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.
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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/

 

How the progression works in Algalon realm.

Hello Citizens of Dalaran,

Algalon´s realm content will be a bit different from Kirin Tor’s, so you can find some things that work on Kirin Tor and that do not work on Algalon, and vice versa. But soon they will be equal, thus improving the content and quality of both realms.

If you have any doubts and it has not been explained here, it does imply that it works exactly as in Kirin Tor or as it is supposed to do on the 3.3.5a patch.

There will be 2 Eras which will define Algalon Realm:

  • 1) First Era: The raids and arena seasons will be gradually released and will last as “the current raid/season” for around X months (depending on the raid).

    For example, as soon as Algalon is launched, you will be able to enjoy Naxxramas and arena season 5 for about 3 months (will post exact dates and times with the official release), once the time to open the next tier raid and season arrives, Ulduar and arena season 6 will be opened.

    There will be an exception with the way to release some of the first 25 player raids. Eg: Once the realm is opened, there will be available only 10-player mode of Naxxramas. Once Kel’Thuzad is defeated on his 10 player mode for the first time, then we will open the 25 player mode. In this way, we avoid rushes to the Realm First of Naxxramas 25 and we grant some time to stabilize the player base so that everyone has the same chances to obtain it.

 

  • 2) Second and final era: Once all the content is released, there will be a constant and eternal progression. Thanks to the systems we have implemented, Algalon has been designed with certain restrictions and features that allow the players to progress through the content making each raid / arena season a real challenge for everyone. If you want to progress in the game, either through PvE or PvP, you have to earn it and make an effort.

 

 

PvE 

  • Northrend 5 player Instances

    Access restriction: There will be no restriction on accessing the Northrend instances, except: Trial of the Champion, The Forge of Souls, Pit of Saron and The Halls of Reflection. Only those players who meet the previous requirements (having progressed through the content prior to these instances), will be able to enter.

    Emblems: Emblems of Triumph will be dropped only to those players who have already progressed through the content up to Trial of the Crusader.

    Example: If your character has progressed up to Ulduar (and has not yet managed to get The Descent into Madness 25 players achievement), he will not receive any type of emblem after defeating bosses on 5 man heroic instances.

    However, if your character has progressed up to Trial of the Crusader (which means, you have already got the achievements of Naxxramas/Ulduar) then you will be able to loot the emblems of triumph as reward for killing bosses in heroic mode of 5 man instances.

 

  • Raids

    Access restriction: Each raid will require the previous tier raid’s achievement on the same difficulty the player is trying to enter. For example, if you try to enter in Ulduar 10 player mode, you will need to have The Fall of Naxxramas (10 players) . Hence, the same goes to 25 player mode, you will need The Fall of Naxxramas (25 players) if you wish to enter into Ulduar 25 players.

    Emblems: Bosses will always drop that raid’s correspondent emblems for everyone. Example: Players getEmblems of Conquest upon killing any boss inside Ulduar, no matter what is the character’s progression.

  • Exceptional case: Vault of Archavon.

    Every boss within the vault was released in a chronological order and synchronized with the WoTLK raids. Therefore, we have designed a system to analyze and contemplate the overall raid member’s progression. The bosses will be available or not depending on the progression of the players. Here’s an example:

    Archavon will be always available, regardless of the players progression as it was released with Naxxramas, thus since the very beginning of the WoTLK. However, Emalon was released as the same time as Ulduar, which implies that he will be available if each and every member has completed the Naxxramas raid. What if there are several players who have not completed it yet? The other bosses are not available for the raid until these players leave the instance, there will be just Archavon. If just one player does not meet the requirements, the bosses will disappear and the instance will configure itself in real time.

    Other quick example: every raid member has progressed already up to Trial of the Crusader (this means they have Naxxramas/Ulduar achievements), then Vault of Archavon will configure itself and there will be available Archavon, Emalon and Koralon.

 

 

PvP

All vendors have been set and will be adapted to each arena season so that will be impossible to get equipment that does not correspond to the current season. The PvP is subject to constant rotation; it will start in the season 5 and end at 8. When the 8th season ends, we will go back again through season 5.

  • Arenas, Battlegrounds, and Wintergrasp:

    There will be gear restrictions depending on the current arena season. For example, with the release of Algalon the current season will be 5, and there will be no chance that players have items with higher item level than that which correspond to this season or the current High end raid (as I mentioned all PvP vendors in Azeroth/Outlands will be fully configured ). However, once the season have rotated, there will be people who own PvE or PvP high gear ( Eg. Wrathfull or even trinkets like Deathbringer’s will ), but the 5th season would be running again, thus everything will be restricted again with the appropriate level as maximum. Hence, these players cannot equip those items within Arenas, Battlegrounds and Wintegrasp and create an imbalance in regard to those who are not geared yet. With this, we have created a tight and really challenging PvP, where all that the players get, will be hard-earned and always with the same conditions for everyone.

-Donations: Of course, as we have stated many times, there would never be high end game gear in our shops. Algalon’s shop will be more restrictive than Kirin Tor one.

-Random Dungeon Finder: As already discussed, the random dungeon finder will not be active yet.

-Weekly quests: The weekly raid quest will not be available.

-The related professions, talents, mechanics… etc will have the same systems specified by the patch 3.3.5a .

We will not answer questions that have already been answered or explained in other posts, so please, if you have any questions, be sure you have read all the information.

Thank you very much.

 

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

PvE Tournament: Tier 7 Speed Challenge starts today.

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Welcome ladies and gentleman to The Legends of Dalaran, our PvE Tournament.

It does start today and we present the first phase: The Speed Challenge, and it will consist on 3 stages:

  • Stage 1 (20th-26th June): Vault of Archavon and Eye of Eternity.

 

  • Stage 2 (27th June -3rd July): Obsidian Sanctum.

 

  • Stage 3 (4th-10th July): Naxxramas (including Mr. Bigglesworth).

In resume:

  • Clear the content as fast as you can.

 

  • Obtain the maximum score and store it for the next challenge so you can have more chances to win the Tournament.

 

  • All the participants will be rewarded with some details.

 

  • Both 10 and 25 players modes are perfectly valid.

Play your strategy, be faster than anyone or let the rest think they can beat you. Only one will get the Gold Medallion and the rest will be just turtles!

Remember you can still register your group or guild until 24th June to participate in the Speed Challenge, but if not you will still be able to register for the Achievement Challenge.

We are already working to improve and script our server in order to adapt few systems for
the future PvE Tournaments.

Do not forget to record the kill even those who will stream it!

 

3…

2..

1.

GO!

The Speed Challenge is a charismatic event. It has everything. It has drama. It has competition. It has camaraderie. It has heroism/bloodlust. Every player can’t dream of being an Legend, but he can dream of finishing the Speed Challenge.

** quote addapted from Fred Lebow, New York City Marathon co-founder.

  • Read more about The Legends of Dalaran here .

 

  • How to register here .

 

  • Rules can be found here .

 

These will be the REWARDS of the Speed Run challenge:

– All the participants will receive: Loggerhead Snapjaw + 12 Donation Points.

The winners (maximum score obtained between all the stages):

– 10 man: Competitors souvenirs .

– 25 man: Gold medallion .

All those players who participate in both challenges of the same difficulty (speed and achievement) will receive a Competitor’s tabard and 25 extra Donation Points.

Remember, the winners of the Legends of Dalaran: Tier 7 PvE Tournament will be those who adding their Speed and Achievement challenge’s points, obtain the maximum rating.

 

Vault of Archavon + The Eye of Eternity (merged timers):

  • Less or equal than 7:31 minutes:  150 points.

 

  • Between (included) 7:32 and 8:45 minutes:  100 Points.

 

  • Between (included) 8:46 and 10:05 minutes: 75 points.

 

  • Between (included) 10:06 and 12:00 minutes: 50 Points.

 

  • More or equal than 12:01 minutes: 25 Points.

If any group, choose to record a full run cleaning the Vault of Archavon’s trash mobs in the process, they will have added 20 extra points to their obtained score.

 

Obsidian Sanctum:

  • Between (included) 2:35 and 3:20 minutes: 100 points.

 

  • Between (included) 3:21 and 4:00 minutes: 75 points.

 

  • Between (included) 4:01 and 4:55: 50 points.

 

  • Between (included) 4:56 and 6:00: 25 points

 

  • More or equal than 6 minutes: 10 Points

Check this thread to know which modes from The Obsidian Sanctum are availables.

Naxxramas:

On this stage, there will be a small clasification, starting from the fastest group and ending with the slowest one:

  • 1) – 100 points.

 

  • 2) – 75 points.

 

  • 3) – 50 points.

 

  • The rest – 20 points.

Good luck to everyone.

Thank you very much.

 

 

Streaming: new forum section.

Greetings,

We gladly announce our new forum section: Streaming.

It will be divided into two sub-forums: General List and the Stream Ideas and Suggestions.

  • General List:

If you like to stream each step through your World of Warcraft adventures in Dalaran-WoW, this is the place to advertise yourself. If you like to watch other players while you are flying on a long flight, this is the place to look around.

What would be better than watch our Dalaran WoW players adventures? Watch our Dalaran WoW players live adventures!

The proper way to let the community know about you and your stream is writting a brief explanation, like:

– Your Nickname or character name.
– What do you stream: Leveling process / PvE encounters / PvP / Random.
– Time active: Server Time when you usually stream.
– Your Link.
– Extra information: Feel free to advertise yourself.

  • Stream Ideas and Suggestions:


Do you want to see some live action of low level dungeons, Battlegrounds, Arenas, Wintergrasp, a certain special achievement run, a full raid encounter, etc?

You can make a thread here asking about some particular streaming or asking to your favourite Dalaran WoW streamer something.

Are you without ideas about what to stream today? Ask the rest of the community for them.

Stay tuned here: http://www.dalaran-wow.com/forums/

Tier 7 PvE Tournament: Speed challenge registration.

Greetings.

As of today you can apply your guild to The Legends of Dalaran tournament by following these steps:

1) Consult with your guildmates before applying, motivate them, organize the roster and decide the streamer.
2) Decide in which mode you want to participate – 10 man and/or 25 man.
3) Send an e-mail to: dalaran.community@gmail.com with this format:

Subject: The Legends of Dalaran – Speed challenge.

(Your character name), officer/guild master (raid leader if PUG) of the guild: (Guild name or PUG name).

We sign in 10/25 man mode, accepting the rules of participation.

Our streamer will be: (Name of the streamer/streamers), this is his/her stream link: (stream link).

The raid leader will be: (Name of the raid leader/possible substitute).

This is our presentation video/screenshot of guild players (link of the video or screenshot here).

4) Wait to the date of the challenge.
5) Good Luck!

F.A.Q.:

  • Can we participate without streamer or video recorder?

– That is unfortunately impossible, we want the entire raid to be streamed, recorded and sent to us.

  • Can a group participate if not all participants hail from the same guild?

– Yes it can, there can be Picked up Groups. But their members will not be able to participate with their own guild as well for the entire duration of the Tier 7 tournament (Speed run/achievement run).

– You have to decide the name of your group and specify it in the application in the Guild name slot as Pug Group. Example: PUG group: The archmages with arthritis.

  • Can my guild/group participate in 10 and 25 man?

– Yes, but you can only participate in each mode once.

  • Can I participate with different PuG groups or guilds on several stages or challenges from the same tier?

– No, if you choose one group or guild, you will be able to only participate with them during the whole Tournament correspondant to the current tier.

  • What if we are missing people from our roster when the run starts?

– As Guild: You can bring ONLY guildmates as a replacement to your tournament roster.

– As PuG group: You can pick up any new players that are not participating already.

We’d advise that you include backup players in the roster just in case.

  • What should the presentation video/screenshot contain?

– It can be anything that you think represents you guild or group well, it can be epic, funny or just something memorable. Be creative.
– If it is an screenshot your UI should be hidden.

  • Can my group or guild participate in the Tournament after the Speed Challenge applications are closed?

– Yes, but you will only be able to participate in the Achievement challenge.

Another application will be opened before the Achievement challenge where you will be able to apply.