Has Jay Wilson Been Fired? (Serious Question)

#1PenguinKoalaPosted 7/22/2012 3:33:00 PM
Ever since all of the negative press surrounding Diablo 3 Jay Wilson has been oddly quiet. I believe he possibly could have been fired from the following reasons, Large amounts of players quitting, Launch issues, in game issues, community backlash, refusing refunds, Korean officials raiding blizzard offices, etc.

This is the first blizzard game that has tarnished their reputation badly, so it would be understandable if they were upset with him.

His twitter account has not been used since June 19th ( http://twitter.com/Angryrobotics/ ), and The last communication he has had with the playerbase was on reddit june 6th.
#2TimbermawPosted 7/22/2012 3:34:20 PM(edited)
That would be too good to be true.

I don't know.
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#3KejeLLPosted 7/22/2012 3:40:12 PM
They probably just asked him to keep a low profile so as to not further fan the fire. Just look at Bashiok, whatever the guy says gets turned into a meme and reposted into infinity. If Wilson posts about personal stuff, people will think he's not working on the game. If he posts positive stuff about the game, it gets turned against him. If he refutes the criticism, people will have a massive fit. Shutting up and appearing very concerned is the best thing he can do right now. They probably won't fire the game director 2 months after the release while the future of the game is still very much uncertain. I doubt he will be attached as lead designer in the future though
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#4HostileFirePosted 7/22/2012 3:40:39 PM
Yep, he's been fired. Diablo III sold well and most of the gaming press loved the game but he definitely got fired. That vocal minority finally got him. BEWARE OF THE WHINERS GAME MAKERS! BWUAHAHAHA!
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#5XtraTPosted 7/22/2012 3:41:04 PM
guy sells 6 millions game at full price

people think he will get fired
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#6LousStevensPosted 7/22/2012 3:45:11 PM
XtraT posted...
guy sells 6 millions game at full price

people think he will get fired


if this "guy" made the same exact game and it was not called Diablo 3, it would be a different story.
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#7PenguinKoala(Topic Creator)Posted 7/22/2012 3:48:32 PM
HostileFire posted...
Yep, he's been fired. Diablo III sold well and most of the gaming press loved the game but he definitely got fired. That vocal minority finally got him. BEWARE OF THE WHINERS GAME MAKERS! BWUAHAHAHA!


Vocal Minority? lol.... Look at any youtube videos with him the dislike bars are all light sabers and all the top comments are complete hate.
#8KejeLLPosted 7/22/2012 3:48:36 PM
From: XtraT | #005
guy sells 6 millions game at full price

people think he will get fired


Jay Wilson didn't sell 6 million copies. Diablo 1 and 2 + the blizzard brand sold that amount. It's what happens now that will get pinned on Wilson. You can only perform a bait-and-switch once. A company like Blizzard has much more interest in long-term life for a franchise than a smaller one would. You're right, the vocal minority won't have an effect on Wilson career, but a massive player emmigration, frozen RMAH and low expansion sales will without a doubt.
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#9PenguinKoala(Topic Creator)Posted 7/22/2012 3:49:50 PM
XtraT posted...
guy sells 6 millions game at full price

people think he will get fired


You think HE made the game sell? Are you serious.... You do know Diablo 1 and 2 had an amazing reputation so MAYBE people got the game because it was a sequel to one of the best games ever made.

hmm.
#10XtraTPosted 7/22/2012 3:51:01 PM
there was an open beta for months before the game came out

there is guest passes that let you play the game for free for a while

still sold 6 millions
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