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"Drysc" redirects here. For the NPC of the same name, see Drysc (NPC).
For the Gorgrond creature, see Bashiok (NPC).
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Community Manager

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Bashiok (real name Micah Whipple), formerly known as Drysc,[1] is a Blizzard employee and Community Manager. He started out posting on the US World of Warcraft forums as Drysc before moving onto the Diablo 3 community, changing his forum poster name to Bashiok. He has since moved back to the WoW team, but kept his forum posting name as Bashiok.


  • In the public test realm for patch 2.1.0, Drysc summoned 40-man raid bosses in Shattrath City.
  • A Draenei NPC in the Exodar's Crystal Hall is named after Drysc.
  • He is a large fan of both the bands Tool and The Mars Volta.


"Once the number 8, being the eighth percent, be reached, then runneth towards thy foe, who being naughty in my sight, shall snuff it."


Bashiok is part of the Community Team that won "Best Community Management team" at Dragon*Con 2012. [2]