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Blizzard sells retired World of Warcraft servers in China

World of Warcraft is an online game that has been in operation for 16 years. It used to be the PC online game with the most significant number of players on planet, and it still has a large number of fans now.

This is no exception in China, where the World of Warcraft entered the Chinese mainland market in 2005. As it coincides with the rapid popularity of the Internet in China for 10 years, it has become the most classic online game in the hearts of many Chinese netizens and represents a beautiful era.

Now, these netizens who have spent their entire academic career in World of Warcraft have a brand new souvenir.

Blizzard China announced on its website today that it will sell retired servers that used to run World of Warcraft server-side programs as souvenirs.

We can learn from the product details page that these servers are standard 1U blade servers that can be placed on a standard server rack, and their original brand is IBM. However, Blizzard China did not specify the specific models and hardware performance of these servers.

It is mentioned on the product details page that these servers are sold only as collectibles, and there is no guarantee that they can still be used as servers. And it does not contain any source code, executors, and user data for World of Warcraft. But these servers can be lit because they are equipped with decorative LED.

Each collection kit contains a server, a decorative glass case with World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Logo, a commemorative silver coin( Made of 125g sterling silver), and a USB cable to light decorative lights. The whole set is packed in a larger, highly decorative paper gift box for easy collection or gift.

The whole set costs 4,999 yuan ($699), with a limited sale of 291 sets. From May 28 to 30, 2020, it will be sold at 8 o’clock (GMT+8) every night, and users need to snap up.

With the launch of “World of Warcraft: Classic” in 2019 and the addition of a large number of veteran players, the game’s Chinese mainland server often has to wait in line for hours. Some players said on Weibo that they can finally buy their own crowded servers.

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