Nostalrius admins take victory lap over World of Warcraft Classic

The driving forces behind Nostalrius, the famous World of Warcraft emulator that caused so much hubbub in 2016, are taking a victory lap this week after hearing the news about the existence of World of Warcraft Classic. Heck, if you read their letter a certain way, they are claiming a good share of the credit for Blizzard’s decision to open a legacy server.

“We are so excited, and want to THANK YOU once again for being part of this incredible journey: we wrote history together!” the admins exclaimed. “They will provide a stable realm, run by the most passionate people, and help unify the World Of Warcraft community.”

Admins Daemon and Viper said that they will “continue to make ourselves available” to Blizzard if needed in order to make WoW Classic happen. The pair said that Nostalrius’ chief goal is “completely achieved” with this announcement. The team hopes that no new Nostalrius-branded servers will be created because of this.

The Nostalrius team famously made a trek out to Blizzard’s headquarters in June 2016 to share the structure behind its legacy server and to answer questions by the WoW team.

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Alberto

What a bunch of idiots..this happened despite their Incompetence and lack of Class or Honor.

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Rolan Storm

To paraphrase SWTOR cutscene ‘there is pathetic and there is you, guys’.

Things like this remind me of teens. Drama, ego boosting and transparent mind games they consider high intrigue. At some points adults will take over all this.

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Sorenthaz

Now we just need something from Mark Kern.

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Hirku

No thanks, I’m good.

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Utakata

…as long as they don’t make into a bus. /sigh

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zeko_rena

I was waiting for these guys to blow some smoke up each others own arses

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rafael12104

LOL! I have to say, I was a little incensed when I first read this, but actually it is comical.

So first, yeah, they contributed. They were invited by Blizz to have a conversation. Their plight was discussed and newsworthy.

But then what happened? They stabbed Blizz in the eye with an ultimatum and giving their source code Elysium so that they could continue their corrupt enterprise. LOL.

It wasn’t Nost that made this happen, their input became irrelevant. Blizz made this happen and all of those other supporters of Vanilla who kept their heads.

So congrats to the Nost admins for not totally screwing things up for everyone else.

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Emiliano Lozada

And then Elysium was caught doing some really scummy things.

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Aggrax

How about instead of taking credit for being thieves and pirates, they just quietly give thanks that they didn’t get the pants sued off of them.

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CMDR Crow

I always find these kinds of comments just rich because Blizzard directly ripped off both WH Fantasy (Warcraft) and WH40K (Starcraft) to build the basis of the company they are today. Like, Blizzard is a company that is literally built on their IP theft from not just one, but two other longer-running tabletop games.

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Aggrax

Two IPs which were themselves heavily “stolen” from Lord of the Rings and Starship Troopers. Using similar elements in different ways or having similar inspirations isn’t stealing. Especially when you consider how vastly different the tones of the Games Workshop universe games are from the Blizzard universe ones.

Nostalrius are thieves because they took, wholesale, art assets and game design from Blizzard. Work done by someone else, passed of as their own for the sake of profit. I call them thieves because that is what they are. Full stop.

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zeko_rena

Cool lets open this can of worms and find something that was created prior to WH40K that has a minor similarity and claim that WH40K ripped it off them!

I really hate this type of thinking, who made the first multiplayer game because all these other people who have multiplayer are just copy cats and they should be hung!

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Sorenthaz

I mean, it’s pretty obvious that Warcraft and Starcraft took heavy inspiration from Warhammer and 40K. Even some of the lore in Warcraft shares some heavy similarities to Warhammer.

For example, WoW’s version of The Sundering and its Maelstrom aftermath were pretty heavily inspired by Warhammer’s own versions:
http://warhammerfantasy.wikia.com/wiki/The_Sundering
http://warhammerfantasy.wikia.com/wiki/Great_Vortex

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Leiloni

Nobody stole from Warhammer or 40k. WoW, Warhammer, 40k, D&D, and everyone else stole ideas from J. R. R. Tolkien who wrote the various LOTR books between 1937 and 1955. But even he obviously has his own numerous influences, although I suppose we can credit him for bringing a lot of the modern fantasy/D&D ideas together into one coherent theme.

And yes, Tolkien’s elves did have a sundering.

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Sorenthaz

I didn’t say anything about ‘stealing’, I said “took heavy inspiration from”.

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Leiloni

OK then replace the word “steal” in my comment with “took heavy inspiration from” and my point still stands. You can’t take heavy inspiration from an idea that that game didn’t even create to begin with. At that point they’re just both taking heavy inspiration from the same third party, in this case Tolkien.

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zeko_rena

Sure, but taking inspiration from others work is not theft?

Taking art assets from a game and hosting said game using all those assets as they were originally is theft?

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CMDR Crow

That isn’t how an argument works.

I’m making the point that individuals who come screaming in about “theft” and “piracy” rarely show actual consistency in applying those concepts. Which means it isn’t “piracy” or “theft” but something else, entirely, that drives the position.

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kgptzac

Blizzard applies inspirations of other existing IP is neither theft nor piracy though.

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zeko_rena

I don’t understand how this applies.
There is a HUGE difference between taking inspiration from other peoples work, as opposed to just TAKING other peoples work and art assets directly.

I don’t have a problem with a game taking inspiration from other games or shows, its great, and the original artist should feel pride that his work inspired others.

I have a problem with a someone taking work created by someone else and just taking it as is and using it, which is what a private server does.

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OneEyeRed

Popcorn anyone?

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Fisty

Remember when modding was applauded by the gaming community? Nostalrius was basically just a mod that let people play classic WoW. It was at the core of what the master race is all about.

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Aggrax

Mods are still welcome by the gaming community. Nostalrius wasn’t a mod, it was an illegal service that was correctly shut down. The fact that the people behind it are treated with anything other than disdain completely baffles me.

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agemyth ๐Ÿ˜ฉ

Remember when these asshats gave the Nostalrius source code to that trash fire corrupt private server org Elysium?

They had the idea that their source code and advice was enough to solve every major issue that may have been blocking Blizzard’s ability to make vanilla servers. When Blizzard, a giant multi-billion dollar company beholden to stockholders, did not announce vanilla servers mere months after Nost’s visit they handed the code over to the Elysium team. Oh, and then they regretted doing that in a few days/weeks.

They drew attention to the demand that was already there, but lost their credibility.

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Schlag Sweetleaf

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rafael12104

Thanks Schlag. LOL. I need to see this before I started to rage the revisionist historian Nost team.

Seriously. This helps.

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Hirku

For the next prototype, double the arm length and quintuple the speed. Hammering some rusty nails through the hand is optional, but recommended.

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Schlag Sweetleaf

will take that under advisement…:P

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Utakata

/Nostrollius