Second Era: Information.

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Hello Citizens of Dalaran and beyond.

We are glad to finally present to you our Second Era’s idea. Its main goal is to provide once again the thrill to progress through the WoTLK content and jump directly into the action while keeping your characters’ hard work and efforts but without interfering with the fresh progression feeling. In this presentation, you are going to find a lot of different information: where the idea comes from, why are we offering it, how the system would work, timeline…etc.

We would also like to emphasize the fact that, you are the ones who will decide if this Second Era takes place or not. This is the idea we’ve been working on before presenting it to the community, now is the time to see if you want for it to happen. We need your opinions before reaching a conclusion, therefore, after reading it you will be able to fill a small survey. There is a small chance to win a symbolic reward upon the Survey’s completion.

Additionally, we are working on a “Scroll of resurrection like” feature, which will allow you to recruit an inactive player for this Second Era and there will be some nice rewards waiting for you both, we will post more information about this shortly.

Our project idea is clear, it has always been; we want to offer the best WoTLK experience we can. That also implies taking into account your characters’ value, effort and time. We believe you deserve the time and the work we have invested in creating a long-term solution. Our first thought is always our community, we are nothing without you.

Thank you for taking the time to read the presentation, and thank you for your participation in the Survey beforehand.

https://www.dalaran-wow.com/news/155/second-era-information/

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Approaching the Second Era.

Hello Citizens of Dalaran,

 

A few months ago we gave you some strokes of information about the upcoming Second Era of Progression. We also gave you the opportunity to fill a survey in order to see your opinions about us performing a possible “Raid and PvP Soft reset”, emulating once again a Fresh WoTLK progression, without players losing anything.

 

As a quick reminder and briefly explained; we believe we have found a middle ground that should please old, current, returning and new players. It is a totally new system never seen before, so we want to make sure that everything is crystal clear and there is no room for doubts. Therefore, we are going to post a new, as well as open a new section on our website specifically dedicated to this Second Era during early October, where everything will be clearly explained. You will also be able to fill a very small survey after you read it, this way we will be able to see the overall reception of such idea.

 

After much consideration, we think it will bring the feeling of competition directly into the raiding scene and freshen the air for everyone, while emulating a fresh realm but, without erasing our player’s effort (remember, no one would loose items, achievements, pets, mounts, levels…etc).

 

We have been developing this idea for a long time (we explained its essence a few years ago), and we are really confident it will set a new path into the world we already know. We will be offering a new direction for the WotLK realms, as we did with the Progressive release/system, Pre-nerf mechanics, buffed up encounters, challenging content…etc. Making our ideals the WoTLK standard.

 

As we announced 6 years ago right before Algalon’s release, we wanted to always keep the Progressive content relevant and challenging. It is absolutely wonderful to look back, we feel really proud and full of nostalgia. Watching our Algalon’s video Trailer brings up many good memories of this beautiful journey. Now is the moment to proceed with the next step and, with the information we are going to announce we will explain how everyone will be able to benefit from this Second Era, no matter if old, current, returning or new player.

 

We would also like to share a reflexion about the previous Survey’s results. It looks like our community liked both The Soft Reset and the new realm similarly and there is a small fraction that wishes to keep everything as it is right now. We think that after the Second Era’s full explanation is released in early October, many players that preferred a new realm or to keep everything as it is may be pleased with the Soft Reset’s option (as it emulates a fresh raiding / PvP scene while honouring every player’s effort until now). This is why a small survey will also be available, so every one of you can tell us if you like it after fully knowing how this actually would work. Please, remember that no step will be done without our community’s approval.

 

We have ready the First Beta test for this second Era of Progression. It will basically consist into checking the mechanic quality from the first tiers (with the new improvements), buff values, and the functionality of some general systems we have been working on to support the Second Era.

 

As we have always been doing, the groups that have access by default to our Betas are the ones who participated in the last PvE Tournament. However, after such a long journey and since this is a very emotional moment, we would also like to offer the possibility to participate as special guests in The Second Era’s Betas to old Guilds, old Realm First players…etc. Of course, if a current guild wishes also partake, will be more than welcome. Anyhow, more information about Betas will be published after the upcoming announcement.

 

Thank you everyone for your support, we hope you enjoy what comes next!

 

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!

     

    Holidays gift: Free Instant 70 to enjoy the New Year.

    Hello Citizens of Dalaran,


    We would like to wish everyone a wonderful Holiday season and a very happy New Year on behalf of the Dalaran-WoW Staff.


    It looks like many players missed the instant 70 promotion we gifted for our 5th Anniversary during the Summertime and as we have received many suggestions to open it again only for those who couldn’t enjoy it back then; we have thought to offer it for everyone who has been playing with us until now, as a way to celebrate these festivities and give you a well-deserved gift. But this time for just a month.


    Because a New Year is approaching and we need all the strength to face again Kel’thuzad, Yogg’Saron, Anub’Arak and The Lich King, the best way is to lend you a hand and make the amazing Northrend content instantly available for you.


    – In order to check if you are eligible, you need to be logged in and visit https://www.dalaran-wow.com/account/character/instant-70/. If you can see the “Free” option, you are eligible.


    – It is totally free and you do not need to be premium.
    – The free pack will contain the starting set and a Cold Weather Flying book.
    – Once you have used it over one of your characters, you can’t use it anymore.
    – Only available for a month.
    – 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.


    Thank you for a wonderful 2018, looking forward to an even better 2019.


    Ruby Sanctum’s Beta: 30th of June.

    Hello Citizens of Dalaran,


    We are glad to announce that we are going to host the Ruby Sanctum’s Beta the next Saturday, 30th of June. Remember that only the participants of the PvE Tournament are able to register for the Beta session.


    If you are planning to attend, send us an e-mail to: dalaran.beta@gmail.com confirming the assistance of your group so we can give you further instructions.


    As a side note, we are still reviewing the Tournament’s streams/videos, we will post the results and grant the rewards as soon as possible.


    Thank you very much.


    Ruby Sanctum Beta and PvE Tournament official dates:

    We are delighted to announce our plans to host for third time our PVE Tournament, Legends of Dalaran.

    From the beginning, we have been searching for Legends who can achieve the impossible, and we tried to bring the attention of all the players we could, even before Dalaran-Wow was released. Now that we are known as dedicated, persistent and devoted people to our server and to our citizens, we can proudly host one of the most epic tournaments right before each tier/season ends.

    On Dalaran, not only the Realm Firsts that players have achieved will last, because there will also be Legends around, people known as the best. Eternal glory in our Kingdom awaits you, and believe us when we say that the race will not be just based on luck. Your dedication, teamwork and partnership, must be better than the rest if you want to have any chance.

    This tournament will be hosted on our realm Algalon, and each and every one of the participants will have their reward.

    What do we plan to achieve with this?

    – To increase the competitive spirit among the players.
    – To bring the “hero feeling” to our players and to spread the competition to possible new players to come.
    – To gain international and competitive PvE reference.
    – To have a centralized, unified and active community.
    – To bring a challenge to experienced players.
    – To advertise the server and to spread our quality around, in order to increase our popularity and grow as a unit.
    – To give fame and reputation to our players and guilds towards the World of Warcraft community.

    The PvE tournament will consist of two different races inside Icecrown Citadel and they will be present separately in both 10 and 25 modes.

    1) Between 18th and 25th of May: First challenge – Speed Race.

    Once the Speed Race is over, the Achievement race will take place.

    2) Between 25th of May and 1th of June: On the second challenge, the guilds will have to accomplish a list of achievements (that we will provide) in Icecrown Citadel. Each of the achievements will have a specific point value.

    The guild having more points between both of the challenges, will be proclaimed the winner.

    How can you participate?

    – The Guild Master or one of the Officers must register their guild for the tournament. The registration instructions for the Speed Run Tournament will be announced on a separated post soon.

    We will explain through the forums everything, the table with the speed and achievement points value, rewards, rules, guidelines and so on.

    If you want to become a Legend of Dalaran, this Tournament is for you.

    We are also happy to announce the Ruby Sanctum Beta Test session will be hosted from June 1st to Sunday 3rd of June. If players are happy with the work that we have put on these encounters this new content shall be released a week after the Beta.

    Thank you very much

    http://www.dalaran-wow.com/news/121/ruby-sanctum-beta-and-pve-tournament-official-dates/

    Upcoming PvE Tournament, Betas and more.


    Hello Citizens of Dalaran,

    As we have stated in the past news, 2018 comes with a lot of activity and we would like to share with you some of our plans and the next steps that we will take, alongside some suggestions made by our community.

    First off, the most imminent event: our desired High-End PvE Tournament – Icecrown Citadel (speed run and achievement run). As you may already know such kind of tournament wasn’t seen until we forged it; we did it so players could have some extra challenges as well as have some fun while the new content’s release was approaching. Sadly, we had to skip this tournament during the Trial of the Crusader’s era, in order to focus our energy on handling the heavy workload and preparing the Icecrown Citadel patch. Now, as people have been progressing through the latest content, we believe it is time to celebrate our PvE Tournament: Legends of Dalaran. We will be giving further information regarding this matter: how to participate, tournament rules, rewards, and so on.

    Secondly, another upcoming event is the Beta testing for The Ruby Sanctum. This will be happening right after the PvE Tournament. Only the guilds that take part in the tournament will be able to participate and have access to the Beta. We will publish very specific news about it, explaining everything that you need to know.

    As we look back into our own footsteps, we feel really proud of what we have accomplished. We were pioneers creating a progressive server, we offered harder content compared to the 3.3.5a patch by tuning the bosses and making it a real and fun challenge for everyone, we recovered the pre-nerf status from every boss in this expansion with the objective to recover the Blizzlike feeling of a challenging progression. In order to accomplish this, one of the main things that we felt like it was necessary, was performing Beta testing sessions before releasing each tier of new content, and that is what we have always been doing.

    Those features, alongside the strict Blizzlike feeling and the essence of Wrath of the Lich King, have always been the main pillars of Dalaran-WoW for the past 5 years, and they will always be. After all this time we feel very glad and satisfied of being the first ones on the private server scene who introduced and developed some features, concepts, and ideas that made possible a progressive server: properly tuned and buffed content, pre-nerf status encounters, several systems to emulate the Blizzlike’s high-end progression for each character, dedicated Beta sessions before releasing each of the tiers, PvE Tournaments, among others.

    Now, why are we thinking about the past and pointing out our ideas? During the last year, many of you have been suggesting us to launch a new realm, where Kel’Thuzad would be the greatest menace once again. It is important to remember the reason why Dalaran stands as a progressive server in everyone’s mind. We would like to answer you back; we hear you. But first of all, we need to finish the remaining tasks, and since this is quite a big decision, there are many things to consider very carefully. It is something that we keep in mind and we are thoroughly thinking and discussing about it.

    We shall have the community updated. We really appreciate your feedback and we will always listen to your suggestions.

    http://www.dalaran-wow.com/news/120/upcoming-pve-tournament-betas-and-more/