Jay Wilson Allegedly Says of Diablo 1/2 Dev: “F*ck That Loser”

Be wary of what you post on Facebook, because there’s no taking it back.

In response to comments made by Diablo 1 and 2 Project and Design Lead David Brevik in an interview with Inc Gamers, Jay Wilson allegedly posted the following message on Facebook: “F*ck that loser” (censorship our own).

Diablo 3 technical artist Chris Haga linked to Brevik’s interview in a Facebook post, stating that he felt “like [he] was just thrown under a bus,” referencing comments Brevik made on his thoughts of Diablo 3. Other members of the D3 team commented on Haga’s post, including Jill Harrington, Steven Parker, Roger Hughston, and even D3 Game Director Jay Wilson — allegedly.

I say allegedly only because we cannot prove that it was, in fact, the real Jay Wilson; however, Jill Harrington directly responded to his “F*ck that loser” comment, and both her comment and Wilson’s have since been suspiciously deleted. Fortunately, Redditor Auto_aim1 took a screenshot that contains both comments, as well as helpful markups:

What did Brevik say to elicit this response? While you’re best served reading the interview for yourself, here are the most “inflammatory” quotes I could find:

“[Diablo 3] was a very different game than I would have created.”

“When Blizzard North (the original Diablo development team) shut down, [Blizzard] lost a ton of experience with why the Action RPG works and what about it works.”

“[The D3 developers] made some decisions with the loot system that were very different than the way that we did it in Diablo 2, and I think that, obviously, the community has been upset with some of the decisions they made.”

“It seems odd that they have not really responded in a quick fashion to some of these things.”

“I am sad because people are outraged and, you know, some of the decisions they have made are not the decisions I would make and there have been changes in philosophy, and that hasn’t gone over very well.”

“I am also a little happy, which I hate to say; it shows that the people that were involved in Diablo really did matter, and so I am happy that it has come to light that how talented that group was and how unique and special that group was.”

Given a portion of the Diablo community agrees with most of Brevik’s comments, Wilson’s alleged comment feels directed at more than just Brevik, whether that was intentional or not.

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6 Comments on Jay Wilson Allegedly Says of Diablo 1/2 Dev: “F*ck That Loser”

Row

On August 20, 2012 at 11:21 am

Brevik to the D3 crew: Son, I am disappoint.

psycros

On August 20, 2012 at 11:46 am

This should surprise nobody. Blizzard is run by greedy idiots that force their talented devs to dumb everything down for 9-year olds who’ve pilfered daddy’s credit card.

Axetwin

On August 20, 2012 at 12:40 pm

Hey Steven Parker, thats not what this guy is saying. He is saying you didnt do things the way he would have AND the community backs him up.

Yeah this guy was involved with Hellgate London…….and? The guy made 1 mediocre game and that automatically makes him a joke? Sure Diablo may have been one of the fastest selling games of this generation. However, if it were possible to return the game back to the retailer, then Diablo 3 would have set records for most returned copies of one game, in the shortest amount of time. Maybe you guys should stop patting yourself on the back for a game that has managed to piss off the majority of your Diablo fanbase.

In a previous article I compared ID to Al Bundy. If ID is Al, then Blizzard would be Kelly Bundy. When she walked in the room everyone cheered, she was hot and everyone wanted a piece of her. However, if the show were still running then we would see her as an aged adult. Her looks have long since faded, shes working for some greedy boss that is milking her for all her former glory. That is what Blizzard has become.

eezstreet

On August 20, 2012 at 12:57 pm

I bet the battle.net forums are having a field day with this.

jaywilsonisaloser

On August 20, 2012 at 4:47 pm

Jay Wilson – king of douche bag losers 2012

fluke

On February 26, 2014 at 9:59 pm

long live brevik, down with wilson, and whoever is responsible for unleashing that craptastic mega letdown of the decade known as diablo3. i would of rather diablo2 be the end of it, u guys butchered it.