"At first, we had another producer from Blizzard South that came up to help us out. I won't name names, because it was a pretty negative experience. We ended up not trusting him, and saying, 'Look, we don't want him in the office anymore.' And then they sent up Bill, which, again, we were like, 'We don't want anybody from down there coming up here and telling us what to do.' But, we sort of fell in love with Bill immediately, and I think he liked us, and I think there was a lot of good trust going on, and it worked out great."— Erich Schaefer(src)
Bill Roper was a member of Blizzard Entertainment who worked on the development of Diablo II, per Blizzard's "strike team" system. He is currently the vice president/GM of Disney Interactive. He featured in the 20th anniversary panel for the series at BlizzCon 2016.
- ↑ 2015-09-13, Page 3: In Their Own Words: An Oral History of Diablo II With David Brevik, Max Schaefer, and Erich Schaefer. US Gamer, accessed on 2015-09-15
- ↑ 2016-11-07, Diablo III: Diablo 20th Anniversary Panel (BlizzCon 2016). YouTube, accessed on 2016-11-07