It would seem that the folks behind the Elysium project have heard the Nostalrius shutdown request, and their answer is a resounding “no”. In a post made on the project’s official forums, Elysium has declared their intentions to keep their project running as well as plans to remove Nostalrius’s data from their server.
According to the post, the folks behind Elysium have been working on their own core code named Anathema, which is reportedly “equal to or superior to the Nostalrius core”. Anathema will replace Nostalrius, and all traces of the core Elysium received will be wiped. In addition, characters created at the outset of Elysium will be maintained while Nostalrius-related data will be removed, though whether Nostalrius characters are part of that removal remains unclear.
The response further refutes claims by Nostalrius that only 10% of users have migrated to Elysium, saying that 52% of Nostalrius active accounts transferred over 16 days. Elysium further boasted 17k players online simultaneously at re-launch and over 30k players online simultaneously across four different realms.
“Nostalrius handed us the torch, we have no intention of putting it out,” stated the post. “Part of the World of Warcraft community as a whole feels that we are pirates and have shady practices. However, no matter what filter they attempt to put over their perception of us, we only have one motivation: To restore and grow passion to a game that we love, and that many thought to be gone forever. This is the community we need to be.”
With all that said, Elysium is also calling for supporters to “be the bigger man” and not attack other Legacy projects or Blizzard. “Nothing will be accomplished through show of strength or base insults,” reads the post.
Well then! I suppose we know how Elysium feels about the whole matter. Although calls for unifying people behind a classic server move appear to be falling on some deaf ears, we’ll assume that Nostalrius will press on as it always has while Elysium will sail their ship. Yo ho, yo ho….
Which side of the coin do you fall on? Do you think Nostalrius has the right idea, or do you think Elysium has the right to maintain their server? Give us your opinions below in the comments.
Source: Elysium forums