If you play World of Warcraft, most likely you have heard all about Nostalrius and how it was the largest private server for the vanilla version of WoW. That was until Blizzard stepped in and shut it down in April.
However, all hope is not lost yet. The Nostalrius team has been in communication with Blizzard this whole time trying to work something out. This has led to many rumors of legacy servers actually being a thing for the game. This being a way for people to play the vanilla version of the game in a more legit way.
Recently, the Nostalrius crew had a meeting with some of the most prominent names at Blizzard and shared on their blog how the meeting went.
It turns out that Blizzard does in fact want to run legacy servers, and contrary to the rumors, the source code for the classic World of Warcraft also hasn’t been lost.
Now don’t expect anything to happen right away, it isn’t as easy as you might think. They can’t just flip a switch and have the legacy servers start up. They have to figure out the most reasonable way to make this happen, not to mention technical issues, such as having to rebuild game files. Just because there is still the original source code, doesn’t mean they have it ready to go. Blizzard also wants to make sure that when they do launch these servers they will be working properly for millions of WoW players. Alliance or Horde, both factions will be able to once again experience the Death Knight class on the fresh WOTLK Classic servers.
It will be a long time before we see these servers, but WoW fans can be happy knowing that Blizzard has heard them and will work on giving their fans exactly what they want some time in the future.
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