Blizzard Shutting Down a Legacy Server Resulted in The Biggest Backfire Of All-Time
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 The Progressive Vanilla World of Warcraft Private Server Nostalrius announced on its official website that Blizzard is shutting them down.

 â€œYesterday, we received a letter of formal notice from US and french lawyers, acting on behalf of Blizzard Entertainment, preparing to stand trial against our hosting company OVH and ourselves in less than a week now. This means the de facto end of Nostalrius under its current form.”

 The admins said that Nostalrius will be shut down April 10th. 800,000 accounts and 150,000 active players, this is how huge Nostalrius actually is. Angry gamers flooded Blizzard Entertainment’s Social Accounts with tons of messages, which is understandable.

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Wow, amazing to see the amount of backlash this led to, though I do wonder why they targeted this server and not molten. They should have agreed what molten (or warmane) did, and have a proportion of donations go toepwards blizzard, as well as having developer fixes go to blizzard for their review and to help live servers.
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"I'm a gamer, not because I don't have a life... But because I choose to have many"
This shows that Blizzard is still watching. Icon_think
It's funny how Blizzard is basically the only MMO publisher that goes after private servers. The Ultima Online private server scene has been flourishing since the early 2000s, and even a company like Electronic Arts hasn't bothered to go after people running private servers. Blizzard really takes the cake. I guess this could have something to do with the fact that Electronic Arts has basically been neglecting Ultima Online since the late 1990s, though.
Well they have no rights to run a world of Warcraft server and no, running one does not come under fair use as you are reposting the content in its entirety.
I do wish they game publisher would host servers with old versions of the game tho.

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