As OmegaWoW prepares to enter its final phase of progression with Icecrown Citadel releasing on September 28, we are ready to share our plans for the future with the world. Aside from a new TBC realm launching in autumn, we plan on continuing our journey into WOTLK with Seasonal Realms.
Seasonal Realms will be high-rate, fast-progression realms (with a turnaround of roughly six months) where players will compete for unique rewards (each season) that will transfer to each subsequent season. For Season I, we will be making a 1:1 copy of every character on our current realm (Decades). Then, we will reset quest progress, level, items and realm firsts. Other achievements, pets and mounts will not be touched. They will keep rolling over into each new season.
We plan to launch this new realm early next year, so there is a lot of time left to refine this new project and bring it up to the highest possible standards, as well as line up with our players’ desires. If you are interested in joining the discussion, head over to our Discord and let us know of any ideas you may have in the #seasons channel.
We are also re-opening transfers on September 16, ahead of Icecrown Citadel’s release! We have done a few minor changes to how transfers work, and will have the new guide up when they are re-enabled. Here is the jist of it: Validation of transfers will now be printscreen-based, to speed up the entire process. This will be handled through DMs as before. Also, we are removing the requirement of signing up for the 7PM or 5AM transfer time slot. We will take a more organic approach through a new Discord channel (#transfer-log), where we will post our transfer validation availability in advance (“I will be doing transfers on X date, X time for 2 hours”, “I am now doing transfers. Please DM me if you’re in the queue!”).
To sum up:
- September 16: Transfers are re-opened
- September 21: Patch 3.3, The Frozen Halls
- September 28: Icecrown Citadel
- Mid-Autumn: TBC Realm
- Early next year: WOTLK Season I
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask. We hope you are as excited as we are about the future, and hope to see you soon!