Playing on private servers is either against the ToS or the EULA, can't remember which, but I've never herd of players suffering for it, only Blizzard shutting them down.
Either way it is bound to be more bugged than the regular game, and les fun.
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Supporting big shoulderpads and flashy armor since 2004.
What's funny about private server is you control everything... someone could make up a fucked up server... you can mess with almost all aspects of the game (if you're not affraid of doing some serious coding)
Personally I love the WoW engine... and I think people could make funny stuff with it..
anyone here know Dota? I've seen a few guys trying to code a dota for World of warcraft engine and I think it's a great idea.. would kick ass..
blizzard makes millions with Wow actually.. it's the msot successful mmorpg ever..
and as few people have noted here.. the quality of private servers doesn't get even close to the level that you get from official servers (in terms of lag and community)
private servers, the way I see them, are only a way for a bunch of people to make a different version of the game, to have fun in it.. it's for people who disagree with the current rulesets.. If you want to play the real game, you'll have a much better experience on official servers.. and don't bullshit us saying you can't afford the 20 bucks a month.. it's jack shit.. stop smoking or drink less.