Saturday, May 19, 2012

Diablo 3 Launch!

The Diablo 3 launch event was amazing! I heard we were expecting about 1000 people (not including the Blizzard employees and families) We ended up with over 2500 fans showing up!

The event started at 8. After the Morheim intro, I got to do a drawing on stage with Grace and Richie. They did some digital painting and I did an old school pen and ink sketch on paper. We drew while fielding questions from the crowd.

Everyone did great during the demo. After the 40 min drawing session, I placed the sketch in a large envelope. "I'm going to close my eyes and throw this to whoever is making the most noise." That was a ton of fun.

At 10:00 we did a shave off where the crowd got to choose our style. Of course they chose the scoundrel (mutton chops) for our group. I ended up looking like my father in the late 70s.

Heres a goofy post shave team shot. Rob looks about 3% different.

At midnight everyone got their copies of Diablo3! We talked to the fans and signed boxes until 4:30am. By the end of the night my voice was gone. This was an amazing event and a major highlight of my career. This game is a labor of love built by a team of super dedicated and talented developers. The last 5 years have been a great ride. Thanks to everyone who helped make it happen. NOW GO KILL SOME DEMONS!!! :)

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Gurubashi Punisher

Another World of Warcraft trading card. This was a fun and easy one.