Hi everyone! Thanks for your patience. Here's the final details on when and how:
At approximately 2AM server time Tuesday Morning (-7 GMT), both the game server and website will go into a planned shutdown for the duration of the database merge and website changes. We cannot be sure exactly how long the merge will take, but assume it will be a good 2-3 hours. Be sure to [url=https://discord.gg/kMhrVAw:2rv01faj]connect to our Discord server[/url:2rv01faj] for socialization and news in the meantime.
Once the merge is complete:
If you have not done so already, go to Hellfire's website, input your credentials and obtain your access key at [url=https://voa.hellfire-tbc.com/:2rv01faj]https://voa.hellfire-tbc.com/[/url:2rv01faj].
Once [url=https://www.vengeancewow.com:2rv01faj]Vengeance's website[/url:2rv01faj] is accessable again, log in (or create) your Vengeance user account. Once you have logged into an authenticated account, under your profile you will see an option to input your username and secret key that you obtained from Hellfire's website.
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And that should be all there is to it! We'll see you in game.
Note: If you're having difficulty with obtaining a verification email, please join [url=https://discord.gg/kMhrVAw:2rv01faj]discord[/url:2rv01faj] and ping @gm for help.
We've been slightly delayed with plans to merge Hellfire characters; there's an issue with hunters/pets in tables that we're working out before the merge. So current tentative plan is to push merge to Tuesday to minimize impact on raiding guilds.
As server will be inaccessable for duration of merge, this means there will be planned downtime for backup and db merge very early morning server Tuesday AM (approx. 2am NA Mountain time - server - which is GMT -7).
We anticipate to be done within a few hours of shutdown. More information on how to access your characters will be forthcoming. Please follow [url=https://discord.gg/kMhrVAw:1qux19b4]#news on our discord server[/url:1qux19b4] for more information on merge or for more immediate help with character and account issues. Thanks!
#1 – WHEN?
The character data required for the merge has already been provided to us by Xadras. We expect transfers to become available sometime on or shortly after September 16th.
#2 – Is this an account transfer or a character transfer?
We are only transferring your eligible characters. Your account info from Hellfire/L4G is not being given to Vengeance. You will need to create (or use an existing) account on VengeanceWoW for character data to be transferred to.
#3 – How does this work?
You will need to log into the Hellfire website to retrieve a code. After you get the code, you will need to log into your Vengeance account to redeem it and unlock your characters.
#4 – What characters are eligible?
All characters from Hellfire server 2 who were between level 40-70 at time of database capture.
#5 – Are you merging the Hellfire 1 instant 70s?
No. We are only merging Hellfire 2 character data. If your character is not on Hellfire 2, it will not be part of the transfer.
#6 – What might I lose?
Any gear or levels gained that happened after the decision to shut down HF2. Only characters which were above level 40 at the time of the backup will be transferred. Gold will be capped to a maximum of 3000. Any gear that comes from progression beyond VengeanceWoW’s current state will be replaced with tier 4 equivalent items.
Reputation and quest progress with the following factions will be reset: Ashtongue Deathsworn, Netherwing, Ogri'la, Sha'tari Skyguard, The Scale of the Sands and Shattered Sun Offensive
Honor and Arena points will be retained. Guilds and arena teams will be lost.
#7 – My account was banned and/or I deleted my characters. Will I be able to transfer those characters?
Characters on banned Hellfire accounts are not transferred. Deleted characters will be restored upon request.
Hi all, we wanted to spread the word. In light of the Hellfire (formerly L4G) shutdown, MantisLord and Xadras have worked out setting up character transfers from Hellfire 2 server to VengeanceWoW Stonetalon for those who are interested in retaining their characters and joining the Vengeance community. We put out a few feelers on the discord, but we understand a lot of people have left the Hellfire discord, so spreading the word to friends who may be interested would be appreciated.
A few technical details are still being worked out, so things may change slightly, but the current plan is to facilitate the merge of as much character data as possible. This includes completed quests, reputation, professions, inventory/bank, etc. The data will be restored from pre-shutdown announcement backup of Hellfire (approx. early-mid August).
1) If Hellfire transfer characters had any items which are currently unobtainable on Stonetalon due to progression differences, they should receive a replacement (Tier 4 equivalent in most cases)
2) Gold for each transfer character will be capped at 3000g; characters below level 40 will not be transferred.
3) Standing for Netherwing, Sha'tari Skyguard, Ogri'la, and other factions not fully available on Stonetalon will be reset to neutral for those who have them.
Players who wish to retain their Hellfire characters will be required to create or use an existing VengeanceWoW account to house the transferred characters. We are looking at making it so you get a code upon logging into your account on Hellfire that you will be able to redeem once you log into your Vengeance account.
Arena Season 1 "reboot" on Vengeance will happen probably same day the transfers are opened. This would involve clearing
current ladders/ratings and rewarding those who have high rating (currently, we’re thinking titles and a TCG item). Gladiator mounts will be distributed and titles recalculated at the end of the rebooted Season 1.
More specific details soon to come. We welcome interested parties to our server, and hope to see you in game!
Hi guys! We know summer's quieter, and with good reason... nobody expects you to take your laptop to the beach to raid :D
Anyway, now's the perfect time to level an alt... or if you're new to the server, to catch up with everyone else! Until September 1, we're offering a temporary xp leveling event through vanilla to get you to outland that much faster: 3x for Alliance, 4x for Horde from levels 5 to the end of 58.
To take advantage, once you hit level 5, type .xp set 3 for Alliance or .xp set 4 for Horde. Or toggle it lower, if you find things too speedy. Choice is yours!
VengeanceWoW is a PvE Burning Crusade (TBC) private server on patch 2.4.3. It features a great community, progressive Blizz-like World of Warcraft emulation and pre-nerf difficulty content. Are you prepared for the battle?