Big loss. Very talented man. Good continuation to him.
I always loved Rane's art. Best of luck to him and the others at Lightforge Games!
Leaving blizzard to join a company that was partially funded by Net Ease? Risky choice. Leaving Blizzard to one that was funded by one that puts so much P2W into games, It's not even funny.
Oh my god ... i'm genuinly scared :(
And another one gone and another one goneAnother one bites the dust!
GL to him on his journey, he has earned it after doing the same thing for one company for 19yrs, but forgive me for not knowing who he is or was or basically anyone behind the scenes.
I wonder how long all these new companies will last before corruption takes root again and they start falling apart...
Anybody else reading that as clearly saying LightForge Games, not LightForged?
-1 talented, legendary person
Yeah, wowhead has typos all over. The new company's website and graphics clearly say Lightforge.
It is clear that this is already hurting WoW -- I don't believe Ion for a second when he's blaming it on covid / remote working. I wonder what that means for the next expansion.
i guess he got lightforged his carrer, hope he gets titanforged soon enough. i'll see myself out.
Well, he always can work with Blizzard and etc. companies at freelance, no? Actually, as many artists say, it's hard to work in one place for more than 10 years. They need to go move on to something new and this is their choice. It's ok and it's life. Wish that his new work will be better place to create!
Can't wait for them to release their first game ^^
Are there ever posts about new people that are hired by Blizzard? While I think it is great to show when Blizzard employees are leaving to help develop other great projects, these types of posts seem to create a narrative that everyone is leaving which is not necessarily accurate.
If it was not for WowHead or other sources to post these types of news, most of the playerbase doomsayers would not notice any kind of difference until an annual report analysis or an official blue message rolled out. Just sayin'.