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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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!


Reminder: did you get your Instant 70 gift?

Hello Citizens of Dalaran,


First of all, we want to thank everyone for the massive support and the participation with this initiative. It is amazing to see how many of you enjoyed this opportunity, reading all those rewarding words of appreciation really encourage us to keep giving our best.


We would like to remind everyone that it will be available until February 11th.


We have seen many didn’t notice that this instant 70 gift was only for the players who were already playing with us until the announcement day so, we have decided to apply the gift for all those new players who have shown so much interest in joining our server. Therefore, everyone who created their account after the Holidays gift announcement will be also able to benefit from it.


If you haven’t used it and you don’t see the option available for your account, write an in-game ticket and we will check it out.


Thank you once again for your support, we have no words to express how grateful we are – we truly hope you have a wonderful time progressing through every raid tier in our WoTLK home.


Holidays gift: Free Instant 70 to enjoy the New Year.

Hello Citizens of Dalaran,


We would like to wish everyone a wonderful Holiday season and a very happy New Year on behalf of the Dalaran-WoW Staff.


It looks like many players missed the instant 70 promotion we gifted for our 5th Anniversary during the Summertime and as we have received many suggestions to open it again only for those who couldn’t enjoy it back then; we have thought to offer it for everyone who has been playing with us until now, as a way to celebrate these festivities and give you a well-deserved gift. But this time for just a month.


Because a New Year is approaching and we need all the strength to face again Kel’thuzad, Yogg’Saron, Anub’Arak and The Lich King, the best way is to lend you a hand and make the amazing Northrend content instantly available for you.


– In order to check if you are eligible, you need to be logged in and visit https://www.dalaran-wow.com/account/character/instant-70/. If you can see the “Free” option, you are eligible.


– It is totally free and you do not need to be premium.
– The free pack will contain the starting set and a Cold Weather Flying book.
– Once you have used it over one of your characters, you can’t use it anymore.
– Only available for a month.
– 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.


Thank you for a wonderful 2018, looking forward to an even better 2019.


Services and Shop changes: Discounts, Instant 70, new items, name/appearance change etc.

Hello community,


We would like to announce some changes in our services and shops. We have received many suggestions about it during the past months, and after some discussion we have decided to implement a few of them.


There will be some important discounts applied to the services and shops, as well as the additions of some items and the re-enabilitation of the Name Change and Appearance Change.


Here are the changes:


1) There won’t be 2 types of Instant 70 anymore. It will be merged into a unique option, which will consist in: Instant 70 with 2 heirlooms of your choice, Tome of Cold Weather Flight and 1 x Foror’s Crate of Endless Resist Gear Storage. The new price will be 18 DP.


2) The Vote Shop’s items will have a 15% discount and the Donation Shop’s a 25%. Additionally, mounts purchased with DP will have a total reduction of 40% from their original prices. However, the following items will have an extra discount where the final prices will be:


Green Dragon Orb: 30 VP.
Red Dragon Orb: 30 VP.
X-51 Nether-Rocket: 300 VP.
Murloc Costume: 8 DP.
Big Battle Bear: 280 VP.
Atiesh, Greatstaff of the Guardian for every available class: 10 DP.


3) Celestial Steed will have its price reduced to 15 DP. Remember it is a mount you can send to all your characters once purchased, as it is an account-bound item.


4) Name Change and Appearance Change will be enabled again. You can access them through your Account Pannel.


5) In order to help with the faction balancing, we are going to implement several meassures that will affect the Faction Transfer service. Those will be explained in further news.


6) New Additional items will be available in the shops, they are deprecated items from past expansions that are not longer obtainable in game:


Mounts:


-The old Brewfest mounts: Brewfest Kodo and the Brewfest Ram.
-The Swift Zhevra OLD reward from the Recruit a Friend.
-The Swift Zhevra (still obtainable from the Recruit a Friend reward).
-The X-53 Touring Rocket (still obtainable from the Recruit a Friend reward).


Cosmetic:


Shard of the Defiler (And transform yourself into an Echo of Archimonde).


Old Gear:



Items:



We would love to hear your suggestions and we will try to apply them as long as they meet and respect our ideals and are not pay to win at all.