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Here’s your chance to own and hold a physical chunk of World of Warcraft. Evil Avatar note that Blizzard are selling off hundreds of server blades and donating the proceeds to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Each blade comes housed in a smooth special case with a plaque signed by the World of Warcraft team.

Each server blade was once used to support one of WoW’s many, many Realms. Blizzard say that the blades on sale are from World of Warcraft’s early days, and were been “honorably discharged†when they upgraded their server infrastructure. Check ebay for details on when each Realm is being auctioned off.

The sale is set to run from today through to November 14, and the blade that once housed Steamwheedle Cartel, the home of our enormous and ever-growing WoW guild, is on the list. If you’re a long-time WoW player, all of the adventures you’ve had in Azeroth once likely took place in one of these bits of hardware. It’s a great keepsake for dedicated fans, and they’re helping charity as well. How much would you pay for a WoW blade?
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I can see these being sold for absolutely ridiculous prices.
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im having trouble thinking of this as a memento, but then again i dont play WoW now a blade from an OCN server... heck id give my first born (ocn doesnt use blade server(s) though...) oh and when i worked at EMC i hated working on the blade server systems.... always a PITA

edit: oh but it is nice of them to donate it to charity!
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So anyone want to bet how much the most sought after ones will go for? 10K$ ?
 
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thats kind of awesome of them to doante all the moeny to St. Jude's, what a great way to help out.

This would be kind of neat to own....while i dont like wow as the game has become very stale to me, but i find it kind of cool to that you could buy your server relm if you wanted too....i can see these being used as super private servers if people can actually afford them.....i am thinking that these are going to go for such ridiculous amounts of money though....like....out of the relm of possible affordability...but man just think what you could do with them!?
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thats kind of awesome of them to doante all the moeny to St. Jude's, what a great way to help out.

This would be kind of neat to own....while i dont like wow as the game has become very stale to me, but i find it kind of cool to that you could buy your server relm if you wanted too....i can see these being used as super private servers if people can actually afford them.....i am thinking that these are going to go for such ridiculous amounts of money though....like....out of the relm of possible affordability...but man just think what you could do with them!?
believe they can't be used anymore ...

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Q: Is the server blade functional?
A: The server blade is not functional and contains no World of Warcraft or Blizzard-related data. It's a barebones server blade, and is intended as a unique collector’s item and not a piece of functioning hardware.

Edited by Mactox - 10/17/11 at 7:03am
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believe they can't be used anymore ...
From the looks of them, I don't think they can be.

Not like you'd want to use them, anyway.

I think this is a great idea and I actually support Blizzard for doing so...Good show.
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I wonder what the final price is going to be of this. :O
    
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From the picture (it's small) It looks like the CPU's are missing. Then again, it might just be the drives that were taken out.
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I wonder what the final price is going to be of this. :O
I bet you will not see one of these sell for less than $5,000

Which is a good thing cause money goes to St. Judes
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