Ian Bates is known in the WoW community as "Red Shirt Guy" and has since been immortalized as a character in WoW

. He became famous at BlizzCon 2010 when he pointed out in a Q&A about the background story of Cataclysm that in the current Cataclysm beta not Falstad Wildhammer, but his brother Kurdran Wildhammer would mistakenly appear as the representative of the dwarven clan.

This caught the then lead world designer Alex Afrasiabi off guard. To this day, Ian Bates continues to investigate the errors and gaps in Warcraft lore, which he has spent his life studying. He is currently a writer for Blizzplanet, among other things. However, in order to get the lore of WoW (buy now )

back on track, he has now applied for a new job.

Red Shirt Guy applies to be Lore Historian for WoW.

There is a position posted on Blizzard's careers page with the description "Associate Historian, Lore"

. The development team is looking for an Associate Historian to support the growing needs of Warcraft in their award-winning lore department. Who better to fit the bill than the Red Shirt Guy?!Recommended EditorialContentThis is whereyou will find external content from [PLATTFORM]. To protect your personal data, external embeddings will only be displayed if you confirm this by clicking on "Load all external content":Load all external contentIagree to external content being displayed to me. This means that personal data is transmitted to third-party platforms. More about this in our privacy policy. External content Read more in our privacy policy.

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Lore Historian job has the following requirements

  • Focuses on researching and archiving all lore content for the Warcraft series.
  • Responsible for editing story content for narrative accuracy and consistency, with little to no oversight from other historians.
  • Participates in the verification and approval of Warcraft content for the online archive.
  • Supports the creative development and Warcraft teams by conducting in-depth research on the story and answering any questions about the franchise.
  • May take on other duties as needed.

Wanted are people with strong knowledge in the WoW franchise. Bonus points are given if you are also familiar with the expanded universe of WoW. WoW's lore has been under fire since Shadowlands, and Narrative Lead Steve Danuser has had to justify his story about Sylvanas and the Dungeon Master to the community

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With such an experienced member of the WoW community, at least no more Lore-historical mistakes could happen - on the contrary, maybe even more would be fixed in the future. How would you like to see the legendary Red Shirt Guy in this role? Write us in the comments.

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