Gamespot investigated the rumor that Wrath of the Lich King had been banned by Mainland China government. The original source that cited the big headliner extracted some information from the East Asia Finance blog: JML Pacific Epoch. That article doesn’t mention a ban. In turn, the JML blog cited the chinese-language search engine Sohu, where news about the situation had been posted. What nobody knew when all this emerged is that Sohu stated their source for all of this fabrication was from unnamed sources. What means that the banning was very exaggerated. And didn’t happen at all.
That reminds me of how the economic crisis in USA started. There is CRISIS !!!! And out of nowhere everyone started taking their money out of banks, and they in turn collapsed, which resulted in a chain reaction. Collective hysteria, anyone?
In short, don’t worry. Wrath of the Lich King hasn’t been banned in Mainland China. The Burning Crusade release date suffered a few delays in China, and that was solved by removing skeletons and fleshing the Undead to remove the skeleton areas in their cheeks, ribs and joints. Burning Crusade launched later and there hasn’t been any major problems for said expansion with the Chinese government.
Wrath of the Lich King will come afloat once The9 adjusts the expansion to meet the regulations and law stipulated by the government. Back on November, when Wrath of the Lich King launched, I interviewed Frank Pearce (Blizzard Entertainment Senior Vice-President, and World of Warcraft Executive Producer) during the New York Midnight Launch. Pearce said: “We are still going through the process of iterating on that, working with the different government authorities responsible for that, so we don