Officials of The9, operator of the renowned Blizzard creation World of Warcraft in China, are baffled over the appearance on the Internet of download links to a supposed copy of the Chinese client of World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King. The9 has yet to release the client pending review and approval of the government.
Here’s the juicy tidbit from online games portal 17173:
The Chinese client of World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King surfaced on the Internet on December 25. Blizzard and The9, the Chinese operator of WoW said they were investigating the case.
The download links to the client, which is rumored to be 1.7 gigabytes, appeared on the evening of December 25. The client, however, does not connect to World of Warcraft China but to the North American servers. The links have already been removed.
World of Warcraft: Wratch of the Lich King was released in North America and Europe in mid-November. The Chinese version is still being reviewed by the Chinese government.
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