No, I’m not talking about the little private pirate servers you kids run and tweak variables and play with yourselves. That’s just sad, this is cool. After recently upgrading their hardware, some of which has lasted since the game’s tumultuous launch in late 2004/early 2005, these now-obsolete Hewlett-Packard server blades have been encased in glass and adorned with a plaque indicating the name of the server it hosted and its service period. The blades go for auction in four waves starting on October 17th with net proceeds going to St. Jude’s for kids.
I played WoW hardcore for about five months leading up to the launch of the Xbox 360 in 2005 when I knew I definitely didn’t have time to play both. Afterward, I could never get back into it. My main was a priest named Tiffix on Azjol-Nerub and despite it being nearly six years since then, I’d love to own the hardware that processed my adventures, as well as millions of others. It was also where I shot a machinima trailer for a BlizzCon contest. I’ll include it below!