Mark Kern to deliver Nostalrius petition to Blizzard next week

    
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The Nostalrius team isn’t the only one heading to Irvine to meet with Blizzard: The ex-WoW, ex-Firefall developer Mark Kern says he’s locked in a meeting as well.

“I’ll be having my legacy server meeting with Blizzard CEO, Mike Morhaime, next week on Thursday,” he posted yesterday. “Blizzard has also agreed to accept delivery of the printed petition. […] While we are not guaranteed a vanilla or legacy server by Blizzard, it’s a very good sign that they have agreed to meet and at least talk about it.”

Nostalrius was an illegal classic-ruleset World of Warcraft emulator with an active playerbase of a self-reported 150,000 players; it was taken offline by its own administrators in April following a legal threat from copyright holder Blizzard. A concomitant petition asking Blizzard to cooperate with Nostalrius and support vanilla servers has swelled now to over 250,000 signatures.

Former World of Warcraft team lead Kern, probably best known to MMO players for his bold proclamations and forcible removal from the Firefall studio Red 5, became involved in the Nostalrius saga when he agreed to hand-deliver the petition and shot a video of himself reading an open letter to Morhaime asking the studio to support or provide classic servers for the game.

As recently as last week, Blizzard was still reiterating that its position on classic servers has not changed. To a Twitch stream overrun with spammers shrieking “LEGACY,” Blizzard’s Ion Hazzikostas explained that his team is focused on how to fix the “degeneracy” of broken parts of the early game rather than on recreating a game from the past.

Source: Kern’s statement. Thanks, Teppic!
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BritoBruno TheKingInYellow Obzedat Roughly 1600 guilds seem to have 13/13 on Mythic difficulty according to WowProgress. So more guilds cleared have Archimonde on Mythic than individual players cleared Kel’Thuzad in original Naxxramas.
Although, that is not the only point to be made. The game nowadays has been shredded of the majority of large timesinks, for better or worse. Raiding back in the day was not only as difficult, if not more difficult in some cases, it was also extremely timeconsuming and meant a lot of chores outside the raid instance. There was so much more to raiding back in the day, comparing the two games is like comparing tomatoes and oranges. There are not many similarities besides them both being spherical and can fit in the palm of your hand.
(I’m not arguing which is better; however, most people who have experienced both will argue that raiding in Vanilla took more effort.) You’re obviously entitled to your own opinion on the matter.

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TheKingInYellow Karl_Hungus Hounddog74 Damonvile “best MMO ever”
Meh. WoW is good. And he clearly didn’t make this shit alone.

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TheKingInYellow Obzedat I ask myself how many of the people who think like you actually cleared Archimonde on mythic. I mean, the top raiding guild wiped 500 times, but i’m sure it’s easy and shallow.

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Telos_ probelm is he doesnt have anythign to move on to… Its like a star high school football player who when he gets out of High school can’t hack it so he hangs out around High school all day.

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Styopa GG’s do because he is .. or was a relevent devleoper who supports them… but yeah…

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BryanCo actually i’m suprpsied he didn’t claim he invited legacy servers

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Lyphe haha I cam here to say the same thing. You beat me to it

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TheKingInYellow Karl_Hungus Damonvile Don’t worry. Science will one day allow boys to become pregnant and then you can have Kerns’ babies. Don’t let your current sadness make you bitter.

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Mark Kern is a loser.  
I’m betting blizz is only letting him in to give him a wedgie and an old fashioned toilette swirly.