Account Security

Hello Citizens of Dalaran,

We have detected an unusual activity based on advertising other websites coming from accounts of random players

This seems related to a recent user information data-mining on external projects, wich means that those users who use the same password for several websites should change it for a new one as soon as possible.

We strongly encourage all our players to not share their account information with anyone and change the password through our account panel.

We have locked the affected accounts, if yours is one of them write an e-mail to:dalaran.community@gmail.com

As a side note:

In order to improve your account’s security, we strongly encourage you to change your password if you use the same one in multiple places.

We have also posted this information on our social media: Facebook, Twitter and Reddit. Share, like and retweet so your friends will also be aware of it!

Thank you very much.

A Gift of Wisdom

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Greetings citizens of Dalaran.


We wanted to bring back a long-lost feature, one that we believe is necessary for our players and will spice up the daily lives on Dalaran-WoW.


As you are aware, our team was quite small these past few years and several features and improvements had to be delayed or put on hold to focus on more pressing matters. With the great help of our new additions to the Development and Game Master teams, we can once again resume that work.


The feature we are talking about is, of course, the celebrated Changelog. Each new addition is special, as we have put much care and hard work into them and each one has a thematic relevance to it. We have also kept the old Changelog entries in the Archived section, as we believe they were worth preserving. We would also love to document and publish in a future all the work done until now as archived changelogs.


Onwards to the people doing the development work: Robinsch is our main class developer, Rushor is working on general development and Jonanone is polishing quest areas. We would also like to inform you that a few of the primary staff members that started with us as Game Masters are also collaborating with the developers and are helping with fixes and testing, most noticeably Khazgorath and Golganeth. There is also an extra developer in the process to start collaborating to the class and PvP fixes.


In order to streamline the process, the Bug-tracker has been greatly improved with the addition of new tags, templates etc. and all Game Masters will be more active there as well. We continue counting on your help with feedback and well-organized reports, as they both aid us greatly in identifying and fixing outstanding issues. It is your reports that bring most of the problems to our attention and without this constant effort from your side, Dalaran would not be the same. Is this team effort that unites us in our quest for the perfect WotLK home.


On a side note, we have already set up a permanent PTR realm to test all the changes before they are deployed to the live realm, we have been thinking of inviting a few players to it for intensive testing sessions (dungeons, full quest zones, etc..). We will make a selection process for the Tester position, more information will be in a future announcement.


We would also like to take advantage of this announcement to thank the community for the efforts made to adapt to the social rules and for reporting those who were ignoring server rules of behaviour. Thanks to you, the overall quality and mood of our global chat has vastly improved and we are certain that all newcomers will be happy to join the community jokes and conversations. It is our belief that good community interactions are an important basis for Dalaran, and it is something every citizen can help with to make our home even better. Keep it up!



Cheers!

 

New team members.

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Hello community,

We would like you to inform you that we have already selected 5 developers from all the applicants. Two of them will be fully dedicated to the classes and spells. These two developers will also work in the PvP content and overall server optimization once the classes are vastly improved. We will also have a quest developer, as well as 2 more collaborators who will help us with dungeons and overall server polishing.

With the introduction of the new developers, we are going to open a new subforum dedicated to the changelog. There you will be able to see all the fixes and all the changes performed very easily, instead of having to go to the bug tracker and check the closed reports.

In a few days, we will be recruiting a few volunteer testers, whose task will be to verify the new fixes made by the development team, before implementing them into the live server. We will give more detailed information about this position when the time comes, as well as an announcement in the website, stay tuned.

We would also like to give a warm welcome and to congratulate our new 4 Game Masters. They started a few weeks ago and they seem to fit perfectly in our team. Their effort and dedication can be already noticed by the players and the in-game assistance has improved quite a bit. They are solving the most common and basic in-game issues.

Anyway, we will be rechecking all the Game Master applications we have received, since we would like to incorporate 2 more of them, in order to better cover the NA times. If none of the current applicants can fit the time schedules, we may be reopening the recruitment with that specific requirement.

Since the tasks are now better distributed between the staff members and the workflow will be less heavy for everyone, our communication with you, the community, will be more constant and effective.

We are really excited about this and we are looking forward to improve our content even more. We will continue giving our best and never stop until we achieve a perfect WoTLK home.

Thank you very much.

Step forward.

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Hello there,

 

As you might be aware, we have been performing more maintenances than the usual lately. Most of the changes and fixes that have been deployed are related to exploits that were spread across the community and some important spells, quests and dungeon fixes that were reported a while ago. The main reason of them, though, is to improve the performance of the server itself and to provide an improved quality to all the players before the incoming releases of Onyxia’s Lair and Icecrown Citadel.

 

The changes have been tested thoroughly but they are pretty delicate, so I will be prepared to deal with any unforeseen instability issue that may arise. By performing the changes one by one, we make sure to be able to find the source of the problem and to fix it pretty quick, in case it is required. Some known crashes that were affecting the server for the last few months have been fixed. As soon as a new one appears, we investigate it and deploy a fix for it as soon as possible. There could also be the case where a very unlikely crash happens a couple of times in a short period of time, but that does not mean that there are more crashes than the week before, it is basically bad timing, if we can call it that. We seek with perseverance stability and good performance.

 

We would like to thank you all for the patience you are having and we would also like to ask you to refrain from spreading rumors or false information about what is happening, since it will just mislead players.

 

We are going to drastically reduce the prices of the faction change for some time (Horde -> Alliance), with the intention of bringing a bit more of balance to the factions. Just for now, the transfers from the Alliance to the Horde shall be closed. This change will be active between today and tomorrow.

 

New prices for Horde characters:

 

  • 20 Vote Points.
  • 1 Donation Point.

 

During this week, I am planning to announce the Onyxia’s Lair Beta testing (most likely tomorrow) in the news and announcements section of the forums as well as in our Social Media, so that everyone becomes aware of it.

 

It may seem we are not going very fast, but our steps are steady. Thank you very much.

Back on track

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Hello, citizens of Dalaran.


Now that the Holiday season has finished, we would like to update you a bit.


We will close the Game Master’s application, thank you once again for the massive participation and interest to volunteer with us as Game Masters, it will really help us to improve the assistance and the home feeling for every player. A response to everyone shall be delivered whether they are accepted or not. Those who have already been accepted and contacted will receive another e-mail with additional information.


Once the new Game Masters join the team, we will open some recruitment slots for Developers, it will be announced also through the website, with more details regarding such position and the requisites needed to fulfill.


If everything goes as we have planned we would be able to set a date for the Onyxia’s Lair Beta Test really soon, Lothloryen has to make space in his schedule in order to hotfix and assist to the different raid groups with the possible issues that may appear. So, we will announce it as soon as we know it.


Also, we would like to communicate that we are working on several patches with fixes that will be deployed before Onyxia’s Lair release, they will be mostly corrections of old reports, in order to clear out the Bugtracker. Of course, the classes are already being improved and we will continue doing so. Remember that you can update any issue already reported with more information as a comment, try to be as much descriptive as you can if you want to include more details. As we have stated many times, after the raids releases we would improve other aspects of the game experience, such quests, events, low level dungeons, spells, etc…


As a side note, since the pet Baby Blizzard Bear did not get the attention we thought it would, we will let it in our shops the whole month. This way everyone will have the chance to get this furry friend.


The Community Manager from our Social Media will be back on track too after the New Year holidays, and the media support will also be a way to stay tuned to the latest news, information and contact with the community in general. Did you already liked our Facebook page, followed us on Twitter, and subscribed in our YouTube channel or Reddit? Don’t miss it out.


Cheers!

The Arena Season 7 has started

Hello Citizens of Dalaran,

The Arena Season 7 has already started, we hope everyone enjoys it. We are currently working on many class corrections in order to make the experience much better, we shall slowly deploy them to the Algalon realm.

Koralon the Flame Watcher was supposed to be released today, however we are going to postpone its release to the next Friday, due the recent amount of unexpected issues and world events/dungeon releases.

Thank you very much.

Website rework and upgrade.

Greetings, citizens of Dalaran.

These past few weeks we have been busy with several interesting projects and ideas aimed at improving the server.

As you may be aware, we are a small team and we try to provide the best service possible given the situation, but staff shortage has often limited our possibilities. Completion of the website synchronization needed a lot of work and with the number of side issues related to it, we have decided to recruit other developers to speed up the process.

This way, Lothloryen can turn his attention fully to the raid and server management without needing to allocate time for website remodelling and upgrades.

The Dalaran-WoW team is now bolstered with Karej and Glorfindelh – they are the website developers, and their task will be make it as friendly, functional and good looking as they can. Once the main work on the website is complete, Karej may join as a core developer with Lothloryen.

Since you have been quite active on the website, suggestions and opinions from the playerbase for the remodelling are very welcome. We will try to keep the design and structure familiar and with a Blizzard feeling.

Karej will be focusing on code and structure, and Glorfindelh organization and visuals. They will ask you which of features they are currently working on you prefer and consider any ideas/suggestions you submit before their work is finished.

One of the first upgrades you will see, is the website synchronization with Algalon characters and improved overall perfomance. After that, Karej or Glorfindelh will notify you of the areas they will be focusing on during the next phase, based on your suggestions and current possiblities.

Estimates place the conclusion of the website rework around the middle of September. It will include a full re-coding: a rework of all the sections, website and realm synchronization, easier navigatable and more complete forums, armory and ladders, easier and more user-friendly control pannel, new security measures, and a lot of internal functions that will help the rest of the Game Masters and forum moderators assist you better as well as publish notifications.