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Upcoming Thursday Merge

 

Two Become One

Elune is Merging into Shadowsong

 

Heroes!

 

As Season 3 nears its twilight (more info on that coming soon), it’s golden years should be some of its best. Wildcard has been Ascension’s most amazing season ever, and we want to make sure players are together to enjoy it until the very end:


Elune is merging into Shadowsong this Thursday!

 

This Thursday, July 18th, we’ll be doing a full automatic merge between Elune and Shadowsong. This time around, Elune will be the one merging into Shadowsong due to its smaller population--plus we don’t want to put the poor Whisperwindians through the Arcane Funnels again. Players on Shadowsong will have name priority, and after the transfer is finished, the two realms will be one (or three, technically)!

 

This time around there will be no optional or individual transfers--this will be a full, automatic merge. As such, it should be a seamless endeavor, ending with all players happily moved to their new home. This merge will require a maintenance window that will last for a few hours, so be prepared for some down-time.

 

As the merge occurs, don’t forget about the .char commands if you end up having more than 10 characters on a single realm: either delete spares to have only 10, or else read our article on using .Character Commands to brush up on how to manage more characters than the UI can show you:


You can find that article here: https://project-ascension.com/news/view/156

 

We hope you enjoy all of Wildcard on one place for its final hoorah, heroes! We’ll have more info for you regarding the future real soon.


Enjoy the rest of Season 3!

 

 

 

 

 

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The Scourge Citadel Opens

 

 

The End of an Era

Naxxramas is Here

 

Heroes,


The cold halls of Naxxramas have finally arrived. The chill of death seeps out over the plaguelands. Kel’thuzad’s arrival marks a turning point for Ascension: the Vanilla era nears its end. 

 

Naxxramas opens THIS MONTH on Ascension!

 

The dreaded necropolis Naxxramas is just about ready to open its ghoulish doors. Deep within these halls, the horrors of the Scourge await any adventurers brave enough to delve into its depths, trading a harrowing time and near-certain death for some of the greatest treasure imaginable.

 

Naxxramas will be following a similar release schedule to Ahn’Qiraj--every two weeks, a new wicked wing will be released for you to explore. 

 

Below is the release schedule for each of Naxxramas’ wings:

 

  1. The Arachnid Quarter

    1. Anub'Rekhan
    2. Grand Widow Faerlina
    3. Maexxna
  2. The Plague Quarter

    1. Noth the Plaguebringer
    2. Heigan the Unclean
    3. Loatheb
  3. The Military Quarter

    1. Instructor Razuvious
    2. Gothik the Harvester
    3. The Four Hoursemen
  4. The Construct Quarter

    1. Patchwerk
    2. Grobbulus
    3. Gloth
    4. Thaddius
  5. Frostwyrm's Lair

    1. Saphiron
    2. Kel'thuzad

 

Naxxramas will first release on our Legacy Realms, Andorhal and Laughing Skull! Expect a few new surprise mechanics on bosses you encounter. Be careful entering a fight for the first time.


Good luck, heroes--and may the light be with you where the shadows are greatest.

 

Naxxramas will release on July 27th at 18:00 server time.

 

For those of you interested in Ascension’s Naxx Set Bonuses, we have an article on our forums detailing just what you can expect:

 

https://project-ascension.com/forum/index.php?/topic/11926-dev-update-78-naxx-sets/

 

 

 

 

 

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Bathe in Dark Fire!

 

Dare to Fare the Lair

Blackwing Lair Releases NEXT WEEKEND on Season 3!

 

Heroes,

 

With Ragnaros’ defeat in the Molten Core, you and your allies must raise your sights from the depths of Blackrock Mountain to the threat that awaits at its heights: Blackwing Lair opens soon on Season 3! 

 

Nefarian, prince of the Black Dragonflight and son of Deathwing, concocts twisted experiments with the blood of other dragons, attempting to combine them into a single, unstoppable Chromatic Dragonflight. You must put a stop to his plans, lest the mortal races of the world soon call Victor Nefarius ‘Master’.

 

Blackwing Lair releases Saturday, July 6th on Ascension’s Season 3 Realms!

 

Get ready to dive into the Lair as full Wildcard heroes as you challenge the creatures of Blackwing Lair. The raid releases at 18:00 Server Time on Saturday, July 6th. Additionally, with its release, Blackwing Lair items will be available in High Risk in the open world!

 

Gather your allies, heroes, and get ready to step into Blackwing Lair!

 

Blackwing Lair releases at 18:00 Server Time on Saturday, July 6th.


Guilds attempting to earn the honor of Realm Firsts MUST provide VIDEO FOOTAGE of the bosses they slay! Keep those cameras rolling!

 

 

 

 

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Missing a Character? Read This!

 

Character Select Powers, Activate!

Players can now Activate and Deactivate Characters

 

Heroes!

 

With the recent merge between Whisperwind and Shadowsong, it’s become apparent that you all really like making new characters. Many, many, many of you had characters seemingly disappear in the transfer, only to find that they were actually unable to show up on the character selection page. Here’s the solution:

 

Players now have access to .character commands that will allow them to activate or deactivate their characters!

 

What the heck does that mean?

 

The maximum number of characters that the client is capable of displaying on a single realm is 10. Basically, when you log in and go to choose your character, the game actually can’t show you more than 10 characters. However, with the recent transfers, players could potentially have up to 20 characters on Shadowsong. Because the game is unable to display that many, it deactivates the character, rendering it invisible and unable to be selected.


With these new commands, players will be able to activate their character, causing it to show up on the selection screen, and allowing them to log into the game with it. Although therewill still be a max of 10 characters displayed at a time, these commands will help you deactivate characters you don’t need at the moment, and activate the toons you want to play. Here’s how it works:

 

If you have more than 10 characters on a realm, you’ll need to deactivate onebefore you can activate another. To do this, enter the game on any character other than the one you plan to deactivate. Type the following:

 

    .character list

    .character deactivate [Name]

    .character activate [Name]

 

Where [Name] is the name of the character.

 

This will allow players who have over 10 characters on a single realm (due to server merges) to properly switch between active and inactive characters. To display all of your characters on a realm, type the .character list command. Then, simply activate and deactivate at your leisure.

 

Good luck out there, heroes!

 

 

 

 

 

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Whispers of Transfers on the Wind

 

Come Together, Right Now!

Transfers from Whisperwind to Shadowsong are Live!

 

Heroes!

 

Season 3 storms on, and with it, players all across Azeroth are tackling the challenges of Wildcard mode! As the season continues, we’ve been working on a brand new transfer system that makes switching characters between realms easier than ever before. In order to give it a proper debut, we thought we’d give it a whirl:

 

Character transfers from Whisperwind to Shadowsong are now open!

 

Starting today, opt-in transfers from Whisperwind to Shadowsong will be available for any player who would like to change realms. With it comes the prospect of more players in one place, meaning more PvP, more Dungeons, Raids, Battlegrounds, World Encounters--more of the gameplay you love. The goal of the transfer will be to eventually fully merge both realms, essentially doubling the population of each, and bringing the Ascension community that much closer together.

 

For the super fun technical side of things, keep these in mind before you transfer:

 

  1. Your personal bank WILL transfer with your character

  2. Mail DOES transfer, HOWEVER we highly recommend minimizing the amount of mail you have: if it gets lost in the aether, not even the strongest arcane magic can retrieve it

  3. Guilds DO NOT transfer--Guild Masters of Whisperwind will be mailed items to unlock the amount of guild tabs they had purchased. All guild gold will go to the Guildmaster

  4. Guild Banks DO NOT transfer--please remove all items from your Guild Bank before transferring

  5. If your name is taken on Shadowsong, you will need to rename your character

  6. Auctions DO NOT transfer: Cancel your actions!

  7. Collections WILL transfer

  8. Recruit a Friend WILL transfer

 

For the time being, transferring to Shadowsong will remain completely optional. If you’d like to transfer, you can find an NPC in-game who can send you over in Stormwind Orgrimmar, and Booty Bay--just look for the pack mules or pack kodos! While Whisperwind WILL end up fully merging with Shadowsong in the future, it’s only fair that everyone has enough time to get things in order with their guilds, friends, etc. in order to reconvene on Shadowsong. Don’t forget to make arrangements with your friends to meet up with them on Shadowsong!

 

This merge is the first step towards helping bring Ascension’s community together in one place. We hope you’re ready to meet new friends on Shadowsong!

 

 

 

 

 

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