Recovering the planned schedule:

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Greetings,

The major instability issues that have been occurring over the past few weeks seem to have been corrected and we can return to our planned schedule. That means that some of the fixes that were reverted during the daily maintenances will be re-deployed and we can continue improving the server.

We are also working on several things that will help us keep you notified more easily regarding the updates and new content in the months to come.

In regard to Legends of Dalaran Tournament: Ulduar rewards and the Beta ToC invitations, please stay tuned – we will publish the results and grant the rewards, as well as contact you via the email addresses provided before announcing the final date.

Unfortunately, the unexpected issues made the last few weeks quite chaotic for us. As you may know, we are a small team and much of the planned work had to be postponed to identify and root out the problem. We offer our sincere gratitude for the patience, support and trust you have shown us – it has certainly helped us work harder and get it done faster. With work back on schedule, the rest of the announcements and fixes will come during the following days.

Thank you again.

Information about the upcoming RDF release

Greetings!

We have always listened to our community and we really appreciate all the votes and feedback that we have received regarding this matter.

That being said, the RDF system will release on November 28th with the following traits:

Low level rewards will remain untouched and players will be rewarded normally: i.e. both experience and bags.
Gold rewards will remain untouched and players will be rewarded normally.
– Since we are still somewhat in the initial stages of progression (Ulduar), for the time being players will not be rewarded with emblems (Frost or Triumph) when completing their task.
– Normal and Heroic modes of Trial of the Champion will remain closed and not available through RDF until Trial of the Crusader is released.
– Normal and Heroic modes of Forge of Souls, Pit of Saron and Halls of Reflection will remain closed and not available through RDF until Icecrown Citadel is released.

Newcomers who are not well informed will not be asking if the feature is “broken” anymore. Enjoy yourselves.

Golganeth

 

Stay tuned: http://www.dalaran-wow.com/forums/news-and-rules/news-and-announcements/topic/4075/information-about-the-upcoming-rdf-release

Ulduar Open Test for external players

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Hello there Community,


I would like to first express my most sincere gratitude for all your positive feedback and nice comments about how much you are enjoying Ulduar. That was our main goal, create the best possible Ulduar and bring back all those epic sensations that, unfortunately, haven not been available to us since the retail days. I am tremendously proud and happy for all your feedback.


I would also like to tell you that I am preparing a new patch with various corrections for minor glitches that some players have tell us about.


We know Ulduar is one of the most liked raids and we are really happy with the quality of our High End, so, after seeing it is causing such a good impression between groups of very experienced players, we have decided to open our doors to other communities for them to temporary try and enjoy our scripts in a rapid way.


We are preparing various Open Tests to our PTR for letting guilds of other servers, that really miss this awesome raid, test the quality of the scripts of Dalaran-WoW and see with their own eyes that it is not mere cheap talk.


We are sure that, thanks to this, a lot of guilds that are currently doubting about migrating to our server will have a way to make sure of our quality and how similar we are to retail.


If they decide to stay and start with us, we all benefit – they will enjoy it and we will have more competition. On the other hand, if they do not decide to stay, at least they will have been able to experience raids as they are supposed to be in a good private server, and see the differences (big and small) with their current raiding place.


We will keep you up to date and we will open applications for guilds external to Dalaran-WoW to subscribe and like this, discover the true passion for WoTLK, and set their hearthstone with us.


As an early update, tier 7 and tier 8 will be available for testing in 10 and 25 player mode.


Obviously, the private betas that we will make for the new content will be STRICTLY restricted to lawyal players and participants of our PvE Tournaments.


For now, the applications will be opened for well stablished guilds (10 or 25 players, it does not matter) and the way to apply will be quite easy: just send us an e-mail to: dalaran.community@gmail.com with the following information:

Subject: Guild name – Server.
Body:
-Name of the Guild Master.
-Explain us why you want to test our raids.
-Specify your raiding time.

We will provide you more details once we get your application.

Thank you very much.

Stay tuned here: http://www.dalaran-wow.com/news/57/do-you-want-to-test-out-our-raids-read-this/

Elune be with you.


Lothoryen.

Ulduar Video Contest

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Hello there

We are going to propose a Ulduar video conquest. Let’s show to the rest of the WotLK community what we have inside our Ulduar doors!

We are really proud of the quality of our end-game content, we were the first private server with Naxxramas and Obsidian Sanctum fully scripted, but Ulduar is way more impressive, hard and epic. It is not fair for us to keep this feeling just for ourselves, we need to show it off, so this way more players can see the close our Ulduar is to retail.

We think that you, the players who are experiencing this awesome raid, should show the rest what it feels like. Show them how our bosses and their mechanics work, that properly scripted bosses are not that easy, that your achievements are well deserved because you had to struggle with a real battle and a proper fight.

We will be handing Donation Points as rewards to the editor of the best videos of each category:

  • 100 DP to the 1st

 

  • 50 DP to the 2nd

 

  • 25 DP to the 3rd

Even if your video does not end in the top 3 but you still want us to publish it in our social networks, we will do it without any trouble.

a) Category 1: Epic Videos

Description: The video should have epic music, and should show impressive bosses abilities. Can have trailer or movie structure, but should make the watchers feel the epicness.

Rules:

– Must include an introduction that explains that the footage is from Dalaran WoW server in Algalon realm.
– May be with your guild mates or other players, but the chats can not be seen for privacy issues, combat log may be shown.
– Voice chat is not allowed.

b) Category 2: Specific content footage.

Description: Dedicated video of an area or aspect of the raid, can be for example a video that shows all the roleplay events, or all the bosses from one area like the Keepers, or can be just one boss or one event.

Rules:

– Explicative letters must appear before each content, for example: Ignis the Furnace Master 25 man or Brann Radio before engage Flame Leviathan, the sigils quest line, the reply code alpha’s quest event in Dalaran, Ulduar Brann intro or even just Sif channeling over Thorim, there are much possibilities.
– Voice chat is not allowed, but ingame sound must be there.

c) Category 3: Guides

Description: Guides about how to face each Ulduar encounter, can be done boss by boss or full areas. Similar to Tankspot guides.

Rules:

– Of course, this category will be published only if the boss is already killed on the mode you did the video, we will keep the privacy of the tactics used for some bosses while the Realm First are still in competition.
– Explanations of each of the boss abilities, and if there is a prenerf status there.
– The format of the guide can be either explained by voice or with text through the video.
– Explanation of how to face it from one point of view (tank, heal or dps role), can merge all of them and explain all the roles, but least one role should be fully explained for each boss.
– If you want to face the trash without the bosses, you have to explain it in detail too, for example: Storm Tempered Keeper.

Send your videos to our community mail: dalaran.community@gmail.com

Subject: Ulduar video conquest
Character: Your character
Video: Be sure it is public or that we have access to it.
Description: Explain the category in which you would like to participate, all extra information will be welcome.

If we have difficulties selecting the best videos because we receive too many of great quality, we will set a poll so all of you can participate in the election.

Thank you very much and good luck!

 

Stay tuned here: http://www.dalaran-wow.com/news/55/ulduar-video-contest/

 

Secrets of Ulduar: Opening

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For millennia, Ulduar has remained undisturbed by mortals, far away from their concerns and their struggles. Yet since its recent discovery, many have wondered what the structure’s original purpose may have been. Some thought it a city, built to herald the glory of its makers; some thought it a vault containing innumerable treasures, perhaps even relics of the mighty Titans themselves. Such speculations were wrong. Beyond Ulduar’s gates lies no city, no treasure vault, no final answer to the Titan’s mysteries. All that awaits those who dare set foot in Ulduar is a horror even the Titans could not, would not destroy, an evil they merely… contained.


Beneath ancient Ulduar, the Old God of death lies, whispering…. Tread carefully, or its prison will become your tomb.


Their gates will open at 19,00 Server Time during the next Friday 26th, enjoy this epic raid and good luck to the future Death’s Demise and Celestial Defenders!


Stay tuned here: http://www.dalaran-wow.com/news/53/secrets-of-ulduar-opening/

Brewfest 2014!

Welcome to the Brewfest!


We are happy to announce that this amusing event is working and that all achievements are obtainable.

Prepare yourselves for a few crazy days of being surrounded by pink elephants , wolpertingers and the delicious smell of sausage in the air around Durotar and Dun Morogh, enriched by the aroma of the most exquisite beers from all corners of Azeroth. Ogres, Trolls, Dwarves and Orcs will offer their wares with the Brewmaster’s specific music in the zone, invite one of the revelers for a dance and have fun.

Participate in the Ram race ! Advertise the Brewfest in Orgrimmar and Ironforge and you may receive a beerbarrel on the way. You can also dress up in Brewfest clothes and dance in Dalaran after a few beers, if you haven’t had too many it might even net you a reward.

However, this holiday event will also claim the attention of the Dark Iron Dwarves , who will try their hardest to steal the beer and bring it to their Chief, Coren Direbrew , hidden inside Blackrock Depths’ Grim Guzzler bar – your mission will be to stop them and defeat their leader and his daughter.

Maybe you will have the luck to hear the speech of Gelbin Mekkatorque or Vol’jin, the Brewfest Enthusiastswill help you with the task at hand.

As RDF is not enabled, the Keg-Shaped Treasure Chest ‘s loot (Direbrew’s Remote, Swift Brewfest Ram and Great Brewfest Kodo ) is included in the loot table of Coren Direbrew. Since it is also not possible to arrive into the Grim Guzzler with it, we have set the respawn timer to 15 minutes.

As compensation for the amount of Brewfest Prize Token due the lack of the Keg-Shaped Treasure chest, rewards of the daily quest “This One Time, When I Was Drunk ” were increased.

Enjoy your time at the Brewfest and remember to send us videos and screenshots of your adventures!

Cheers!

Stay tuned here: http://www.dalaran-wow.com/news/52/brewfest-2014/

Secrets of Ulduar release date: September 26th (Algalon realm)

Hello Citizens of Dalaran,

After such hard work, the Ulduar release date has been decided: it will be released on September 26th. The arena season will end during the September 25th.

We have to say, we are insanely thankfull to all those beta testers who have spent hours testing every single mode in Ulduar – like mentioned in our google group / mailing list, without you, this would not have been possible.

We hope you all enjoy with us this epic raid, and that everyone of us can have once again this unique feeling. We might be a private server, but The Secrets of Ulduar have not been seen with this quality since retail days.

Trans-location complete. Commencing planetary analysis of Azeroth.

Stay tuned here: http://www.dalaran-wow.com/news/51/secrets-of-ulduar-release-date-september-26th/

End of Arena Season 5 and Rewards

Greetings!

As you may know, the current arena season will come to an end on September 25th, and as one would expect, the players that have ranked among the highest ratings shall be rewarded.
We apologize for the delay on this matter, but Ulduar has consumed a lot of time from us. However, as we have already mentioned, the next arena season will be much more prepared, as well as ladders synchronized with the website, etc.

May this season be the start of an era with some other epic and great seasons to come!

Some of you say you can’t fight, you won’t fight… They all say that… But one day you will pick up a sword and thrust it into another man. And the crowd will cheer you and love you. And you will love them for it. On that day… you will be a gladiator.
In this life, we all die. All we can choose is how we die. And how we are remembered. Be remembered proudly.
– Proximo, Gladiator

To cut straight to the point, the rewards for the current season will be as follows:
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Season 2v2 Rewards

Rank 1:
– 100 DP for each team member.
Deadly Gladiator title for each team member.
Deadly Gladiator’s Frost Wyrm for each team member

Rank 2:
– 50 DP for each team member.
Gladiator title for each team member.
Magic Rooster Egg for each team member.

Rank 3:
– 25 DP for each team member.
Duelist title for each team member.
– Amani War Bear for each team member.

Ranks 4 & 5 earn the Rival title.
Ranks 6 & 7 earn the Challenger title.

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Season 3v3 Rewards

Rank 1:
– 25 DP for each team member.
– 150 VP for each team member.
Wooly White Rhino for each team member.

Rank 2:
– 100 VP for each team member.
Reins of the Swift Spectral Tiger for each team member.

Rank 3:
– 75 VP for each team member.

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– All the rewards will be distributed after Ulduar’s release and its stabilization.
– Only the team members who have been in at least 20% of a top arena team’s matches and are within 100 personal rating of the team’s rating will be eligible for the rewards.
– The earned titles (except rank 1) will only last for the duration of the next season.
– The main reason we have decided to give minor rewards for 3v3 and to remove the rewards for 5v5, is due to lack of activity on those brackets. This fact will surely change in future seasons as soon as we notice more competition going on.
– When the Season 6 starts, we will be making an announcement with its starting/ending date, as well as information about the rewards.

Kind regards,
Golganeth.

Meet Khestar, a new developer in our ranks.

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Hello Citizens of Dalaran,

As you probably already know, I have so far been the only developer of Dalaran-WoW since the project started. This path of solitude granted me concentration, made me focus all my senses on this work and pour my lifeblood into it.

I feel Dalaran-WoW as my child, made with all the love, patience and care that a newborn needs. However, it is growing, and it requires all my attention every single day. Until now I have managed to take care of it, with the Light of Elune guiding my path.

Ulduar however, with the spread of Yogg Saron’s influence, made me waste a lot more energy than anticipated (being near an Old God can have a lot of damaging effects) and my soul has weakened from this immense effort. I have listened to the Titan’s advice, and have called upon one of my best friends and the most experienced person that I know for this undertaking. He has listened to my plea with great care and understanding, and has started loving Dalaran-WoW as his own son.

Now, hand to hand, we will make it grow strong and powerful, perfect as every child to his father’s eyes, alluring to newcomers and coveted by others. We will make Dalaran the metropolis of WotLK where everyone will stay, it will be the undisputed and only home for any WotLK lover.

I would like to introduce to you to Khestar , an incredible software engineer with amazing experience, a person to work with if you want something done well and, best of all, my closest friend. We have shared our university years, developing a lot of projects with both passion and success. We have also been professional colleagues, but I have always thought that he deserved better and, since I consider him the most talented engineer I have ever met, he has more than earned my total admiration.

Welcome Khestar, Elune be with you.

You can read his presentation, right here:

 

Greetings fellow citizens of Dalaran,

My name is Khestar, I’m a professional software engineer and I’ll soon start working hard to make Dalaran an even better home for all of us, but first, a small introduction of myself.

As any dwarf, I’ve grown up surrounded by all kinds of engineering and have learned to love it. I started developing at a very young age, but I always knew I’ll study computer engineering in college to really master my abilities. I spend all my college years working on very interesting and challenging projects and I’ve been working as a professional ever since.

I met Lothloryen nearly 10 years ago thanks to our mutual passion for software engineering, and we soon became close friends, which has never changed. We started collaborating in various college projects and we really enjoyed it, so as soon as we had the chance, we started working professionally at an artificial intelligence lab, our working environment was fantastic.
It’s amazing how Loth has been able to build all this incredible world all by himself, but the time has come when all the weight can’t be concentrated on a single man. From now on, we’ll join forces to make Dalaran the best place to be. My only objective is perfection.

So I swear in front of the Council of Three Hammers I’ll use all the knowledge at my disposal to improve Dalaran and to take it to levels we would have never imagined.

Thanks to all of you, we’ll see each other soon enough.

Stay tuned here:

http://www.dalaran-wow.com/news/50/meet-khestar-a-new-developer-in-our-ranks/

http://www.dalaran-wow.com/forums/community/introduce-yourself/topic/3497/khestar-the-dwarf-engineer

Ulduar Beta has finished.

Greetings,
 
Our Ulduar Beta testing has finished and now we are pretty much polishing the last details, in order to have it as perfected as possible before the official release.
 
There were some things that we, as a small group of testers, could not notice without having a full group of members in action, but thanks to the continuous feedback from the players and their collaboration with us, most of the issues were solved. Altogether the response was positive and strong enough to let us determinate a soon release.
 
We have also received some feedback regarding the HP buff from the bosses, so now we have accurate information to bring the feeling this awesome (and difficult) raid deserves.
 
We shall announce the official release date during this weekend or the next week.
 
Thanks a lot for your effort, contribution and participation. It was really great to see over 100 players at the same time in Ulduar, checking and testing every single detail in our PTR.
 
Regards.
 
Stay tuned: http://www.dalaran-wow.com/news/49/ulduar-beta-has-finished/