Blizzard Entertainment and its popular multiplayer role-playing game World of Warcraft have officially left one of the largest gaming markets in China. All player characters and data from their accounts were deleted from all databases, and on the last day of the World of Warcraft servers, Chinese gamers sang their last words.
Players gathered their characters at World of Warcraft's most important cities and key locations, and held brief events to remember their deceased friends. Users shared photos from the massive gathering of game heroes from different clans and factions, and shared touching stories.
One of the gamers wrote an essay.
Some gamers posted messages on social networks to pay their respects for the servers' closing 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, thus preventing ordinary gamers from accessing the game.