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.