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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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Role Former Community Manager

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Bashiok (real name Micah Whipple), formerly known as Drysc,[1] was 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.

He left Blizzard on July 31, 2015.[2] He announced the following Monday on Twitter that he now works for NCSoft as Senior Content Manager.[3]


  • 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.
  • There is also a mob called Bashiok, which drops Ability druid forceofnature [Spirit of Bashiok].
  • He is a large fan of both the bands Tool and The Mars Volta.
  • The Whipple family and their estate were presumably named after him.


"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. [4]



  1. ^ Micah Whipple 2011-12-03. A Day In The Life - Micah Whipple. Blizzard Entertainment. Archived from the original on 2011-12-09. Retrieved on 2015-08-03.
  2. ^ Blizzard Entertainment Bashiok 2015-07-31. Welp, ‘Bout Time to Hit the Ol’ Dusty Trail. Archived from the original on 2015-07-31.
  3. ^ Micah Whipple 2015-08-03. Mich Whipple on Twitter. Twitter. Archived from the original on 2015-08-03. Retrieved on 2015-08-03.​ “Excited to join @NCsoftGames as Senior Content Manager!
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