Wowhead sold for $1 Million

Ahmed over at Tech Soapbox (antoher fine Bloggy Network blog) broke the story early this morning. Wowhead, a popular World of Warcraft site, has been purchased for $1 Million.

Talk about WOW

This has got to be the largest fansite purchase ever (and if I’m wrong about that, I’m sure someone will correct me in the comments).

Ahmed has the full story over at Tech Soapbox.

Here’s an excerpt:

So today, after tucking the missus to bed and getting on the computer to catch up on some email, I saw an interesting email in my inbox (from a trusted acquaintance). Wowhead, a popular World of Warcraft website, was purchased for over $1 million.

Some quick background (hold on, it can be a bit confusing):

Before WoW launched officially, a lot of EverQuest players were invited to beta test. One of them was Thott, leader of one of the largest EQ guilds (Afterlife). Being a resourceful programmer, and utilizing WoW’s LUA programing interface, he wrote Thottbot. The program basically stored information on all quests/items/creatures/characters/etc that the user came across, and then uploaded it into a centralized system (Thottbot). Users around the world could then load up information, find out how to do quests, where to go, etc. Distributed with the most popular WoW add-on (Cosmos), the site was an instant hit.

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