Well, lets see where this goes.
RIP in Peace
im not even sure 100% what even happened. what was the initial reason they split up?
I mean, they probably gonna migrate to EU or NA anyways, tho, it is sad to see al their progress and characters they've probably spent YEARS on just vanish out of the blue cus Netease is a bunch of @#$%wits, i hope some other company will take charge and help my CN bois n girls to play their favorite MMO.
Really disappointing.Fingers crossed the Chinese players can come back sooner rather than later.
How not to run your companies
It's a shame they could not have made an exception and allowed select characters, if not whole accounts, to migrate to another region.
Of course Blizzard wanted more control over their own product anyone would, this was China's pathological need to control everything.
A sad day for gamers in China , hope all will resolved and they will be able to come to Azeroth sooner than later .
411 days? those are rookie numbers
I can't imagine what it'd be like to just suddenly be forced to be offline, especially if you've got a thriving guild and/or just met a group of really cool people, or even one of those situations where somebody just starts hitting it off with someone romantically in-game ('cause god knows I've read about an innumerable amount of relationships that started in WoW and ended in real-life relationships and marriages) and then...nothing. All the potential social circles and the time invested that people have spent so much time on, and for it to...exist, and be out there, but be artificially blocked by dumb-ass licensing *!@#. There are definitely a lot of people who are going spiral hard in this kind of a situation, and I hope to god Blizzard finds some kind of a solution sooner rather than later.Godspeed, my Chinese friends. I'll cheer for you once you can get back.
I think there is something we will never be privy to or will never be disclosed whatever it was it seems NetEase is pointing fingers but at the same time acting like spoilt children because they could not get what they wanted and Blizzard has maybe come to the realization that is pandering to the Chinese Government whom only 3% of its profits come from was just not worth it and likely not worth them giving up even more control over WOW and the other games. I feel for the honest innocent players in China it sucks but with the events in the past few years with China and its ambitions towards Taiwan and the dreadful suppression of people in Hong Kong you have to wonder what it was that caused both parties to walk away from each other. Also do not think it was entirely down to money, but something more underhand was likely at play. We the gaming community around the world will likely never know the full picture and that's why this seems like something that may take Blizzard years to regain access to the Chinese market. A shame yes but that's the way the cookie crumbles sometimes.
My heart is heavy for the Chinese WoW players. I only hope in my heart that you all will be able to log back in someday.
When i heard news of the ending agreement and what it meant for chinese players, I had held out hope that blizzard would either find a way to make a new agreement to keep the servers online OR find a way to change accounts to a different region entirely and transferring all the account data so that they could keep playing somehow. I hate to see it honestly, I couldnt imagine losing my account after 18 years of memories of fun and everything. I hope something able to happen for them, I really and truly do. For whatever its worth, if any of those chinese players read this comment, every single one of you are more than welcome in our other regions, whether its NA or EU. I know that means starting all over again but even still....