Questions and Answers: Dalaran-WoW Blog

Hello Community, we will make some posts with all the questions and comments we answered in order of arrival in our social networks, this way you can read it chronologically and see our ideas and how we were answering with all the information we could every moment, explaining more detailed each doubt.

This post will be about our public questions and answers related to our first post in this blog:

DALARAN-WOW PRIVATE SERVER PRESENTATION.

PUBLIC QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS;

Anya June 27, 2013  22:33

AAAAND EXPECTATIONS DOWN AFTER NO RP TALK :_(

Answer: Hello Anya, if you mean RolePlay, of course there will be players and guilds playing it, despite we won’t have an exclusive server for it.

Squick June 29, 2013 01:12

I’m glad to see you guys working on this project. But there’s one little thing that’s bugging me out. You said “First pure blizzlike server”, does that mean that donations will be limited aswell? Or you just gonna open full donations, so ppl can donate whatever they want. Cuz donation is not blizzlike at all.

Ty and looking forward on playing here with bunch of friends from other server.

Answer: Hello Squick, our donation system is going to be very strict and limited. Gameplay experience won’t be broken at any point despite the donation shop we’ll have.

Of course, we’ll have more items available than Blizzard’s Store, but they will be carefully selected having in mind to balance the realm properly. We’ll keep the true Blizzard essence, there is no need to worry about that.

Thank you for your interest.

Squick June 29, 2013 19:44

 Good , good. Any approximate time for the release that we can expect? Within next month, two??

Answer: Hello again Squick, we have made it public today. Dalaran-WoW will be released on July 20th. You can stay tuned here: https://www.facebook.com/dalaranwow

Thank you.

(Chain of questions)

DrDonkey July 2, 2013  13:14

Hi there, I have a question about the release of PvE content on Dalaran wow that I didn’t understand from the presentation. When the first and second server opens, which raids will be avaliable? Will it be just Naxx, OS, and Maly for the first few months? Or will everything be released at once, and to enter the next raid tier you need the achievement for the tier before it? I for one really hope that the raids will be released as they were when WotLK launched, so that we can really enjoy each raid tier until the next one is released.

Looking forward to the release!

 Levi July 2, 2013 16:04

They are releasing the first realm with all content and the second with progressive, but I wish it was the other way around!

I’ll still play here though.

DrDonkey July 2, 2013 16:47

I wish that aswell. I’ll wait until the second server is released if that is the case. I just hope there are more people like us who have the patience to wait.

It would be a shame if the progressive server suffered from low populations because it got released later and got less attention.

Guess we’ll have to wait for an official reply! :)

Levi July 2, 2013 19:18

Indeed!

Noname July 2, 2013 17:07

Ye, im waiting for progressive with my friends aswell. It’s a shame it’s 2nd.

 Azerothian July 2, 2013 19:52

I think is not a shame, they are working hard and we can’t start blaming them before see any result. I’m sure it will be epic.
By the way I will level up my alter character on the first realm meanwhile I wait for the progressive realm, and once its opened I will run with my main for the Realm First (that way I can enjoy the gameplay with my alter) I don’t want to wait more than the official release, so I think is a good option.
Anyway a lot guildies will do the same and we will transfer to the 2nd realm in the same moment they allow it.
Cya in Dalaran-WoW, I hope also in Kirin Tor realm 

 Levi July 2, 2013 20:04

Yeah I’ll be there until the 2nd! What faction you guys interested in?

DrDonkey July 2, 2013 20:27

I said it would be a shame “if” it would happen. I’m not trying to blame anyone. I just wanted to clear up some confusion on my part. I’m sure the release will be awesome!

Your plan is excellent, and I shall do the same!
I’ll level my alt on the first server as well and start my main on the progressive server once it opens.

Oh, and I’ll be rolling horde.

 Levi July 2, 2013  21:08

Apparently we can transfer our chars to the progressive realm

Azerothian July 2, 2013 21:20

DrDonkey, ok then i misunderstood. Yeah! we will see on the bg’s then, I will play Alliance.

Noname July 2, 2013 21:30

Azerothian, BG’s are for beginners. See ya in arenas everyone. 

 Azerothian July 2, 2013 21:40

noname, I know, but you can’t do arenas if you aren’t 80 lvl. So in the travel we will kill each other on bg’s 

 Answer:

Hello all,

First of all, do not worry about second server population, there are a lot of people waiting for it that will be playing on Kirin Tor until the release.

As Azerothian mentioned, there will be transfers from the first realm to the second one, transfers which at any given point will breake or unbalance the gameplay experience.

Feel free for ask whatever you want to know.

Levi July 2, 2013 20:22

Oh cool!

And if we had items that were in a later patch they will be removed? (because of the progressive content) and substituted?

Anyway that’s great, I’m glad I can start on the 20th :) .

 nonameJuly 2, 2013 20:25

Wait, what do you mean transfers?
When 2nd realms open, don’t tell me ppl from 1st realm can transfers immediately?

Or just later? Sorry for double post. 
It might be that I missunderstood something here.

Anywhoooooo, cant wait to step my foot to azeroth with new realm. :D 

Answer:People will be able to transfer from first realm to second one after all the class/race realm first achievements are taken on the second. So, it will not be inmediatly.

Do not worry about achievements, gear…etc. We have thought carefully on all this.

 Levi July 2, 2013 21:43

Awesome!

Quas July 2, 2013 22:58

We are proud to announce that Dalaran-WoW Official Release will be held on 20th July.”
If I may ask, when is the scheduled date for the 2nd realm (the progressive one) to be released?

Answer:

 Hello Quas, there is still no date for the second realm’s release but we can say that it will not take much time.

 QuasJuly 3, 2013 02:11

Thank you for the quick answer, looking forward to play on one of your realms.

Best regards.

Achilleslol July 3, 2013  16:46

Well pure blizzlike wotlk means that after we hit lvl 80 we gonna do classic WOTLK dungeons (utgarde , gundrak ,dtk, HoS , CoS , AN etc. ) and after naxxramas , then ulduar and stuff ?  just asking , if this is correct , that’s the reason i will join you cuz i miss those times…

Answer:

@Achilleslol:

Yes of course, that is the idea. We want to keep the original Blizzard’s essence, and that is one of the ways you can choose to experiment it.

(another chain of questions):

DarioJuly 3, 2013 09:29

hello there, i have some question about this server.
1 why dont u release the progressive realm first?
2. which version of the game i need to have?
3.when are u going to post a complete info about whats gonna work ( i mean which raids, which instances etc, what bugs are goona be, what talents are not going to work etc) at the release of the server?
4. why dont u open the forums some days before the release, i mean this cause im not a english speaker and nor are my friends, we are from latin america, so we could use the forums to try to find all of the ppl that are from region and say which faction are we gonna play, creat a guild, etc this could be very helpful for a lot of other ppl too….cheers…hope u answer

DrDonkey July 4, 2013 00:48

I agree about the forum. It would be great to have a place to talk before the release.

NonameJuly 4, 2013 02:04

I they they should put on their site torrent link for wotlk wow with appropiate patch for download.  

Niblet July 4, 2013 14:39

They already have a personal torrent with the correct Wotlk client, they are just waiting to get more seeds before giving out links to it for people to download it.

 Answer:

Hello Dario,

1- We can clearly tell you that from the very beginning of our announcement, a lot people are interested in the second realm, but as we mentioned before we have to think for majority and general groups.

So, we thought of giving the opportunity by default to all the WOTLK lovers to actually start without restrictions and enjoy the currently opened content we have available, not just PvE/PvP progression.

The second realm will be specifically designed for those kind of users which are in love with pure hardcore progression like it was present back in the days when Blizzard was releasing content gradually.

Basically, we choose the generic option for start.

2 – Yes, you do need to have 3.3.5a World of Warcraft Client in order to play on our servers. We shall provide a full Torrent file already prepared for download and we’ll make it public really soon, no worries.

3 – We’ll try to keep the community updated with a full report before the release, though we are not sure if we’ll be able to, mainly because of a lot of initial testing in the world, since the last LoS and Pathfinding implementation.

Anyway, we can assure you that we’ve already worked a lot to have perfectly executed encounters for most of our raids/dungeons whether it’s Vanilla, TBC or Wrath expansion.

4- We’d like to publish our forums before the release, but we simply cannot, because our website has a system which is linked to the in-game characters. You will be able to access it on the same day when we release our official web-site, servers and everything else.

On the side note, we already know that a lot of people whom speak spanish might join us the first days, as we wrote the article already here [1]. If you wish you might comment there in the meanwhile or even talk with them there.

Thank you very much for your interest.

[1] http://www.taringa.net/comunidades/world-of-warcraft/7487144/Dalaran-WoW-Haz-tu-casa-con-nosotros-Servidor.html

dario July 4, 2013  20:50

thanks for ur answer…hope to see you ingame soon

excuse me…i would apreciate if you can tell me in case you know, about which factions ppl from latin america are choosing or any info about that…thanks in advance

Aressius July 5, 2013 09:17

“…3 – We’ll try to keep the community updated with a full report before the release, though we are not sure if we’ll be able to, mainly because of a lot of initial testing in the world, since the last LoS and Pathfinding implementation.”

Does this means NPCs, Pets and Mobs won’t go trough the air, but rather try to find appropriate ground path? I know AI pathfinding was never implemented before – you’d be the first server to do it.

Answer:

@Aressius Yes, we mean exactly that.

Glusk July 4, 2013 10:29

What do you plan to do once the expansion “runs out” or in other words where do you see the future of this server a year after the 1st Light of Dawn group? Stagnation in terms of pve content is one of the reasons why Blizzard won’t set up their own WotLK servers(lets not talk about what a logistics nightmare it would be for them  ). As much as I like this expansion I tend to agree with them.

About the progressive realm… Will all the players have to complete a certain raid instance before attempting a new one(like a certain lock), or will you add patches for each realm first so that the new content is made available to everyone ?

Answer:

As we mentioned multiples times, we want to make the best and the most perfect private server focused only on WOTLK expansion (and the previous one), we want to host the WOTLK home for those players that love this content like we do.

Where Azeroth is not devastated, where the most powerful enemy is playing with the soul of the prince of Lordaeron and where Horde and Alliance have battles together against him. After exhausting battles to be able to rest in a populated Dalaran, enjoying all the possible content with your friends, discover all the quests, all the role-plays in the world…etc.

Every player can make their own challenge with the content we have, because we will work on allowing them to play with the most quality features that this expansion has to offer. Wrath of the Lich King is more than hardcore PvE raiding, it has many more things to discover or re-experiment.
Also, we shall provide in the future many ways to experience it and make it more challenging.

We thought on the idea of adding patches, but we want an eternal progressive realm, that will be totally equal for players that join the realm at the early beginning or 6 months later, so the experience will be the same. So we will lock the raids/dungeons in the same chronological order that Blizzard published to make the progressive experience real, even when all the content is already published on the realm. We will take care also of the vendors, emblems and so.

Also of course PvP content will be also progressive.

Froaster July 9, 2013 07:08

 hi can u make it more hardcore like a player cant get exp for 70+ till he kills illidan (at list till realms first achi is earned by sombdy) in my openian it will be more fun for geting realms first as many players wil be trying for it

Answer:

Hi froaster:

We appreciate your interest but the option you are suggesting is a bit custom. So even we are glad to read suggestions, yours will be not considered as an option, sorry, and thanks for your opinion anyway

or tambo July 10, 2013 00:24

Your house is valueble for me. Thanks!…

Blaer July 10, 2013 00:26

Will the players be forced to level on 1x experience on all servers? I understand you want to keep the original WotLK experience as pure as possible, but most of your players will likely be returning veterans who have already leveled through vanilla 1-70 content many, many times and that really isn’t so enjoyable after the fifth time. If the rates are 1x, being able to start at level 68 or 70 would increase my chances of me finding myself playing on your server.

Answer:

Hello Blaer:

Yes, the players will have to level up on x1 rate in all our realms, another rates would not be blizzlike, and we want to mantain as much as we can the essence of the original content. We will offer some character transfers between our realms when we have more, from another private servers and from retail as long as the rate is also x1 and have vast lifetime; but only once our community achieves the Realm First achievement in all classes and races.

Thanks.

Glusk July 13, 2013  14:34

Please don’t ever allow transfers from anywhere but retail! Pretty please 

nonameJuly 13, 2013 23:38

@Glusk
How can you transfer from retail, when retail is MOP, explain me, 

eNkorr July 10, 2013 14:20

Is there gonna be open GM / Moderator applications?

Noname July 10, 2013 23:51

I don’t know if I missed it somewhere, what will the server time be?

Pova July 11, 2013  15:14

There will be any transfer change from other server cuz who have caracter with 140 days playtime/and much achievements wont leave from other servers…

Answer:

Hello Pova:

Yes we will offer this option but not in any near future. Of course we will not allow achievement transfers too, since it would not be fair to our community, the same goes for gear or items in the characters inventory.

If the achievements that you don’t want to lose are already earned by our community is another case that we are discussing these days, so we cannot answer now on that aspect.

Thanks.

Thomas July 12, 2013 20:30

WONDERFUL Post.thanks for share… waiting for more.

Yewlord July 12, 2013  22:46

for those of us that dont play pve will there be option to donate trinkets from icc and toc such as bauble and solace ?

Answer:Hello yewlord:

No, our Donation Shop will be very restricted in gear terms. Even if the players are not into PvE, the only option to get these trinkets will be farm to it in their respective raids. Like on Retail, it will be hard to find PvP players with high-end PvE gear, this way only those who really work on earning it will have the best composition of the gear to play the kind of game they want.

Thanks.

[since this point we stoped to answer some questions because or they were already answered or was in a really close date to the release and we had a lot of work to do]

Aralan July 16, 2013  16:47

the patch in the second realm (progressive) will be the 3.3.5a with only naxxramas open or it will be 3.0.2?


Niblet
July 17, 2013  13:28

Second realm will be 3.3.5a with only Naxx open at start, then gradually the rest will be released, but to enter the later tier of raids you will need the previous raids achievement completed.

Aluciel July 16, 2013 23:42

Hello! This sounds like a great project, specially if you have been able to implement a form of pathfinding that doesn’t involve pets/mobs slamming their way through terrain constantly. This has been a real immersion-breaker elsewhere. The whole thing sounds extremely well-built, and I do very much hope that it delivers (please don’t take that as doubt, but instead as anticipation).

I see that the preview video shows a working Wintergrasp. Have you had an opportunity to try it under any form of high load? I remember that WG could bring the live servers to the knees, so I will confess a small amount of concern there as WG was an integral requirement for many pieces of PVP gear.

LonerinJuly 18, 2013 19:48

Heya there, just a simple question:
if iit’s true that progressive realm will still be 3.3.5a with the only difference that there will be only Naxxramas, Obsidian Sanctum and Eye of the Eternity as open raids, classes will still be ruled with 3.3.5a theorycrafting?
Also, it would be very usefull to get an idea of when you planning more or less to open the second realm in order to let us decide if to play on first realm meanwhile or just wait for the second one.
Thank you, and wish u good luck and all the best for this amazing project, can’t wait to test it out.

Orcman July 18, 2013  20:03

Hi,your project looks pretty solid, but i was wondering where your servers will be located ?

Niblet July 19, 2013 00:33

They said that the 1st server would be located in France.

Rithrin July 19, 2013 13:23

 Hey, will there be any kind of bonuses on the first days after the release for new players?

Oh, and will there be any GM control on the server? other WoTLK servers (like molten-wow) have absolutely terribe GMs and a very unfair ban/report system. They’re just massively spoiled…

Also, as a hardcore pvp player (multiglad here!) is it possible to report broken spell mechanics etc and actually get a response about those? thanks!

Mircoss July 20, 2013  11:44

When will be server opened?

Niblet July 20, 2013 15:22

On the 20th of July at 16:30 Gmt+1

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