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General
Return to Karazhan

The time has come, battle against the twisted shade of the Guardian Medivh and a new, fearsome Legion commander, known as Viz'aduum the Watcher. Champions you have to stop him from opening a second major gateway for the Burning Legion to flood Azeroth with their unholy forces.

Gather all your strength and enter on a new Karazhan! Better bring your best friends along or else you might face your demise inside its walls! The fate of Azeroth is in your hands! We are counting on you!

The full release will be on Friday, November 3rd, 2017 and it includes our special event Nightbane scripted! Loot and achievements will be available.

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November 2, 2017
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Sylvanas
Stormheim World Quests

They are here, Stormheim World Quests!

A new adventure awaits you in this area, get ready for 52 unique world quests that will take you from http://www.wowhead.com/zone=7541 to http://www.wowhead.com/zone=7588. Use your grappling hook and explore this area like never before.

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November 1, 2017
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Gul'dan
New Arena Season

The current season on our Gul'dan realm will end on Monday, November 13th, 2017. The new season will start directly on the same day and will last approximately 4 months. The conquest points will be reset when the new season is set.

The rewards will be distributed to 3v3 (& 2v2 Top 10 teams due to activities). Here are the level of rewards:

Top 1 to 10: Warmongering Gladiator, Warmongering Glad Season 3 and the mount Warmongering Gladiator Felblood Gronnling. Top 11 to 25: Gladiator, Glad Season 3 and the mount Warmongering Gladiator Felblood Gronnling. Top 26 to 50: Duelist, http://wowhead.com/achievement=2092. Top 51 to 75: Rival and http://wowhead.com/achievement=2093. Top 76 to 100: Challenger and http://wowhead.com/achievement=2090.

Rewards for 2v2 :

Top 1 to 10: Warmongering Gladiator, Warmongering Glad Season 3 and the mount Warmongering Gladiator Felblood Gronnling.

About rated battlegrounds, http://wowhead.com/achievement=9230 / http://wowhead.com/achievement=9231 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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October 30, 2017
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2017 Halloween pomotion

The 2017 Halloween arrives on Firestorm!

Are you looking for something special from our store? Now its the time, we are giving 25% Firestorm points on any credit card purchases you do from 27 October, 20h GMT 2 to 1 November at 23h55 GMT 2!

Also, keep an eye on store promotions to find great deals at cheaper prices!

Thank you and have a great Halloween

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October 27, 2017
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Sylvanas
The Arcway

Today, we'll be releasing http://www.wowhead.com/zone=7855 on Sylvanas with all bosses available. Mythic and Mythic plus , loot, and achievements will be available too!

The dungeon will be available today at 14:00 PM (server time).

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October 24, 2017
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General
Happy Belated Birthday Firestorm - Development Blog

Approximately ten years ago this entire project started. The project started off with The Burning Crusade and then later on progressed to the latest expansion that is Legion. Our goal was to provide safe private servers where your data is protected, you could enjoy the games, and expansions you love. Right now with more than 10,000 players playing across various expansions at our peak hours we could say that goal was fulfilled. Two years ago we merged all our brands into a single name, Firestorm was born, and we’re proud of what we have done so far. Time flies so quick, you can see the progression and updates to our servers have increased! To celebrate Firestorm and the project, we’ll be giving you guys an in-depth development blog on what’s next for each realm!  We would like to thank all the players who played on our Vanilla realm Blackrock. Unfortunately, we have tried to keep the vanilla realm but the interest of the community isn't enough to keep it alive. Blackrock will be closing and departing from Firestorm. Let's move on to some exciting more news for our other realms.

Sylvanas:

Emerald Nightmare: The true challenge has arrived at Firestorm! Emerald Nightmare Mythic is unleashed upon Sylvanas! Beware of the dangers ahead, because on that plane of existence nothing is always what it looks like! Are you prepared to face on the nightmare the opponents you thought defeated? Gather your friends, guild and fight the True Nightmare!   The Arcway: We have been working on this dungeon and it’s currently on the last phase of development. This dungeon should be released within the next two weeks!   Court of Stars: This will be the last dungeon of Legion to come. Once we’ve completed and finalized The Arcway, we’ll move on to this dungeon. We expect it to be ready by the end of November!   Karazhan: Sometimes players wonder how we are progressing with Karazhan! Well, we have some great news! It's almost fully scripted and we expect a full launch within 2 weeks! This will be one of the best dungeons you ever seen on Firestorm, that we can promise you!   Trial of Valor: The development for Trial of Valor has started, and currently it's in Alpha state! Members of the Quality Assurance Team are testing it to ensure there are no issues with it, and the full release is scheduled for early December.   Nighthold: The development for Nighthold has started, and it's currently in Alpha state! Members of the Quality Assurance Team will begin testing it, and reporting bugs back to the developers. We expect the first wing to be out by the end of the year.   Clustering System: We have introduced a clustering system for player vs. player instances which will reduce the delay for arenas and battlegrounds. We've completed numerous amounts of test sessions and so far it's working well.   Pre-season Ending:  It's finally here, we are reaching the end of the pre-season. We will be giving rewards for this pre-season but only for 3s and rated battlegrounds. They will be processed on a similar way retail does, top alliance and horde (requires 50 games played on 3s). Gladiator: Top 0.5% and 100 Firestorm gold points. Duelist: Top 3.0% and 75 Firestorm gold points. Rival: Top 10.0% and 50 Firestorm gold points. Challenger: Top 35.0% and 25 Firestorm gold points. When we officially start season one you should expect the following: new and optimised templates, battleground and arenas fixes, increased item level to elite 875 with a weekly reward 880, and rewards matching Legion Season 1. We'll post more insights to the season and what to expect from it as well.   Player vs. Player (New realm): You have read this correctly, we are soon going to open a new realm for Legion which is a tournament type. Imagine a realm fully dedicated to player vs. player, instant level 110, templates enabled everywhere, instant level 25 artifact knowledge, no raids, no world quests, no world bosses, no dungeons, it’s pure player vs. player at all levels. We’ve decided to name our realm “Greymane” and we’ll provide more information on it very soon, so keep looking out for it.   World Quests: Stormheim World Quests are near to be done and should arrive on Firestorm sometime this month! As well as, we have begun to work on the Suramar World Quests, and they should arrive to Firestorm within a few weeks after the Stormheim ones.   Development Cycle: As of right now, most classes are at a state where they're considered functional. So, we slowed down the cycle to fix and develop other content. Now that it's done, we'll have constant workflow of class fixes.

Gul'dan:

Cross-faction: Based on your suggestions we've implemented the cross-faction feature. We appreciate your feedback, and glad you love this new way to play.   Hellfire Citadel: We currently have 6 bosses available on Hellfire Citadel, and we're currently working on finishing scripting the rest of the raid. Members of the Quality Assurance team on Gul'dan have been working on testing this raid.   Legendary Questline: We are currently working on fixing the Legendary Questline, so that everyone can obtain their legendaries.  

Garrosh:

Siege of Orgrimmar: For our more dedicated raiders, we will continue to release Siege of Orgrimmar bosses in heroic mode, ending with Garrosh Hellscream. Expect at least 2 new bosses every changelog, Starting with upcoming heroic mode of Malkorok and Spoils of Pandaria.   Player vs. Player: We've been constantly applying updates to improve the quality of player vs. player on Garrosh. There have been many fixes to battlegrounds and arenas that weren't announced, however we're working on this unique feature for players who are interested in player vs player. We hope to have this applied to our servers soon, however be patient and keep your eyes peeled for this unique feature!

Deathwing:

An update will be applied to Deathwing which includes spell fixes, new content and some tune ups.

Icecrown:

We're ready to deploy a huge update containing many new fixes, new content for our Wrath of the Lich King players!  

As you can see, we're constantly working behind the scenes on new content. We know you are excited about the next change log and so are we, but don't forget that even if there is no change log we're still working hard. Also, we know we haven't posted one of these in awhile that's why we provided you some screenshots of the content we're working on. We'd like to thank all members of the staff Game Masters, Forum Moderators, Quality Assurances, Players, etc. for constantly helping us out!

Also that, to celebrate the project and Firestorm's birthday we'll be distributing a Firestorm promotional code. The code is for 17 points: "timeflies" valid until October 24th, 2017 at 07:00 AM. Until next time, we wish you a good game and hope to see you in-game.

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October 23, 2017
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Sylvanas
Item level and Mythic+ changes

With the incoming release of The Emerald Nightmare in Mythic, we have decided to increase the item level cap. The new cap is now 895 and Mythic will be increased to 15 in order to reflect the release mentioned above. Item level from drops will rise up to 875, with the weekly chest granting a base item level of 880. We have bigger news coming soon!

Mythic 1: 840 Mythic 2: 845 Mythic 3: 845 Mythic 4: 850 Mythic 5: 850 Mythic 6: 855 Mythic 7: 855 Mythic 8: 860 Mythic 9: 860 Mythic 10: 865 Mythic 11: 865 Mythic 12: 865 Mythic 13: 870 Mythic 14: 870 Mythic 15 and above: 875

All weekly chests will remain the same and all loot you obtain has a chance to proc an upgrade up to 895!

Stay tuned and have fun!

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October 11, 2017
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Gul'dan
Cross-faction enabled!

As you can see most of our Gul'dan realm population moved to our other successful realms Sylvanas and Garrosh, mostly resulting from the fact the expansion wasn't that popular to start off with. Because of that, you guys suggested this idea, and we hope this can make Gul'dan enjoyable again for many of you. We'll be implementing Cross Faction, this feature has proven to be popular on Garrosh and helpful, so we've agreed to add it to Gul'dan.

Cross-Faction allows members from the Horde or Alliance to party together as if they were from the same faction. You will be able to have and make mixed raids, dungeons, guilds. Player vs. Player will be faction locked, and the realm will remain that way as well. We expect with this to allow more content to be done, such as Hellfire Citadel which is been under development, new releases soon, and as well to keep the realm enjoyable for everyone. This will be released on October 10th, 2017.

Thank you all and have a good game!

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October 9, 2017
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Sylvanas
The Emerald Nightmare (Mythic)

The true challenge has arrived at Firestorm! Emerald Nightmare Mythic is ready to be unleashed upon Sylvanas! Beware of the dangers ahead, because on that plane of existence nothing is always what it looks like! Are you prepared to face on the nightmare the opponents you thought defeated?

Gather your friends, guild mates and fight the Nightmare! The Emerald Nightmare in mythic mode will be available on October 11th, 2017 at 18:00 (server time)!

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October 3, 2017
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Sylvanas
Vault of the Wardens

Today, we'll be releasing http://www.wowhead.com/zone=7787 on Sylvanas with all bosses available. All difficulties, loot, and achievements will be available too!

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September 18, 2017