Wintergrasp Balance System, Low level BG score update and more.

Hello community,


We would like to announce some PvP related changes.


As we said in previous posts, the score system from the PvP Tournament will allow us to encourage different aspects. We would like to give a bit more of relevance the low-level BGs than they currently have, so, for now, we are going to increase the score granted per win from any low-level bracket battleground to 3 points (this is already active).


Apart from that, we have been working on a Wintergrasp balance system, it is a blizzlike feature designed to provide some extra help to the faction that loses several battles in a row. It will be live on Friday 20th of March.


Taken from here:



 

  • There is an internal tug-of-war scale not visible by players which will shift under specific conditions.
  • The scale starts at 0 (neutral) and can move up to 700 points in either direction favoring the Alliance at one end, and Horde at the other.
  • This scale is persistent and does not reset to 0 whenever control of Wintergrasp shifts.
  • If an attacking force captures Wintergrasp Fortress while under the effects of any of the advantages listed below (400-700 points in their favor), the scale tips 100 points in favor of the opposing faction.
  • If a defending force successfully defends Wintergrasp Fortress two battles in a row, the scale tips 100 points in favor of the opposing faction.

Each consecutive successful defense after a faction’s first two consecutive defenses will further tip the scale 100 points in favor of the opposing faction.

 

-As a quick example, if the scale is at 0 and the Alliance capture Wintergrasp fortress while attacking, the scale will not move. If the Alliance defend Wintergrasp twice in a row after this, the scale will move 100 points in favor of the Horde. Each consecutive defense by the Alliance after this will move the scale 100 points further in favor of the Horde each time, bringing the Horde to 400 points in their favor after one unsuccessful defense and five unsuccessful attacks, a total of six Horde losses in a row.


-As another example, if the scale is at 400 in favor of the Horde and they capture Wintergrasp fortress while attacking, the scale will move 100 points in favor of the Alliance. If the Horde defend Wintergrasp twice in a row after this, the scale will move 100 points in favor of the Alliance. Each consecutive defense by the Horde after this will move the scale 100 points further in favor of the Alliance each time, bringing the Alliance to 100 points in their favor after one unsuccessful defense and five unsuccessful attacks, a total of six Alliance losses in a row.


 

-The following advantages are provided at the beginning of the battle for Wintergrasp whenever these corresponding ranges on the scale have been reached:


 

  • 0-300: No advantages granted.
  • 400: Faction starts with the Sunken Ring Factory under their control.
  • 500: Faction starts with the Sunken Ring and Broken Temple Factories under their control.
  • 600: Faction starts with the Sunken Ring and Broken Temple Factories under their control and gains access to Catapults after earning 1 kill in battle.
  • 700: Faction starts with the Sunken Ring and Broken Temple Factories under their control and gains access to Catapults, Siege Engines, and Demolishers after earning 1 kill in battle.



 

We are also working on some extra loot for the Faction leaders, this way there will be more rewards for the tournament participants and City Raiding will be more attractive. We will post more details shortly.


We are planning to have a more fluent weekly faction reward rotation, as well as freshen the individual rewards for participation that are currently being given with each reset.


Remember that, if you have any suggestion, you can let us know by ticket or e-mail, we will gladly hear you out.


Thank you very much.

Algalon’s 6th Anniversary: Double experience is now active.

Hello Community,

Do not forget that we are currently celebrating Algalon’s 6th Anniversary. The x2 experience event has already started, benefit from it until the 17th of March! Remember to redeem your Banana Charm minion in our vote/donation shop for just 1 point! If you wish to keep your experience in x1 rates, you can write a ticket and your account will be excluded from the x2.

https://www.dalaran-wow.com/news/175/algalon-s-6th-anniversary-double-experience-is-now-active/

Algalon’s 6th Anniversary.


Almost 7 years ago, when Dalaran-WoW came to live, we had an idea about how a WoTLK realm should be. We started to slowly give form to that idea and designing the appropriate features – today it has been 6 years since that idea took its final form. The Blue Knight arose and our realm Algalon was released.

Thank you everyone for your support, constant feedback, help and loyalty. We treasure our community because without you this dream would not be possible.

6 years of progression, that’s a lot! Back in the day, we wanted to create a new and unique realm where older tiers could be relevant even after everyone rushed all their way up to the Icecrown Citadel. We had in mind a realm where you could experience the pre-nerfs mechanics in certain bosses and a bit extra difficult encounters, while still enjoyable and fun. We loved the struggle and we savored the guild commitment in the past so, we designed our Algalon realm in order to offer to the rest of the WoTLK lovers this progressive experience.

We wanted to offer stability and long term gameplay, reward the player efforts, take care of your beloved characters and their achievements. We are still working untiringly so the player’s hard work prevails through the years and so that everyone can proudly show the history of their characters.

It has been a marvellous journey; although not always easy or smooth we’ve enjoyed passionately every step of the road. We are a small team, but committed and devoted to the project, thanks to your feedback and suggestions we are constantly trying to improve things.

We were dreamers of improbable dreams, and we made Dalaran, we keep dreaming and evolving our Blue Knight – Algalon, into the best shape that we can offer, and with much more to come.

We feel tied to the community, we smile and laugh with your jokes, we suffer from your disappointments and failures, we try to be there so you don’t have to worry. And we will be there for you.

How will we celebrate this special occasion?

With a x2 experience starting next Saturday 22th of February and ending the 17th of March! For a more detailed explanation, please check Spadita’s post.

Exactly as it was the last time, those who still want to level their characters with x1, feel free to contact our Game Masters via ticket and they will disable the x2 for you.

Thank you for these wonderful 6 years, and counting on the next 6 to be even better! We will try to keep offering our passion, best efforts, the stability and unique ideas we’ve been envisioning since 7 years ago as a token of gratitude for your support.

Following our Algalon realm’s 6th Anniversary announcement, I have been thinking a lot and doing some maths and I discovered something really interesting:

– 6 years = 6 + 5 (letters of the word years) = 11
– The 11th letter of the alphabet is K and this is the symbol of Potassium.
– The banana is a nice source of Potassium.
– Banana has 6 letters, one letter per year of Algalon’s lifetime.
– Wikipedia says that bananas emit radioactivity and that Cerenkov radiation is in the ultraviolet spectrum, but part of the energy is visible light and is seen as a blue glow.
– Algalon is blue and glows, therefore Algalon eats Bananas as a blue source of his powers.
– We will offer you a Banana Charm for just 1 VP/DP in our shops during the Anniversary celebrations.
– 6 days from today is Saturday 22. Saturday = 8 letters + 22 = 30.
– 30 minus 6 days from today up to Saturday 22 = 24.

So it is crystal clear that according to Maths, you will enjoy the x2 experience event from Saturday 22nd of February for 24 days (ending the 17th of March), and during that time you can redeem the minion Banana Charm in our shops for just 1 VP/DP.

Enjoy it!

https://www.dalaran-wow.com/news/174/algalon-s-6th-anniversary/

Love Is In the Air.


How Charming!

I just got my Heart-Shaped Box! Let’s see if the Lovely Luck is on our side, because after Tough Love and Flirt with the Disaster, I Pitied the Fool that wears the Vile Fumigator’s Mask. I would share the Lovely Charm Bracelet, so they would feel a bit less Lonely, everyone needs a powerful Love Token by their side because a Dangerous Love or a Sweet Tooth can get you Perma-Peddled.

We could make a Nation of Adoration together spreading just a Fistful of Love within our comrades, what a Lovely Charm is if you get Shafted! or under the influence of the Rocket’s Pink Glare in the meanwhile!

But remember, My love is like a Red, Red Rose or a Big Love Rocket, we just need to tell each other: Be Mine.

Signed:

The Love Fool

https://www.dalaran-wow.com/news/173/love-is-in-the-air/

Lunar Festival is here!


Hello Community!

It is time to honor and pay your respects to the Ancestor’s Spirits across Azeroth, visit the ghostly Elders around and be rewarded with the Coin of Ancestry. And while respect, tradition, and honor are the guide to your pilgrimage to become an Elder yourself, remember to celebrate it with the druids of Moonglade with the huge range of Fireworks available during this week. Also, if you feel fit for the task and want to be blessed by Elune you can defeat Omen, the corrupted demi-god.

The Lunar Festival will be active until the 7th of February

Enjoy!

https://www.dalaran-wow.com/news/172/lunar-festival-is-here/

Happy Ho-Ho-Holidays and Winter Veil!

Hello community!

We would like to take advantage of the Winter’s Veil seasonal event to wish you Happy Holiday on behalf of the staff of Dalaran-WoW.

In this festive season, we have to remember having Joy, Love, Peace, and Hope. Joy killing your enemies in the Battleground, Love when you see that hard achievement pop after a long struggle, Peace when you end Wintergrasp after an even battle and Hope when you are looting the Lich King and you want to see the Invincible. May your heart be full of them this season!

Greatfather Winter has a list of all those who have been naughty, but if you were good and patient, you will get your presents under the big tree from Ironforge or Orgrimmar on the morning of December 25th. If you did leave some milk and cookies for him, of course.

Rescue the Reindeer, use the Preserved Holly to make your mount more festive, throw snowballs to each other, use the gnomish machines to transform yourselves as little helpers and kill your enemies, because being small and Santa-like dressed does not mean you need to be merciful with the other faction.

Let it snow with the handful of snowflakes you gather from the Winter Revelers, a bit of cold never hurt anyone during this special time of the year, even less after blowing some kisses under the mistletoe.

We really hope you enjoy it in your WotLK Home and have a wonderful time during these special days. We also want to thank you for your constant support and collaboration and of course, we also would like to thank every staff member that helps with their passion and devotion for this project.

https://www.dalaran-wow.com/news/163/happy-ho-ho-holidays-and-winter-veil/

Ulduar 10 players: Health nerf.

Hello Community,

As the current level of difficulty from Ulduar is quite high and may be too challenging nowadays; many players have suggested us to perform a small nerf to the 10 players mode during the last few months, we have decided to do so and reduce the health pool from the encounters.

We think that the level of challenge that Ulduar has offered for such a long time was essential, but we also understand that the difficulty may interfere with many of the current players/groups progressing through the tiers.

Therefore, the next Friday 6th of December, with the maintenance that shall welcome the Weekly Battleground Tournament: the HP from Ulduar 10 players mode bosses will be reduced to a more manageable amount.

Thank you and enjoy it!

https://www.dalaran-wow.com/news/160/ulduar-10-players-health-nerf/

It’s beginning to smell a lot like Turkey!

And now is time to cook some achievements!


Becoming a chef has never been so important, acquire the Bountiful Cookbook and start your journey with the delicious seasonal recipes. Keep in mind that you may need to do a bit of a pilgrimage between the cities in order to obtain the special delicacies to craft them.


Remember to make a good food fight with your allies as well as share the bounty with them passing along the dishes, but also take a seat with your enemies in their cities, but to make it more perilous you will have to dress for that occasion if you want to transform it into a feat.


And while you may need to hunt, dominate and slaughter those Wild Turkeys before you triumph on your tasks, do not forget to blast every rogue you find around or even defeat Talon King Ikiss.


Enjoy the event, don’t chicken out!


PS: Careful when you are beside a Campfire with your Plump Turkey pet, because he will not be able to resist jumping into his destiny.


 

Survey info: Algalon will stay as it is.

Hello Citizens of Dalaran,


We are quite impressed with the Second Era idea’s reception; we have seen a lot of support and we’ve received really good feedback about this new system. Plenty of you have seen the potential of this idea and the effort we have invested in it and, even many of those who don’t want it to happen on Algalon have given us some nice observations while showing pleasantness towards the concept itself.


However, as we did state previously, for this idea to become a reality on Algalon we would need the vast majority to vote in favor; after some thorough analysis, we could say that the 58% of the players wanted it to happen on Algalon and the 42% didn’t. Therefore, as there is an important amount of players who don’t want it: the Second Era is canceled and will not go live on Algalon. We knew this was a possible outcome so, we did plan what steps would follow in order to improve Algalon if the community decided to keep it as it is.


There was a common request that has been done by many players: the opening of a new realm with this Second Era / Soft Reset concept applied since the beginning and transfers from Algalon; We are going to study very deeply this possibility and we will keep you posted about it.


In the meanwhile, we are working to improve several aspects from Algalon:
– PvP revamp: We have thought some ideas about hosting weekly Battleground Tournaments and we are currently working on their implementation, rewards and a new website section for it. PvP moderators will also perform a thorough monitoring and win-trading proper punishment.
– PvE/Class fixes prepared for the Second Era are going to be slowly deployed to Algalon.
– Although Algalon will stay as it is, the advertisement campaigns we did prepare for the Second Era will be adapted and launched, including the “resurrect an old friend” (scroll of resurrection like system), which will help to spread the word and keeping the flow of new and old players.


We will keep you posted about all that is to come; our next announcement will be regarding the Weekly Battleground Tournaments.


Thank you very much.

https://www.dalaran-wow.com/news/156/survey-info-algalon-will-stay-as-it-is/

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/