I'll be honest. I completely forgot about this. Even after posting about it I was busy wiping to the Lich King over and over and it just slipped my mind.
Looks like it may have ended up being for the best though, glad I managed to avoid this craziness posted by someone who has actually been into the game for a while:
Trying to avoid any speculation, as I really don't know anything about either company, and I'm sure they have their reasons for doing whatever they're doing but it seems utterly ridiculous to break an MMO that is getting favorable reviews.
It's so very rare for an MMO in WoW's shadow to have reviews that say anything other than "It's like WoW, but worse!" that I can't help but feel like gPotato and their Russian developers made a bit of a miscalculation.
If you want to turn a profit making MMO's you have to get people addicted and then gouge them for profits, not the other way around! There's a Soviet Russia joke in there somewhere.