News Archive

Season 38 has come to a close. Congratulations to the teams that have qualified as our top teams for season 38. Teams qualified and placed based on this criteria.

You may view the finalists list on this forum post.

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!

Winter's Veil photo

Today, Sunwell Plateau gear has been brought back to Smolderforge! You can find all the normal drop pieces available in the mall under the PvE Vendor. The prices for Tier 6 have additionally been lowered and the off-set SWP "T6.5" pieces added. If you are a donor, all of these items are available in the donor mall for discounted prices.

Additionally, Season 3 is now the starting gear! Season 2 has been depreciated and is available under the transmog NPC. Season 4 is also now able to be purchased with honor points in addition to arena points. However, weapons and shoulders are still arena point/rating-only.

Scarlet Citadel, our custom raid now drops ONE piece of Sunwell gear or a weapon in the final loot chest! The trash mobs now drop SWP patterns to craft additional Sunwell items. Sunfire Robe anyone?

We hope you like these changes. Ultimately, with a 10+-year-old game, we must make changes like this to spice up the gameplay. We are quite limited with what 2.4.3 may still offer. We hope that many of you who have been with us for years will enjoy the gameplay you remember from our earlier years. I, for one look forward to playing Shockadin again! See you in-game!

Hallow's End has begun again on Smolderforge! 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 end of this month!

Season 37 has come to a close. Congratulations to the teams that have qualified as our top teams for season 37. Teams qualified and placed based on this criteria.

You may view the finalists list on this forum post.

Season 36 has come to a close. Congratulations to the teams that have qualified as our top teams for season 36. Teams qualified and placed based on this criteria.

You may view the finalists list on this forum post.

The good times are back!

Login every single day to participate in the server events. GM Keas will be hosting numerous events, alongside unique rewards. You can choose from a variety of rewards and you will accumulate points over time; these points can be traded to claim your unique events tabard.

With our milestone of 10-years, we've decided to give everyone who has ever played on Smolderforge for at least 2 hours and is not banned, a free Brutal Gladiator Season 4 donor code. These can be redeemed on the newly-available anniversary codes page. There is only one and it is account-bound, so use carefully! Enjoy! It can only be redeemed until the start of April!

Friends,

10 years ago, I was a 14-year old boy who had a dream of running a server that people could play on and have fun. I wanted to be able to share things with players that I had made and see them enjoy it. I would have never guessed how many amazing connections, friends, and moments I have lived, experienced and shared over these years with you. I have made many contacts, traveled and met some of you, and continue to share a friendship with many of you.

Thank you. The past 10 years have been long, interesting, stressful, and amazing. Smolderforge is something I am so proud of and cherish very dearly. It has been an absolute privilege. It is hard to grasp just how much time has passed. It seems only recently we were celebrating our 5th anniversary. Yet, suddenly, 40% of my life has passed during the time of running this server. That is mind-boggling. When I started Smolderforge, I never could have imagined it would still be running 10 years later, but here we are celebrating this incredible milestone.

TEN YEARS. Thank you for the opportunity to share something special with you, and thank you to everyone who has been with us all these years, new, old: you're all a part of this celebration. Happy 10 years, everyone.

With humbled love,
Henhouse

Season 35 has come to a close. Congratulations to the teams that have qualified as our top teams for season 35. Teams qualified and placed based on this criteria.

You may view the finalists list on this forum post.

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!

Lunar Festival night elf

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