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The "Grandfather" of Classic Omar Gonzalez Left Blizzard for Dreamhaven

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Omar Gonzalez, one of the "creators" of WoW Classic, has left Blizzard for Dreamhaven.

Omar Gonzalez was a WoW engineer responsible for the early advancements of WoW Classic. Omar locked himself away for a few weeks and created an early prototype of Classic, which had a ton of bugs, as mentioned by Ion Hazzikostas in the Wowhead interview, but the game was in a pre-Cataclysm state and had all the original skills and talents.

This made the team feel confident about re-creating the Classic experience.

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"One of them, an engineer named Omar Gonzalez, who is on the Classic team, tried the method of taking the modern client, the modern server and teaching it to interpret the old 1.12 classic data. He kind of locked himself away for a few weeks, and came out with something that was a prototype--it was very rough, contained tons of bugs, the world wasn't fully rendered, but it was the original classic world, pre-Cataclysm. It had the original skills and talents, and we knew there's was a ton of work to do, but we felt like we realized for the first time, "we can do this."

Ion Hazzikostas

According to the latest reports, Omar has now left Blizzard Entertainment and joined Secret Door, one of Dreamhaven's studios owned by Mike Morhaime.

Source: Reddit

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9 hours ago, Wildwitch said:

Bye...it's called evolution. Fresh blood is needed.

Change isn't always good change and new isn't always better its just new.

That old adage "Change or Die" is a lie.

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