Blizzard has been having all kinds of issues
trying to bring World of Warcraft
back online in China, but here's one piece of good news for them: China's Ministry of Culture has gone through the game and approved all of the content in it
. They apparently were concerned about some violent content
(we know they've already made changes in the past to the Undead models
), but that's now been cleared, and the only thing left is final approval by the General Administration of Press and Publication. There's no date on when that might happen, but it seems that will be soon (not soon(tm)
, just soon).
Blizzard should be extremely happy to see these content checks cleared, as it means that they're not only that much closer to bringing the servers back online, but that they can also finally bring out Wrath of the Lich King there
. The whole issue with Netease and The9 backed things up
, and then these content checks were a problem, but hopefully most of the obstacles have been cleared by now, and Chinese players can soon start making their way back into the game and up to the snowy shores of Northrend.