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 12:00 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/

 

Survey info: Algalon will stay as it is.

Hello Citizens of Dalaran,


We are quite impressed with the Second Era idea’s reception; we have seen a lot of support and we’ve received really good feedback about this new system. Plenty of you have seen the potential of this idea and the effort we have invested in it and, even many of those who don’t want it to happen on Algalon have given us some nice observations while showing pleasantness towards the concept itself.


However, as we did state previously, for this idea to become a reality on Algalon we would need the vast majority to vote in favor; after some thorough analysis, we could say that the 58% of the players wanted it to happen on Algalon and the 42% didn’t. Therefore, as there is an important amount of players who don’t want it: the Second Era is canceled and will not go live on Algalon. We knew this was a possible outcome so, we did plan what steps would follow in order to improve Algalon if the community decided to keep it as it is.


There was a common request that has been done by many players: the opening of a new realm with this Second Era / Soft Reset concept applied since the beginning and transfers from Algalon; We are going to study very deeply this possibility and we will keep you posted about it.


In the meanwhile, we are working to improve several aspects from Algalon:
– PvP revamp: We have thought some ideas about hosting weekly Battleground Tournaments and we are currently working on their implementation, rewards and a new website section for it. PvP moderators will also perform a thorough monitoring and win-trading proper punishment.
– PvE/Class fixes prepared for the Second Era are going to be slowly deployed to Algalon.
– Although Algalon will stay as it is, the advertisement campaigns we did prepare for the Second Era will be adapted and launched, including the “resurrect an old friend” (scroll of resurrection like system), which will help to spread the word and keeping the flow of new and old players.


We will keep you posted about all that is to come; our next announcement will be regarding the Weekly Battleground Tournaments.


Thank you very much.

https://www.dalaran-wow.com/news/156/survey-info-algalon-will-stay-as-it-is/

The PvE Tournament has begun!

Hello there!


The Legendary PvE Tournament has begun already!


We are really excited and happy to see so many players interested in, remember that you and your group are still on time to register for this Tournament.


The raids can be done in any order you prefer, all in the same ID or keep repeating them until you get better results (you can even do all of the tasks the last Tournament’s week).


In order to sign up, you just have to write an email to dalaran.community@gmail.com with the subject: Legendary PvE Tournament – your group name. We will take it from there.


Take a look at the Rules, guidelines and rewards here: and here.


For this tournament, you can select one of 2 possible paths; complete a set of task per raid as specified here and here or open a RNG Box that will randomly generate 6 tasks as you can see here.


We are looking forward to seeing those videos! and we really hope you enjoy the Tournament, good luck!

 

PvE Tournament: Guidelines and Rewards.

Hello Citizens of Dalaran,


We are glad to announce that we will be hosting our PvE Tournament from the 9th to the 30th of August. You will have 3 weeks to complete all the challenges we propose.


This tournament will require to perform different tasks through every WoTLK Tier starting from the Tier 7. It will be divided in 2 stages: First one will cover Tier 7 and Tier 8, while the second one will cover the Tier 9 and Tier 10.


At first, we designed a complex Tournament system with many branches, choices…etc. However, after giving it a lot of thought and perform many tests we came to the conclusion that it could be a bit confusing or overwhelming, as well as hard to recreate in a real raiding environment. That’s why we have decided to merge ideas and simplify them while offering only 2 possible paths or choices for each Tier: Achievement Run or RNG Box. Every group will have too choose a path for each Tier as they like (E.g: RNG Box for Naxxramas, Achievement Run for Ulduar, RNG Box for ToC and RNG Box for ICC).


Let us explain individually in what consists each path:


ACHIEVEMENT RUN:.
A selection of Feats to do proposed by us, we will fish out some of our favourites from the past but we will also be adding new ones that are ideated to be challenging and fun. This way new participants can have a dash of joy (and pain) from our previous tournaments.


The full and definitive achievement list with their corresponding points will be published a week before the Tournament starts.


If anyone wants to see of the old ones, you can take a look here:

 

 

Score:
– Points are earned upon the completion of those feats.
– This path will allow a group to accumulate a slightly higher amount of total points than the RNG Box’s path.
– There will be an extra bonification if at least the 30% of the group gets attuned in the run.

 

RNG BOX:.
If a group chooses this option for a certain Tier, they will be have to “open” a RNG Box the same day the Stage starts. The content of this box will be a totally random set of different challenges that need to be accomplished during such raid, this will make each group to have a unique set of tasks to do. Some tasks will make a run quite bearable and easy, while some others may increase the difficulty noticeably. Although several are just for fun…


Here are just a few mere examples about what may be inside the RNG box:


– Everyone needs to be barefoot during the whole raid.
– You may have an invisible and helpfull GM within your raid (or the opposite, you may have trickster GM who will make you suffer while fighting bosses…).
– The group needs to shrink the evilness from bosses (both mentally and physically).
– You receive a constant punishment for that raid (e.g: one player needs to die when the encounter starts and remain in that way until it ends, or one member from the group has to be the last man standing every encounter).
– There needs to be a pirate race between bosses.


All the possible options for the Naxxramas and Ulduar RNG Boxes will be published altogether with the full achievement list (including point distribution and details), which is a week before the Tournament starts. In the other hand, ToC’s and ICC’s RNG Boxes possible content will be revealed halfway during the Tournament, before the Stage 2 starts. The entire list will be quite big, however once a group “opens” the box, a small set of tasks from such list will be randomly generated for them.


Additionally, each RNG Box will have a chance to drop extra rewards and small amount of bonification points.


Score:
– Also in this case, points are earned upon the completion of those tasks.
– This path will allow a group to accumulate a slightly lower amount of total points than the Achievement Run, but remember that there is a chance to receive a small amount of bonification points when the RNG Box is opened.
– There will be an extra bonification if at least the 30% of the group gets attuned in this run.

 

In the case there is a tie, we will set a Speed Run between the groups and the winner of the race will be the winner for that tier.


Therefore, the Legendary PvE Tournament will be divided in 2 stages:
Stage 1

 

 

Stage 2

 

 

 

REWARDS:
Participants:

 

 

Stage 1 Winner:

 

 

Stage 2 Winner:

 

 

Tournament Winner:

 

 

We want to offer every kind of group the chance to enjoy a proper challenge, or even just have some fun altogether while earning some nice rewards, you can choose your own path.

 

DATES: We will be hosting our PvE Tournament from the 9th to the 30th of August, it will cover 3 possible Raid IDs.

 

HOW TO REGISTER:
As of today your group can apply for The Legendary PvE Tournament by following these steps:
1) Consult with your guildmates before applying, motivate them, organize the roster and decide who will record the runs.
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 the subject: Legendary PvE Tournament – your group name.
4) You don’t need to choose right now which path your group will do, we will ask you about it by mail once we’ve revealed the achievement list and the RNG Box full content.
We will contact you if we need anything extra from you.

 

F.A.Q:
Can we participate without a video recorder?
– This is unfortunately impossible, we need it to be streamed/recorded. Videos need to be uploaded to Youtube and the links sent to us.
What platforms can we use to publish the video?
– This time, only Youtube will be allowed.
Can a group participate if not all participants are 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 Tournament.
– 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.
What do we need to do to be considered at least “Participant” and earn the rewards?
– If the majority of the group is already attuned and raiding ICC, you need to participate on every Tier to be considered participants (hence, receive the corresponding rewards). However, if your group is currently still progressing through the content (for example, in Ulduar), and wishes to participate only in Naxxramas and Ulduar, you are perfectly able to do so – you will be considered participant and earn the rewards. Do not hesitate to write us an e-mail and ask if you have any question, please.
Can my guild/group participate in 10 and 25 man?
– Yes, but you only can participate in each mode once.
Can I participate with different PuG groups or guilds on several stages or challenges from the same tier?
– Not with the same character, 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. However, you can participate with one character with your guild, and use an alter to join a pug group, for example. This way you will be allowed to receive the rewards with both of them even if they belong to the same account. There is no limit on how many groups you may join but remember, you must use different characters.

 

We really hope everyone enjoys this PvE Tournament.


We would also like to take advantage of this new, to let you know that we are celebrating our 6th Anniversary soon, stay tunned!

 

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.


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).