Download World of Warcraft’s Azeroth, recreated in Minecraft

Minecraft World of Warcraft

By on October 8, 2012 at 11:12 am

If you’re at all interested in things that are awesome, perhaps you’d like to know that the ambitious project to recreate World of Warcraft inside Minecraft has now been released in a beta stage. The Crafting Azeroth project is exactly that, and is now available via a 2.17 GB torrent that will extract to a monstrous 24 GB.

A Bukkit server is required to run the map yourself in order to transition between areas properly, and the comments in the Reddit thread announcing the release indicate that you’ll need to be careful or the map will begin to tear itself apart through lava and fire. Good to know! Google Map overviews are available if you don’t want to host it yourself, starting with Kalimdor and The Eastern Kingdoms. The whole process is apparently heavily-automated, assisted by custom software created by the developers, and the beta product alone weighs in at 275 square kilometers built from over 68 billion blocks.

If you’d rather just page have a quick flick through, a full image gallery of the recreation is available here, along with some before-and-after shots.

7 comments (Leave your own)

..Or you could see it .. in World of Warcraft?

Dunno this seems redundant to me. Big props to the design guys and respect for the effort they put in, it shows dedication to their passion.

Just, there doesn’t seem a point?

Happy to be proven wrong here.

 

kinkykel,

Sometimes things don’t need points.

They did just get mentioned on a website you read though, that could be counted as a point.

 

Fair call I guess.

 

Good be great fun if an RPG mod was chucked on top. With enough players you could have some great fun building/expanding cities and villages with your friends. Defending against mobs/ raiding places or other cities. Could be awesome fun :D.

 

I agree with kinky this seems pointless to me, would be like recreating HL2 in the half-life 1 engine.

 

jellygoose,

Don’t think of it so much like downgrading the graphics, but rather like when you 8bit-ify(made up word I know) something. There is something fun about seeing a familiar world in a much different art style. There doesn’t need to be a point to this at all. Being a point to everything we do would be orderly and boring.

 
Lord_PorkSword

My kids and I have never played WoW and I don’t play Minecraft myself but seeing that Minecraft is like crack for young gamers I know my kids will party like it’s 1999 with this!
Downloading now!

 
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