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General
Gold Sellers & Buyers

We have recently noticed an influx in the number of people purchasing and selling gold across all expansions. We have developed and deployed systems in place across our expansions to track potential sellers and buyers! The main issue is that the sellers have been using exploits in-game (which have been corrected) to gain an enormous amount of gold, increased the number of accounts compromised, and have a bad influence on the in-game economy.

Along with the ban of all their accounts, we can't just ignore the fact players were also supporting them by purchasing their gold. With that being said, we have suspended more than 800 accounts for 30 days and the gold on their accounts have been reset. Most third party sites are using phishing attempts in order to retrieve your account information and sometimes even hack your account to sell gold.

We take this issue very seriously, anyone caught buying items, gold, etc. from third party websites for real life currency will result in a permanent account closure. The only place where you can get in-game goods (items, gold, mounts etc.) from is our official shop. Our shop is located on our website at https://firestorm-servers.com/.

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April 27, 2017
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General
The Cosmeticator 2000!

A new non-player character just arrived in capital cities, The Cosmeticator 2000!

This non-player-character will sell you multiple appearances and visuals which you will be able to test from him for free. These appearances and visuals will be available for your whole life, but they will only work outside of instances, battlegrounds, arenas, scenarios, etc. An item will be given to you to be able to switch between owned appearances or remove them. Only one appearance can be used and the activation of a new appearance will remove the old one. Therefore you can change your appearances and visuals willingly among the ones you've bought. This non-player-character will be there for a "trial period" and will be removed after one week. We'll re-integrate it or not into capital cities depending  on it's popularity. However, any appearance or visuals bought during this week will be kept and usable on all characters of your account.

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Notice: Tomorrow, Wednesday, May 10th, 2017 at 12:00 PM (GMT 1), we'll be removing the non-player-character The Cosmeticator 2000! As we stated in our previous announcement it was a trial period, if he does return, the items he sells will be different from those that were sold during the testing period.

Anyone who bought items from the Cosmeticator 2000, they will not be deleted for users who have purchased appearances, and auras.

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April 26, 2017
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Legion
Legion: Legendaries & PvP Pre-Season

The arena pre-season will be available on April 15th, 2017. Rankings, arena, and battleground rating will be open on this date. The reward system of honor/gear/artifact power will be the same as the official realms. The only difference will be with the weekly special rewards of PvP Ranking (ranking & iLvl).

0 to 1200: iLvl 810 1200 to 1400: iLvl 815 1400 to 1600: iLvl 820 1600 to 1800: iLvl 825 1800 to 2000: iLvl 830 2000 to 2200: iLvl 835 2200 to 2300: iLvl 840 2300 to 2400: iLvl 845 More than 2400: iLvl 850

In addition to this occasion, we'll be adding legendaries for PvE players. You will be able to loot these items on:

Dungeons / Raid Bosses World Bosses Arena / Skirmish Win Battleground Win Strongbox Rare non-player characters Treasures

 

The more activity you do to win legendary items, the more likely you're to receive one.

We have implemented Blizzards Bad Luck Protection system, the drop chance for legendary loot is not a basic 0.1% chance.

Each activity listed gives you a certain amount of points.

Some of the activities give more points than another. e.g. : killing a raid boss gives more points than killing a dungeon boss, winning a rated battleground will give you more points than winning a regular battleground, etc...

The amount of the point you have is used to compute the chance to get a legendary item.

So the more you are doing, the higher the chance to get a legendary item is.

Once you get a legendary item, then the amount will be reset to zero and start all over again!

You can not gain the same Legendary item twice so you do not need to worry about having your points wasted.

Good luck and have fun!

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April 3, 2017
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Legion
Legion: Upgrade to 7.1.5

We're happy to announce that we have a release date of 7.1.5! 

On Monday, March 20th, 2017 Firestorm will be upgraded to Legion 7.1.5. When we upgrade to 7.1.5 you will be able to advance in both PvE and PvP content. By us upgrading, you will be able to unlock the first raid, the first arena pre-season, and progress on the Broken Isles (World Bosses, World Quests) etc! No data will be reset so you won't lose your characters, items, etc.

Loot Bonus (Second chance to have a second item, money, artifact power with token). New spells and class fixes (2-3 weeks worth of work) we'll go into more details in an update pack on Monday. New Zone, Suramar, you can complete the Nightfall Questline, see the Wowhead Guide for more information. The third relic slot will be available for anyone whose artifact level is 25 and above. New raid "The Emerald Nightmare" will be available on March 23rd, 2017. A few weeks later Arena pre-season and Legendary items.

As a reminder, the realm will be under 7.0.3 version and will continue till March 20th, 2017. Don't upgrade yet or you will not be able to enter the realm. We have provided a tutorial on how to upgrade your game, please click here.

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March 16, 2017
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Legion
The Emerald Nightmare

The Emerald Nightmare is the first raid on Legion, originally created by the Titans. The Emerald Dream served as a model for shaping Azeroth. For a long time, it was luxuriant and immaculate reflection; An original image of nature as if it existed before the arrival of so-called civilization. For many years, Druids and Guardians were observing the manifestations of disturbing presence in the Dream.

Under the influence of the Legion and the Nightmare Lord Xavius, this rampant corruption is now emerging and will soon swallow up all of Azeroth unless it is eradicated at the source. The Emerald Nightmare is teeming with branches and gates that with plunge you even deeper into the madness that reigns on the premises.

On Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 at 5:00 PM (server time), http://www.wowhead.com/zone=8026 will be available on our Legion expansion. This raid will be available in Normal mode and LFR mode. The following bosses will be available at the release;

http://www.wowhead.com/npc=100497 http://www.wowhead.com/npc=102672 http://www.wowhead.com/npc=102679 http://www.wowhead.com/npc=103769 http://www.wowhead.com/npc=105393 http://www.wowhead.com/npc=106087 http://www.wowhead.com/npc=104636

In addition to those bosses, the raid will reset once a week, bonus loot will be available with a maximum of iLvl 865.

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March 14, 2017
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Legion
Development Blog 6

Here is a development blog where you can find all the work we have started and are upcoming to all of our expansions. In order not to disappoint most of you, we will not give you precise dates but estimates.

 Wrath of The Lich King and Cataclysm: Next week we will launch an update on the two expansions with the latest fixes from our partners at WowCircle. Updates will be posted at the time the update is available. These patches correspond to about five to six months of work. For example, on Cataclysm the MMR was reviewed and fixed.   Mists of Pandaria: We have recruited a new developer who is assigned full-time on this expansion. He has already begun to work on spell corrections and the end of Siege of Orgrimmar raid normal.  The work has already begun on Siege of Orgrimmar and should arrive within one to two weeks with several fixes on the previous bosses. When the normal version is fully out, this developer will continue on the heroic version.   Warlords of Draenor: Unfortunately, a lot of delays have taken a part of the development of Hellfire Citadel due to the particular work that we provide on Legion. We apologize for the delay and commit ourselves to release it by the end of the month. The first test wing is available on our Gul'dan realm (including Siegemasater Mar'tak, and Kormrok).   Legion: We are developing two content updates. The first one as we mentioned, we're working on the development of Emerald Nightmare. The raid will be available in full normal and LFR.  We are currently in the initial testing stage and should be out in the next coming weeks. Now to address the upcoming patch 7.1.5. We decided to spend time mainly on this patch in order to balance the classes and to have the latest patches for our players. In addition to the future content: Return to Karazhan, Trial of Valor, The Nighthold and the new rewards system in battlegrounds. This will allow us to stay on this expansion longer, save resources by having no other patches to develop, and while having large mass content to provide to you.  Many tests have been carried out on this new version, we no longer notice any critical bugs, although we don't have the Sylvanas population on it.  We will launch the first arena season one to two weeks after the release of 7.1.5, which will allow us to correct the last bugs that we didn't have during our tests. This arena season will be a pre-season, you will have everything from a real arena season, except things will be lowered in terms of iLvl and rewards. The decision is motivated by the fact we want classes well balanced and fixed to start Legion Season 1. We would like to point out that 7.1.5 is the reason for a smaller number of spell corrections on Sylvanas in our recent weeks, where as many spells have already been corrected, rather than continuing on version 7.0.3 that we will soon abandon.
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March 10, 2017
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Warlords of Draenor
Warlords of Draenor: Tanaan Jungle

On Monday, February 13th, 2017, Tanaan Jungle will be accessible for everyone! Be ready to increase your iLvl in order to get for our next PvE releases.

The following is being released with Taanan Jungle:

Introduction Questline:  You will be able to unlock access to the zone by following the quests that lead you there, and as well as your outpost. This will allow you to have several sellers, trainers, and also portals to Ashran! More than 50 rare creatures available! Most of these will be available with their loot. More than 50 treasures available through the whole zone! Train yourself to improve your jumping and parkour skills, since you are surely going to need it if you can't fly in Draenor! The zone also grants you access to a new world boss. Be prepared to fight against http://www.wowhead.com/npc=94015.

Shipyard: 

The first level of this feature will be available, this will allow you to use the new currency http://www.wowhead.com/currency=1101. Introduction Questline: This quest will lead you to build your shipyard, and will allow you to discover all of its features in an assisted way. Ships: Build your ships, improve their quality, and raise up your fleet power in order to reign over Draenor seas! Missions: Enjoy the new shipyard mission system, now functional, but try not to fail them often... Otherwise, your ships may get destroyed! Item upgrade: Item upgrade feature is finally ready! You will be able to improve the stats of your gear, and you will probably need it during upcoming months.
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February 9, 2017
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Warlords of Draenor
Tournament merge conditions

We have planned to merge Tournament with Gul'dan. However, we have received numerous of feedback on what should be in the conditions of the transfer. The administrators have discussed this and we have come to the conclusion on the conditions to transfer:

Every character with less than 1 day of playtime (from this announcement) will be wiped. Professions will be removed upon transfer. Gold will be removed upon transfer. Tournament specific mounts will be removed upon transfer.

Those who bought items from the shop etc. will still have their items. There is no limit on how many characters you can transfer, however they must have more than one day of play time. Please post your feedback and concerns on this thread. There is no set in stone date, when we have the date we'll let you guys know.

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February 7, 2017
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Warlords of Draenor
New arena season

The current season on our Warlords of Draenor realms will end on Monday, January 30th, 2017. We will launch the new season a week after on Monday, February 6th, 2017. This will leave a week of inter-seasons.

The conquest points will be reset when the new season is set. You will have a week, with the inter-season to spend your remaining points. We'll remove all titles except Gladiator season but achievements will remain.

The rewards will be distributed only to 3v3 teams and we will take into account the cross-realm ranking (the rewards will not be distributed individually for each realm but into account all realms). Here are the level of rewards:

1 - 18: Wild Gladiator, http://wowhead.com/achievement=10096/ and the mount http://wowhead.com/item=128281. 19 to 45: Gladiator, http://wowhead.com/achievement=10098 and the mount http://wowhead.com/item=128281. 46 to 180: Duelist, http://wowhead.com/achievement=2092. 181 to 405: Rival and http://wowhead.com/achievement=2093. 406 to 1050: Challenger and http://wowhead.com/achievement=2090.

About rated battlegrounds, Hero of the Alliance / Hero of the Horde with the achievement http://wowhead.com/achievement=10102/ / http://wowhead.com/achievement=10103/ will be given to for the top 10 players in rated battlegrounds who have won at least 50 games. 

If you have gained more than 40 wins in battlegrounds, you will also receive the http://wowhead.com/achievement=10093/ / http://wowhead.com/achievement=10092/ and also http://wowhead.com/item=103533/.

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January 23, 2017
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General
We're hiring developers!

We are hiring developers (yes, paid) to expand our WoD and Legion development teams. 

We are looking for the following profiles: 

- Developer core (C ) either to script PvE content (raid and dungeon) or to make correction on class problems (spells, talents, artefacts, item effects ... etc) 

- Developer DB (SmartAI) to script zones, quests, scenarios, instances ... etc. 

You need to know C (or SQL / SmartAI) and have already worked with TrinityCore. We are only looking for developers with experience on the WoW / TrinityCore environment able to provide quality work. 

We will not respond to wacky candidates, people wishing to learn or developers who have no experience with TrinityCore. 

If you are interested and you meet the requirements, please send an email to recrutement@firestorm-servers.com with you can do and what you have already done.

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January 22, 2017