Friday 15 April 2016

John Yang moved from Diablo team to WoW team

Just tweeted the following:

I moved from the @Diablo team to the @Warcraft team few months ago. Been focusing on primarily on Legendary Items for the Legion expansion.

Additionally, if you check his Twitter profile, you'll see it lists him as a Game Designer for World of Warcraft.

It appears that Don Vu is also on the Legion team as of December 2015, according to his LinkedIn profile.

I know it will be an unpopular opinion but i feel that he played it too safe while in charge of diablo. He hasnt done unpopular things that might be better for the game long term and each patch has been very formulaic. The game isnt better than it was 12 months ago, just different.

Diablo eventually will be dropped with only critical updates etc, like d2 is now. And thats fine but the last 12 months havent moved the game towards being ready for that. This isnt all doom and gloom, theres certainly another expansion first but it just shows a lack of ambition. Maybe he was just tasked with 'steadying the ship' so im not for a moment saying he failed at his job.

For all jay wilsons errors he actually had a clear long term vision for the game, its just the game he was making was 10 years out of date.