There has been some bickering going on between Diablo 3 Game Director Jay Wilson and Diablo 1 and 2 Game Maker David Brevik. Jay Wilson finally dropped the “F” bomb on Facebook when he said “F*** that loser.”
Jay Wilson has issued a public apology stating he is “very sorry” about his comment. There are over 120 pages of comments from readers. Some readers are defending Jay and his actions, while others are ready to hang the guy. Most of the comments agree Wilson has taken Brevik’s mild criticisms of the game far too personally, considering his comments agree with a majority of the Diablo 3 players.
You can read the entire thread and comments on the Battlenet Forums but here is part of it:
“As many of you probably know, I recently made a comment on Facebook about Dave Brevik. I want to make it clear that I am very sorry for what I said. I have higher expectations for myself than to express my feelings in such a rash way and disrespect a fellow developer like Dave, someone who deserves to be treated with greater respect.
What I said was expressed out of anger, and in defense of my team and the game. People can say what they want about me, but I don’t take lightly when they disparage the commitment and passion of the Diablo III team. Dave is awesome. In Diablo and Diablo II, he made two of the games that have most affected me as a developer. I respect his vision for Diablo, but just like he said in his interview, the Diablo III team must drive a vision for the game that is true to us. We believe in Diablo and have stuck by it through years of hard development to make it a reality.”
What do you all think? Did Wilson take this too far, too personally, or did he have every right in what he said? Comment here and let us know!