I spoke to a friend who works at Blizz that was, unfortunately, part of the harassment that went on and during the convo i asked her SPECIFICALLY about Jeff because the timing of his departure (right before the news broke) seemed to line up. She made it VERY CLEAR that he was one of the good guys. I don't think he was removed from the game because of any wrongdoing. I think he was removed because of them scrubbing names to real people point.edit: added a few words for clarity
Will they put Freddy in Jeff's place? Just cuz it's part of pizza"era"
having anything named after anyone is a risk and blizzard is beyond stupid for naming so many key things after staff members, controversy or not.
I think it is also related to how Jeff left OW2 before it's conclusion. While it doesn't feel cool, at least it can make some sense if you add it with the new policy of not naming things in of behalf of devs.
Have to agree that it sounds more like a case of future-proofing.
hmm so why did he really leave? :/
Feel like he left because Activision was trying to push out the release of OW 2 which is taking quit some times
At this point just scrub all reference of Metzen, Morhaime, and maybe Samwise as well, and you get the new, clean, and cringe Blizzard.
This just feels like an overreaction on their part.Jeff didn't harass anyone, but now hes being put in the same boat as Jesse.Also I had no idea Jeph was in reference to Jeff.Whats next? Thrall getting removed?
Calm down people. They just want to remove and RL referneces to people who work/worked at Blizz.Understandable imho.You never know what happens.I don't think Kaplan did anything btw. But i also think is is ok with that. Seems like a chill guy.
At this point it's getting kinda ridiculous. Is every instance of a real-world name going to be changed by the time this is all done?