Icecrown Citadel ID sharing system.

Hello community,

With this announcement we want to clarify any possible doubts that may arise with the new ID sharing system that will be present for the Icecrown Citadel raid.

The IDs will be the same for 10 Normal and 10 Heroic modes, this will also happen for 25 Normal and 25 Heroic. So, for example, if you kill a boss in 10 Normal it will not be possible to kill that boss on its Heroic version the same week.

As you probably know, in order to access The Lich King encounter you will have to defeat 3 bosses first during the same lockout: Professor Putricide, Blood-Queen Lana’thel and Sindragosa.

The weekly quests inside the raid will also be shared between 10 Normal and 10 Heroic, the same will happen for 25 Normal and 25 Heroic.

Remember that even if the raid is switched to Heroic mode by the leader, every player will still need to have the proper attunement in order to enter, as explained in our last new.

Some quick clarifications:

– Icecrown Citadel 10 Normal and Icecrown Citadel 10 Heroic will have the same ID. If you kill a boss in one mode it will not be possible to kill him in the other. The same will happen for 25 Normal and 25 Heroic.
– If you switch between Normal and Heroic difficulties, all the raid members will need the proper attunement in order to enter into the raid.
– In order to have the possibility to engage The Lich King Heroic: Professor Putricide, Blood-Queen Lana’thel and Sindragosa have to be defeated also on their Heroic version.
– You will have 25 attempts each week to defeat all the ICC bosses in Heroic mode. Each wipe on Professor Putricide, Blood-Queen Lana’thel, Sindragosa and The Lich King shall remove one of the available attempts.
– If you reach 0 attempts in Heroic: Professor Putricide, Blood-Queen Lana’thel, Sindragosa and The Lich King will stop being available this week in this difficulty.
– If you reach 0 attempts in Heroic and switch to Normal mode, you will still have the possibility to kill those bosses who were not killed already.

Some random situations, as examples:

A) Your raid kills Professor Putricide in Normal mode and the rest of the bosses in Heroic mode: The Lich King Heroic will not be possible to engage, you will have to fight him in Normal mode. It will be the same outcome if just one of the required bosses is killed in Normal.

B) Your raid kills all the bosses in Heroic mode, but reaches 0 attempts during the Lich King Heroic encounter: you will not be able to continue with The Lich King Heroic. However, you will still have the possibility to defeat him if you switch to Normal.

C) Your raid kills Professor Putricide in Normal, Blood-Queen Lana’thel in Heroic and reaches 0 attempts while fighting Sindragosa in Heroic. You can switch to Normal mode and defeat Sindragosa, and then continue with The Lich King. But, Professor Putricide and Blood-Queen Lana’thel will not be available since those bosses were already killed, not matter in which mode. This means: those bosses killed in Heroic mode will not be spawned in Normal mode, and vice-versa.

Thank you very much.

http://www.dalaran-wow.com/news/105/icecrown-citadel-id-sharing-system/

Trial of the Crusader

Hello there,

The Trial of the Crusader will be opened in few minutes, we really hope everyone enjoys it.

We have tried to polish the scripting with the help of every Beta tester. However, there might appear some minor glitches. If anyone finds any issue regarding the scripting, please write us an e-mail to dalaran.community@gmail.comand let us know, so we can hotfix it as quick as we can.

The proper vendors shall be spawned during this night.

Remember the raid is on its pre-nerf status and the bosses are tuned in order to make it changeling to the players.

Those pre-nerf and tuned were tested already by raids with Ulduar equipment, so try to not report those things, please.

Once again, thank you very much.

Dates and further details about the new content.

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Hello Citizens of Dalaran,

We would like to let the community know certain dates and details about how the next content is going to be released.

First of all, as you already are aware, the Trial of the Crusader raid (every difficulty on their pre-nerf status) is going to be opened this Saturday November 7th, this will happen at 20:00 Server Time. Each player will need to have completed Ulduar on normal mode in order to be qualified to enter ToC, which means you need to have achieved The Secret of Ulduar (10 players) if you want to enter into ToC/ToGC 10 man and The Secret of Ulduar (25 players) for ToC/ToGC 25 man.

We will not mention Onyxia’s Lair, as we have to perform a previous Beta Test before it is released, but you shall be updated regarding this matter once the realm first is achieved. However, as mentioned before, Onyxia’s Lair will be available around 2 months after ToC’s release.

Now, as we would like to make every release enjoyable without breaking the progression feeling, we are not going to open the Trial of the Champion dungeon this Saturday, but the November 20th. Koralon The Flame Watcher will be available with this update as well. Also because of this, the Northrend’s Heroic dungeon bosses will not drop any Emblem of Triumph yet, we will announce when they are going to after see how the guilds are progressing through the new content. Remember that in order to be entitled to loot these emblems the Keepers of Ulduar personal achievement will also be required. We shall explain everything before update Algalon with such feature. Of course, every Emblem of Triumph or item which is not supposed to be obtainable right now but it was due our mistake shall be wiped this Saturday.

The arena season ends this Saturday as well, we are going to announce the beginning of the next one and the rewards through another new. Before the next arena season starts, we are going to check every wintrading report in order to exclude them from the rewards and the season itself, so we can perform the proper punishment.

Thank you very much.

 

Edition:

Due the massive amount of suggestions that we have received through tickets and e-mails about reconsidering the entrance requirement for ToC, we have decided to accept them. So, in order to access ToC/ToGC 10, each player shall need to have achieved The Secret of Ulduar (10 players) and The Secrets of Ulduar (25 players) for ToC/ToGC 25.

However, as we want to have a healthy and active patch, we will be open to suggestions during the next content’s progression. As always, we are really thankful to every player who respectfully presents his opinion thinking the best way to improve the server.

Thank you very much.

A minor update

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Hello community,

As you probably have already noticed, almost every day we are performing a maintenance in order to deploy several fixes, exploit corrections and other preparations before the incoming ToC release.

We are trying to perform them during the off-peak times with the minimal shutdown time as we can. We are also announcing them through our social media (Facebook and Twitter) and within 15-30 minutes in advance in the live realm, so everyone can stay tuned about what is going on.

We are sorry for the inconveniences it may cause.

Cheers!

Trial of the Crusader official release.

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Hello Citizens of Dalaran,


We are really glad to announce that the official Trial of the Crusader’s release will happen on 7th November, Saturday.


Before the opening, we are going to explain everything in detail, from the raid requirements to how the next patch’s content is going to be distributed and released. Of course, we would like to remind you what we already said few weeks ago:


“Remember, the next content patch’s release shall include Trial of the Crusader raid (every mode and difficulty), the new 5 man dungeon (both modes), Koralon from Vault of Archavon along with the new tier set, vendors, emblems and the start of the new PvP Season. Onyxia’s Lair shall be released a bit later, most likely between 1 and 2 months after the ToC’s official opening, with all that it implies – the remaining parts of the legendary chain quest. Since it will be an extraordinary event, we will announce it with time enough so the players can prepare themselves and compete for the legendary mount.


The duration of this patch will be much shorter than the previous tiers, being Icecrown Citadel and its dungeons released in few months.”


We really hope everyone of you enjoys the new content.


Thank you very much.

Second Trial of the Crusader Beta test.

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Hello Citizens of Dalaran,


After these days working on several issues reported by our Trial of the Crusader Beta testers, I have fixed most of them already. I would like to perform a second test this Monday at 19:00 Server Time. I want to be sure that the fixes are indeed working on a real player raid environment and for that I need some help once again.


This test will be much more specific and quick so, with one or two groups would be more than enough, even though all of them are welcome to come back and test it again. If anyone interested has any inconvenience with the date, write me via e-mail and I will see what I can do.


To be clear regarding the release, I will announce the exact official date right after ToC is ready and with at least one week in advance so everyone can be prepared. If the issues I have been working on result indeed properly fixed on this second test, I will announce the release day this next Tuesday.


As a side note, we have received some questions regarding the Beta participation requirements – do not worry, we will post the requirements to assist to the next ones with time enough in advance, which are Onyxia’s Lair and The Icecrown Citadel (ICC will require a huge testing with many sessions so we would like to have as many groups as possible checking every single detail, this epic raid deserves to be perfectly scripted – and it will be).


For those who wrote me reporting some general issues: Once this new content patch is released; low level dungeons, Northrend questing and classes will have lots of improvements. Hopefully the new website will be up then and you can track every change trough the changelog instead of the bug tracker.


Thank you everyone for your support and help, we really wish every single player is able to enjoy our next content release.

About yesterday’s Beta

Hello there,

First of all, I would like to express my gratitude to every player who has invested his time into this testing, I really do appreciate it. The experience has been pretty useful and encouraging.

I am still waiting for two reports, but I did receive the feedback from most of the groups as they were progressing through the raid. There were found some minor glitches which I already have been correcting, so it is now in a very good shape.

I am currently working on two issues which I expect to fix without much troubles so, once I get the rest of the reports and analyze them – I will announce the official Trial of the Crusader release date.

If for some reason I need help with some quick tests more, I will write the Beta testers via e-mail. But I believe this will not be necessary, however I will require few 5 player groups to perform the final checks of the Trial of the Champion dungeon once the raid is ready, you will hear from me through the e-mail.

Thank you very much for reading.