Blizzard threatens 'World of StarCraft' modder

Firm's Copyright hounds pounce on 'World of StarCraft' MMO mod

It seems Blizzard is not at all pleased with the work of one modder who combined the World of Warcraft's multiplayer elements with StarCraft to make an MMO mod titled 'World of StarCraft'.

The creation, made with the StarCraft 2's comprehensive editor tools, impressed fans and even us when we reported on its achievements earlier today, but the men in suits at Blizzard don't appear to be nearly as happy.


According to a follow-up report on Rock, Paper Shotgun, the modder responsible has received copyright infringement warnings and had his YouTube demo videos removed from the site (although the one we posted earlier still works).

The modder, obviously, is rather miffed. "You created a tool that allowed us to do anything with your assets. You encouraged us to use your assets and were eager to see what we might come up with. You had to have seen this coming?" he said in response.

"If you have a problem with what I am doing... or would like to talk about it. I'm all ears," he added, later even saying he's be happy to change the title of the mod if it's only that which is causing the problem.

Can't say we're surprised, to be honest.

[ SOURCE: Rock Paper Shotgun ]