Nostalrius heads to Blizzard in June

    
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Blizzard’s promise to meet with the team behind vanilla World of Warcraft emulator Nostalrius was more than just lip service; the amateur devs reported that they will making the trek out to Irvine next month.

“As announced previously, we are also in contact with Blizzard representatives,” Nostalrius’ team reassured its community. “We are excited to announce that the meeting date has been decided: It will occur at the beginning of June at Blizzard HQ, Irvine. No precise date nor schedule will be provided for security reasons, expect a report within a few days after this meeting.”

The team will bring the results of its recent survey covering classic servers to the World of Warcraft devs. Apparently there have been over 50,000 responses to this survey, and if you’re interested in what the results contain, then stay tuned — the Nostalrius people promised that it will release these soon.

Source: Nostalrius forums. Thanks Teppic for the tip!
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theeknighthood
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theeknighthood

Will be interesting to see what happens I suppose.
To be honest I don’t really see the point of it all, games evolve and change, if you don’t like it move on to the next one, really do not understand where this self entitlement that Blizzard has to make a special server for people comes from, special little snowflakes.
I mean, imagine if Blizzard give in and setup a vanilla server, despite the massive loss they would likely make from having to run a second development and support team, you will have ever little group running around demanding vanilla servers of every MMO…

Goronmon
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Goronmon

Styopa Oyjord *I’ve never understood Blizzard’s knee jerk, categorical, burn-all-bridges response to the idea of vanilla servers.*

It makes sense when you start from idea that Blizzard will never want to build support for vanilla-style servers. The probably see it as a waste of resources (from a profitability perspective) that will never make business sense. So, they are doing what they can to downplay the clamoring from the player-base and constantly try to refocus attention to the existing game.

LunastariaSpiritDiva
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LunastariaSpiritDiva

Leilonii Damonvile None of these customers left an updating game for a stale old game with no content patches. Why would you believe that? Most of their customers already played these expansions and would love to play them again. However, most wouldn’t want to play the same content for 3 years with no content updates. 

So no, these people weren’t paying blizzard customers, they were customers who quit and aren’t returning to WoW. You could blame them for taking business away from Rift and Trion or even Everquest 2, but why would they play WoW when it is no longer the game that they miss and enjoyed?

Karl_Hungus
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Karl_Hungus
Karl_Hungus
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Karl_Hungus

ManastuUtakata 
I’d be up for that…. if there was anything to mediate.

Karl_Hungus
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Karl_Hungus

carsont 
The Nostalrius people be like:

ManastuUtakata
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ManastuUtakata

I elect Karl_Hungus as their mediator! >.>

johnwillo
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johnwillo

carsont Ninja looters.

carsont
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carsont

I’m just curious – what are the security concerns?!

Estranged
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Estranged

Would this be a good way to keep some folks around during the content droughts? 

Wait to launch it until the last content patch for Legion hits.  Then launch the BC server during the next content lull.  Rinse and repeat.