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[hothardware] Inside a Retired World of Warcraft Server

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"Blizzard Entertainment is offering a series of special charity auctions featuring server hardware originally used during World of Warcraft’s early days. We’ve since upgraded the game’s infrastructure with the latest technology to offer an even better player experience, but these 'honorably discharged' server blades are now unique collectors’ pieces. The net proceeds from the auction will go to benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital."

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Having spent half a decade running around WoW, its pretty cool to see the servers they used to host WoW.
post #2 of 10
Great charity for that for sure.... now all the people that neglected their kiddos playing WoW that a different story ha
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post #3 of 10
Those were already for sale back when they opened up for virtual-ticket holders being able to shop the blizzcon items. Cost an arm and several legs
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This is at least the 3rd time the wow server for charity topic has been posted... but it is interesting to see again..
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interesting, can't belive the hours that some have put into the game and these blades were the hardware behind everything. Too bad, I never played WOW though; not my genre.
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post #6 of 10
They've sold them plenty before, and you can always find them on ebay still tongue.gif
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post #8 of 10
Very interesting and noble for them to at least do a charity donation rather than just scrap them. Cool!
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post #9 of 10
Is that just one part of the equipment that ran a "server game world" or is that the whole sha-bang? Seems pretty low powered for something thousands of people would connect to.
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post #10 of 10
Even if it does work the hard drives alone would cost an arm and a leg.
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This is where the hard drives would go. Activision Blizzard removed all drives prior to auctioning off these servers to prevent anyone from swiping game or user-related data. Drats, foiled again!

Pretty cruddy server tbh
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