Goodbye Ghostcrawler

Greg Street, aka Ghostcrawler, announced that he is leaving Blizzard for bigger and better things. Here’s what he had to say.

You know that part at the end of raid night when the final boss is dead and you’re done handing out loot and everyone kind of goes their separate ways? Yeah, this is one of those times.

We just came off of a great BlizzCon. We had so many different games to talk about, and we were thrilled at the reception of Warlords of Draenor. It was great to meet or reconnect with so many of you. I love BlizzCon dearly, which makes it so hard to tell you that this will be my last one, or at least my last one up on stage. An opportunity has come my way, and I have made the very tough decision to move on from Blizzard.

I wanted to thank all of you for being a part of this grand quest. I have said a hundred times that having passionate gamers, including the angry ones, is a far better place to be than having a community that doesn’t care. You all care. Like us, you want the game to be the best that it can be. So I ask you to keep on providing your feedback. I promise (and I rarely promise!) that the developers care very much about what you have to say.

I’ll be out there, and I can’t imagine it will be that hard to find me.


P.S. No, you can’t have a pony. Or a moose. Or a mantis shrimp. Or a tardigrade. Or a crab. Keep trying though.

P.P.S. I play a Holy Priest.

I never had the pleasure of meeting Ghostcrawler, nor were we ever able to have him on the podcast. I can say with certainty that he was part-time listener and friend of the show. We first learned that Ghostcrawler listened to the podcast when Frost met him at Blizzcon. He got him to record a nice bumper for the podcast, and he also got him to participate in the Hunter Boom De Yadda video.

That connection Frost made was nice for the show. We occasionally got little tidbits of information that we could never share, and it served as a line of communication to provide important feedback. It was that connection that turned the WHU Hunter Revamp project from something whimsical into honest feedback that Ghostcrawler wanted to see.

Some folks will say good riddance, but despite even The Great Hunter nerf of 2008 I wish Ghostcrawler nothing but the best, and say thank you for all you’ve done for Hunters and World of Warcraft.

Good Hunting!