In a forum post yesterday Senior Designer Chris “Amenar” Matz announced his departure from Cryptic. He worked in several roles and on several games for the studio and most recently was responsible for the class changes of the Hunter Ranger, Scourge Warlock and Guardian Fighter.
Cryptic can’t seem to get stability in terms of balancing. In December Chris Meyer, designer of the Paladin class and the level 70 class balance, left the building and eight months later his successor is gone as well.
Feedback threads closed, job done!
It might feel weird for some that the guy in charge leaves only days before his changes go live. But the devs closed the feedback threads recently and at this point players can’t expect major changes anyway. Days before the official release of Storm Kings Thunder the job is done.
We at Neverwinter Uncensored wish Chris best of luck for his future endeavors! Thanks for your time spend on the game and within the community!