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New arena season (15 #3)

The current season on our Mists of Pandaria realm will end on Wednesday, July 26th, 2017. We will launch the new season a week after on Wednesday, August 2nd, 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. Titles except Gladiator seasons will be removed, and the achievements will remain.

The rewards will be distributed only to 3v3 teams. Here are the level of rewards:

1 - 15: Brutal Gladiator, http://wowhead.com/achievement=420 and the mount http://wowhead.com/item=43516. 16 to 30: Gladiator, http://wowhead.com/achievement=2091 and the mount http://wowhead.com/item=83086. 31 to 100: Duelist, http://wowhead.com/achievement=2092. 101 to 200: Rival and http://wowhead.com/achievement=2093. 201 to 300: 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=6942 / http://wowhead.com/achievement=6941 will be given to for the top 10 players in rated battlegrounds who have won at least 50 games. 

Good luck and congratulations to all participants.

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July 7, 2017
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Shop Update

For the past two months, the web development team has been working on a huge update to the shop. Let's dive straight into this update, examine what's new and changed to the shop. We have removed the old layout of the shop. The new design features improvements to the user interface and navigation. You won't be lost any more when navigating around the shop!

Most of our feedback from players was about the prices, we've done a clean sweep of the shop and reduced the price on mostly everything in the shop! If that's not enough for you, we've added new items, mounts, pets, and more items to the shop. Time to be fabulous, we've added Warlords of Draenor's transmogrifications onto the Legion shop. Are you ready for the next transmog contest?

We have improved our "Character Marketplace" to enhance the privacy of your account when you sell a character your name and guild will no longer be displayed. To top off the cherry we've implemented, a new feature called "Highlight my Character" that allows your character to be displayed first with 5% more charge. As well, we've increased the sale tax from 15 percent to 25 percent when selling a character.

Weekly Promotions (also known as; Special Offers) this system will display special offers for items that are on discount on the shop. Don't have enough points for this one favorite mount? No stresses, possibly your most loved mount will be added to the weekly special offers system at a reduced price! Artifact Appearance requested a lot by the community has been added to our shop! This way you can get them faster! Need a specific look? Now, you can choose your favorite!

Most of the suggestions for the shop update were taken from the forums and Facebook. In addition, the site is expected to have scheduled maintenance as we integrate the new shop to the website.

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June 24, 2017
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A true Vanilla experience arrives at Firestorm!

Many people wonder what's next for Firestorm Servers, and we'll let you know many things are coming. However, it's with great pleasure that we'll be announcing our newest project to Firestorm; this has been a project that we thought about for years. We have decided to commit ourselves to offering a stable realm to the community! Are you ready to travel back in time and explore Vanilla? Firestorm is proud to introduce you our newest realm "Blackrock".

Blackrock will release content following a predefined timeline similar to the patch release calendar made by Blizzard in 2004. All content will be progressively unlocked to let player experience the initial experience of World of Warcraft.

Why choose Firestorm over other any other Vanilla project that exists:

A team who has ten years of experience in World of Warcraft private servers. We can guarantee your characters won't be deleted or wiped resulting from to technical issues or something. We have daily backups of the databases. Unlike other projects that support English, we'll have English, French, and Spanish community to provide support in those languages (Game Masters, Forum, and Technical Support). We have a well developed DDoS protection after 10 years of improvements which guarantees no realm unavailability Nostalrius core is used as a base in order to keep developing on a quality proved code base A fresh start with progressive releases of content.

Realm Details:

All experience rates will be x1-5. Ability to support up to 10,000 players online. Realm type: Player vs .Player (PvP). Progressive release of the content. No shop at the opening.

The development of other expansions isn't affected at all since it's handled by old developers who stepped back from the Private Server community a few months/years ago and came back to offer us to open a Vanilla realm on Firestorm. Most of us are early World of Warcraft players who have played Vanilla! We are proud, eager to work and play on a realm that offers the first version of World of Warcraft that was so amazing. The realm will be opening on July 1st, 2017.

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June 20, 2017
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Legion: Summer Content Patch

Do you need more of a challenge on our Legion expansion? Here is our newest update pack of content that comes out on Wednesday, June 7th, 2017. 

The raid "The Emerald Nightmare" will be released in heroic. This version of the raid has been tested for several weeks, and many players have confirmed that this one was ready for an official exit. Mythic mode will be available on all the dungeons that already exist; http://wowhead.com/zone=7812, http://wowhead.com/zone=7546, http://www.wowhead.com/zone=7673, and http://www.wowhead.com/zone=8040 . For those who aren't familiar yet with mythical mode, a detailed guide on how it works is available here. The new dungeon http://wowhead.com/zone=7672 will also be opened. It will be available in all modes (normal, heroic, and mythical ). We decided to announce the arrival of the first real arena season on Sylvanas. For the arrival, we will implement the new version of Blade’s Edge Arena. We will update the max item level to  885. We will add a good part of the High mountain zone. This will include the first five chapters (out of 7 total) and as well four new World Bosses; http://www.wowhead.com/npc=110378, http://www.wowhead.com/npc=108678, http://www.wowhead.com/npc=99929, and http://www.wowhead.com/npc=108879. 

Are you ready for this update patch? We wish you a good game!

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June 6, 2017
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Development Blog 7

Welcome to our latest development blog which is number 7. You will find different things per expansion that we're working on and what will be released soon. In order not to disappoint most of you guys, we will not give precise dates but the guideline and estimate on some points. 

Legion: Let's get started with the next update of content that should arrive on Legion within the next one to two weeks! This update package will contain four different themes: raid, dungeons, player vs player, zones and questing. But before we divulge that information, the newest max item level will be 885.   The Emerald Nightmare: As we have already stated on the forums, the raid "The Emerald Nightmare" will be released in heroic. This version of the raid has been tested for several weeks, and many players have confirmed that this one was ready for an official exit.   Mythic : We've been working closely on the Mythic mode for dungeons. This mode will be available on all the dungeons that already exist; http://wowhead.com/zone=7812, http://wowhead.com/zone=7546, http://www.wowhead.com/zone=7673, and http://www.wowhead.com/zone=8040. For those who aren't familiar yet with mythical mode, a detailed guide on how it works is available here.   New Dungeon: The new dungeon http://wowhead.com/zone=7672 will also be opened. It will be available in all modes (normal, heroic, and mythical ). Finally http://www.wowhead.com/zone=7787 is now under development, this will arrive a little later after the release of the update pack.   Player vs. Player: We decided to announce the arrival of the first real arena season on Sylvanas. For the arrival, we will implement the new version of Blade’s Edge Arena.   Zones & Questing: To wrap up the Legion content, for zones and questing part, we will add a good part of the High mountain zone. This will include the first five chapters (out of 7 total) and as well four new World Bosses; http://www.wowhead.com/npc=110378, http://www.wowhead.com/npc=108678, http://www.wowhead.com/npc=99929 and http://www.wowhead.com/npc=108879.    Warlords of Draenor: Hellfire Citadel: The raid is currently being tested by the Quality Assurance team. According to the first results returned by our team is that the first boss is good to be released, the second boss needs some cosmetic finishing and the third one still has bugs but nothing extremely long to fix. Once the team has validated the third boss we will leave this wing, then we will release the following one by one.   Spells Update: Once we have released the first wing of Hellfire Citadel, we will deploy update pack that we have made especially on spells.   Legendary Questline: Finally for the Warlords of Draenor content, we have started working on the Legendary Questline.   Mists of Pandaria: Siege of Orgrimmar: Heroic Mode will be available soon for Siege of Orgrimmar. In one or two weeks, we will release 4 bosses in Heroic Mode and then after the rest very soon.   Arena Season: Lastly, we will begin to wrap up the latest Arena Season of Mists of Pandaria.   Cataclysm & Wrath of the Lich King: To finalize our development blog we'll talk about Icecrown and Deathwing, we aim to make a copy of the system of Mythic to relaunch the old raids. The principle will be exactly the same as the one on Legion, and the loot obtained in the chest will contain objects from the last raid of your expansion.
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June 2, 2017
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Development Team Recruitment

As part of the development of our realms, we're expanding the development team. We're currently looking for a Core Developer - PvE.

Role: Your role will be to correct all dungeons scripts, raids, quests and scenarios. You'll also work and collaborate with the Quality Assurance Team. Prerequisites ‚ÄčKnowing how to use git. Extensive knowledge of C . Have previous experience on developing on various World of Warcraft Servers and able to justify them. TrinityCore environment knowledge, different development tools in World of Wacraft (dbc viewer, spellwork, packet parser, etc). Perfect knowledge of the creature and instance script in TrinityCore. Perfect knowledge of the TrinityCore database. Able to demonstrate experience as a player in a PvE guilds on the official servers. Ability to understand and follow a specific workflow. Ability to communicate in English (writing).

To apply, send your applications to: recrutement@firestorm-servers.com

If you're interested you will be contacted by e-mail for a possible interview. A response will be sent within a maximum of three weeks, if you don't receive a response after this period then you may consider your application not accepted.

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May 30, 2017
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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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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: 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: 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