A Reddit user got quite a surprise after carrying out what he considers as the right action. About a month ago, a man now best known for his action and username, Khemist49, made quite a discovery.
He recounts that he was browsing through a box full of “a lot of Blizzard stuff” which he had bought on eBay, the auction site. As he was doing so, he found among them the disc of the StarCraft source code. This was lost quite some time ago, and according to declarations, was believed to have been stolen.
As Khemist49 made this discovery, he then posted this story on his account. Which in turn caused quite a stir. Many users were asking him to upload the disc files online. Other were “bashing him for owning it [the StarCraft source code disc]”.
Some were even offering money for the disc or, on the contrary, warning him that they will tell Blizzard about it. So the user was going “crazy” as he was unsure what to do.
StarCraft Source Code Back With Its Team
In the midst of this confusion, Blizzard’s legal team contacted Khemist49 directly. They asked him to return the disc as it contained “intellectual property and trade secrets”. This helped the Reddit user make a decision as he chose to return the disk and end this story.
He said “I have spoken to Blizzard, […]. In all honesty, this was the right thing to do. If the disc fell into the wrong hands, it would not have been good for anybody.”
Blizzard did not fall short and thanked him in its own way. The game developer gave Khemist49 a copy of its Overwatch and also offered $250 credit in the Blizzard store. Still, the biggest surprise was yet to come. As the user enthusiastically recounts, Blizzard invited him to BlizzCon.
Khemist49 not only got the chance to participate, with all the expenses covered, but Blizzard also proposed to “take him out for a drink”. Some other company goodies were also thrown into the mix.
As the user released his story, Blizzard then confirmed it and also said that they “wanted to show an appropriate level of appreciation”, from both the company and the community of active players that still enjoys StarCraft.
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