At the turn of a new year, we have decided for the first time in our almost 9 years online to grant amnesty and pardon all players whose accounts have been permanently closed. We receive many appeals from accounts that have been banned for years due to infractions that occurred so long ago. We do not like to permanently remove players from their characters, their progress, and their time they have put into Smolderforge. As of this post, we have unbanned all accounts that were previously permanently closed. This is a 2nd chance -- not a fresh start. Your ban history and all remains, as does our right to remove you again due to rule breaking. Take advantage of our amnesty, and come back and have fun.
Winter's Veil has begun on Smolderforge! The snow is falling, the fire is roasting, and Greatfather Winter is hard at work! Come login and see the decorated mall, put on some festive clothes, drink some Winter Ale and collect your daily present! What goods will you find this year -- a new mount? A new pet? Or maybe... something a bit more legendary. Come find out!
For years now we have offered character restoration to players as long as it was requested within one to two months. We have decided to develop a feature on the website that will allow players to have control over character restoration themselves. In addition to this, we have made a few changes, and increased the holding time of deleted characters to 180 days (roughly half a year), up from 2 months. We hope that this will prevent further character loss.
This will be a completely free, no-cost system to allow players to have easier control over restoring their characters on their own and alleviate some work having to be done by the staff. This feature is live and can be accessed from the account manager page.
Note the following changes that will occur on the server as a result:
Deleted character names will no longer be freed-up on deletion. This is to avoid problems arising from name stealing, unlimited character renames, duplicate names, etc. Once they are fully deleted after 180 days, the name will be freed.
Deleted characters will still be visible in the armory -- just de-linked from the player's account. (will only affect newly-deleted characters)
Deleted characters cannot be restored to an account until 24-hours after they are deleted. This is a wait-period to prevent constant restore/delete abuse.
All currently-deleted characters will be flagged for rename to ensure no issues occur with the old system meeting the new.
We have unveiled some information and screenshots regarding our upcoming large mall change on Smolderforge. We discuss the reorganization of the mall, arena gear costs, conversion NPCs, and more! Please check out the forum post to see more information, and feel free to provide any feedback based on the information we have shared. We would like to make sure the update is satisfying to players.
Many users petitioned when we switched forum software last year that they missed the old board, its style, and requested that we go back. Admitting the newer forum software didn't meet our communities wants, I took the time to write a conversion script to move the new users & posts made on the new board, and successfully migrated back all our new content back onto the old board keeping all 8 years and 6 months of content intact. The new-old board looks very similar to our pre-May 2015 switch, with newer updates and features, but the look feels like home. Check out our forums here.
Season 28 has come to a close. Congratulations to the teams below that have qualified as our top teams for season 28. Teams qualified and placed based on this criteria. The 3v3 team bracket was awarded this season due to a successful bracket. Instead of the Swift Spectral Tiger, top 3v3 teams were awarded the Black Qiraji Battle Tank.
We have an official Discord server where players can join our chat channels, talk with other members, or use the voice channels for groups, arena, battlegrounds, etc.! Come join us at: discord.smolderforge.com.
It's March 22nd! 8 years ago, in 2008, we opened Smolderforge to the public as a small, relatively unknown server and slowly over time we've grown from there. It's been an amazing experience throughout all the years and unbelievably humbling to know we've been around for this long in the server community.
Thanks to everyone who has been a part of our history, and helped make Smolderforge what it is. We could never have done it without you!
Come login and join in on the festivities! The mall has been completely 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!
Those who visit all the Elders of Azeroth will receive an exclusive pet.