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Post by Eorl @ 02:32pm 21/01/12 | 23 Comments
Somewhat random and shocking news: Steve Parker, the Senior Game Producer for Diablo III has left Blizzard according to a Twitter update.

It's not quite known whether this is for personal reasons, or if he didn't agree with Blizzard's recent system changes to Diablo 3.
Hey Twitter, I'm no longer working at Blizzard or on D3. I've had a great 5 years there and those guys are going to kill it with Diablo.
Hopefully there wasn't any bad blood between Blizzard and Steve Parker, but by the looks of his follow up tweets, there doesn't seem to be. Perhaps this just means the game is ready to go, and he feels he is no longer needed, and thus moving onto future projects.
Projektsnake
@retailsails Gotcha. Best of luck in your future endeavors. I salute you for your contributions to Blizzard. /salute

@retailsails Steve Parker
@Projektsnake Thank you! It’s been a great pleasure to work on the game.

About six minutes ago (2:27pm EST / 11:27pm PDT) he updated his twitter:

“@mumper @westofhouse @el_pollo_loc0 Packed and ready to go. Time to dominate.”
Blizzard are now looking for a Senior Producer for Diablo 3, so if you feel lucky, apply over here.



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Latest Comments
arkter
Posted 03:01pm 21/1/12
will be interesting to hear the full story.
HerbalLizard
Posted 07:39pm 21/1/12
F*** the full story it would be awesome working on D3
Pinky
Posted 07:43pm 21/1/12
Holy s***, not good. Especially considering the timing of the project :-/ You'd have to think they were trying to complete in unrealistic time-frame now or something like that, surely.
Mosfx
Posted 08:06pm 21/1/12
Or they are taking it into a colourful direction.
Phooks
Posted 08:49pm 21/1/12
haha are you kidding? This is blizzard, it's not like human capital are going to be hard to come by for them..
Shaexen
Posted 09:03pm 21/1/12
Could be any number of reasons, but the gaming industry tends to be scandalous at best most of the time. So be interesting to see.
Tollaz0r!
Posted 09:07pm 21/1/12
Surely Blizzard wouldn't rush a title?
Eorl
Posted 09:15pm 21/1/12
Surely Blizzard wouldn't rush a title?

Don't think Diablo III can be considered "rushed" at this time of it's development life haha.
Thundercracker
Posted 10:00pm 21/1/12
They recently announced a bunch of changes to d3, so it sounds like theres a fair bit more time left before its going to be ready :( I think they are still working on some of the more major game mechanics as well, such as the rune system.

The mystic was just removed from the game altogether.
Bah
Posted 10:04pm 21/1/12
It's not quite known whether this is for personal reasons, or if he didn't agree with Blizzard's recent system changes to Diablo 3.
Perhaps its because he raped and murdered a girl in 1990?
Pinky
Posted 10:05pm 21/1/12
haha are you kidding? This is blizzard, it's not like human capital are going to be hard to come by for them..

It's a huge loss to remove someone at this level, for any company.

Sure, you can employ anyone - maybe even someone better than the guy that left - but then they have to get into the game, understand every detail. That takes a f***-ton of time (==money).
Eorl
Posted 11:26pm 21/1/12

The mystic was just removed from the game altogether.

Saw that. Was sad :(
Khel
Posted 11:47pm 21/1/12
I don't know what the Mystic is/was so I don't know whether I should be sad.
Eorl
Posted 11:55pm 21/1/12
Khel, Mystic was a Artisan that could enhance your items. Blizzard felt it was just gemming with a new name, and so took it out.
Outlaw
Posted 12:10am 22/1/12
Morkai
Posted 12:10am 22/1/12
bah, stop screwing around with the game and just release it already.

*clicks incessantly*
reLapse
Posted 01:16am 22/1/12
I can only finish the beta so many times, release it!
d^
Posted 01:24am 22/1/12
Give me a beta key you mother f'er
slamma
Posted 01:37am 23/1/12
Sack em all.
WirlWind
Posted 02:36am 23/1/12
Meh, they keep going "Hey, lets bring out this awesome feature" and then scrub it months down the line...

Yes, that's what we all want. Less features.
Khel
Posted 06:07am 23/1/12
If it makes the game better, they can do whatever they want with it imo
ravn0s
Posted 09:25am 23/1/12
Give me a beta key you mother f'er


don't think they give you a key. you just get an email saying "hey you can now download the d3 beta from your battle.net account. have fun!"

i've yet to download it.
reLapse
Posted 08:20pm 23/1/12
You don't always get an email, so it's worth logging into battle.net to check.
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