Blizzard Shuts Down Nostalrius

Four days have past since Blizzard summoned its lawyers and shut down the Vanilla server Nostalrius. Though the characters were saved, the tension between Blizzard and the private server community has all but evaporated. The drums of war thunder once again.


If you have been on the internet in the past week, you’ve probably heard of Blizzard’s recent cease and desist order on the private server Nostalrius, which hosted an original World of Warcraft server. As Nostalrius had the largest private server community to date, with 150,000 active players and over 13,000 players simultaneously playing, Blizzard believed enough was enough for the year old server and crushed it.

Though the server was taken down, the community stood together against the might of Blizzard with this petition, pleading for Blizzard to open Legacy Servers that will host older versions of the game. That petition, which garnered 50,000 signatures in 2 days, is now very close to reaching 100,000.

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