World of Warcraft, a multiplayer role-playing game developed by Blizzard Entertainment, has officially left one of the world's largest gaming countries – China. All player characters and data from their accounts have been deleted from all databases. Despite this, Chinese gamers staged a massive flash mob on the last day of the World of Warcraft servers.
Players gathered their characters at World of Warcraft's most prominent places and ceremonial ceremonies, and shared touching stories.
One of the gamers wrote a letter.
On social networks, some gamers sang songs in memory of the server's expiry and said their final goodbyes to the game.
Due to an expired project licensing agreement between Blizzard and NetEase, World of Warcraft has no longer exists in China. Both companies could not reach an agreement on its extension and put a halt on their collaboration, thus preventing regular gamers from accessing the game.