Dave Kosak has announced on November 30th that he has joined the Hearthstone team via Twitter. His Tweet came to most as a shock when it stated simply,
— Dave Kosak (@DaveKosak) November 29, 2016
Dave was noticed by the development team during his tenure at GameSpy with his fan comics called “Flintlocke’s Guide to Azeroth” and “Flintlocke Vs. The Horde”. The comics were based on the premise the characters were aware they were players of a MMORPG and interacting with the environment. Since joining the team in 2009, Dave has also been involved in several Blizzard Q&As and has maintained a very active social media presence as well.
With Dave Kosak’s depature from the WoW team, it will be interesting to see who will take his place. Since the launch of World of Warcraft:Legion, we have seen several prominent people including Chad Amai (Lead Quest Designer) and Chris Metzen (Senior Vice President, Story and Franchise Development) leave Blizzard to begin a new chapter in their careers. We have seen some new faces taking those positions and maybe a fresh face and new ideas is great for the game that we all love.
Though we are saddened to see Kosak leave the WoW team to join Hearthstone, it is nice to see him staying within the Blizzard ranks. It makes sense that Kosak would be joining the Hearthstone team, with it being derived from World of Warcraft, although recently we have seen it take on a new direction with the expansions the League of Explorers and Mean Streets of Gadgetzan.
Dave, we at PWNCast, wish you nothing but the best in your new adventure and we are grateful for the last 7 years of rich content and beautiful stories that you’ve shared with us.
In the words of the Kaldorei, “Goddess watch over you.”
This was written by Lycan