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Introducing a fun new way to take your duels to the next level! Earn rating, gear, legendary weapon models, and maybe even secure a Gladiator title and Tallstrider mount if you are a finalist for the season!

Our Spectator NPC supported too, so you can watch others play!

Live now, so come try it out!

Two players fighting in arena to illustrate the 1v1 combat.

In addition to the unique "city protector" title awarded to the top BG player of each month, the victors will now also receive a AQ battle tank color-coordinated to their faction. This mouth will be useable outside of AQ, of course, and will last the duration that they hold the title.

Two players showcasing new AQ mount rewards.

Due to feedback regarding the new core we moved to in June, we have made the decision to migrate back to the old Smolderforge core. Characters have now been migrated successfully and we're now running back on our old core!

Hunter and Warlock pets had to be reset, however. If you had a pet prior to the migration in June, they will be restored to that point.

Hallow's End has finally begun on Smolderforge! I was busy moving in October and missed scheduling the event. Due to that, the event is now live for 2 weeks!

The mall has been filled with decorations and teleports to the Headless Horseman are available! Will you be lucky enough to secure his mount this year?

Hallow's End photo

Come join the festivities until the 21 of November!

Season 53 has come to a close. Unfortunately, no teams were able to qualify for placement according to the qualification criteria.

Due to the less activity of late, we've decided to not reset teams entering the new season. As such, season 54 will begin immediately.

Season 54 will end on the start of the 12 December 2022.

We have now finished our migration from our old 10+ year core, to using CMaNGOS-TBC. We will be actively monitoring the server for the next few days in case of bugs or instability.

Hunter and Warlock pets have been reset as a result of the migration.

Season 52 has come to a close. Congratulations to the teams that have qualified as our top teams for this season! Teams qualified and placed based on this criteria.

You may view the finalists list on this forum post.

After several months of hard work, we are ready to begin PTR testing of our new core! A lot of work has gone into migrating all of Smolderforge's custom content and scripts, but we're now finally at a stage where we would like to invite anyone who wants to test to log in and check things out. With this core migration, we are gaining about 10 years of public fixes, scripted content, and loads more!

We have a special group on Discord you can join to get access to the private PTR channels to discuss issues, and perhaps join coordinated test events.

To join the PTR discord group please react to the message on #join-ptr.


Thanks!

Another year has gone by already! Smolderforge is celebrating its 14th anniversary!

It is incredible to be one of the oldest (if not the oldest) private server still around! It is insane to think that I have now been running Smolderforge for exactly half of my life. I started the project in my free time from school when I was 14 years old; I definitely did not think I would still be running it at 28.

Thank you to all the players from over the years for creating memories and stories with us. I hope you’ve enjoyed your time here, and still do from time to time!

Happy anniversary!

/Henhouse

Season 51 has come to a close. Congratulations to the teams that have qualified as our top teams for this season! Teams qualified and placed based on this criteria.

You may view the finalists list on this forum post.

Come log in and join in on the festivities! The mall has been decorated in celebration of the event. Follow the quest line to kill the world boss, Omen and earn yourself 10 Weapon Fragments towards legendary transmog!

Lunar Festival night elf

Those who visit all the Elders of Azeroth will receive an exclusive pet.