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  1. Dear members of Storm and Archangel, After some unfortunate delays and the need to fix several issues with the previously performed merge, we are happy to announce the final merge of Storm 2.0 and Archangel. We do understand your questions and sentiments regarding the (second) delay. To explain in short, most issues came from storage differences between both databases, which need to be mass converted for all characters in both databases. This is not a a fast and easy applied change, and concerns conversion scripts running for several hours. After all, the oldest characters in our databases are were created in 2010. At this point, the merge scripts have been tested thoroughly for the past 2 weeks, and development is positive to have ironed out all last issues/glitches. As the merged character database would be close to two million characters, we have decided to perform a new character database cleanup together with the merge of Archangel and Storm. Details are given in this announce below the merge conditions and details. We urge members and guildmasters of Storm to take note of the announcement regarding guild vaults. The merging of Storm and Archangel is planned in to take place Monday August 1st, 9:00 GMT+1 AM, during extended maintenance. After this announce account creation for Storm will be disabled. Merge of Archangel and Storm 2.0 Below we will already answer some questions you may have Characters with the same name For Archangel and Storm Characters having the same name will handled by a priority system. Every character in our databases has an internal identification number. The character with the lowest ID will get to keep its name. Secondary characters with the same name will be offered a free rename upon first login. If by any chance, you wish to change other character names that the automatically selected ones, you can perform a limited amount of renames via our website. Characters merged on one account For Archangel and Storm As you can connect to multiple realms via one and the same account, merging all characters into one account, may cause the amount of characters permitted on an account to be exceeded. The fixed limit is 10. Members who end up with more than 10 characters on their account will be offered to transfer their characters to a new account via our website. Guilds For Archangel Your guilds will remain unchanged. For Storm All guilds for Storm will be disbanded. We highly recommend guild leaders of Storm to empty their guild vaults before the merge will take place. Items For Archangel and Storm All characters will be merged into the new realm as-is. You will keep all items you obtained. Arena teams For Archangel All Archangels will keep their Arena teams, no changes are being made. For Storm Storm arena teams will not be merged into Archangel. Honor, rank and standings For Storm Honor points will be merged into Archangel. Every character will get to keep the vanilla honor rank they played for on the Vanilla realms. Database maintenance The merge will be performed with several maintenance tasks including a cleanup of merged character databases. Character database cleanup For Archangel and Storm Characters be cleaned from Archangel 2.4.3 and Storm 2.0 (merged of old Warsong, Al'Akir and Emerald Dream, upgraded to 2.0 earlier this year) databases have to meet all 3 of the following conditions: Characters of level 1 - 20, and Having a playtime less than 3 days, and Existing on accounts that have not logged in to our server for a period of 4 months or longer If you have an old alt-character you want to keep, log into it before Monday August 1st to make sure that it will not be affected by the maintenance cleanup. Do not worry, you do not have to level your bank alts if they are on an active account; Simply log in to the account they reside on and they will be excluded from cleanup. Keeping level 1 characters/names reserved 'just to have' is not appreciated! After this date, will these deleted characters be freely retrievable? Deletion from database is permanent. The only way to retrieve your character is via a backup - which is a service only available for donation. The merging of Storm and Archangel is planned to take place Monday August 1st, 9:00 GMT+1 AM, during extended maintenance. After this announce character creation for Storm will be disabled. We expect the realms to be offline for a maximum of 4 hours. Naturally we will keep you informed in the maintenance notification topic, to be posted on the day of the merge. If by any chance you have questions left after reading the full announcement, please feel free to post in the Feedback & Suggestions forums. kind regards, Feenix Server Team
  2. Dear members, Today at 9:03 AM Server time (GMT +1) Archangel will be shutdown to apply new updates, expected downtime is less than 5 minutes. The changelog will be posted in our changelog section afterwards. Kind regards, Feenix Server Team
  3. Community Update

    The merge of Storm and Archangel has proven to be more challenging for our devs than anticipated. Mostly due to the methods used by our (previous) devs to merge the previous vanilla realms and afterwards upgrade the character database to Storm 2.0. Long story short; there were many incompatibilities between Storm and Archangel databases which needed to be solved, before merging the two into one healthy database. Unfortunately, this has taken time and did indeed push the earlier posted ETA At this moment, the issues have been resolved and Storm and Archangel are ready to be merged. The website features - rename module and transfer module for members ending up with more than 10 characters on one account - are undergoing final testing. If we find no other surprises or issues needing to be solved, you can expect the merge to happen in the upcoming days.
  4. Forum Upgrade

    Dear members, The forum upgrade has completed successfully and the boards are available again for everyone. Please note: All topics are still being converted to the new version requirements by the forum software, so in the next couple of hours you might still see posts looking slightly different than you are used to, such as forum code and tags. Because of the large amount of posts and content, this will take a while but it will gradually normalize. We do not expect it to interfere with performance. As mentioned in the first announcement, we have tested and resolved several issues already, however, if you find any issue or glitch yourself, please report it to us and we will look into solving it. Of course, if you have a feature suggestion, we are happy to hear about it as well. Feedback on the new forums, usage, looks and feel are always appreciated! kind regards Feenix Server Team
  5. Forum Upgrade

    Dear members, In the past couple of weeks we have been working on upgrading our invisionboard forums from version 3 to 4, as well as preparing a visual upgrade of the current layout and design. Version 4 of Invisionboard brings many feaure updates and new options. Please bear in mind, as this version is relatively new, you might experience minor glitches. We have tested and resolved several issues already, however, if you find any issue or glitch yourself, please report it to us and we will look into solving it. Of course, if you have a feature suggestion, we are happy to hear about it as well. The upgrade to our live forums is planned to take place tomorrow early morning, Monday June 27th 2016 Because of this large update, the preparations and configurations needed, the community forums will be unavailable for several hours. kind regards, Feenix Server Team
  6. Dear members of Warsong, This announce is a follow up for the extended maintenance noticiation As you all know, in the past weeks Warsong has been experiencing unexpected and longer off-time. This has been caused by crashes of the physical server the realm resides on. We are glad that no permanent damage was caused, however, the issue has been of great concern to us. Unfortunately investigating and negotiating with our host about the issue, did not go overnight and we regret the inconveniences you have suffered meanwhile. We now have been able to determine and convince out host the issue to be server-hardware sided, and the server Warsong resides on has been queued for hardware replacement, to take place in the start of the next week. As weekend is approaching which always has a higher load on our servers, and, to avoid any more downtime for you: We have decided to move Warsong to another, temporary server immediately, during this extended maintenance. Moving Warsong and its databases means that a significant amount of data has to be transferred to another server, as well as technical preparations to be made. At this moment, we are halfway the transfer and expect it to take around one hour more approximately. For this we kindly ask your patience. For the next week, after the repairs took place, another maintenance will be scheduled in to move the realm back to its dedicated server. When we have more information about a date and time, we will inform you on forehand accordingly. with kind regards, Fee
  7. Status Update

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  8. Warning: Phishing Website

    Dear members, We have received reports of phishing attempts on our realms, attempting to steal game accounts from members. A website visually resembling wow-one.com is advertised where free Reputation is offered to members logging in with their wow-one game credentials. All members be warned: Feenix Server Project: wow-one.com, does not have any relations with external websites offering free Reputation (gifts) and/or beta registrations and/or any other type of external registration(s). Logging in to this website, will most likely result in the loss of your game account and characters. Members of Feenix Server Team will never ask you for your password and/or security question/answer. What is phishing: Phishing is an attempt, made through email, a link, website, form or direct approach, to steal personal information, data or in this case, gameserver login data - your account. Phishing emails or websites usually - try to - appear to come from a known and/or trusted source. For more information about phishing, please visit Wikipedia - Phishing. kind regards, Feenix Server Team
  9. Dear members, As announced here, today is the day of Warsongs upgrade to Storm. At 11:00 GMT+1 Warsong will be shut down for the upgrade and migration of all characters to our new Storm Core. We expect the full upgrade to take around 3 hours. Naturally, we will keep you informed about the progress. After the upgrade to Storm, you will no longer be able to log into Warsong with a 1.12.1 client. To download the 2.4.3 client please visit this topic. kind regards Feenix Server Team
  10. Weekly Maintenance

    Dear members of Warsong, After finalizing the last details united Warsong will be opened for public in 10-15 minutes. Warsong and Emerald Dream are merged from the moment of today's shutdown, Al'Akir has been merged per yesterdays backup. This is because of a vendor exploit taking place between the merge announcement and actual merge. For members ending up with more than 10 characters on their account preventing them from login: A website feature has been created to transfer the characters exceeding the limit to another account. The last tests of the feature are being performed after Warsong goes live, when available it will be announced in the announcement section. Edit: the account transfer feature is now live and can be found here Lastly, our team has tested through the merged realms extensively, if any issues are found, please report it to us as soon as possible. kind regards, Feenix Server Team
  11. Weekly Maintenance

    Dear members, The database merge of Warsong, Al'Akir and Emerald Dream character databases has completed. At the moment, the realm is starting up in staff only mode to go through extensive testing. We will keep you updated on the progress, also when we have a approximate release eta. kind regards Feenix Server Team
  12. [Release planning] Storm is coming

    Hello everyone, First of all, we would like to thank everyone who took the time to voice their opinion on the upcoming changes, in favor or against, in a decent discussion. The Storm project, involving upgrading Vanilla to Before the Storm and eventually to TBC has been in the planning for around a year and actual development started early 2015. Upgrading vanilla to Before the Storm, was not a decision easily made, the vanilla realms, and in particular Warsong, are precious to me and everyone involved in Vanilla Feenix. When we started Phoenix 1.12.1 in 2010, the majority of members did not have any faith in such a daring project. The general opinion was that no one would be interested in such old game, and we would definitely not be able to gather enough people for it to be a healthy realm. How wrong they were on the long run. Despite all challenges and issues we faced turning a rudimentary core into a full 1.12.1 realm, reaching over 4000 real players online, enjoying the vanilla game to its fullest, what more can we have asked for as reward for our hard work. Regardless of outside influences, it is a natural process for any aged realm and community to eventually stop growing, despite our loyal die-hards who are with us from the first hour, the countless of guilds, Pvp and Pve oriented, who live up to the experience in its full extent, even now. This is something we have recognized and needed to accept a long time ago. Five and a half years is a very long time for any private realm to be online, and where other projects either die out, disappear -announced or not, or ditch their character databases, this is not something we want for you. We can fully understand the sentiments of members who would like to keep this state and memory forever alive, the same goes for us, however we do have to face the reality that in order to preserve, sometimes change is needed. However difficult the decision may be to let go, 'children' do grow up one day. And so it be for our current vanilla realms; In stead of letting the aged vanilla realms die out naturally of old age, we decided to let them evolve into the next patch. Despite many voices asking for clarifications, we do feel that the announcement is clear as well as the planning. To sum it up; Our Vanilla realms are merging today. January 2nd they will be upgraded to Storm. The duration of Storm has not been decided on yet, we will take community feedback into consideration as well. Eventually, we will start a fresh 1.12.1 realm. A copy of all vanilla characters will be kept forever, however, we do not see it as a healthy solution to import them into any new realm at any point in the near future, for any cost. After all, allowing this on a new realm would go directly against the reasoning behind upgrading the current vanilla realms. The health of the realms and project always goes before any personal/sentimental gain. All vanilla dungeons and raids have been coded into the 2.4.3 server, and will remain available for everyone. When eventually the dark portal opens, you can always use the lock XP option to preserve your character in their vanilla state. If any of you has any specific questions remaining, always feel free to post in reply. kind regards, Fee
  13. Weekly Maintenance

    Dear members, Tomorrow, December 27th at 9:00 GMT+1 Fridays weekly maintenance will be performed, as it was delayed due to Christmas. This weeks maintenance will have an extended duration due to the announced merge of the vanilla realms. More information regarding the duration and progress of the merge will be posted tomorrow in this topic. kind regards, Feenix Server Team
  14. [Release planning] Storm is coming

    Opening the Dark Portal.. and beyond Storm 2.0 will be live for several months, how long is depending on a few things, such as community feedback and the merging of pre and post 60 raid content for all Burning Crusade realms. The dark portal will be opened with an opening event, granting new and upgraded content for Warsong 2.0: Release of all level 70 content for Warsong Release and revamp of all pre 60 content for Archangel So.. where are we at? Development for the Storm Project as we call it, started early summer and is ready to be released. To give you an overview we broke down all changes, development and release planning into 4 Phases. As it is a planning, it may be subject to change depending on development, community feedback and interest. Phase 1, Vanilla realms merge As announced, the merge of the vanilla realms will take place December 27th, 2015 Merging of Warsong Al'Akir and Emerald Dream Character Databases and all related features - Development completed Phase 2, Before the Storm development and release As announced, Before the Storm for Warsong will arrive at January 2nd, 2016 Upgrade Warsong to Storm, High-rate, level 60 Burning Crusade realm. Storm 2.0 will be simulated on a modified 2.4.3 core Converting 1.12 character database to match the 2.4.3 - Development completed Merging 2.4.3 database with 1.12.1 features - Development completed Making vanilla Raid content + scripts compatible with 2.4.3 core - In progress. approx. 75% completed Phase 3, continuing development Years ago we promised our community that we would merge the best of both patches into one. We plan to fulfill this promise very soon. Merging pre 60 Phoenix 1.12.1 into Archangel 2.4.3 development - In progress Phase 4, Opening the Dark Portal When Phase 3 is completed, the Dark portal will be opened for Warsong with a special opening event and the realms will be qually developed and updated under Archangel 2.4.3 Burning Crusade development. Launching Dark Portal opening event - Development in progress Full release of level 70 content for Warsong Release of renewed pre-60 content for Archangel Release Cross realm Battlegrounds - Development in progress With the upgrade of our existing vanilla realms to Burning Crusade, a new vanilla realm is planned to open eventually. More information about this will be addressed in an upcoming community announcement. At last, we would like to take the opportunity to thank everyone who have been involved in making the Storm project possible, our development team and everyone who has dedicated time in testing investigating and advising during the summer, fall and winter working towards Storm. It has been a long and bumpy road, change never comes easy, but we are proud of what you achieved! kind regards Feenix Server Administration
  15. [Release planning] Storm is coming

    Before the Storm When the Storm hits the shores of Feenix, it is the prelude of a new adventure for our vanilla members towards the Burning Crusade and for our Archangels a full merge of pre- and post level 60 content, combining the best of what Feenix has to offer. As mentioned, many of our vanilla players have reached full cycle on their characters, relived Vanilla Wow to its fullest, and some even reach the end of ends by slaying the lord of Naxxramas, Kel´Thuzad. We want to give our members the opportunity to move on naturally and evolve into Before the Storm. The first upgrade will render the following features available: Upgrade of Warsong (Joined with Emerald Dream and Al'Akir) to 2.0 - simulated, running on a modified 2.4.3 core, Maximum level set to 60, The rates will remain Highrate. 2 new Burning Crusade races will be available upon Storm Release - Blood Elf and Dreanei, All 2.4.3 talents will be available, Arena will be available for level 60 players! All Vanilla raids will be available, Burning Crusade zones and raids are closed. Warsong on Before the Storm 2.0 - level 60, will last up to a few months, the duration will also be based on players interest. All vanilla characters in Warsong's database will be migrated to 2.4.3 Donation + Level + Rate rewards re-tuned. Once upgraded to Before the Storm, full Winter's event features will be available, including weekly quests and arena challenges. Eventually, Warsong Highrate will be upgraded to the full Burning Crusade patch, unlocking all content up to level 70. When the Dark portal opens, Warsong will continue as lower rate Burning Crusade realm. Rates are planned to gradually decrease. The upgrade to Storm means that you will no longer be able to log into the former vanilla realm with a 1.12.1 client. We highly recommend to already start downloading our Burning Crusade (2.4.3) client here. Storm is planned to be unleashed Saturday, January 2nd 2016 during extended maintenance. More details about starting time will be posted as separate announcement.