Future plans and Game Masters recruitment.

Hello community,


We would like to share some interesting news with you.


We are preparing a detailed informative post about the upcoming Second Era of Progression, it will be announced shortly. As explained through previous news, we believe we have found a really nice middle ground that will please the vast majority and will allow everyone to experience a challenging WoTLK progression once again, with your current characters. We will explain every single detail in order to show you a crystal clear idea about how everything is going to work. Rest assured that we value and respect the hard work you have put into your characters and nothing will be lost, while the competition will be fair and rewarding.


Additionally, many reworks and fixes are being deployed to Algalon with the intention to polish everything as much as possible before this new era takes place. Also, more information about forthcoming Beta sessions will be posted, stay tuned.


We are really excited about what comes ahead, and we can’t wait to start with it and show you what we’ve been working on.


Before this Second Era of Progression arrives, we would like to have few incorporations into the Game Master team. We are looking for individuals in order to help us with the following tasks:


  • PvP Staff: Arena and Battleground monitoring and PvP events/tournaments preparation.
  • Game Masters: General ticket assistance (EU and NA time zones) and moderation.


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    If you are interested, you can write us an email to dalaran.recruitment@gmail.com including your Algalon’s character name and explaining why you think you would fit into the category you are applying for, and we will contact you if we need more information.


    Thank you everyone!

     

    Double experience and RAF perks extended.

    Hello Citizens of Dalaran,


    As we have received many suggestions and requests to extend our Anniversary’s perks, we are happy to announce that you can continue enjoying the x2 experience and Refer a Friend perks until the 10th of September.


    Enjoy it!

     

    6th Anniversary: Gifts, double XP and RAF until level 80.

    Hello Community!


    We just achieved a beautiful milestone: our 6th Anniversary!


    6 years ago we couldn’t imagine we’d be pioneers. We couldn’t imagine either that so many people wanted to progress through every tier instead of constantly jumping directly into Icecrown Citadel. As players, we had a dream about how we would like to play, because back then it didn’t exist. There was no possibility to properly progress through the WotLK, so we started working on that idea. But we didn’t stop there, we also wanted to implement the pre-nerf mechanics, as well as buff up the encounters to make it more challenging and enjoyable for the first time. This way, Dalaran-WoW was born 6 years ago.


    Being a small team, it has been a road full of hard work, however, we have enjoyed every step of the way. It is wonderful to see that every bit of work, contributes towards the goal that we have had in mind since the very beginning and that makes us push even harder to achieve it. We are determined to keep pouring our souls into such idea and offer you the home you deserve.


    After all these years we keep dreaming, improving what we have and working on new ideas that will keep WotLK players excited, we can’t wait to show you what we have been working on and how our new Era of Progression shall evolve. We have carefully read you and we think we have found a middle ground that will please everyone. Hence, during the month of August we are going to make an important announcement explaining every single detail of what comes next.


    Ready for more? Let us begin the celebrations! We have some small surprises for you:


    Players with accounts created up until today can redeem a gift which will include a number of Donation Points, Vote Points or even the chance to obtain the Reins of the Black Proto-DrakeThis is your gift (Please note that new accounts will not be able to benefit from this).


    Additionally, we have thought helping you out in the process of getting ready for our raiding scenario with this temporary perks for a limited time, (this is for everyone, including new accounts) starting from Friday 26th until Monday 19th of August:


    • Double Experience and Honor (x2).
    • Recruit a Friend bonuses will be active through Outlands and Northrend. This means you can enjoy RAF until level 80 (it was from level 1-60 and now it will be from level 1-80).

    Let’s enjoy all the years to come!


    Thank you for this wonderful journey!

    Second Era of Progression: Survey.

    Hello Citizens of Dalaran,


    A long time ago, even before Algalon’s release, we did promise that once the First Era of progression was finished, we would welcome a Second Era bringing back the thrill of starting everyone altogether and stand against Northrend’s menaces. This second progression would allow our community to relive again the content of this expansion that we all love so much, from Naxxramas to Icecrown Citadel. But, on top of that, they would be able to join such a journey with the characters whose feats they have been developing for so much time.


    Allow me to give you a quick update first. We have been working for quite some time in several systems to make possible the technical support for this Second Era. Due to these changes, some pending fixes weren’t fit to be deployed yet and needed to be put on hold until we ascertained stability, so we have been reworking many things and deploying only those that could go live, bit by bit (Malkavia and I will be updating the bug tracker and will write a changelog as soon as we can).


    Now that we are able to fully deploy the remaining corrections, our purpose is to review every dungeon, raids, classes and old issues in order to improve and polish our quality as much as possible before this upcoming Second Era. You probably have already noticed many of them went live on Algalon.


    Very well, our idea about this Second Era has always been a “Soft Raid and PvP season reset”. We didn’t want to announce anything about it until we had every system implemented and performed a thorough testing, in order to be sure that it would be viable for Algalon. This reset would basically consist in the closure of every WoTLK raid (and everything related to its corresponding patch), granting some time beforehand for the forthcoming opening of Naxxramas, rest of Tier 7 and PvP Season. Once available, the raids would have some internal restrictions and systems that would allow to recreate again a proper challenge and transmit the feeling of progression through the tiers. Each tier’s release, would be properly scheduled and of course, the pace faster than it was for Algalon.


    A really important thing is, no items or achievements would be deleted/lost (although if a player earns an already acquired achievement, it will visually pop, for the shake of the progression feeling). It is a complex system with a lot of details, however, we won’t explain more about it for now. What matters and what we need the community to know in order to be able to fulfill our next request is that no one would lose a thing while everyone would be able to enjoy the progression once again.


    This being said, we have received plenty of suggestions about the opening of a new realm so, we understand there are a lot of players who might prefer this option to the Soft Reset’s one. After a lot of thought and consideration, we have decided to hear you individually, through a survey.


    This next step, the Second Era of progression could come in two forms: The explained Soft Reset or a New Realm (obviously, with transfers from Algalon).


    Please, if you could fill this survey and let us know your preferences it would be much appreciated. We can’t wait to hear your opinions and, just for filling the survey (it won’t take you more than a minute) you will receive a small token of appreciation: 50 Vote Points or 5 Donation Points if you are premium.


    Being a Progressive server that has been up for almost 6 years, we absolutely respect and value the progression and work of each player, therefore no matter the outcome of this Second Era (either the soft reset or the new realm), we want to reassure everyone that the effort put on your characters will be kept for those who wish to. We will explain this further when the time comes.


    Before this Second Era of progression begins, we will open our ranks and recruit more Game Masters (even though our current ones are doing a fantastic job), PvP Moderators and high skilled video creators/editors. Stay tuned, please, more information about how to apply will be published soon.


    Thank you everyone, we are truly excited and happy to bring to life this Second Era, it is very thrilling and it is possible thanks to all of you. Your support and suggestions are inspiring. Ours is the pleasure to have such a dedicated and loyal community, we promise our constant devotion and we will try to give our best.


    PvE Tournament: Free instant 70 for current and new players.

    Hello Citizens of Dalaran,


    As we mentioned in other news, the PvE Tournament will have different phases and challenges through every WoTLK raid so any kind of guild able to raid can take part (you can read a bit more about it here and here). Therefore, many players may want to participate with fresh characters to take advantage of the Attunement Challenge or there might be new ones who wish to take a quicker path in order to join/create a guild and partake in this adventure that is about to come.


    In any case, we have decided to ease the possibility for everyone to join our Legendary PvE Tournament, no matter if you are a current or a new player. This way, it becomes a great opportunity to get those characters ready to start in Naxxramas and progress their way through the rest of the raids altogether in the competition.


    We thought to offer it with enough time before the beginning of the PvE Tournament so players can organise their guilds, groups and recruitments while taking advantage of this holiday season. Thus this promotion will be active until the Tournament begins.


    In order to use it, you just need to access your Account Pannel on the website, then click on Instant 70 and you will be shown a Free boost choice.


    On the other hand, if you are a new player you will have to Apply for Free Instant 70. You will see a button in order to do so, just click on it and follow the given instructions. If any issue appears or any doubt arises, feel free to open an in-game ticket and our Game Masters will help you.


    – It is totally free and you do not need to be premium.
    – The free pack will contain the starting sets and a Cold Weather Flying book.
    – Once you have used it over one of your characters, you can’t use it anymore.
    – If you have donation points but you are eligible for the Free boost, the free boost shall have priority and no donation points will be deducted from your account.


    We really hope you enjoy it, thank you very much.


    Reminder: did you get your Instant 70 gift?

    Hello Citizens of Dalaran,


    First of all, we want to thank everyone for the massive support and the participation with this initiative. It is amazing to see how many of you enjoyed this opportunity, reading all those rewarding words of appreciation really encourage us to keep giving our best.


    We would like to remind everyone that it will be available until February 11th.


    We have seen many didn’t notice that this instant 70 gift was only for the players who were already playing with us until the announcement day so, we have decided to apply the gift for all those new players who have shown so much interest in joining our server. Therefore, everyone who created their account after the Holidays gift announcement will be also able to benefit from it.


    If you haven’t used it and you don’t see the option available for your account, write an in-game ticket and we will check it out.


    Thank you once again for your support, we have no words to express how grateful we are – we truly hope you have a wonderful time progressing through every raid tier in our WoTLK home.


    Faction Balance: Free transfers to Alliance.

    Hello Citizens of Dalaran,


    We would like to perform a faction balance, therefore we are updating the Faction Transfer prices as per following:


    The new prices for Horde -> Alliance transfers will be:


    • Free.

    The new prices for Alliance -> Horde transfers will be:


    • 225 Vote Points.
    • 15 Donation Points.

    This update takes immediate effect.
    Thank you.