The Tol’Viron and Tiger’s Peak maps were introduced with Mists of Pandaria and now they are available also in Wrath of the Lich King (3.3.5a) as plug-n-play modules for AzerothCore.

Tol’Viron Arena is located in Uldum, it is the sixth arena map. Similarly to Nagrand Arena, it is a heavily modified version of an existing map, the Ruins of Ammon.
The arena map’s design is based on the simplistic Nagrand Arena. The only difference between the two arenas is the art style and the direction of the pillars.

Tiger’s Peak is an arena map located in the Shado-Pan Monastery atop Kun-Lai Summit, it is the seventh arena map.

Preview & Screenshot

Tol’Viron

 

Tol'Viron Load Screen

Continue reading

Best WoW emulator 2020

Are you looking for a World of Warcraft emulator? Would you like to open a private server, or just create a LAN server and play with your family or friends?

We are going to help you to select the best WoW emulator according to your needs! Here are some questions that you should ask yourself before reading this post:

  • What game version is your target? Do you look for a specific WoW version (e.g. latest, classic, wotlk, etc…) or it doesn’t really matter for you?
  • Is it more important for you to have a more recent WoW expansion or the game quality?
  • Are you planning to introduce custom content and features?
  • What is your experience with WoW emulation? Are you a beginner or an experienced server administrator?
  • What operating system are you planning to use?

We will give an overview of what the WoW emulators’ ecosystem has to offer in 2020, hoping it will help you to choose one!Continue reading

This is an old World of Warcraft Playermap available for several emulators that are MaNGOS/TrinityCore/AzerothCore based.

It has been recently restored by improving the visualization and technical details like the PHP version (now fully supporting PHP 7.2).
Now the servers administrators do not have to keep two versions of PHP (5.6 and 7+) to use this next to other web apps. Also, PHP 7.x is much faster than PHP 5.x, so you can now benefit from it.

World of Warcraft Playermaps features

The WoW Playermaps shows:

  • uptime
  • max players online
  • GM online (optionally/configurable)
  • players and their locations in the following maps: Eastern Kingdom, Outland, Northrend
  • current players online Horde/Alliance per map and total
Eastern Kingdom World of Warcraft Playermap

Eastern Kingdom playermap

Continue reading

Battle for Gilneas is a Cataclysm battleground, today it has been retro-ported and converted into a module for AzerothCore, hence, with this module you can play Battle for Gilneas on WOTLK (3.3.5).
The module version is available as a reward for AzerothCore contributors (all people who have contributed at least once to the project).

As a result, the module contains client-side and server-side code, because of that the player will need to download the client-side patch in order to play it. On the server-side, integrating the BG in your AzerothCore server is very easy since it’s released as a plug-and-play module.

How does the battleground work?

Battle for Gilneas is a 10 vs 10 resource race battleground set in the Ruins of Gilneas, for players level 85 and above.

Much like Arathi Basin, the players must control strategic capture points on the map to accumulate resources. The first team to gather 2000 resources wins.

There are three bases in Battle for Gilneas:

  • Mine
  • Lighthouse
  • Waterworks

Compared to Arathi Basin this battleground has fewer bases, it is smaller but there is more distance between the bases and the players need to get more points to end the battleground.

In order to the lore, the battleground represents an important part of the Alliance-Horde war, the invasion of Gilneas.
This is a battle between the forsaken and the worgen for control of Gilneas.

Battle for Gilneas World Map

Continue reading

Are you looking for a WoW emulation project that is different from the classic MaNGOS/TrinityCore-based family? Then you may be interested in AscEmu: an open-source emulator for World of Warcraft based on ArcEmu.

AscEmu logo

AscEmu is derived from ArcEmu to keep up the Antrix-Ascent-Arcemu way of Framework. We focus on optimizing the codebase and improving the ingame functionality.

The project name and codebase is Continue reading

Twin Peaks is a Cataclysm battleground, today it has been retro-ported and converted into a module for AzerothCore, hence, with this module, you can play Twin Peaks in WOTLK (3.3.5).
The module version is available as a reward for AzerothCore contributors (all people who have contributed at least once to the project).

As a result, the module contains client-side and server-side code, because of that the player will need to download the client-side patch in order to play it. On the server-side, integrating the BG in your AzerothCore server is very easy since it’s released as a plug-and-play module.

How does the battleground work?

Twin Peaks is a 10 vs 10 Capture The Flag (CTF) battleground for players at level 85 and above. It consists of a battle between the Wildhammer dwarves and the Dragonmaw orcs, the environment is Twilight Highlands.

In order to the mechanics for Twin Peaks are identical to those for Warsong Gulch, as the followings:

  • a faction wins when they have returned three enemy flags within 25 minutes, or if they have returned the most flags (or capped last in case of a tie) when the timer runs out
  • the longer a flag carrier holds onto a flag, the more damage the player will take.

Twin Peaks World Map

Continue reading

Slavery Valley is a custom battleground developed by Snoopzz in the 2016. Today it has been improved and converted into a module for AzerothCore. The module version is available as a reward for AzerothCore contributors (all people who have contributed at least once to the project).

The Slavery Valley map is created using the world PvP zone Tol Barad structures, as a result, different zone like “The Prison” appear similar, but all the map and battleground are developed from scratch, probably using tools like Noggit.

How does the Slavery Valley BG work?

  • Any faction has 80 points (as default), the goal is decrease the points of the opposite faction by killing the players or the boss.
  • There are three bases: Mine, Restless Graveyard, Prison.
  • Restless Graveyard and Mine give you the Spirit Healer of the base.
  • Mine, if taken, buffs the team with Mine Buff, it increases your damage by 5%.
  • Restless Graveyard, if taken, buffs the team with Restless Soul Graveyard Buff, it increases your stamina.
  • If you kill a player you inflict 1 point to the opposite faction, if you take Prison you inflict 2 points when you kill a player.
  • The base Prison has no graveyard.
  • There are two bosses one for each faction.
  • When you kill a boss inflict 10 points to the opposite faction, if you took all the bases, when you kill the boss you inflict 25 points to the opposite faction.
  • If one of the two bosses die, the other boss disappear.
  • The bosses (re)spawn after 5 minutes.

Slavery Valley AzerothCore custom BG module - World Map

Continue reading

The creators of Keira2 have recently announced that they are working on a new database editor application for World of Warcraft. This time it’s a Deskop application, and it does not only generate your SQL queries, but allows you to execute them directly into your DB.

A new cross-platform Database Editor

Keira3 is a modern DB editor for WoW 3.3.5, tailored for AzerothCore and available for Windows, Linux and macOS.

With Keira3 you don’t have to know the SQL language in order to change contents: it will generate the SQL queries automatically for you. The SQL code will be displayed, so you can learn, and then you can copy or execute it directly to your database.

Keira3: a modern Database Editor for WoW 3.3.5

Create and Edit entities in your WoW Database

Continue reading

This is a complete step-by-step video tutorial created by heyaapl about setting up a World of Warcraft 3.3.5 server – and making it public – using the DigitalOcean, a popular cloud infrastructure provider. In January 2018, DigitalOcean was rated the third-largest hosting company in the world.

The video goes through the entire AzerothCore server setup process starting from scratch, installing the server on a Debian operating system that runs remotely in the DigitalOcean cloud.

The user local operating system used in the video tutorial is Windows but you can also use macOS or any GNU/Linux distribution.

Note: this tutorial is about creating a production WoW server hosted remotely in the cloud. If you are looking for how to setup a local development environment or domestic private server setup in your own machine, you can read this guide instead for Linux and Windows. For macOS users you can read this.

Note2: this tutorial is about creating a WoW private server for World of Warcraft Wrath of The Lich King 3.3.5a (WOTLK). If you look for another WoW version you can have a look at our article comparing different WoW emulators with different WoW versions.

The tutorial covers the following:Continue reading