Icecrown Citadel official release date.

Hello Citizens of Dalaran,

We are glad to finally be able to provide the official release date of The Icecrown Citadel: Saturday, 27th May.

Because this patch’s content is quite extense and it involves many important matters, we have decided to progressively announce several informative posts before the release, so the community is properly informed and every possible question that may arise is answered. We will try to fully cover things such as:

-How everything will be released.
-What content will be included in this patch.
-Attunements and restrictions.
-Emblem system.
-Arena season.
-General information, fixes and updates.

We would like to thank everyone who has collaborated on the Beta test sessions, we have received a massive participation. From individuals who have demonstrated a lot of effort and passion, through guilds from the same faction that have organized and synchronized between themselves to fully check every single detail of the raid while providing very professional reports, to those loyal groups and players who have participated on every of our Betas.

Special thanks to those critical and strict players who have helped us by pointing every little detail they found, because thanks to this, we believe we have achieved great and polished results.

It has been a long waiting but, we truly hope it was worth it because we are absolutely sure the community will enjoy this content on which we have worked so hard and tested so thoroughly.

Rise up, champions of the Light!

Icecrown Citadel Beta: Friday 16th to Monday 19th

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Hello citizens of Dalaran,

We are glad to announce that the Beta sessions of the Icecrown Citadel patch are already structured and the first Beta will start on Friday 16th and will last until Monday 19th. This will be a meticulous process and we will ask a thorough collaboration from the group of testers.

The testers will receive a wide list of things to check out that will require a full raid or group environment. After each Beta session, the testers should make a compendium report with the results about each of the points. The testers can also check out other things that are not in the list and add it later as a result.

The first Beta session is scheduled to only test the different raid difficulties of Icecrown Citadel (10 and 25 Normal and Heroic). The testing requirements could be summarized into; Tactics with their abilities/spells, visual and cosmetic details and feedback regarding the lack of buffs.

We would prefer if players willing to participate in the Beta sessions are raid groups already attuned to enter Icecrown Citadel and geared enough to have a proper raid performance. There will be no attunement required to enter the raids on the PTR.

We have tried to polish the content as much as possible with a lot of effort, love and motivation and in fact we think that the results are great (from roleplays, visual effects, events to encounter mechanics). We do expect some issues to appear when it is tested on a real player based raid environment though, but nothing major that it can not be quickly fixed before the official release.


A representative from the guild groups that are willing to participate in the First Beta Sessions regarding Icecrown Citadel raid has to send the registration to: dalaran.beta@gmail.com with the subject title: Name of your guild – Icecrown Citadel Beta.

The content of the email should be:

1) A list of the participants from your guild, keep in mind that the volume of players can be as long as you desire and you can divide them in the number of raid groups you consider best, you can bring alters to help with the testing purposes.

2) The raid modes you are going to test. Can be multiple options too.

More details and instructions will be sent through email to the representative of the guilds.


Once the Icecrown Citadel raid is fully tested, we will open a new Beta session to test out additional content that will also be released during this patch, that will include:

  • The Forge of Souls, the Pit of Saron and the Halls of Reflection in normal and heroic modes, with their related quests.
  • The Return of Quel’Delar and Shadowmourne quest chains.
  • Toravon the Ice Watcher inside the Vault of Archavon.

We will announce if we will need another Beta session for this content after receiving the reports from the first one. If there is no need for another session, then we will announce the next Beta for the additional content and its process to participate in it, since we are aware many players are willing to participate on this Betas, but maybe they can’t provide a raiding environment, we will offer the second Beta to the rest of the players that are willing to participate with party groups to test the dungeons or exceptional individuals to test the Quest lines.

Thank you very much.

The Winds of Winter – Betas and Development

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Hello citizens of Dalaran,

“Can you feel it? Closing in all around you.. The light’s justice has been awakened, the sins of the past have finally caught up to you.”

With that sentence, we want to bring you all exciting news. To start off, we have been working hard to be able to schedule the multiple Beta sessions for the Pit of Saron, Forge of Souls, Halls of Reflection 5 man dungeons, and the raid on Icecrown Citadel itself. Along with these, the two important quests chains; Shadowmourne and Quel’Delar, will be released and will also be able to be tested during the beta.

The procedure you will have to follow in order to participate in this closed Beta session shall be announced by us on our forums and social media. Because the process will be more complex this time around, we will make several posts about it in order to explain in detail how and who can participate in them. We will require full raid groups, party groups, and exceptional individuals for the different testing sessions. We are notifying this beforehand for the players that have gotten a bit inactive while they have been waiting for the Lich King, so they too get aware and can participate in the Beta testing.

Secondly, we want to announce the continuation of the Changelogs. Due to several changes made in the Staff group during the summer vacations, we are once again opening our doors to hire developers, and incorporate them to replace the absences that happened since August. We want to push the work that needs to be done even harder. In addition, we want to remind all the excellent players that have been making amazing bug reports on the bugtracker, that they can collaborate with Dalaran-WoW as official testers.

Furthermore, the Game Master recruitment is still open. Thanks to Morens, Impreza and Lantri, that have settled nicely in the team, the incorporation of new Game Masters that want to help and resolve in-game issues will be easier. If you want to become a part of our family as a Game Master, or join the process of testing to push the changelog faster, you can send your application here: dalaran.recruitment@gmail.com

Stay tuned, as Winter is coming and brings adventures to face, tons of illusions, and hard work. We are really motivated and excited about the results of what we have been working on. We will stay true to our essence and bring you the most detailed and perfected experience, true to how it back was in the glorious days of Wrath of the Lich King. We won’t stop until we achieve that and you can all enjoy it.

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