Second Era of Progression: Survey.

Hello Citizens of Dalaran,


A long time ago, even before Algalon’s release, we did promise that once the First Era of progression was finished, we would welcome a Second Era bringing back the thrill of starting everyone altogether and stand against Northrend’s menaces. This second progression would allow our community to relive again the content of this expansion that we all love so much, from Naxxramas to Icecrown Citadel. But, on top of that, they would be able to join such a journey with the characters whose feats they have been developing for so much time.


Allow me to give you a quick update first. We have been working for quite some time in several systems to make possible the technical support for this Second Era. Due to these changes, some pending fixes weren’t fit to be deployed yet and needed to be put on hold until we ascertained stability, so we have been reworking many things and deploying only those that could go live, bit by bit (Malkavia and I will be updating the bug tracker and will write a changelog as soon as we can).


Now that we are able to fully deploy the remaining corrections, our purpose is to review every dungeon, raids, classes and old issues in order to improve and polish our quality as much as possible before this upcoming Second Era. You probably have already noticed many of them went live on Algalon.


Very well, our idea about this Second Era has always been a “Soft Raid and PvP season reset”. We didn’t want to announce anything about it until we had every system implemented and performed a thorough testing, in order to be sure that it would be viable for Algalon. This reset would basically consist in the closure of every WoTLK raid (and everything related to its corresponding patch), granting some time beforehand for the forthcoming opening of Naxxramas, rest of Tier 7 and PvP Season. Once available, the raids would have some internal restrictions and systems that would allow to recreate again a proper challenge and transmit the feeling of progression through the tiers. Each tier’s release, would be properly scheduled and of course, the pace faster than it was for Algalon.


A really important thing is, no items or achievements would be deleted/lost (although if a player earns an already acquired achievement, it will visually pop, for the shake of the progression feeling). It is a complex system with a lot of details, however, we won’t explain more about it for now. What matters and what we need the community to know in order to be able to fulfill our next request is that no one would lose a thing while everyone would be able to enjoy the progression once again.


This being said, we have received plenty of suggestions about the opening of a new realm so, we understand there are a lot of players who might prefer this option to the Soft Reset’s one. After a lot of thought and consideration, we have decided to hear you individually, through a survey.


This next step, the Second Era of progression could come in two forms: The explained Soft Reset or a New Realm (obviously, with transfers from Algalon).


Please, if you could fill this survey and let us know your preferences it would be much appreciated. We can’t wait to hear your opinions and, just for filling the survey (it won’t take you more than a minute) you will receive a small token of appreciation: 50 Vote Points or 5 Donation Points if you are premium.


Being a Progressive server that has been up for almost 6 years, we absolutely respect and value the progression and work of each player, therefore no matter the outcome of this Second Era (either the soft reset or the new realm), we want to reassure everyone that the effort put on your characters will be kept for those who wish to. We will explain this further when the time comes.


Before this Second Era of progression begins, we will open our ranks and recruit more Game Masters (even though our current ones are doing a fantastic job), PvP Moderators and high skilled video creators/editors. Stay tuned, please, more information about how to apply will be published soon.


Thank you everyone, we are truly excited and happy to bring to life this Second Era, it is very thrilling and it is possible thanks to all of you. Your support and suggestions are inspiring. Ours is the pleasure to have such a dedicated and loyal community, we promise our constant devotion and we will try to give our best.


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Recruiting Testers.

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Hello Citizens of Dalaran,


We are excited to announce that we are currently recruiting volunteers in order to help us with the testing tasks.


We are looking for dedicated players with vast experience and knowledge of every aspect of the game, who will have access to our PTR and will help us test the new fixes before they get applied to the live realm. The testers will need to pay attention for small details, and write accurate reports in case it is required.


If you are interested write us an e-mail to: dalaran.recruitment@gmail.com with the following format:


Subject: Testers recruitment – Name of your Algalon’s main character.


Content: Explain us your knowledge and experience with the game, as well as your preference (if any) in case you would like to just focus in a single aspect of the game such as quests or spells.


Thank you very much.

Recruiting Developers

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Hello Community,

We are really excited to announce that in order to speed up the process of fixing issues and improve our current content even more, we have decided to expand our development team.

It has been a long, enjoyable journey with a lot of hard work, including every single past update and the upcoming releases. But the time when a single man can’t keep carrying all the weight has come.

We are looking to hire 4 specific profiles. Regardless of which one you are applying for, we expect you to fulfill the following requirements:

– Must be over the age of 18.
– 1+ year of experience working with the technologies your role requires.
– Experience with version control systems (Git is preferred).
– Experience working with TrinityCore.
– Experience contributing to private servers.
– Commitment and passion for World of Warcraft, as well as extensive knowledge about the game environment, content and general gameplay (WotLK and previous expansions).
– Loyalty, hard work and full commitment for the project.
– Capacity for learning and willingness to do so.
– Ability to speak and write in English.
– Ability to foresee and solve problems, capacity for analysis.
– Ability to work under minimal supervision or independently, willing to take initiative when needed.
– Ability to work in a team environment.
– Academic qualifications and university degrees in Computer Science or similar are a big plus.
– Exceptional applicants without previous experience in the private server scene, will be considered.

These are the 4 specific profiles that we are looking for:

DATABASE DEVELOPER;

> RESPONSIBILITIES:
– Fix, improve or script from scratch: quests, game objects, NPCs and world events across the world (priority: Northrend).

> REQUIREMENTS:
– Strong SQL programming skills.
– Vast experience working with TrinityCore SmartAI.
– Extensive knowledge about the game and accuracy with details.

C++ AND SQL DEVELOPER (Class spells and PvP);

> RESPONSIBILITIES:
– Fix and improve general class and spells (top priority).
– Fix and improve general PvP content, such as battlegrounds and arenas.

C++ AND SQL DEVELOPERr (Dungeons and raids);

> RESPONSIBILITIES:
– Fix and improve (or rewrite, if needed) all dungeons and raids, except Level 80 raids (priority: Northrend).

> REQUIREMENTS FOR C++ AND SQL DEVELOPERS:
– Strong C++ and SQL programming skills.
– Vast experience working with TrinityCore.
– Extensive knowledge about the game and accuracy with details.

SERVER PERFORMANCE AND CORE OPTIMIZATION;

> RESPONSIBILITIES:
– Optimize and rewrite core systems, in order to improve general server performance and stability.
– Tweak and tune up the server environment when needed.

> REQUIREMENTS:
– Strong C++ and SQL programming skills.
– Extensive knowledge and good understanding of World of Warcraft emulation environment.
– Researching experience, being able to identify and resolve performance issues in TrinityCore servers.

If you believe you have what it takes, or if you know someone who fulfills the requirements, please do not miss this opportunity! Send your applications as well as any questions you may have to the following e-mail: dalaran.recruitment@gmail.com.

Once you are accepted, you will have to go through a short trial period before you actually join the development team.

We will be looking to recruit a few testers in the near future, stay tuned in case you are interested.

Thank you very much for your interest, we are looking forward to hearing from you.

Dalaran-WoW recruiting Game Masters

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Hello there community,


We are opening our circle and recruiting new staff members in order to help us with ingame tasks, as well as forums moderation. We are looking forward to have you in our ranks.


This is not just a recruitment where we are looking for more people in order to make our work easier. We are looking for someone who is willing to join our family, someone who feels the essence of this expansion like us, and someone who loves this special, unique and epic project.


These people could help us with many things, for example with ingame tasks – which would consist in helping players with their issues, advising them about the correspondant matters and making sure that all the rules are respected. In some additional cases, a few testing tasks would be required in our private test server.


If you are chosen, you would have another Game Master at your side, who would explain you everything, as well as expose some rules.


We could make an application form, we could list a sort of requirements before anyone presents himself. However, we would like you to redact your own honest words without any kind of preconception and predefined structure, we want you to be natural. Why should we trust on your person and on your work?


We do not need you to be an experienced Game Master, we are willing to teach you. What we need is a trustable person with some free time, knowledge and PASSION for the WoTLK who feels the game like we do and shares our ideals.


There is just one strict requirement, you must be a Dalaran-WoW player or an old Dalaran-WoW player with XXX time with us at your back who took a break.


Write us an e-mail to: dalaran.recruitment@gmail.com with your Kirin Tor / Algalon character name, a part of any kind of personal information that you wish to provide us.


Subject: Main character name – Game Master recruitment.


We will need time to study them all and select from there to whom we consider special and appropiate.


Thank you very much.

 

Dalaran-WoW schedule, tasks and general information.

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Hello there Citizens of Dalaran,

We just wanted to give a small heads up and notify to the community about our intentions and development schedule, as well as other general information.

As you probably already know, we are a small team and we have been for quite a while focusing on Ulduar and in some small details/issues in time to time. We are still correcting some things and preparing the new host for the Beta testing server (PTR). However, Ulduar’s release is near and we want to transmit which are our thoughts and intentions after its release.

Right after the official launch and its stabilization, we will finish those tasks which we had to stop working on due all the time that Ulduar was consuming from us, and continue with our development schedule normally.

These are some of the tasks:

  • Correcting and fixing all the errors and issues that may appear in Ulduar while our player’s experience it. The beta test intention is to reduce this issues, though.

 

  • Back to fixing quests, class issues, roleplay scripting… etc. Overall server polishing.

 

  • Core support for our PvE Tournament – at least for the speed runs.

 

  • Website full upgrade (Algalon synchronization with the forums, Arena ladders, rest of the features, new section for the PvE Tournament…etc).

 

  • Full Changelog’s update (finally, since there are a lot of fixes not written there yet), which will be huge.

 

  • New Game masters training and incorporation.

Some general information:

  • As you probably know and some of you did already test, we did develop an specific/unique gear restriction system for Algalon. We have decided to not deploy it YET, in order to allow the maximum number of players enjoy the most epic raid ever created while it is the new and highest level raid. But it will be deployed in the future – we have still to decide when. Side note: Achievement restriction will be there, of course.

 

  • Beta Testers: You will be notified during the next days with several instructions and concrete date. Have in mind that each Beta Test account will have an IP block so you will not be able to share it with anyone (we are aware that everyone uses a dynamic IP – there will be a procedure to change it if someone needs to, and the proper way to verify that is the same user. If someone tries to pass his account to other player, he will instantly be removed from the testing).

 

  • This patch’s stats and talents (3.3.5a), make the older content a bit easier than it should be so as we did with the Tier 7, Ulduar will be buffed. The Beta Test will have already this buff so, we will set the final buff in function of our testers feedback and it will not be ever modified, they will have the final word. This buff has the intention to achieve the Blizzlike essence and the feeling that Ulduar brought to everyone on its retail days, when it was the current and new raid. Is not an easy raid and the players must put a lot of effort and organization to progress through it and its hard modes.

 

  • We have currently some big advertisement campaigns hired (Facebook, Google Adwords and several fixed advertisements). However we would like to expand it via Reddit and Youtube. Of course any kind of suggestion will be totally welcome, you can do it by writting here: dalaran.community@gmail.com and our online Community Manager will study it in depth.

 

  • We are currently in the process to hire one or two more Software Engineers which would work asdevelopers with us. But we will not open any application for this since they were coworkers and university classmates of mine in the past (Lothloryen).

 

  • We have already received almost 100 applications for our Game Masters recruitment. Everyone will receive a feedback, whether the answer is positive or negative. But be patient, please, we want to have at least 2 new members so, the decision is tough.

 

  • We will announce Ulduar’s official launch date, when we have the first impressions from our Beta Testers.

Thank you very much for reading it.

 

Dalaran-WoW recruiting Game Masters.

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Hello there community,


For the first time, we are opening our circle and recruiting new staff members in order to help us with ingame tasks, as well as forums moderation. We are looking forward to have you in our ranks after Ulduar is released and stabilized.


This is not just a recruitment where we are looking for more people in order to make our work easier. We are looking for someone who is willing to join our family, someone who feels the essence of this expansion like us, and someone who loves this special, unique and epic project.


These people could help us with many things, for example with ingame tasks – which would consist in helping players with their issues, advising them about the correspondant matters and making sure that all the rules are respected. In some additional cases, a few testing tasks would be required in our private test server..


If you are chosen, you would have another Game Master at your side, who would explain you everything, as well as expose some rules.
We could make an application form, we could list a sort of requirements before anyone presents himself. However, we would like you to redact your own honest words without any kind of preconception and predefined structure, we want you to be natural. Why should we trust on your person and on your work?
We do not need you to be an experienced Game Master, we are willing to teach you. What we need is a trustable person with some free time, knowledge and PASSION for the WoTLK who feels the game like we do and shares our ideals.
There is just one strict requirement, you must be a Dalaran-WoW player or an old Dalaran-WoW player with XXX time with us at your back who took a break.


Write us an e-mail to: dalaran.community@gmail.com with your Kirin Tor / Algalon character name, a part of any kind of personal information that you wish to provide us.


Subject: Main character name – Game Master recruitment.


We will need time to study them all and select from there to whom we consider special and appropiate.


Thank you very much.