Rob Pardo (born June 9, 1970) is the Chief Creative Officer at Blizzard Entertainment. Previously he was the Executive Vice President of Game Design at Blizzard Entertainment, and prior to that the lead designer of World of Warcraft. In 2006, he was named by Time Magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world.
Rob Pardo has been credited on the following games:
- Lead Designer
- Executive producer
In pop culture 
Pardo appears in animated form in the South Park episode Make Love, Not Warcraft, which deals with World of Warcraft.
He was Guild master of the EverQuest guild Legacy of Steel, which accomplished many world-firsts. He met friend and now coworker Tigole (Jeffrey Kaplan) during his time in Legacy of Steel. Tigole would go on to replace him as guild leader and was eventually offered a position as designer alongside Rob.
- ^ Game Industry Legends: Rob Pardo, GamesIndustry International, October 3, 2012
- ^ Rob Pardo - Architect of Virtual Worlds, Time Magazine, April 30, 2006
- ^ Rob Pardo at MobyGames
- ^ http://www.blizzplanet.com/blog/comments/rob-pardo-hints-new-world-of-warcraft-expansion-in-the-works
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