Approaching the Second Era.

Hello Citizens of Dalaran,

 

A few months ago we gave you some strokes of information about the upcoming Second Era of Progression. We also gave you the opportunity to fill a survey in order to see your opinions about us performing a possible “Raid and PvP Soft reset”, emulating once again a Fresh WoTLK progression, without players losing anything.

 

As a quick reminder and briefly explained; we believe we have found a middle ground that should please old, current, returning and new players. It is a totally new system never seen before, so we want to make sure that everything is crystal clear and there is no room for doubts. Therefore, we are going to post a new, as well as open a new section on our website specifically dedicated to this Second Era during early October, where everything will be clearly explained. You will also be able to fill a very small survey after you read it, this way we will be able to see the overall reception of such idea.

 

After much consideration, we think it will bring the feeling of competition directly into the raiding scene and freshen the air for everyone, while emulating a fresh realm but, without erasing our player’s effort (remember, no one would loose items, achievements, pets, mounts, levels…etc).

 

We have been developing this idea for a long time (we explained its essence a few years ago), and we are really confident it will set a new path into the world we already know. We will be offering a new direction for the WotLK realms, as we did with the Progressive release/system, Pre-nerf mechanics, buffed up encounters, challenging content…etc. Making our ideals the WoTLK standard.

 

As we announced 6 years ago right before Algalon’s release, we wanted to always keep the Progressive content relevant and challenging. It is absolutely wonderful to look back, we feel really proud and full of nostalgia. Watching our Algalon’s video Trailer brings up many good memories of this beautiful journey. Now is the moment to proceed with the next step and, with the information we are going to announce we will explain how everyone will be able to benefit from this Second Era, no matter if old, current, returning or new player.

 

We would also like to share a reflexion about the previous Survey’s results. It looks like our community liked both The Soft Reset and the new realm similarly and there is a small fraction that wishes to keep everything as it is right now. We think that after the Second Era’s full explanation is released in early October, many players that preferred a new realm or to keep everything as it is may be pleased with the Soft Reset’s option (as it emulates a fresh raiding / PvP scene while honouring every player’s effort until now). This is why a small survey will also be available, so every one of you can tell us if you like it after fully knowing how this actually would work. Please, remember that no step will be done without our community’s approval.

 

We have ready the First Beta test for this second Era of Progression. It will basically consist into checking the mechanic quality from the first tiers (with the new improvements), buff values, and the functionality of some general systems we have been working on to support the Second Era.

 

As we have always been doing, the groups that have access by default to our Betas are the ones who participated in the last PvE Tournament. However, after such a long journey and since this is a very emotional moment, we would also like to offer the possibility to participate as special guests in The Second Era’s Betas to old Guilds, old Realm First players…etc. Of course, if a current guild wishes also partake, will be more than welcome. Anyhow, more information about Betas will be published after the upcoming announcement.

 

Thank you everyone for your support, we hope you enjoy what comes next!

 

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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.


Noblegarden and Children’s Week seasonal events.

Hello community!


We would like to welcome the upcoming Noblegarden and Children’s Week seasonal events since both will happen really close to each other.


Let’s get hoppin’ into Noblegarden first, it will be active from 19th to 29th of April, with many egg-citing feats to achieve and without egg-noring the thrill of gathering the Noblegarden Chocolates! That eggs-tra special currency to get those seasonal items. Try to not get eggs-hausted because 3 days after, the next seasonal event will start.


Children’s Week is the perfect excuse to bring back joy and naughtiness to your days. During the week of 2nd of May until 9th, you will be able to focus on one orphan and show them what is your daily life like by completing some chores, or maybe you will prefer to give a Bad Example eating all the sweets you can. Also, you can show them how to Hail to the King or even how to be Home Alone, although they say the best learning experience is the School of Hard Knocks.


Anyhow, have a wonderful time with these seasonal events, we are willing to see how you eggs-terminate each other (oh wait, that’s from the Whovian universe), we mean, of course, have fun and get some amazing dragon as reward of the Long, Strange trip that it’s been (yes, we got dragons to fight: Winter is coming).


More info about the upcoming Legendary PvE Tournament.

Hello everyone!


We would like to give you a bit more of general information about the upcoming Legendary PvE Tournament.


1) We are working to make it as open and accessible as possible so that everyone can participate, from old players to new ones, or even those who are not yet playing in our server, we’ll give more details soon about this.


2) There will be several categories/races to participate in, this way a new fresh guild could compete with the most dedicated one for the top prizes. Players will be able to choose the path of their participation, there will be separated branches that will lead to the final results, based on each group’s decisions through each stage.


In past tournaments, we presented 2 kinds of challenges; the Speed run challenge and the Achievement run challenge (special feats proposed by us). The group with more points in total was the winner.


However, for this new version of the tournament, we have added more types of runs and phases, so everyone can join and compete while deciding which challenges suit them best for each stage/phase (no matter their current progression through the Tiers). Some will be fun, some will be hard, some will be chaotic, some will be based on random; every group chooses their path. To quickly mention few, we will present the addition of Attunement challenges, Dare challenges, Creative challenges, “Hate the GM, not the Game” challenge…etc.


We want to offer everyone the possibility to participate, compete and have a good time thanks to this more than epic tournament and of course, earn some juicy rewards while savoring again the WoTLK raids.


3) It is a big tournament, the dates are yet to be set, but it will require several IDs.


4) Even though the tournament specifics are mostly set; if anyone wishes to send us some suggestions they will be welcome. Feel free to write us an e-mail to dalaran.community@gmail.com. Any idea you think that may be fun, challenging or impressive is always good considering.


5) Everything will be published and explained properly through further news. Once we’ve announced every relevant detail, we will post a thread on the forums which will gather all the information and can be used as the main source of reference.


This is a call to arms, we are not looking for Heroes, we are seeking Legends! Tell your friends and gather your team!


Ruby Sanctum’s official release date.

Hello Citizens of Dalaran,


We are glad to finally announce the official release date of the Ruby Sanctum’s raid: Friday 31st of August, 17:00 Server Time.


We would like to thank those players who have participated in our Beta sessions and have helped us polishing the encounters, your help is greatly appreciated.


Remember that, in order to access The Ruby Sanctum, the following attunements will be needed:


-Ruby Sanctum 10 players: Fall of the Lich King (10 players).
-Ruby Sanctum 10 players (Heroic): The Twilight Destroyer (10 players).


-Ruby Sanctum 25 players: Fall of the Lich King (25 players).
-Ruby Sanctum 25 players (Heroic): The Twilight Destroyer (25 players).


We have put a lot of effort and love into its development and we really hope every one of you enjoys it.


As a quick addition, stay tuned to our news and social media, we are going to announce within few days a reward that all our players will be able to benefit from, as a celebration of the Dalaran-WoW’s 5th anniversary.


Thank you very much.