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Blizzard Takes Aim, Closes Newly Opened TBC Private Server

Posted by Suzie Ford on Jul 22, 2017  | Comments

Blizzard Takes Aim, Closes Newly Opened TBC Private Server  - MMORPG.com

Blizzard has taken aim, fired and closed another 'private' server called Felmyst. The server opened mere days ago, dedicated to WoW through The Burning Crusade. Many sites covered the US-based server, perhaps bringing it to Blizzard's attention. The site is now closed with a letter from the 'owner' named Gummy with an image of the Cease and Desist letter from Blizzard's legal department.

Before the release date was declared, most people expected the server to flounder with a small population, the irony of which quickly became a meme. Therefore, months ago I saw no reason to hand all of our work over to someone I didn't know when the project had a reasonable chance to stay small enough to avoid the need. Though I have no problem contributing to honest developers, the market to wrongfully profit from this stuff is much too lucrative to hand it out on a whim. Had we time to smooth out the release, this certainly would have been something to explore. The warning signs to expect notice from Blizzard were there but receiving it that quickly was something I don't think many expected. 

You can check out one player's reaction to the closure on the World of Warcraft forum here, here and here. You can also read the closure note from the Felmyst developer here.

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Suzie Ford / Suzie is the Associate Editor and News Manager at MMORPG.com. Follow her on Twitter @MMORPGMom
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