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The status of Nostalrius, the fan maintained Vanilla WoW server has been a point of contention between Blizzard and fans. Especially so after Blizzard shut the server down at the beginning of this year. In a show of good faith the Blizzard development team met with the founders of the server.

Since, Blizzard has not provided any plans to come forth with a server of their own. A move that would likely be successful given the success of legacy servers in other games, such as Runescape. Blizzard has stated that "They [Legacy Servers] are something we're taking seriously". Yesterday, following a disappointing silence on the matter from the publisher at Blizzcon, Nostalrius announced their plans to revive the server, calling for a "Legacy community reunification."

The plan is to release the Nostalrius source code to another existing Vanilla server, Elysium, and effectively combine the two communities. The idea being that a unified community might force Blizzard's hand.

We'd love to see Blizzard embrace the Legacy community, but until that time best of luck to those fighting the good fight.

Lok'Tar Ogar! Victory or death. 

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Nickelodeon explains the splat block of programming.
Via AV Club
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After teasing this odd video last week, Nickelodeon finally gave up the goods on what exactly they will offer with The Splat.



The AV Club lays out some details:

Arriving Monday, Oct. 5 on TeenNick and all around the internet, The Splat is being billed as a "multiscreen content destination… aggregating the most beloved Nick content from the 1990s and beyond." And while that summary is egregiously grating, what it essentially means is that shows like All That, Are You Afraid Of The Dark?, Clarissa Explains It All, and Legends Of The Hidden Temple are coming back to TV (again) in the near future.

The Splat will take over TeenNick nightly from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m., but will also live online at TheSplat.com and via an Emoji keyboard, so CatDog loving 30-somethings can Snapchat each other silly cartoons, or whatever. Viewers can also weigh in on what programming they want to see on the channel, something that TeenNick SVP Keith Dawkins told The A.V. Club is really going to help build the channel. As he put it in an interview, "the multiple screen experience allows us to listen to the audience in ways we never could years ago," noting that while shows like The Adventures Of Pete And Pete might not be on the initial list of shows on the network, that doesn't mean they won't show up down the road—provided there's demand. "It'll all be based on what the audience tells us they want," says Dawkins.



The preliminary website is still only in its rudimentary stage, but surely it will have a list of what shows will be playing and at what times.

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Hold Onto Your Nostalgia Feels, The Man Behind Fairly Oddparents Has a Tumblr

Butch Hartman has a Tumblr! The man responsible for The Fairly Oddparents, Danny Phantom, and a great portion of your childhood entertainment, is blogging. If you want to get all nostalgic about Timmy, Wanda and Cosmo, he's got you covered with gifs, early animatics and even a Dinkelberg meme here and there. 

Plus he updates on his new project, The Noog Network, an app for kids with games, cartoons and shows. Might be worth a peek at the app store.

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