"the hero of the World of Warcraft development team", John Staats, has officially been laid off by Blizzard. Staats was the senior level designer for Blizzard's next MMO, which is known only by its codename Project Titan.
This was World of Warcraft's most popular instances and raids, as well as such regions as Blackrock Mountain and Booty Bay.to MMO blog Massively by inside sources. Staats was best known for designing some of
Virtually no information about Project Titan has been released since its confirmation back in December 2010 save Blizzard's description of it being a "casual MMO". If Staats has indeed been laid off, it'll be interesting to know the cause of the dismissal.