by car.
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    How could you even come close to reaching that conclusion?
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    Well like he says in his farewell message an opportunity has come his way and with Wildstar ramping things up, well anything is possible.
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    http://media.mmo-champion.com/images/news/2013/november/ghostcrawler_blizzard.png
    I'm gonna try to explain OP's logic here. Ghostcrawler is leaving Blizzard to start working on something new and exciting. Carbine's core started mainly as ex-Blizzard employees. The game is still in development and...err...could be new and exciting?

    To be honest I don't think there's a chance he's going to work for Carbine. The ex-blizz devs here didn't work with Ghostcrawler if they are from Vanilla/early BC. If my memory doesn't fail me GC started working hard on WoW at late BC or WOTLK.

    Anyway, I hope not. You can just surf google for what GC's mentality is and that's one I don't want near Wildstar. His ideas can't coexist well with Carbine's direction.
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    If he really is responsible for WOTLK+ i hope god NOOO! :sick:
    Couse it was just around that time WoW began to suck. :down:
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  8. Livnthedream

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    Ghostcrawler came in as part of the replacement squad after the crew that formed Carbine left. On top of which, Carbine currently does not have a hole for Ghostcrawler to fill, especially at the type of paygrade he was at with Blizzard.
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  9. Oconnell

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    I actually think it's much more likely he's joining the TESO crew.
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    Design wise, Street has been a very controversial figure in WoW's history. Many link his decisions to "the rise of the casuals" that has long been lamented among some WoW players. I've been expecting for a thread on this topic to materialize. My thoughts on the possibility of him working at Carbine?

  11. Aldagar

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    Oconnell clearly explained my logic here
  12. Aldagar

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    I wondered about eso too. He has to be moving onto something good though. I often wonder if peoples hands were tied at blizz to push the game towards the asian markets and develop accordingly. I'll miss my rogue :-(
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    After playing Eso, I don't think so. How he designs would not work in how that game is currently set up.

    Its much more likely that he is moving on to a new big project elsewhere, like setting up a new studio. In the last couple months there has been a lot of random shake ups in various big name houses, like Carmak leaving id.
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    Carmack's leaving was just to fully concentrate on the Oculus Rift though.
    You may be right, it's just more interesting for drama to think of him going to a a dev team of an upcoming MMO instead of some random new company.
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    Why? Speculation is great, as long as that speculation makes sense. Considering where Eso and Wildstar are at the moment he would have very little actual impact on launch. Its unlikely he will have any serious impact on the project he goes to until 2015 at the earliest.
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    Yeah, doesn't make sense to me that he would be coming over here. Plus, I wouldn't exactly call W* "new". Can't stand that guy either.
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    I'll punch Carbine in the nose if they hire GC.
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    Seems pretty harsh. Even if you hold him responsible for what his team has done, can you honestly name a developer that has no made a mistake, much less a whole slew of them? Its pretty unhealthy to take things so personally, even for something you care about deeply.
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    Wait, what? GC left? I might have to re-sub to WoW...

    And to expand on that: if he ever joined Carbine I will immediately lose all interest in this game.
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    Recent news reports an auction for 38 Studios, and they did have an MMO in the works for Amalur
    ( Copernicus ).

    /shrug

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