Interest in the Diableards has slowly but surely waned over the months and it looks like Bashiok got fed up with his own one. A Twitter update from Bashiok shows a more clean shaven CM, although the moustache has stayed. Before you get all excited thinking “OMG it must be a sign of release!”, Bashiok writes.
Only Bashiok knows the significance of the hair removal. Read into it what you will 🙂 I think the tash is in dire need of a trim too. Straggly.
The (partial) shave came at the end of a long and painful internal debate, as documented in a series of Blue forum posts. Click through to read those.
Me. I want to shave this damn thing off. I came close over the break to ridding myself of it. I had clippers in-hand.
I need some moral support to help carry me through… its continued existence on my face until release is getting dicey.
You should leave clippings on the developers’ desks – just to guilt them into getting the game done sooner.
Many of them have much longer beards than I. They began a year ago. It’d look like some kind of freeway overpass shanty-town in the dev area if it weren’t for all the cintiq’s and overly priced street artist vinyl figurines strewn about.
Perhaps I am wrong, but I thought the “contest” was (conveniently) cancelled in the last few months once all the delays got announced…???
Well it’s a challenge, there were never any prizes involved. When we ‘delayed’ to early 2012 Mike offered everyone growing a Diableard a reprieve, guilt-free ability to shave it off.
Many of us said NO!