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Brian Holinka Leaves World of Warcraft Team

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After 5 years, Lead PvP Designer Holinka is leaving the World of Warcraft team. He was offered a new opportunity at Blizzard, so he's going to be working on another title.

We wish him best of luck with the new job!

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Five years ago, I received a phone call from Blizzard offering me the chance of a lifetime—a position on the World of Warcraft team.

Simply put, this is my favorite game of all time, and working on it these past five years has been a dream come true. I have learned so much from the women and men who make it and everyone who plays it. I feel fortunate to have had the opportunity to work on a game that so many people around the world are so passionate about.

A few weeks ago, I was offered a new opportunity at Blizzard that I’m really excited about. Tomorrow is my last day working on World of Warcraft.

As a longtime player, I couldn't be more excited about what the future has in store for World of Warcraft. In particular, the PvP team remains hard at work on some incredible plans. I fully expect that the best years of World of Warcraft PvP are ahead of us.

Thank you to everyone involved with World of Warcraft, from the development team to the players, for letting me be a part of this game's community. I consider it a great privilege.

Brian Holinka

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This is a sad day for WoW, PvP was actually decently balanced while he was around, we will have to deal with some inexperienced dude who needs to get his shit together before we see some better PvP balance. :(

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6 hours ago, Maruken said:

This is a sad day for WoW, PvP was actually decently balanced while he was around, we will have to deal with some inexperienced dude who needs to get his shit together before we see some better PvP balance. :(

Keep in mind that it's not just 1 person who does everything. There's a whole team working on PvP and balance. Holinka was just the face and did some delegating. Just like other employees starting or leaving the WoW team, you won't notice a real difference.

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1 hour ago, Skyewalker said:

Keep in mind that it's not just 1 person who does everything. There's a whole team working on PvP and balance. Holinka was just the face and did some delegating. Just like other employees starting or leaving the WoW team, you won't notice a real difference.

I'm pretty sure most of that isn't true.

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PVP stinks ATM. If this brings change, it would be hard to imagine it would be for the worse! Not gonna make any bets though.

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6 hours ago, VictorVakaras said:

I'm pretty sure most of that isn't true.

You actually think there's one guy who decides EVERYTHING? Well then I'm okay with Holinka leaving.

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2 hours ago, Skyewalker said:

You actually think there's one guy who decides EVERYTHING? Well then I'm okay with Holinka leaving.

Doesn't decide everything, but is responsible for everything PVP related.

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