Felmyst, as Kotaku UK explained in the end of June, was a World of Warcraft legacy server developed to bring back the game as it was through the days in the Burning Crusade. Work on the project “spanned years behind closed doors,” its internet site stated, to “produce a complete and satisfying World of Warcraft experience” that was true to 2004. And it sounds like it was performing a quite good job of it: “Tough, but sort of nice” without having all of the refinements of modern WoW, as the internet site put it.
But Blizzard has taken a rather harsh stance against unofficial servers lately, as we’ve seen in episodes just like the Nostalrius/Elysium kerfuffle, and that is also been the outcome here: On the identical day that it moved from beta testing to complete release, according to Ars Technica, Felmyst creator Gummy52 took it offline following the receipt of a cease-and-desist letter from Blizzard.
Gummy52 acknowledged in a message that’s now occupying felmyst.com that the letter did not come as a full surprise. “I started this project roughly 4 years ago and final year when Blizzard began taking action much more seriously it weighed heavily on me as not merely was I already heavily invested in to the function but other folks around me were at the same time. Simply because of my overall health predicament I wasn’t inside a position to reduce losses and get wow items started over on something unique, at least not something that would take four years to make,” he wrote. “Last year’s news of what Blizzard was performing came in the absolute worst time for me, frankly, with countless years currently invested.”
That “health scenario,” he explained, is muscular dystrophy, which he has until now kept just about totally to hi