There's a lot of players who want to play in the nostalgia of the first generation of World of Warcraft, so much so that almost 275,000 people have signed a petition over at Change.org. I happen to be one of them. Credits: By Source, Fair use, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?curid=13785338 "Nostalrius" happened to be the most popular server that scratched that itch, but after a few years of being in operation, was shut down by Blizzard. This wasn't the end, however. Blizzard went into discussion with some of the developers at Nostalrius, but progress on bringing legacy servers to the masses appeared to have halted, with employees essentially saying that due to the scale of the task, it would be a while before things were figured out. Many expected something to be said at BlizzCon, but a thread was posted on the WoW forums stating that focus would be put on adding content to the current game, and legacy would not be discussed. Prior to this the following was posted on the Nostalrius Forums: ...and announce they did. From what can be gathered from the official announcement and from a reddit post from an elysium admin, the code will be handed over to the Elysium Project. Previously Elysium was a server, which has now frozen it's database to be loaded onto the new code, where Nostalrius data will transfer, essentially merging the two communities. The server can be found at: Elysium It's unsure how long it will be until Blizzard respond to this, but do you think these guys are going about it the right way? Is a little early to be doing something like this? Or warranted?