If you’re worried about Blizzard ruining Classic World of Warcraft, I’d like you to blame this guy.
This is Gurgthock. He is a simple Orc. According to the website Warcraftrealms, Gurgthock was created on December 14th, 2004. This character is 14 years old. He was created almost a month after the release of World of Warcraft.
Gurgthock during his time in World of Warcraft has accomplished many things on the Mal’ganis server, which was one of the original servers. Gurthock was the leader of the guild Elitist Jerks, but who are they?
Elitist Jerks opened the gates on Mal’ganis, the 11th US server, and 2nd PVP server to open the Gates of Ahn’Qiraj. The person who opened the gates on the Mal’ganis server? That was our Orc friend Gurgthock.
Elitist Jerks were also the first U.S Horde guild to kill Nefarian. They were the first US Horde guild to kill C’thun. The first US Horde guild to kill Thaddius.
Elitist Jerks and Gurgthock the Orc have a vast history with Vanilla World of Warcraft. Gurgthock has accomplished things that many haven’t even dreamed of accomplishing.
For those of you who don’t know. Gurgthock, went on the work at Blizzard. He’s now the game director of World of Warcraft. You know him as Ion.
So am I worried about Blizzard drastically ruining World of Warcraft classic? Not really. The person who is in the room, designing the philosophies ran one of the most successful Horde guilds during Vanilla and was a Scarab Lord, a title everyone envies to this day.
I’d rather have Gurgthock in there leading the show as opposed to someone who wasn’t there at all. Now does Ion remember everything? Most likely not. But people on various forums keep acting like the sky is falling. When we’re in a really fortunate spot considering who is in charge.
Hopefully this quells some fears.