Here’s an update with what’s been going on as of lately:
Ticket Response Time & Server Crashes
As some of you know, we are in the process of recruiting new GMs and staff in general. For this reason, we ask for your patience as we get through this stage quickly in preparation for what's to come.
The crashes are being looked into and the bugs are being thwarted one at a time. We will see an improvement in the server's stability in the near future. So just hang tight in the meantime!
Naxxramas Status Update
With the upcoming release of Naxxramas, we've been busy working with many of you as we test each of the fights to make sure they're ready for the bravest and most daring of you in the coming weeks. Special mention to Centrelink and Karnage who coordinated many of these raids and testing would not have been possible without their contributions. You will have noticed - either through participating or seeing other players with them - the new ingame pets of the Four Horsemen. The Four Horsemen are a particularly challenging fight within Naxxramas and found it quite suitable that these were the rewards for assisting with testing.
I am pleased to announce that - due to the success of testing - testing has now concluded two weeks earlier than anticipated. The final weeks pet reward will be mailed to everyone who has participated over the last three weeks.
Community Meeting Discussions
From a Community front, we've had another meeting to discuss issues impacting you as players. In our most recent community meeting we discussed how we can drive more participation in AV, how everyone felt about faction transfers and the impacts to the server, and most importantly, what comes after Naxx?
As far as AV is concerned, we received some very good ideas. After speaking with the Developers, many of these are impractical or require a considerable time investment which we do not have currently so we have established another solution where you will be able to earn AV Rep from both Warsong Gulch and Arathi Basin. We do not have specific numbers to talk to just yet however this is something to look forward too.
The conversation regarding faction transfers and race changes was a very positive discussion with everyone being in support of them in one way or another. We are currently working through the logistics to ensure this is something we can implement and how we can make sure there are no negative impacts to the server balance.
As for what comes after Naxx, that is still in question. Although, one of our Devs is working alongside the Lights Hope Team to patch up the existing, publicly available TBC core, we are not certain this course will come into fruition. Regardless, that is ways away so lets focus our attention on the cherry that is patch 1.11.
Staff - Player Comms Etiquette
I would like to remind everyone that Nostralia is a not-for-profit project and is run by volunteers. When consulting staff, please do so in a direct and polite manner. If you have submitted an ingame ticket, you will need to wait patiently for a response (we will eventually get to it, promise); please do not repeatedly chase down staff at 2 am.
Anyway, we are nearing the highlight of Vanilla, so I hope you are all set and ready for the months to come.
Over and out!
Posted by ZED on 2018/04/11