World of Warcraft Pulled from Iran Due to US Sanctions
Blizzard’s having trouble keeping people connected to it’s flagship MMORPG World of Warcraft, but now it’ll be forcing players out the door as it cuts players in Iran off from the game. Responding to sanctions from the US government, Blizzard and other American-based games will not support or allow players connecting from Iran as long as the sanctions are in place.
According to WoW news site Master of Warcraft, Blizzard released a statement in regards to the service modification, saying:
This week, Blizzard tightened up its procedures to ensure compliance with these laws, and players connecting from the affected nations are restricted from access to Blizzard games and services. This also prevents us from providing any refunds, credits, transfers, or other service options to accounts in these countries.
No refunds, eh? That’s rough news, Iran…you won’t be able to play Guild Wars, Evony, RuneScape, or Second Life either…what games would you suggest Iranian residents hop on?