Linsey Murdock is leaving Studio Arenanet after 15 years. The lead designer, who previously worked on Guild Wars: Nightfall, is now the Game Director for an unannounced Riot Games project. Your important work will be part of Guild Wars 2 for years to come.
Arenanet loses a key lead designer to Riot Games. Linsey Murdock is leaving after 15 years as part of the studio behind Guild Wars 2. For the LoL developer, she will work as Game Director on a project that has not yet been announced. It is rumored whether it is about the upcoming MMORPG from Riot Games acts – Murdock would have ample experience in this area.
How important was Linsey Murdock to GW2?
Linsey was long before Guild Wars 2 (buy now € 39.95 ) busy designing Tyrias. So she designed quests for the Guild Wars expansions Nightfall and Eye of the North. Even before the development of Guild Wars 2, she laid the foundations for the design of the sequel's dynamic events. Apart from that, in the last ten years she has mainly helped determine the item and crafting system of GW2 (e.g. brought Ascended Armor into play), made sure that we can pack a lot of materials into the bank warehouse and get on with all the delicious launch Recipes supplied.
Good news: a PvP veteran returns
The doors of the Arenanet studio are not a one-way street: At the end of 2015, Devon Carver left the GW2 studio, where he was most recently responsible for WvW and PvP as the competitive team design lead. Now is Carver according to LinkedIn as "Advanced Designer" part of Arenanet again. PvP and WvW fans hope that the developer's return means that this game content is getting more exposure again – after all, there is still no long-announced Alliance feature that WvW should improve on. The third GW2 expansion, End of Dragons, is currently due to appear in 2021. However, it cannot be ruled out that the restrictions caused by Corona could cause a postponement.
Source: Guild News
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