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mortema 05-26-2005 04:37 AM

World of warcraft on linux
There is an initiative trying to convince blizzard to build a linux dist. of world of warcraft game. A total of 20000 signatures are needed, and already 15000 people have signed. If you want wow dist. to linux please sign the petition.

google: petition warcraft

for the horde

vharishankar 05-26-2005 05:29 AM

Since this is for the benefit of the Linux community, I think I'll post the URL here:

I am not sure of the moderators' stand on this issue, so I'll let them decide whether such a thing is considered advertising or not.

Glas 05-26-2005 08:39 AM

Sweet! The only reason I still have Win2k on my machine is so I can play this game :).

username17 05-26-2005 05:44 PM


Have you played the game?
There's no way I'd run a Distro built by blizzard, nor would I attempt to support it, bnet kiddies are bad for my health.

I played (note, past tense) WoW, it was fun but had a lot of issues, they're headed down the road to being another SOE (those who have played SOE and Bliz games know what I mean).
No thanks..

jonaskoelker 05-26-2005 09:16 PM


There's no way I'd run a Distro built by blizzard
You obviously misunderstood what the issue was. Also, since it's spelled out painfully clear on the page, it's obvious you didn't even take the time to investigate matters before you made up your mind and formed an opinion, which thus can solely be based on presumptions.

Sorry to sound rather harsh.


username17 05-26-2005 10:28 PM

Re: World of warcraft on linux

Originally posted by mortema
There is an initiative trying to convince blizzard to build a linux dist...
A linux distro is what that says, not "There's an initiative trying to convice blizzard to port WoW to Linux".
No, I did not check out the link because, like I said I would never run a distro by Blizzard.


dis·tri·bu·tion (dĭs'tr-byū'shn) pronunciation

1. The act of distributing or the condition of being distributed; apportionment.
2. Something distributed; an allotment.
3. The act of dispersing or the condition of being dispersed; diffusion.
1. The geographic occurrence or range of an organism.
2. The geographic occurrence or range of a custom, usage, or other feature.
5. Division into categories; classification.
6. The process of marketing and supplying goods, especially to retailers.
7. A spatial or temporal array of objects or events: the distribution of theaters on Broadway.
8. Law. The division of an estate or property among rightful heirs.
9. Statistics. A set of numbers and their frequency of occurrence collected from measurements over a statistical population.
10. Mathematics. A generalized function used in the study of partial differential equations.
I guess I'm confused because the wrong word was used, but I'm not trying to start a flame war.
WoW was enjoyable, so I'm sure WoW players who like linux would like to see this post and not see our ranting and raving.

vharishankar 05-26-2005 10:33 PM

I think it's a port. Not a dist. Check the site.


This petition is being made in the attempt to convince Blizzard enough people are willing to use a native Linux port of World of Warcraft, to make it a viable consideration.
Maybe the OP used the wrong words here.

dave_starsky 05-27-2005 05:24 AM

I signed it, but has anyone from Blizzard said they would actually do it if they got 20,000 signatures? Because I imagine it would be a LOT of work for them. Not only in the coding but in the customer support and things of that nature, and thats only going to be amplified by the fact that they are constantly adding to the game. Just seems a bit unlikely they will do it to me.

jonaskoelker 05-27-2005 10:25 AM


Maybe the OP used the wrong words here.
Yeah. Well, in a sense not: "Should Blizzard distribute 'WoW for GNU/Linux'" ~ "a GNU/Linux (distribution of WoW)", not "a (GNU/Linux distribution) of WoW" (which doesn't make sense).

... Anyways ...

username17: I was too harsh. Sorry. Excuse: I was tired and angry (not at you). I guess we go in peace :)

EliasAlucard 05-28-2005 01:40 PM

I want to sign the petition, but I'm not rejoicing about the fact that the phone number must be given. Is this actually an official Blizzard petition? It doesn't seem like it. Seems more like a Blizzard fansite.

thorn168 05-30-2005 05:55 PM

OK here is the real catch in the whole petition scheme...


If this Linux port of WoW were created, would you buy WoW? Yes No
... if so, would you be willing to commit to one year of WoW? Yes No
So in signing this petition you are making a contract with Blizzard to purchase WOW AND play it for one year.

I know someone who was a beta tester on the original windows port of this game but to have pay to beta test seems kinda exploitive to me.

So in essence you have to buy it before you can try it.

lets see 1000+ hours playing a game you have to pay for monthly

1000+ hours of free time in which you can work at a paying job, learn how to do something useful like set up a LAMP server, spend time with the family or friends.

The decision is yours to make...


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