Blizzard Entertainment launches its third wave of World of Warcraft Blade Servers auction in eBay to benefit the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Blizzard Entertainment is auctioning this week at least 240 Blade Servers (click link to access the listing of all North American realm servers in auction).
Here’s a transcript of the message engraved on the plate:
“Blizzard Entertainment has carefully preserved and archived our retired server blades, releasing only a limited number for a noble cause. To us, this server blade is more than just hardware: within the circuits and hard drive, a world of magic, adventure and friendship thrived.
From fishing in quiet lakes to defating Arthas in Icecrown Citadel, this blade was home to thousands of immersive experiences across the world of Azeroth and beyond. We thank you for the safekeeping of this part of our history.”
Note: Among the 20 signatures engraved on the plate I recognize: Mike Morhaime, Rob Pardo, Frank Pearce, Chris Metzen, Jeff Kaplan and Shane Dabiri.
Start bidding for this week’s wave of 240 servers. Odds to win any of the 240 individual auctions are obviously very high. Fret not, next week Blizzard will auction a fourth and last wave of Blade servers.
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 going to benefit
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
This is the complete list of World of Warcraft realms these Blade servers in auction served the past seven years.
Altar of Storms
The Venture Co