Blizzard's creative powerhouse Chris Metzen recently announced that he was retiring and it seems he isn't the only one leaving the company. World of Warcraft's lead quest designer Craig Amai and senior creative director James Waugh have also revealed their plans to venture elsewhere.
While Amai and Waugh can't compete with Metzen's tenure of over two decades, both have spent a fair chunk of time at Blizzard — 12 years and eight years respectively — long enough to be considered important cogs in the company's game-making machinery.
Amai made his intentions known via a great, insightful post on his website, whereas Waugh took advantage of Twitter's brevity to keep things short and sweet.
Goodbye, Blizzard. It was a joy making the most epic entertainment experiences... ever with you. What a journey! pic.twitter.com/3EX6KKYvG5
— James Waugh (@Waughtang) September 17, 2016
Neither mention what they'll be doing next — though Amai alludes to an eventual return to Blizzard, just not WoW — but I imagine the pair will enjoy a breather in the interim.