UPDATE: Whipple has tweeted that his position isn’t just as part of Carbine Studios but as part of NCSoft as a whole. His new title is Senior Content Manager and he specifically mentions not only WildStar in the tweet, but also Lineage II, Aion, and Blade & Soul

You may have heard a few weeks ago that former WildStar Design Producer Stephan Frost recently started working at Blizzard Entertainment as the new Design Producer on World of Warcraft. Here at MMOBomb, we didn’t cover his departure from Carbine Studios or the details of his new job since his departure came before the WildStar free to play announcement and, obviously working for World of Warcraft, a subscription based MMO, isn’t going to get you a lot of exposure on our site.

So why mention it now?

In what seems like a hockey trade, you World of Warcraft fans probably also heard (a bit more recently) that well known Community Manager Micah “Bashiok” Whipple was leaving Blizzard Entertainment. Where did he end up? Well, a tweet from Bashiok today may have answered that question:


For those that don’t know, that little creature on Whipple’s dashboard is a Rowsdower, the lovable goat like creatures from Carbine Studios’ WildStar.

We’ll keep you posted on Whipple’s new role when announced.

Mike "Magicman" Byrne has been a part of the MMOBomb family for years and serves as the site's current Editor-in-Chief. His love for MMOs and gaming in general has led him to covering games for numerous websites including Gamebreaker TV and XIV Nation where he proudly displays his fanboy flag for FFXIV:ARR.


  1. Having known a few people who worked for that company. I got the impression that Blizzard is the kind of company that knows it can treat its employees like garbage because everyone wants to work for them; a place with layers of management and oversight, where only the brown-nosers and boot-lickers can get noticed.

    Ghostcrawler is long gone for Riot – mentioning a lack of freedom – and it had a noticeably negative impact on how Blizzard managed WoW’s content and balancing. I wouldn’t be surprised to see other big names to follow.


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