One of the major stories that is breaking today around the internet is the fact that in Australia a number of MMOs are no longer legally able to be sold. This is due to their lack of classification, things like M for Mature, PG, 18+, etc...
Our sister site Massively covered this extensively last week
, and Tateru Nino's article on it has been picked up by the editors over at Slashdot
. This is in particular interest to World of Warcraft
folks in that WoW
doesn't have a classification, and thus cannot be legally sold in Australia.
According to Tateru's research, the only two MMOs that are presently available for Australia are Vanguard: Saga of Heroes
and EVE Online
If someone was to sell WoW
in Australia, they would face a possible penalty of AU$27,220.80 or two years in jail.
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