The Blizzard Careers team posted a brand-new job opening today for a World of Warcraft game producer. It is unknown if this job opening is for a new expansion, or to fill a vacant position. Recently, J. Allen Brack stepped down as Executive Producer to take the role of president of Blizzard Entertainment.
Current game producers (that I know of): Michael Bybee (senior), Terri Wellman, Calia Schie (senior), Ray Cobo (Lead), Daniel Stahl (lead), and Marcus Maczynski (senior).
In Island Expeditions, Havenswood is a Gilnean settlement where players will find worgen and various Pandaria and local creatures: Yak, and pandaria elementals (sometimes). For that matter, I assume Havenswood is located near Pandaria.
World of WarCraft lore discussion has been set aflame (see what I did there?) over the past few days, following Eurogamer’s interview with Alex Afrasiabi. The interview itself is about the divide of opinions on Sylvanas and her future in Battle for Azeroth. What’s caused the frenzy of confusion and speculation is this one line from Alex:
“I’ve heard these discussions on the internet about ‘she’s going off the rails’, but is she? I’ve been writing Sylvanas personally since 2006, and this is pretty much – the Wrathgate and the Blight and the Forsaken – in character. Those were all under Sylvanas’ orders. What we’re seeing now is an escalation of the plans Sylvanas has, clearly, and we’re in the middle of that.”
The Wrathgate being under Sylvanas’ orders, rather than part of Burning Legion aligned coup that followed, hugely changes one of the most beloved moments in WoW’s history. Is this a misunderstanding? It wouldn’t be the first time Alex Afrasiabi misspoke during an interview. Or was he correct? It’s not the first time Blizzard’s suggested Sylvanas had more to do with the Wrathgate than she let on. I’ll be looking into the implications behind this and various theories below.
The BlizzCon 2018 Warcraft III: Reforged panel revealed details about the process of bringing the game to modern standards including 4K assets, and broadband internet speeds without affecting previous custom games created by mapmakers.