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World of StarCraft mod videos pulled

Thursday, 20th January 2011 00:42 GMT By Brenna Hillier

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Videos of the MMO built from Starcraft II’s own mod creation kit have been pulled from YouTube after the World of StarCraft mod wowed (ha!) the Internet yesterday.

Game Politics reports that modder Ryan believes he can demonstrate that posting footage of the mod to YouTube does not violate Activision’s video policy, suggesting either an error, or that the publisher has taken broader issue with the mod and may take action against it.

Ryan has received no official or unofficial contact from Activision, Blizzard or their representatives, despite posting an open letter to both companies on the World of StarCraft forum.

“If you have a problem with what I am doing or would like to talk about it, I’m all ears,” he writes.

“This game HAS to be pumped through the veins of Battle.net to work. I hope and pray that we can come to an understanding here. If they want the name changed then I’ll change it.”

Thanks, Evil Avatar.

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  1. jacobvandy

    I wouldn’t be so quick to assume Blizzard actually “has an issue” with the mod. Every big company has a team of people watching YouTube who file complaints and get videos pulled if they think there might be a problem… My guess is those people didn’t really know what they were looking at and decided to get them taken down just to be on the safe side. The fact that this modder only got notified of his video being removed by YouTube, and hasn’t received ANYTHING from Blizzard, says to me that they had nothing to do with it.

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