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After one year in operation, Blizzard moves to shut down unofficial Vanilla WoW server

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Vanilla is better than chocolate

For the past year, a private World of Warcraft server called Nostalrius has been in operation, with one goal in mind -- preserve the original Vanilla experience, without any additional expansions or updates. It's a noble goal, but also one that violates Blizzard's Terms of Service. Naturally, the publisher has served them a Cease & Desist order.

According to the project, they have received notices from Blizzard US and France, and will shut down on April 10. They are exploring other options, including a release of the source code, but for now, the dream is over.

In honor of this excuse for me to talk about Vanilla WoW, here is a picture of one of my favorite fights from the game -- Onyxia. I had a chance to chat with a few of the people who developed Burning Crusade recently, and man, what a great era for MMO players. In its prime, World of Warcraft was one of the greatest games ever made, and in many ways, it may never be topped.

Progressive Vanilla [Nostalrius]


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