The Nostalrius team on hopes for a legacy World of Warcraft server

    
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For those who can’t get enough information about what led to the creation and maintenance of the Nostalrius World of Warcraft server, the site Buffed.de sat down and spoke with the people behind the server about exactly that. It’s another look at the motivations behind the team, which apparently was about 30 members strong by the time the project was shut down a few weeks ago in response to cease-and-desist letters.

The Nostalrius team claims that since the server was not for-profit (asking for money only for hosting costs) and did not use any of Blizzard’s server code, it was immune to any shutdown. Now that the shutdown has happened, the hope is that it does start the ball rolling for official legacy servers. Check out the whole interview if you’d like to know more; you’ll have to scroll down a bit and click to translate the interview to English.

Source: Buffed.de
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seemsthatway98
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ManastuUtakata Oh dang, I forgot about Alganon. My ex-roomate played it for like 2 weeks. Don’t know anyone else who ever touched it.

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schmidtcapela Estranged BritoBruno unless the skater was injured, then his dumb ass would sue the bus company

:)

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schmidtcapela It seems you’re arguing with people who have no interest in the most basic legal points, or the most basic way the server runs. Since it’s never been tested in court, and it’s up to courts to decide these things rather than torch wielding forum users, it’s an unknown. There’s also the difference between the server code (entirely legal, I would say) and a running server that integrates Blizzard’s assets (very questionable).

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Estranged BritoBruno schmidtcapela 
Actually, I didn’t compare copyright infringement with arson and murder. I was pointing to how copyright infringement is different from stealing just like http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ArsonMurderAndJaywalking are different.

Because they are. Stealing deprives the owner of what was stolen, copyright infringement doesn’t. Copyright infringement is more akin to a skater grabbing the back of a bus to get where he wants to go without effort; it’s wrong, allows the skater to skip paying the bus fare, but doesn’t cause direct harm to the bus company.

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BritoBruno Estranged Indeed.  Many of them have this quandary:  do I cash the big Blizzard checks or look for something cutting edge?

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BritoBruno schmidtcapela Estranged Hey, it was compared to women’s voting rights the other day, so this is a step up!

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BritoBruno Estranged Hahahahaha.  I do admire honesty.  My weakness in these matters is YouTube. I assume content agreements have been made, but sometimes the material is pulled.  Do I bother to dig into it?  No.  I put that on Google, which I shouldn’t.  

My rationalization is YouTube is free advertising.  Does that hold water?  Blech.  

“How many xpacs would a vanilla player buy? How much time would they spend in the game after the content drought?”

We know question #1 is minimal.  #2?  The Vanilla/BC/WOTLK servers could hold people during content gaps, but research would have to be done.

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Khalith I never got the impression from Blizzard that they cannot do it. More like, they don’t see the point.

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Zarkov Or they simply didn’t play DPS. I played a healer main in vanilla WoW and I spent very little time looking for groups. Generally only when I needed obscure stuff (IE specialized runs for the tier 0.5 stuff) would I see much of a wait time.

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vicariousfan Quarashi Armsbend Dystopiq Because they done for the fun of it.
Blizzard won’t do it for the fun.