On Nostalgia and Nostalrius

Blizzard is suing Nostalrius, a private server that hosts World of Warcraft (WoW) in its original state without any expansion packs. As one of the most popular private servers of all time, people are outraged, both Nostalrius players and retail (Blizzard’s servers) WoW players.

To understand why people are outraged, one has to understand Vanilla WoW. Writers and players far more skilled than me have struggled over the last decade to explain what made Vanilla so special. There are a variety of objective changes to the game that people can point out to be what changed World of Warcraft for them. For me, and I think a lot of other people, it is a combination.

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Thoughts on Patch 6.2 and “Content”

Patch 6.2 for World of Warcraft released on July 22nd, 2015. After the atrocity of 6.1, this is the first major content patch for the faltering Warlords of Draenor expansion. It promised more than a selfie camera. Raids, a new zone, and content galore!

I’m only going to talk about a few things today. I’ll be excluding Timewalking and Tanaan Jungle for a later post. I’ve been preparing for and then moving over the last couple of weeks, so I wanted to get this post out whenever I could. I also think that those two features can have a dedicated article each.

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