PvP Tournament: Updates and Multiboxing restriction.

Hello Citizens of Dalaran,

We would like to keep you informed about few updates that are about to be introduced into the PvP Tournament tomorrow, Friday 9th of January.

Wintergrasp score points will be reduced to 5 points per win. We started with 10 points in order to increase its relevance and now that is settled, we will reduce it to 5. This will also help to balance things a bit. We will also announce some interesting updates to Wintergasp shortly.

Another important matter is the introduction of the Initial Advantage Score. This is a score that a faction will have by default upon starting a new week if they have lost a few times in a row. This will encourage such faction to keep pushing towards victory.

Initial Advantage Score:

  • 2 weeks lost in a row: 15 points.

  • 3 weeks lost in a row: 25 points.

  • 4 or more weeks lost in a row: 40 points.

Alongside these changes, we would like to announce that the Multiboxing in PvP will not be allowed from now on and this new rule takes immediate effect. We will be open to discussion about this matter if the overall community thinks otherwise in the future but, for now, it won’t continue being allowed.

We have been working on several systems to introduce the City Raiding but we have also improved the faction bosses by adjusting their HP and mechanics, in order to have some epic battles. This new feature will be introduced to the PvP Tournament the Friday 17th of January.

We will post more information about how it is going to work during the next week.

Thank you very much.

https://www.dalaran-wow.com/news/169/pvp-tournament-updates-and-multiboxing-restriction/

 

BG Tournament: Wintergrasp.

Hello Citizens of Dalaran,

As you may be aware, we’ve been including some features to the Battleground Tournament each week (such as Tournament ladders with participation rewards, score system update…etc). As mentioned in previous news, there are many things that we will be slowly introducing into the Tournament.

This week, we have a new interesting addition: Wintergrasp Battle. This means that Wintergrasp battles are very relevant and will count towards the global score; each win will be shown on the PvP section and will score 10 extra points to the corresponding faction.

What comes next?

The PvP section will keep getting little upgrades, our next step is to introduce a City Raiding system/feature into the Tournament, as well as show some extra PvP statistics. We are having a blast seeing so much participation and interest, receiving this many suggestions and support for this idea, we are going to keep working hard to improve it and make it as fun and challenging as we can. Thank you everyone!

As a side note, we have decided to reset the current Arena Season, more info about this and the upcoming arena ladders on website will follow shortly. We are also going to stop publishing the weekly winner as new on the website, although we will keep announcing it in the forums and Social Media, alongside with the ingame system message.

Thank you.

https://www.dalaran-wow.com/news/167/bg-tournament-wintergrasp/

Weekly BG Tournament winner: Alliance

Roaring victory for the Alliance as the weekly winner of the Battleground Tournament! The banners fluttering in the wind will be the blue ones with golden lions!

Congratulations Alliance! Good job fighting back your enemies and be victorious again.

We are going to detail the rewards that the Alliance is going to enjoy this week as fair winners of the tournament:

  • Extra Wintergrasp Mark of Honor.

  • Extra Honor.

  • Extra experience in Dungeons.

  • Small amount of Arena Points upon finishing a level 80 BG.

  • 25% emblem drop chance upon finishing a WoTLK Random Heroic Dungeon (Frost for ICC attuned players, or the corresponding emblem based on character progression).

  • Extra emblem drop from certain WoTLK Raid Bosses (Frost for ICC attuned players, or the corresponding emblem based on character progression). Naxxramas: Loatheb, Maexxna, The 4 Horsemen, Thaddius and Kel’Thuzad; Ulduar: XT-002 Deconstructor, Auriaya, Mimiron, Yogg’Saron; ToC: Lord Jaraxxus, Twin Val’kyrs, Anub’arak.

We will take advantage of the announcement to congratulate the top winners in the scores of H.K. and participation in BGs. Fantastic job! Now is time to enjoy your bounty and good luck opening the rewards! You can also use those paints to mark your next victim and create nice strategies to mislead the enemies!

https://www.dalaran-wow.com/news/166/weekly-bg-tournament-winner-alliance/

 

Weekly BG Tournament winner: Horde (and more info)

The Horde has raised as the winner of Weekly Battleground Tournament this time! So we have to yell: LOK’TAR OGAR!

Congratulations, Horde! Good job with the team effort that brought you to Victory.

We are going to detail the rewards that the Horde is going to enjoy this week as fair winners of the tournament:

  • Extra Honor.

  • Extra Experience received in Dungeons.

  • 25% emblem drop chance upon finishing a WoTLK Random Heroic Dungeon (Frost for ICC attuned players, or the corresponding emblem based on character progression).

  • Extra emblem drop from certain WoTLK Raid Bosses (Frost for ICC attuned players, or the corresponding emblem based on character progression). Naxxramas: Loatheb, Maexxna, The 4 Horsemen, Thaddius and Kel’Thuzad; Ulduar: XT-002 Deconstructor, Auriaya, Mimiron, Yogg’Saron; ToC: Lord Jaraxxus, Twin Val’kyrs, Anub’arak.

  • Small amount of Arena Points upon finishing a level 80 BG (both factions will enjoy this).

We will also take advantage of this new to explain a few important changes done to the Tournament.

First and foremost, the introduction of the Score system: This system will allow us to evaluate other PvP aspects, not just Battlegrounds (as mentioned in other news: City Raiding, Wintergrasp…etc)., but we have introduced it a bit earlier than expected in order to balance scores and participation. As the lower level brackets battlegrounds tend to happen more often, we think this will keep healthy scores and increase the relevance for the 80’s. We will have special Twink weeks too, of course, variety is the key.

As we do not want to devalue lower bracket’s effort, they also have score. But for the time being it will be 1 Point, while the level 80 Battlegrounds shall grant 5 instead.

This score breakdown will change with the weekly tasks to fulfill, in order to also promote other PvP areas. It will allow us to add different values to shift the scene into other activities and therefore make it a fun and refreshing event. We have many plans and one of them is the inclusion of a “PvP Bonus Objective” system, where players will have to do some weekly tasks or achieve certain matters; more information will be posted when the time comes.

Another important introduction to the Tournament is the Top Honor Kills and Top Activity. The website PvP section shows the Top H.K for both the Horde and the Alliance, as well as a ranked player list based on participation and performance within Battlegrounds.

There will be rewards for the Top 1 H.K of each faction and bracket. Of course, everyone who appears within the Top 20 or Top 10 Most active players list will also receive a proper compensation for their participation and effort.

The rewards are: Top 1 HK (each faction, every bracket):

Most active 80 players (each faction):

Most active other brackets (each faction):

It won’t matter who the winner is, every Top 1 H.K from any bracket will have their rewards (both Alliance and Horde). The same will happen with the most active players, everyone who appears in the activity lists will have the rewards (both factions).

Those items are items not available in our shops, so the only way to get them is by participating and ranking up in the Tournament.

At the same time as the Weekly faction-wide rewards, these rewards will be active upon restart of the Tournament each Friday at 15:00 PM ST.

These are the rewards for the next week Tournament winner:

  • Extra Wintergrasp Marks of Honor.

  • Extra Honor.

  • Extra experience in Dungeons.

  • Small amount of Arena Points upon finishing a level 80 BG.

  • 25% emblem drop chance upon finishing a WoTLK Random Heroic Dungeon (Frost for ICC attuned players)

  • Extra emblem drop from certain WoTLK Raid Bosses (Frost for ICC attuned players)

Thank you for your participation and enjoy it!

https://www.dalaran-wow.com/news/164/weekly-bg-tournament-winner-horde-and-more-info/

BG Tournament: Score system update (Friday 20th).

Hello Citizens of Dalaran,

We have decided to update the Score system for the BG Tournament. After the next Friday 20th, instead of just counting the BG wins, a certain amount of points will be granted to a faction per win, based on the bracket.

This will balance things a bit more and will also allow us to introduce new features to the Tournament (City Raiding, Wintergrasp…etc).

The point distribution (for the next week) per win will be the following:

-Level 80 Battleground: 5 points.
-Rest of brackets: 1 point.

This point distribution is subject to change during certain weeks due to specific challenges and objectives requirements.

Thank you for the feedback and suggestions.

https://www.dalaran-wow.com/forums/algalon/information/topic/12553/bg-tournament-score-system-update-friday-20th

Weekly BG Tournament winner: Alliance (and more info)

And the first winner of the Weekly Battleground Tournament is: The Alliance!

Congratulations, Alliance! Good job with the team effort that brought you to Victory.

We would like to say that we are vastly impressed with the participation in the tournament; a total of 282 battlegrounds in a space of a week, most of them level 80. Some days, the sewers of Dalaran were crowded and full of duels once again, we noticed an arena activity increase aswell. Thank you everyone for embracing this initiative and for having such spirit of competition.

First of all, we are going to detail the rewards that the Alliance is going to enjoy this week as fair winners of the tournament:

  • Extra Honor.

  • Extra Experience received in Battlegrounds.

  • 25% emblem drop chance upon finishing a WoTLK Random Heroic Dungeon (Frost for ICC attuned players, and their correspondent emblem for the other attunes).

  • Extra emblem drop from certain WoTLK Raid Bosses (Frost for ICC attuned players, and their correspondent emblem for the other attunes). Naxxramas: Loatheb, Maexxna, The 4 Horsemen, Thaddius and Kel’Thuzad; Ulduar: XT-002 Deconstructor, Auriaya, Mimiron, Yogg’Saron; ToC: Lord Jaraxxus, Twin Val’kyrs, Anub’arak.

  • Small amount of Arena Points upon finishing a level 80 BG (both factions will enjoy this).

We are going to take advantage of this notification to talk about a few things regarding the tournament and the PvP status itself.

– We would like to let you know that we have been working on a system to improve the ghost-queue monitoring but, we also rely on your reports for a faster catch. Therefore, if you see anything suspicious let us know with a ticket and we will quickly take action. Any Battleground detected as ghost-queued that had no fair participation in it, is removed from the total counter, so it will not interfere with the Tournament in any way. We have been warning those players who ghost-queued and banned the ones that repeated it. From now on, the ghost queue shall be directly a 1-day ban, without any warning. If continued, it may lead to an account suspension.

– We are dealing with past win-traders, we are amending our own mistakes regarding proper monitoring. In order to balance the PvP status, we are removing the gear from people who did not earn it in a legit way. Thanks to those who understood and collaborated with us when we removed the items. That being said, we will not allow it to happen again and those who traded in the past, will see their accounts suspended if repeated.
We are preparing the terrain for an Arena Season reset, we will give you more information about this shortly.

This is just the base concept for the Weekly Battleground Tournament, we have plenty of ideas and our intention is to have more PvP areas involved, making it fun while challenging. We are open to suggestions, as always, and we will take them all into consideration. We would like to give you a sneak-peak about what we are thinking to include soon:

  • City Raiding: It will involve proper capital attacks and defense.

  • Wintergrasp will count towards the Tournament.

  • We are working on a way to incentivize players to join Alterac Valley during the Tournament.

  • Gurubashi Arena: extra rewards at the beginning but, we are thinking about giving it more relevance bit by bit.

We are going to be including totally new rewards every few weeks, the current ones are just to start with!

Our intention is to upgrade the Weekly Battleground Tournament and make it a Weekly (general) PvP Tournament. We will also keep improving the PvP section on the website so it can show more interesting stats such as top H.K kills, extended BG and WG info…etc.

This tournament is just the first step, and we are delighted to see the results. Thank you for your participation, the interest shown has been wonderful!

We can’t be more grateful for the feedback we are receiving, we are giving our best to make Dalaran your WotLK home, strong, long-established, dedicated and respectful to the hard work from our players. The PvP was an area that needed some love from our side so, we are on it now. We hope you enjoy the BG Tournament and what comes next.

https://www.dalaran-wow.com/news/162/weekly-bg-tournament-winner-alliance-and-more-info/

 

The Weekly Battleground Tournament has started!

Hello Citizens of Dalaran,


We are gladly announcing that the Weekly Battleground Tournament is now active! A faction-wide effort with faction-wide rewards.


Remember that you can take a look at the weekly statistics here: https://www.dalaran-wow.com/pvp/


It is really easy to participate and help your faction to earn the weekly rewards, you just need to queue and fight in Battlegrounds (any bracket counts), the faction that wins the most will be proclaimed the winner for that week, so during the next one will be able to enjoy faction-wide rewards such as: Extra experience in BGs, extra Honor, extra experience in dungeons, extra emblem drop from certain WoTLK Raid Bosses (attached to each own’s progression, Emblems of Frost for the ICC attuned players), emblems drop chance upon finishing an RHC (attached to each own’s progression, Emblems of Frost for the ICC attuned players), and many more that we will keep updating and announcing. Take a look here for more information: https://www.dalaran-wow.com/news/159/weekly-battleground-tournament-faction-wide-rewards/


As this is the first week and there is no winner yet, we’ve decided to grant a small amount of Arena Points when finishing a level 80 Battleground for both, winner and loser.


Also, as several players have suggested, everyone can now purchase the Relentless gear with Triumph/Frost emblems from Xazi Smolderpipe in the Underbelly, Dalaran. This will ease the incorporation into the PvP scene for some players and will help to make it a bit more balanced.


As a side note, we are taking many steps to keep improving and promoting PvP, the Weekly Battleground Tournament is just one of them. More information about this will follow during the next weeks. Thank you for the suggestions and feedback received.


Remember to encourage everyone in your faction to participate!