Good New Year, everyone!


Hello Citizens of Dalaran,

We would like to wish you a Happy New Year, full of feats and achievements.

We think you can extrapolate into your life that in every difficulty you may need a good Tank that knows when to taunt and protect you from the enemy, you will need Support to accompany you to face your fears, and never forget you may require a Healer in order to heal the wounds. Surround yoursef with a good team and the progression will become a nice memento. Keep dinging levels and unlocking new content, and make the 2018 a year where you face and surpass every challenge.

We have planned some important releases (aside of Ruby Sanctum’s) and announcements to be done during this year, and we would love that every of our players find what they are looking for with us, as well as the new ones that start with the amazing journey of our WotLK progressive content. A new era approaches.

May your 2018 goals be achieved, and you enjoy and take part on all our future endeavours.

Best wishes from Dalaran, your WotLK home.

http://www.dalaran-wow.com/news/115/good-new-year-everyone/

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Happy Ho-Ho-Holidays and Winter Veil!

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I don’t want ICC gear for Christmas
There is just one thing I need
I don’t care about the Epics
Underneath the Christmas
I just want it for my own
More than Arthas could ever know
Seeing the Invincible in the loot
All I want for Christmas is this cute, ohhhh

Hello community!

We would like to take advantage of the Winter’s Veil seasonal event to wish you happy Holiday on behalf the staff of Dalaran-WoW.

We really hope you enjoy this WotLK Home and have a wonderful time on these special days. We also want to thank you for your constant support and collaboration and of course, we also would like to thank every staff member that helps with their passion and devotion for this project.

We will keep giving our best, including our singing skills for this special occasions!

Jingle bells, jingle bells,
Jingle all the way!
O what fun it is to bite
Every recipe from Winter Veil.

Dashing through Ironforge
On a mount or in open sleigh,
Over the Barrens we go,
Laughing all the way;
Bells on BB King,
Making spirits bright,
What A Long, Strange Trip It’s Been,
With the Frosty Shake tonight.

Ooh!
Jingle bells, jingle bells,
Jingle all the way!
O what fun it is to ride
In Orgril’la all the time.

Dashing through Dalaran
With a Little Help from My Friends,
Crashin’ & Thrashin’ we go,
Letting It Snow all the way;
Bells on Abominable Greench,
Making spirits bright,
How Naughty have you been,
To get Merrymaker tonight.

Soo, Jingle bells, Human spells,
Night Elves only pray,
Taurens are bulls, Gnomes small,
Forsaken have decay, hey!
Jingle bells, Draeneis have tails,
the Orcs can enrage
Trolls are fun, Blood Elves are afraid
and the Dwarves are a good mate.

Oh! and before I forget, I also have a special seasonal song on behalf Lothloryen:

Last Christmas, I gave you my fix
But the very next day you exploited it away
This year, to save me from tears
Please report it to the bugtracker.

http://www.dalaran-wow.com/…/happy-ho-ho-holidays-and-wint…/

Reporting for duty!

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We want to continue to improve our level of communication and assistance to you, the community. This new post is to detail what we are working on currently, and what we have in mind right now.

– As you may have noticed the number of weekly fixes has been improved with nearly daily deployments. We are constantly clearing the bug-tracker and we want every single detail to be corrected. Once the majority of important fixes are solved we will make a huge revamp of all the Classic and TBC Dungeons/Raids, but we need to focus first on the issues already reported.

– Alongside those fixes, we have been working to improve many systems in order to have a smoother gameplay, such as the Dungeon Finder system, pathfinding, maps, view distance, combat bug and many Wintergrasp important changes (preparations for the incoming internal balance/struggle system). More information about them shall be published in our next Changelog.

– Encouraging the players to make reports of every issue they find in our bug-tracker, it is the key to improve Dalaran’s quality for everyone, and we shall all cooperate on it. If it is not reported there we will not be aware of it, therefore it can’t be fixed. Please, report everything to our bug tracker: https://github.com/dalaranwow/dalaran-wow/issues

– Increase and improve our communication with you, including our communication on our Social Media, it is a nice and really forward way to stay tuned about every change or important notification. Our Social Media always has relevant information, although we need to improve our feedback response, you can follow us in order to keep track on our important information or latest posts (Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, Blog and Youtube).

– Increase our tester team, since there are many changes to be tested each week before deploying them to the live realm. As our latest incorporations (Teri and A.Tock) are quite settled, we believe is a great moment to increase the ranks. We will make an announcement about it.

– We want also to increase the Game Master team once again since there are many returning players and many new players each day, we need a higher number of Game Masters to cover all the time frames. It will be a slow process but we are confident we will get a perfect match. Another announcement shall be done about this.

– Keep punishing Win-traders and Exploiters, every report is taken into consideration, remember that you can always report an abusive tactic, someone you have seen doing something fishy, etc… by the in-game ticket system, including screenshots or videos if possible. We will investigate and deal with all of them; we have zero tolerance for cheaters.

– Keep the community ideas and suggestions alive. We want to make you participants in the present and future of Dalaran WoW, and we are thinking on the best way you could collaborate, suggest or even criticize us. We will develop more what we have in mind about this in future news posts.

Lok’Tar Ogar! / For the Alliance!

PS: A new changelog will be published with the latest changes applied this month as soon as possible. Stay tuned!

http://www.dalaran-wow.com/news/112/reporting-for-duty/

It’s beginning to smell a lot like Turkey!


And now is time to cook some achievements!

Becoming a chef has never been so important, acquire the Bountiful Cookbook and start your journey with the delicious seasonal recipes. Keep in mind that you may need to do a bit of a pilgrimage between the cities in order to obtain the special delicacies to craft them.

Remember to make a good food fight with your allies as well as share the bounty with them passing along the dishes, but also take a seat with your enemies in their cities, but to make it more perilous you will have to dress for that occasion if you want to transform it into a feat.

And while you may need to hunt, dominate and slaughter those Wild Turkeys before you triumph on your tasks, do not forget to blast every rogue you find around or even defeat Talon King Ikiss.

Enjoy the event, don’t chicken out!

PS: Careful when you are beside a Campfire with your Plump Turkey pet, because he will not be able to resist jumping into his destiny.

Have a wicked Hallow’s End!

When Witches go riding,

and black cats are seen,

the Headless Horseman laughs and whispers,

’tis near Halloween

When the decorations of Hallow’s End light up Azeroth’s cities, you know there’s mischief afoot! Seek around the inns and get your hands on treats! Aid a sick orphan in a little trick-or-treating! Darkcaller Yanka, attending the Forsaken’s Wickerman Festival, and Sergeant Hartman of Southshore are seeking your aid in keeping the enemy out of their holiday affairs – are you up to the challenge?

Be careful with the Black Cats , as they will put a bad luck spell on you. Eat as many candies as your tummy can accept and if you can’t get out with it , use the sugar rush to your own advantage. G.N.E.R.D rage your enemies on the battlefield and collect the masks for all occasions . Don’t forget to use a Tooth pick to make your smile shine, and use all the magic wands to get ready for the Masquerade .

As soon as you have the Sinister Squashling and the Hallowed Helm , don’t forget to Check your Head , just to make sure you don’t get transformed into the Headless Horseman himself! We are not sure if that’s the spell that makes him come on every Hallow’s End.

Improvements and plans.

Hello Community,

We want to clarify a few things with you regarding the workflow and plans.

We would like to recognize, that even with many tries to deal with the pending tasks, we have seen ourselves overwhelmed with the workload and by the weight of everything that had to be done. Because of this we have mostly focused on the same: High End game and stability. We believe we failed with managing some PvP related aspects, as well as communication. Other areas of the game have been delayed or postponed with the hope of finding a good moment where we could have more time to focus on their management.

So it is our intention with this announcement, to inform the community that we are already taking the relevant measures in order to correct all this now, with the majority of the high end raids being stable and in really good shape.

We would love to give you more feedback with changelogs and suitable reports about what is going on, bringing the community together and improving the other areas of the game that have been stagnant, as well as increasing the support with trusted people in our ranks.

We have been always a small team, we had some setbacks since the beginning and we keep the thought that even if the workload is unbearable, it will have better results with fewer of us but with total confidence between the team. For this reason there were just a few recruits for the Game Master positions, with strict organization and no new additions unless they have the total trust from me and Malkavia. This is why I was the only developer for most of the time, and when others joined they had no way to push the fixes to the live realm. The internal organization was not the correct one and it has proved itself multiple times that it needed to be changed – it was drastically delaying the workflow.

Now, what are our plans to solve these issues?

– Since important fixes were delayed in order to push the current raid tier content and avoid conflicts, now is the time to start pushing them to the live realm. For example: Long awaited class fixes.

– Fixes have been deployed bit by bit in many areas, with no changelog or notification. But we are already working on the changelogs with incoming fixes to be deployed. The general fix deployment rate will be increased.

– There will be regular changelogs from now on (not with every maintenance, but when there are enough corrections to write one) – players must be aware of which hotfixes are being applied.

– Two Game Masters: Tyr and Teri, have joined our ranks after a long wait – more incorporations will follow. The ingame assistance should have a noticeable improvement in speed and quality.

– Actively punishing all the win-traders and exploiters that are investigated after reports, and confirmed as such.

– New internal project structure, so everything is much more agile and easily deployed.

– Design a notification schedule about everything that is happening (events, fixes, important changes, PvE Tournaments, Ruby Sanctum’s beta/release…etc).

Dalaran-WoW was born from the passion that we have for this game, we have been adapting ourselves to every setback along this journey and we absolutely learn from our mistakes. We love this project and we are devoted to it, we want to give our players the best and we will not stop until that is achieved.

Thank you for the constructive criticisms and the love and loyalty that you have shown us, you deserve our best, and we intend to give you that.

Icecrown Citadel 5% buff and health pool reduction.

Hello Citizens of Dalaran,

We would like to inform the community that we are going to introduce the first zone buff (5%) inside The Icecrown Citadel raid, as well as reduce some of the extra health buff pool from certain encounters: Professor Putricide, Sindragosa and The Lich king (all difficulties).

This changes will be active the next Friday 6th.

More news regarding the Ruby Sanctum Beta and release will be published afterwards.

Thank you very much for reading.