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'''Tom Chilton''' (aliases '''Kalgan''' and '''Evocare'''<ref>{{ref web |title = Tom Chilton |accessdate = 2008-02-27 |url = http://www.uo.com/ageofshadows/team_chilton.html}}</ref>) is the former Game Director<ref name="kalganPost13Oct2016">{{ref web|work=Official WoW General Discussion forum (US)|url=http://us.battle.net/forums/en/wow/topic/20749706380?page=1#1|title=
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'''Tom Chilton''' (aliases '''Kalgan''' and '''Evocare'''<ref>{{ref web |title = Tom Chilton |accessdate = 2008-02-27 |url = http://www.uo.com/ageofshadows/team_chilton.html}}</ref>) is a Game Director<ref name="blizzcon2011mists">"World of Warcraft: Intro to Mists of Pandaria" preview panel (featuring [[Tom Chilton]], Game Director; [[Cory Stockton]] , Lead Content Designer; and [[Greg Street]], Lead Systems Designer) at [[BlizzCon 2011]]</ref> and Lead Game Designer currently working on [[Blizzard Entertainment]]'s MMORPG ''[[World of Warcraft]]''. With [[Rob Pardo]] and [[Jeffrey Kaplan]], he was one of three lead designers on ''[[World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade]]''.<ref>{{ref web |title = WoW -> Info -> Burning Crusade Credits |accessdate = 2008-04-12 |url = http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/info/basics/bc-credits.html}}</ref> He is currently working on the fourth expansion, [[World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria]].<ref name="blizzcon2011mists"/>
New Adventures (Just Down the Hall)|author={{blizz}} [[Kalgan]] ([[Tom Chilton]]|date=13-Oct-2016 06:01 PM}}</ref><ref name="blizzcon2011mists">"World of Warcraft: Intro to Mists of Pandaria" preview panel (featuring [[Tom Chilton]], Game Director; [[Cory Stockton]] , Lead Content Designer; and [[Greg Street]], Lead Systems Designer) at [[BlizzCon 2011]]</ref> of [[Blizzard Entertainment]]'s MMORPG ''[[World of Warcraft]]''. With [[Rob Pardo]] and [[Jeffrey Kaplan]], he was one of three lead designers on ''[[World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade]]''.<ref>{{ref web |title = WoW -> Info -> Burning Crusade Credits |accessdate = 2008-04-12 |url = http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/info/basics/bc-credits.html}}</ref> In late 2016, Chilton announced that he was stepping down as Game Director to focus on another project within Blizzard.<ref name="kalganPost13Oct2016" />
 
   
 
He previously worked as a lead designer for [[wikipedia:Origin Systems|Origin Systems]] on MMORPG Ultima Online.<ref>{{ref web |title = MobyGames - Tom Chilton |accessdate=2008-03-21 |url = http://www.mobygames.com/developer/sheet/view/developerId,42812/}}</ref> He is credited with three Ultima Online expansions: Ultima Online: Third Dawn, Ultima Online: Lord Blackthorn's Revenge and Ultima Online: Age of Shadows. He left Origin Systems in 2004 after Electronic Arts disbanded the studio. He joined Blizzard Entertainment to work on World of Warcraft and was on a team of six game designers.<ref>{{ref web |title = WoW -> Info -> Classic Credits |accessdate = 2008-04-12 |url = http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/info/basics/classic-credits.html}}</ref>
 
He previously worked as a lead designer for [[wikipedia:Origin Systems|Origin Systems]] on MMORPG Ultima Online.<ref>{{ref web |title = MobyGames - Tom Chilton |accessdate=2008-03-21 |url = http://www.mobygames.com/developer/sheet/view/developerId,42812/}}</ref> He is credited with three Ultima Online expansions: Ultima Online: Third Dawn, Ultima Online: Lord Blackthorn's Revenge and Ultima Online: Age of Shadows. He left Origin Systems in 2004 after Electronic Arts disbanded the studio. He joined Blizzard Entertainment to work on World of Warcraft and was on a team of six game designers.<ref>{{ref web |title = WoW -> Info -> Classic Credits |accessdate = 2008-04-12 |url = http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/info/basics/classic-credits.html}}</ref>
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As one of the lead designers for World of Warcraft, he often bears the brunt of players' anger about perceived gameplay problems.
 
As one of the lead designers for World of Warcraft, he often bears the brunt of players' anger about perceived gameplay problems.
 
== Bio ==
 
From the [[BlizzCon 2013]] US Press Kit:<ref name="BlizzCon2013USPressKit">[[BlizzCon 2013]] US Press Kit included on USB flash drive given to press</ref><ref name="BlizzCon2013WoDPressKit">[http://zip.blizzard.gamespress.com/Zip/9AAB466CFEEBFD5C62BE8324780E1DDC/BlizzCon2013WarlordsofDraenorPressKit.zip BlizzCon 2013 Warlords of Draenor Press Kit]</ref>
 
:As a game director for Blizzard Entertainment, Inc., Tom Chilton is dedicated to ensuring that World of Warcraft&reg; is as enjoyable as possible for all of its players. This includes holding and carrying forward the vision for the game while overseeing the work of the design, art, and engineering teams.
 
 
:Chilton joined Blizzard Entertainment in early 2004 as a senior game designer for World of Warcraft and spearheaded the design of the talent system, classes, items, auction house, mail system, combat, and Battlegrounds/PvP. Prior to joining Blizzard Entertainment, Chilton spent four years as a game designer and lead game designer on Ultima Online.
 
 
:In his spare time, Chilton enjoys playing games of all varieties. He has been an avid player of PC games for nearly 30 years and also enjoys card and board games.
 
   
 
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