AN OPENING IN THE DEFENSES?
Illidan’s Fortress have been under assault from many factions during his reign over Outland. The ancient temple of Karabor might have been sacked in the past, but the Black Temple as it is now known, has been a stronghold neither the Burning Legion nor even the forces of the Light have been able to break. But a small crack in the walls has been discovered. Perhaps this once grand temple is starting to suffer from the siege? Gather your forces and head into the Black Temple-- if you dare!
High Warlord Naj’entus / Supremus / Shade of Akama
The Naga, fiercely loyal to Lady Vashj, and in turn to Illidan, have taken control of the crumbling sewers of the Black Temple. This is the last Naga base of operations since the daring raid that cleansed the Serpentshrine Caverns of their kind took place, and they do not intend to give it up freely. Leading them is the heavily mutated High Warlord Naj’entus, who will take great pleasure in avenging his Lady Vashj.
Should you manage to get through the sewers and into the main courtyard, you will face the elite Dragonmaw Orcs and their enslaved Netherdrakes. They are always training to become stronger and better combatants and they will welcome your intrusion with murderous glee. Once this Orc clan is broken, you may find your path into the temple blocked still however, as the massive abyssal Supremus guards the gate with an ever-burning passion.
Inside the temple, the Ashtongue seers hold council, and despite their apparent allegiance to Illidan, our reports indicate that the Ashtongue elder, Akama, might not be as loyal to the Lord of Outland as first expected. A part of Akama’s soul have been spellbound into mindless obedience. Can you break this spell and you free the Ashtongue tribe?
Teron Gorefiend / Gurtogg Bloodboil / Reliquary of Souls
It’s hard to imagine that his appearance was once that of a valiant knight of Stormwind, but little remains of this former knight save the ever-rotting flesh and bone. Teron’gor was an Orc Warlock that bound to the corpse of a slain knight, becoming the very first Death Knight. He served the Horde in what is known as the Second War, until he was seemingly killed in front of the Black Temple by the Alliance. Through cunning manipulation, he tricked a group of adventurers into restoring his power to him and now he has taken up residence in Illidan's fortress.
The brutality of the Dragonmaw clan you fought in the courtyard is nothing compared to that of the Bonechewer Clan that reside deeper within the Black Temple. And no fel-orc is more brutal than Gurtogg Bloodboil. He awaits you in the Halls of Anguish, eager to smash anyone who faces him into a bloody pulp.
Not many know how the Reliquary of Souls came to be, but the Bonechewer Orcs trying to contain it and its minions are having a hard time doing so. It’s been theorized that it is the result of all the tormented souls of the Draenei who were slaughtered during the first sacking of the Temple. Exactly why Illidan keeps it there is unknown: maybe as a power source. Or maybe it’s too chaotic for even him to subdue?
Mother Shahraz / Illidari Council / Illidan Stormrage
The Blood Elf forces under Illidan's command fight hard and play even harder. For that reason, as a sort of disturbed form of entertainment, the Den of Mortal Delights was created. Here all sorts of women lounge and serve all kinds of twisted pleasure to those allowed into these halls. All under the lustful eye of Mother Shahraz, who reserves her attention to the most enduring of guests.
In the luxurious Chambers of Command near the top of the Black Temple, the Illidari Council is in session, and they do not appreciate your invasion. These are the most elite of the Blood Elves following Illidan and if you wish to challenge the Lord of Outland you will have to work together closely to defeat these four Elves, before they annihilate your forces.
The Lord of Outland, The Betrayer. Illidan is a Night Elf / Demon Hybrid, whose history goes back all the way to the first invasion of Azeroth by the Burning Legion. Since his defeat at the hands of the Death Knight Arthas Menethil, Illidan has brooded, planning his vengeance upon the Burning Legion, but his actions have also put him into direct conflict with the forces massing behind the Naa’ru. His power is not to be underestimated, however. You will need the help of allies if you have any hope of defeating him and freeing the Black Temple from his reign.
Hey, everyone! There's not a major new announcement today, but we do have tons of mini-announcements to share with you so here goes.
Today's the big day! We will be playtesting Black Temple tonight on the PTR at 2am Server Time (so, okay, yeah, I guess that's tomorrow). Please try to be there if you'll be available. We're hoping to have minimal problems with the run so the final days before the release can be spent doing tweaks on tuning, loots, and other more minor attributes of the raid. And yes, there will be an incentive to come in case you're wondering. A bit of gold or vote points for those who attend, and characters from either PrimalWoW or TrueWoW are eligible
We've made a few changes to how transfers are, or could be, processed:
- All template style transfers will now be granted approximately 1 flight path per zone. You may request this to be applied retroactively if you ran a transfer prior to this change. Please send a PM to IronSharona for this to be processed.
- The T9 and T10 transfer templates for the TrueWoW realm will now be granted Expert Riding and Cold Weather Flying.
- Copy transfers are now supported from the WoWGasm Reloaded server.
As some of you have likely already noticed, the Downloads page is back up! It had to be mangled a bit to get it back up quickly, so please be patient if some of the formatting is a bit wonky for the time being. All downloads should be available to grab, however.
Developer Andriuspel has re-added the Line-Of-Sight attribute to all game objects in Random Battlegrounds. Melee DPS rejoice, for no longer will Ranged DPS have a significant upper hand. Log into TrueWoW and test it our for yourself!
Again, another update pointed toward the TrueWoW realm: the Foror's Crate Vote Shop item is no longer unique-equip. We have, however, added a Level 80 requirement to discourage a mass rush to purchase the bags for low-level alts. There are discussions to also reduce the cost of this item significantly, providing refunds to those who have already purchased the bag, or add an option to purchase it in-game for a large amount of gold. Stay tuned for the updates on the cost changes!
The Armory has been a bit ornery as of late, but Admin Nuko has slapped it back into a better condition.
- Character renders have been re-enabled so you can gaze at your glorious self (or someone else?).
- The issue with searches always re-directing you back to TrueWoW realm have been resolved.
- The Advanced Search option has been repaired and should be fully functional.
For those of you on PrimalWoW who were experiencing repeated crashes due to bugs with the Auction House update pushed on Wednesday, this issue has been resolved. You are now up-to-date and stable again. TrueWoW realm is also up-to-date with this weeks' fixes as well.
Thanks to his hard work, diligence, and copious amounts of free time, we are happy to welcome AxisTiger as a fully-fledged GM now. Welcome to the team, for real! You can check out this and other staff team updates on the Staff Team Updates thread.
Thanks for tuning in to another week of Friday News Flash! Hope to see you again next Friday with more updates.
- The TrueWoW Team
"...the bugs that remain in Black Temple!"
Okay, you're right, Illidan never said that last part. At least, not that we know of. But he has been the only one hanging out in Black Temple lately, so he is the only one who knows what bugs, exploits, or missing content are what's stopping us from releasing the biggest raid of The Burning Crusade. We need you to come help us narrow down the last remaining stopping points so we can push out a release soon™!
WHEN: Friday night (Nov. 2nd turning into Nov. 3rd) at 2:00am Server Time
WHERE: PTR Realm (Public Testing Realm)
Unfortunately, turnout was too low to sufficiently test today (Oct 27th). We've reset our player test for the date and times listed above to encourage more people to come. We were shocked to find that people who play World of Warcraft must have real lives preventing you from attending something on short notice
If you need to create a character or gear up appropriately, please arrive early or teleport to the raid group in-progress once you're ready. Keep in mind that the only way to tell if content is tuned well and has functional mechanics is to treat it as if you are playing it for real. We ask that anyone other than the supervising staff members attending the event refrain from using GM commands to speed up the run. We may kick you from the raid if you do so anyway. This test run is important to ensuring we can get Black Temple released in a fun but challenging condition, so please help us to help you! We expect the raid to be complete with plenty of time for TrueWoW players to make it to their usual raid slots on the TrueWoW realm.
No matter how much we test in advance, there will likely still be issues at launch. But we want to provide you with new content and if you help us to identify any remaining issues we'll make them our top priority. We plan to release Black Temple on:
Developer Andriuspel has been on a massive updates kick, specifically focused on the TrueWoW realm and Northrend area content. One of the biggest weekly pushes for updates in the last two to three months is scheduled to go live at the next restart on Halloween! Grab some candy, grab some drink, and enjoy the festivities and updates.
Our transfer queue is a bit backed up right now! This is a good thing, because it means we're growing. But this also means estimated transfer times have jumped from around a day, to closer to a week. Not such a good thing... But don't worry; your transfer request has not been lost. We're trying to go through them all and we're a bit short-staffed to do so at the moment. If you have any questions about your own transfer, please send a PM to IronSharona on the TrueWoW Forums.
The Downloads page link is still active, but it was detected as a potential weak point during analysis of our website during and after the recent breach. We have taken it down for maintenance to ensure that as many vulnerabilities in our infrastructure can be removed as possible. In the meantime, please feel free to ask for download links for Addons etc. through the Discord #support channel or the #lobby channel in our IRC Chat page. The magnet link to download the client is as follows:
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Thanks for tuning in to this week's Friday News Flash. We hope to have more of these in the future! Let us know what kind of news you want to see up here.
- The TrueWoW Team
It has come to our attention that we have recently had a breach of our server's security. We believe that we have now got the situation under control and are continuing to search for any undetected vulnerabilities.
We know that e-mail addresses and password hashes were accessed and it is possible that they may have been leaked.
Password hashes are not plain-text passwords but are essentially encrypted by an algorithm that can only go one way and are thus meant to be unreadable on first glance. However, it is still possible that some of them may have been or could be brute-forced to reveal the original plain-text password, possibly even all of them.
We suggest you take no chances and therefore:
This includes your personal and non-TrueWoW accounts. E-mail, Facebook, etc.
We offer our most sincere apologies to you, our players, for this lapse in our security. You trust us to keep your information safe, and we try our best to do so, but it appears that was not enough this time. The original hole was quickly locked-down after coming to our attention and we've taken additional measures to beef-up our security all-round. We have spent a few days double checking our code and permissions to make sure there is no remnant backdoor open before making this announcement as it would be worthless to announce it, have you change your passwords while the attacker can re-attack the systems. Now that we are confident your data is safe - please go ahead and change your credentials where possible.
We hope these actions will restore any trust you might have lost in us as a result of this incident.
More detailed information about the breach is to follow soon.
Lately there has been alot of questions regarding our choice to decline the suggestion of opening a third realm, to emulate Vanilla once again.
Our staff is limited, and as every spot in our team is a volounteer one, we could never demand enforced work towards a subject. Surely we are removing inactive members but you get the point.
The staff group may look big in the list, but in reality it is far from big. Currently there are two real active developers that works their breath away with the core and then there are some others in the staff helping out as they can, if Core or database wise.
By opening a third realm; our founder, administration and staff group in a whole came to an agreement of understanding how bad it would be for the other realms.
Everyone had interest in doing this third realm, but no one can see it with the lack of staff members we got today.
This is why we aren't opening a third realm, there is not enough resources.
The staff does however wishes to actually do so. For you the players we'd do everything possible. Winkey face.
If you want to make a change and eventually make a third realm possible you could always
Become One of Us
- TrueWoW Staff
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