Blizzard Auctioned Blade Servers

The team behind the creation of the best selling MMO games have been rather busy last weekend, as they worked hard raising money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. A charity whose kind work is unlike any other, at their paediatric treatment and research facility they work with research and patient care all under one roof, offering the latest treatments and of course a place of sanctuary. So how did the Blizzard staff and the massive online community help contribute?

World of Warcraft has come a long way since it began and as such there have been many hardware updates, though recently as the server has had its infrastructure upgraded with the latest technology to offer “an even better player experience“, those “honourably discharged” server blades have now become unique collectors’ pieces. So Blizzard decided to auction them off on eBay.

As the auction began to help raise funds you can appreciate one or two gamers had their eyes on these charitable pieces. Statistically speaking, the figure for the amount of subscribers in World of Warcraft tops that of the population of Iceland at 12 million. So that’s a lot of Elves, Dwarves, Undead, Trolls, Taurens and Gnomes running around a very large world, all who had hungry eyes at the merchandise made available for the weekend only. And out of the millions who have reached the full level of 85 with ‘full spec gear’ no singular character could ever truly own Azeroth, well up until yesterday now at least.

Thanks to the fantastic efforts of Blizzard, the different servers that were auctioned each hosted the different realms, presented in a sealed clear case with a plaque, each signed by the development team. As of yet Blizzard have not announced the total that was raised for the charity, but we’ll keep you posted. Perhaps they are looking to add some of their own gold to the fundraiser to really help contribute to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

With the proceeds going to a lovely cause in helping others, it seems the best people have earned their way to Lordship as they take home their own realms. Here’s a thanks to some great contributions as these easily iconic pieces of gaming history sit proudly on the walls of now ruling gamers. It’s nice to think the hands of Azeroth are no longer in an Icy Grip or firey claws, but those of true heartfelt gamers.

Source: eBay | Blizzard

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