Nostalrius Is Not Happy with Elysium's Approach of WoW Legacy Servers
On January 7th, the Ukraine-based Elysium team launched a Fresh-start PvP realm, which soon then got around 20,000 players in the queue. The solution to the queue problem came on January 13th, when the Zeth'Kur PvP realm was launched, bringing the number of Nostalrius realms to four.
In a recent post made by Nostalrius on its official forum, the Vanilla team states that "we have the feeling that the main objective was missed". Nostalrius continues by saying that "Today, only 10% of the former Nostalrius players have generated a token to join Elysium, and we believe that we failed to satisfy this community entirely, as at the same time legacy fans acquired a reputation of 'pirates' on the official WoW community.
Contrary to our expectations, our decision to release our source code and character database to Elysium actually made our 2 goals harder to achieve, implying a thought decision to make." [...] "We know that Nostalrius carries the hopes of the legacy community but moving from “fan server” to "pirate server" reputation makes it harder to convince that legacy fans have a place on the WoW community. Until this stigma is removed, it's unlikely any true progress towards official legacy content can be achieved."
Therefore, in order to restore its reputation, Nostalrius asked the Elysium devs to stop using all data that has been transferred to them by Nostalrius. "Nostalrius community is no longer about private servers, it is about official legacy realms." added the guys from Nostalrius.
In other words, the current Elysium devs and players are asked to make a "tremendous sacrifice" and give up their new emulator and characters for the sake of the WoW community.
On the next page you can read the Elysium's response.