Though the legal and political struggle
between China's General Administration of Press and Publications (GAPP) and Ministry of Culture over whether World of Warcraft
should be allowed in the country rages on, the game's operator, NetEase, is taking matters into its own hands. According to Reuters
, the operator is suspending new user registrations for one week, starting today. During this time, NetEase execs will be waiting on pins and needles -- they recently re-submitted an application to operate WoW
and The Burning Crusade
directly to the GAPP.
In other words, you can probably expect another installment in the seemingly endless Chinese World of Warcraft saga
within the next seven days. We can't wait!