As I’m sure many of you know by now, Blizzard will be retiring some of the original servers they used to run WoW on. There are several reasons for this an frankly we’re not interested in either of them.
What is important right now is the sort of benefit that several organizations are going to receive from the proceeds of the WoW server blade auction.
Every single WoW server blade’s earnings will have been donated to charity.
The process involves plenty of paperwork and such but the action itself is pretty simple, Blizzard creates a nice plaque for each of the server blades and together with a nice case you’ll have a displayable item.
Basically, you’ll get a nice clear case so you can view your WoW server blade in all its technical splendor, a World of Warcraft logo and a plaque with somewhat more detail.
The plaque that comes along side the server blade will include another WoW logo, a short passage with the game story’s references and a set of signatures from the original World of Warcraft team.
As a final treat, you’ll have an engraving of what WoW realm was powered by the specific server blade and you’ll also have a time stamp of its retirement date.
Upon Blizzard’s prep, the server blades are shipped over to Kompolt, a third party handler who will take care of auctioning them up on eBay and shipping the products eventually.
When everything is said and done, WoW fans will own a piece of history, but, more importantly, the money earned will become charity that’s headed for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
The latter is a major organization that specializes in fighting pediatric cancer particularly for families that can’t pay for treatment or aren’t covered by insurance.
I don’t think there’s any need for extra explanations on why the WoW server blade charity auction is important.