No. This isn’t a blog anniversary post, it’s one of my random musings…
Like when your friends kids turns twenty and eighteen when it was just yesterday when you were celebrating them coming home from the hospital.
Or, when someone who has been making the games you’ve been playing for a big chunk of your adult life announces his retirement which is the case with Chris Metzen of Blizzard. He’s been involved in many of the games I’ve loved over the last twenty years, starting with Warcraft 2 all the way up to Diablo 3 (which I’ve enjoyed despite the flaws.)
For nearly twenty-three years I’ve had the very distinct privilege of shaping worlds and building games with the brightest creative minds in entertainment. I’ve walked with giants (and stood on some giants’ shoulders, too).
Good luck to him. He deserves a break and to enjoy the rewards of a long and productive career.
Thanks for the stories, Chris. It’s been fun.