World of Warcraft Lead System Designer Leaves Blizzard

GamesIndustry is reporting that World of Warcraft lead system designer Greg "Ghostcrawler" Street has left Blizzard to pursue a "new and exciting" opportunity. While Street took to his twitter account to explain that he wasn't fired and that there likely won't be dramatic changes to Blizzard's MMO in the immediate future, I'm sure that won't be enough to stop the speculation:

The internet loves to play detective, but in this case it was a great opportunity and time to move on. I wasn't fired or asked to step down.

And leaving certainly has nothing to do with the community. WoW has a great community. We never took you all for granted.

You'll find out my future plans soon enough. For now, let's let this be about World of Warcraft. Warlords is going to be SAVAGE and EPIC. :)

I would not expect many changes to the game as a result of my departure. We always design from a place of consensus and collaboration.