The development of WoW is currently very sluggish. This is also, but not only, due to the current pandemic. The situation was aggravated by the big sexism scandal at Blizzard last summer 2021, which cost several WoW developers their jobs and caused major restructuring within the developer. In the following months, various strikes followed, with which the employees wanted to draw attention to their situation and bring about an improvement in working conditions.

And even in the year 2022, there is no great calm. Once again, one of the high-ranking developers at Blizzard has left the boat and will devote himself to other things in the future. Johnny Cash announced his departure from Blizzard via Twitter - and no, we don't mean the musician, of course.

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Creator of pet fights and class halls.

Including his internship before he was actually hired, Johnny Cash was a member of the development team at Blizzard for twelve years, and he helped launch some game-changing features along the way. First and foremost is the pet battles. The creation and implementation of Pet Battles was Cash's first major project at Blizzard, and many more were to follow.

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For example, he was instrumental in the artifact weapons and class halls, and was responsible for the Corrupted Ashbringer quest line and the return of Hati in Battle for Azeroth, among other things. All things that are still fondly remembered today. Most recently, Johnny Cash was the Lead Quest Designer for Blizzard. Away from his work as a developer, he was also a big supporter of inclusion at Blizzard and a member of the LGBTQ+ Advisory Council.

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Johnny Cash has not yet revealed where he is going. In his farewell tweet, however, he announces that he will do so soon. In addition, he clarified that it is his own decision. Many of the employees who have left Blizzard in recent months have not done so, which has always given rise to rumors as to whether they might not have been fired sooner. However, he did not reveal the reasons for his departure.

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