If you shout loud enough, someone is bound to listen.
Blizzard has finally given the much-awaited response about World of Warcraft’s famous volunteer-driven legacy server after the administrative team, development team and thousands of dedicated players had taken to a petition.
While the reasoning behind the legal action was explained, it brought nothing of comfort to those who lost everything in-game, as well as those who enjoyed World of Warcraft in its “untainted” state- a discussion had also sparked about the possibility yet improbability of having an official legacy server run by Blizzard Entertainment itself.
After Nostalrius was shut down due to copyright infringement, an apologetic Blizzard had announced that they made contact with the team and are considering their options, though legal repercussions keep those limited:
“We’ve recently been in contact with some of the folks who operated Nostalrius. They obviously care deeply about the game, and we look forward to more conversations with them in the coming weeks.” source: eu.battle.net
See the official statement at their forums here.
The Nostalrius team remains unsure of their actions in accordance with the server moving forward, but they will continue to push for the realisation of an official legacy server or any slight chance of somehow making the legal existence of a volunteer-based legacy server possible.
You can find the team’s official announcement about the closure, as well as a link to their petition here.