Source – If you have not heard about the recent controversy surrounding the World of StarCraft mod, let me explain. A fan decided to make his own version of World of StarCraft using the StarCraft 2 engine. Do note that StarCraft and MMO fans have all been waiting for online RPG version of the franchise, which never happened after years.
After the video of his mod went online, Blizzard subsequently requested it to be taken down, causing lots of flaming from the online community. As it turned out, Blizzard just wanted to protect its own IP and had invited the mod, Ryan, down to Blizzard HQ for a chat. Riot Games, the developer of League of Legends, also seeked an audience with the talented modder.
Follow the sensation, many were guessing what will happen to Ryan’s work. It has now been revealed (see source above) that the mod will not become a full-fledge MMO, but rather a series of custom maps released over Battlenet for StarCraft 2. What a bummer!