Alex Afrasiabi

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Alex Afrasiabi (alias Furor/Foror and Valnoth on the forums) is Creative Director for World of Warcraft at Blizzard Entertainment.[1] He was originally hired to the team as an Associate Quest Designer[2] on March 14, 2004.[3]


Alex was once leader of a famous Everquest guild named Fires of Heaven (now a World of Warcraft guild). His first character in EQ, Kalaran, a rogue, was the first level 50 in EQ.[citation needed]  Alex is supposedly still an avid player and guild leader in World of Warcraft.

As Fires of Heaven were well known for achieving many "world first" accomplishments in Everquest, the guild was asked upon the release of World of Warcraft to not be the first to kill Onyxia.[citation needed]  Blizzard felt too many people would think they had inside knowledge if they continued this achievement trend in WoW. It stands to reason this 'suggestion' is still in effect, as they have tended to wait before tackling new content too quickly. Though they progress quickly once they have started.

As a consequence of his fame, Alex has been forced to play incognito.[citation needed] 


Notes and trivia


  1. ^ Blizzard on Social Media. Blizzard Entertainment. Retrieved on 2014-05-20.
  2. ^ a b c World of Warcraft 2019-08-21. WoW® Classic with Creators. YouTube. Retrieved on 2019-08-21.
  3. ^ a b World of Warcraft 2019-09-23. WoW® Classic with Creators Episode 5: Alex Afrasiabi. YouTube. Retrieved on 2019-09-23.

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