World of Warcraft CM Zarhym leaves Blizzard

Long-time World of Warcraft Community Manager Jonathan Brown has left Blizzard, according to a brief notice on his Twitter account. There was no explanation given about his departure.

Brown, better known as Zarhym, came on board Blizzard around 2005 and has been working on the WoW community team since 2008. Brown won “Community Manager of the Year” award at Dragon*Con in 2012.

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Ceder BritoBruno Loopstah Rohirrim If that spike generates enough revenue, Blizzard will continue to do this.
I’m in the same boat as you all. I don’t like it. But i’m not there.

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ammalis carson63000 phoenix0401 Nyres  I can name a former Trion director of community that was worse than their current one…. but not by much.

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Gavin_Lafferty Karl_Hungus Nyres Caerulei  If it was something bad, it’ll surface. It always does.

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Sorenthaz  Indeed and the end of the tax year as well.  Also its a pretty common business practice to dump on Fridays for other reasons as well.

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BritoBruno Loopstah Rohirrim  Of course they’ll report it but each expansion gets a spike then 3-5 months later its all lost again when the new smell wears off.

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Rohirrim BritoBruno Loopstah Not a lot of people that’s for sure. While i will agree that a lot of them do not know that Pservers are actually a lot better than how they were before, with Vanilla servers almost 95% blizzlike, we cannot think that the entire wow population doesn’t like wow as it is now, like the sub i’m part of thinks.
Content Drought or not, WoW will still retain at a minimum, a million subs because it’s simply that strong and solid of a game. Think about it, they have so much solid groundwork that they can simply change the classes on a whim. That’s Blizzard for you.
Like i said, before i digressed so badly: Not a lot of people. A lot of them are not interested, or don’t want to put up with the bugs ( which is a legitimate complaint, specially since most of pservers developing are shady as fuck, vide Warmane/Molten, and i’m not even talking about the Nostalrius debacle with chinese wintraders ), or simply don’t care enough.
Others like the new WoW. I for one, like both.

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BritoBruno Loopstah These private servers (pve and pvp), any time(!) of the day are full…to achieve that, in my opinion you need more than 55k…
but the real questions are: a) How many people does not know these servers exist and most important b) How many people dont want to “waste” their time on something “illegal” and unofficial that may close any time if Blizzard take them to the courts?

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Loopstah BritoBruno Rohirrim Lets check when legion hits. If they get a 8million hit, i’m sure they’ll report.

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BritoBruno Rohirrim I agree with your point, although the 5.5 mil digit is up in the air. They’re not reporting their population anymore on shareholder’s calls, and the game hasn’t had any new content in a loooong time.

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Karl_Hungus Nyres Caerulei Oh that brings back memories of Tseric…but I don’t think Zarhym had a meltdown on the forums.

Something is off about his departure as there is no crap ton of blue posters wishing him well, but I think we should just accept this will remain none of our business.