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Rob Pardo

Rob Pardo
Pardo speaking at Game Developers Conference 2010
Born (1970-06-09) June 9, 1970
Occupation Game designer

Rob "Bill Pardy"[1] Pardo (born June 9, 1970) was the Chief Creative Officer at Blizzard Entertainment,[2] resigning on July 3, 2014.[3] Previously he was the Executive Vice President of Game Design at Blizzard Entertainment, and prior to that the lead designer of World of Warcraft. In 2006, he was named by Time Magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world.[4]


  • Games 1
  • In pop culture 2
  • EverQuest 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


Rob Pardo has been credited on the following games:[5]

Lead Designer
Executive producer

In pop culture

Pardo appears in animated form in the South Park episode Make Love, Not Warcraft, which deals with World of Warcraft.


Pardo played a Wood Elf Warrior named Ariel. He was Guild master of the EverQuest guild Legacy of Steel, which accomplished many world-firsts. He met friend and former coworker Tigole (Jeffrey Kaplan) during his time in Legacy of Steel. Tigole would go on to replace him as guild leader and was eventually offered a position as designer alongside Pardo.


  1. ^ Steve Dunbar: Starcraft Legends, Starcraft Legends, July 26, 2015
  2. ^ Game Industry Legends: Rob Pardo, GamesIndustry International, October 3, 2012
  3. ^ Message from Rob Pardo, July 3, 2014
  4. ^ Rob Pardo - Architect of Virtual Worlds, Time Magazine, April 30, 2006
  5. ^ Rob Pardo at MobyGames
  6. ^

External links

  • GameSpy interview

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