Weekly Battleground Tournament: Faction-wise Rewards.

Drums of War can already be heard in the distance, an ancient call to defend your faction and sing ballads of victory in every tavern and city through Azeroth.

The eternal fight for power and domination it’s now a common effort; not only those prepared for the battle are the chosen ones to enjoy these challenges and rewards, everyone from the same faction is.

We are very glad to present to you our Weekly Battleground Tournament, a faction-wise collaborative event that will allow both the Alliance and the Horde to work together for glory. This event will be an ongoing Tournament and will start on the 6th of December.

This tournament is designed to promote PvP in a PvE focused server. Our intention is to encourage each faction’s participation in every Battleground’s bracket. We have tried to make it interesting with its cyclic form and the faction-wise rewards so any kind of player can overcome their PvP blockage and turn into the bloodthirsty enemies you have always feared.

With time, the PvP aspect should be more active thanks to the participation of the community. Therefore, we will be including more perks, rewards, and challenges to the Tournament as it increases in popularity.

For now, we have prepared a few initial rewards that will rotate each week and will benefit both the PvP and PvE aspects of the game while trying to increase the interest towards PvP gradually.

This Weekly Battleground Tournament should also contribute towards making the Northrend’s Heroic Dungeons and Raids more active thanks to the faction-wise perks.

How will it work?

The system is really easy to understand.

There will be a Battleground counter which will be reset every week (Fridays 15:00 p.m Server Time), the faction with more Battlegrounds won that week will be considered the winner and will be enjoying the faction-wise rewards until the next Friday’s reset.

For this, we have prepared a new PVP section on our website where you can see the weekly winner, Battleground statistics, Tournament history, active and upcoming rewards/perks…etc.

After each Friday’s Tournament reset, the rewards will be available for the winner faction. There is no need to do anything as a player: just enjoy the perks and keep pushing!

All the relevant information will be broadcasted everywhere each week: in-game notifications, website, our social networks…etc.

In the future, this website’s PvP section will also include some top rankings (H.Ks…etc), as well as some extra interesting data. We are also going to dedicate a space for Wintergrasp, Gurubashi Arena and capital cities raids into the Weekly Battleground Tournament along with the introduction of more enjoyable features.

How can you participate?

By just doing Battlegrounds. There is no need to do anything special, just participate in any kind of Battleground from level 10 to 80. Unless there are some specifications for a particular week, the level or the Battleground does not matter.

What are the Faction-wise rewards?

The faction-wise rewards are some perks that every player from the winning faction will be able to enjoy for a week, there is no need to participate in order to benefit from them though. It is a very similar case to the Stone-Keeper Shards from Wintergrasp.

There will be two kinds of rewards: static and random. The entire winner faction will benefit from them until the next reset.

Static rewards: These are the perks that will always be active for the current winner faction. If your faction wins, you can enjoy them at least until the next Friday’s reset.

A post with all the possible rewards and specifications will be released shortly.

Some of the initial static rewards:

  • Extra Honor.

  • Extra emblem drop from certain WoTLK raid bosses (e.g: Naxxramas last bosses from each wing, Ulduar’s Keepers…etc). Emblems will drop individually for each player, based on their character progression (Frost for ICC attuned players).

  • 25% chance to have an extra emblem drop upon finishing a WoTLK Heroic Dungeon through the RDF tool. Emblems will drop individually for each player, based on their character progression (Frost for ICC attuned players).

  • Extra XP in Dungeons and Battlegrounds.

Random rewards: These are additional perks that will be changing each week randomly and will be available for the winner faction.

Some of the initial random rewards:

  • Extra Wintergrasp rewards.

  • Battleground Marks of Honor available.

  • Extra reward/drop from Vanilla and TBC raids.

  • Vote/Donation Shop discounts.

  • Services discounts.

Regardless of the faction winner, the level 80 battlegrounds will grant a small amount of Arena Points during the Tournament.

A quick example:

  1. The Friday 6th of December the WBT will start.

  2. Then, the next week on Friday 13th the reset will happen at 12:00 pm and that faction who won the most Battlegrounds shall be declared the winner.

  3. A new week starts, therefore the Battleground counter starts from 0 again and all the static rewards become available for the winner faction, plus one of the random ones until the next reset.

  4. And this gets repeated every week.

Why this kind of Tournament?

Our intentions are to bring the competitive PvP scene back alive. We consider this to be one of the firsts steps. We think that by making it a faction-wise collaborative effort and rewards, would ease the participation and reinforce the faction feeling of victory. And by being able to collaborate no matter the level or the battleground will help towards a common goal: be the winners that week. So everyone with a bit of curiosity about PvP could help to achieve that weekly goal and, bit by bit, keep improving and get into the PvP scene more and more. Practice makes the master.

https://www.dalaran-wow.com/news/159/weekly-battleground-tournament-faction-wise-rewards/

 

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!

Quick notes

Hello community,


We are really thankful for the massive participation in the Survey, it is really exciting to see so many players collaborating and giving their opinions. We are currently studying and discussing the results; we will keep you posted about any decision we take in the near future.


Additionally, we would like to communicate that the following promotions will NOT be active anymore from now on:


– Free instant 70 promotion (we won’t be accepting new applications either).
– Free Faction Change from Horde to Alliance.


Stay tuned because there are some upcoming news: the PvE Tournament, our 6th-year Anniversary event, staff recruitment and some interesting changes.


Thank you once again for your participation and suggestions, it has been a blast for us to see what you think about the home we have worked so hard to create for every WotLK player. Hopefully, we can raise higher the bar with the incoming Second Era of progression.


 

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.


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.


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.

Services and Shop changes: Discounts, Instant 70, new items, name/appearance change etc.

Hello community,


We would like to announce some changes in our services and shops. We have received many suggestions about it during the past months, and after some discussion we have decided to implement a few of them.


There will be some important discounts applied to the services and shops, as well as the additions of some items and the re-enabilitation of the Name Change and Appearance Change.


Here are the changes:


1) There won’t be 2 types of Instant 70 anymore. It will be merged into a unique option, which will consist in: Instant 70 with 2 heirlooms of your choice, Tome of Cold Weather Flight and 1 x Foror’s Crate of Endless Resist Gear Storage. The new price will be 18 DP.


2) The Vote Shop’s items will have a 15% discount and the Donation Shop’s a 25%. Additionally, mounts purchased with DP will have a total reduction of 40% from their original prices. However, the following items will have an extra discount where the final prices will be:


Green Dragon Orb: 30 VP.
Red Dragon Orb: 30 VP.
X-51 Nether-Rocket: 300 VP.
Murloc Costume: 8 DP.
Big Battle Bear: 280 VP.
Atiesh, Greatstaff of the Guardian for every available class: 10 DP.


3) Celestial Steed will have its price reduced to 15 DP. Remember it is a mount you can send to all your characters once purchased, as it is an account-bound item.


4) Name Change and Appearance Change will be enabled again. You can access them through your Account Pannel.


5) In order to help with the faction balancing, we are going to implement several meassures that will affect the Faction Transfer service. Those will be explained in further news.


6) New Additional items will be available in the shops, they are deprecated items from past expansions that are not longer obtainable in game:


Mounts:


-The old Brewfest mounts: Brewfest Kodo and the Brewfest Ram.
-The Swift Zhevra OLD reward from the Recruit a Friend.
-The Swift Zhevra (still obtainable from the Recruit a Friend reward).
-The X-53 Touring Rocket (still obtainable from the Recruit a Friend reward).


Cosmetic:


Shard of the Defiler (And transform yourself into an Echo of Archimonde).


Old Gear:



Items:



We would love to hear your suggestions and we will try to apply them as long as they meet and respect our ideals and are not pay to win at all.