Roadmap

The database is developed following a well defined roadmap. Here you will be able to find out what we are working on, and what is coming up next. Please note that the roadmap is only listed detailed for the current month, changes planned for later dates are just listed with their topics, excluding any further details.

Introduction

Developing a content database from scratch is not an easy task, and thus we do rely on a pre-defined roadmap to build and release content for our project.

At first glance, game content for vanilla WoW may look small when compared to the expansions. But as soon as you look below the surface, that theory does not hold up. Vanilla WoW did not only consist of creatures, quests, items and holiday events, it also had many events related to quests, random world events; there have been groups for creatures and objects and many more features to consider.

Finally, we decided to follow the same process which Blizzard Entertainment followed during the World of Warcraft beta: we will develop and release content based on level range.

Rationale

Developing and releasing content based on level ranges comes with a few benefits and solves a few issues we had when we initially considered rebuilding the database from scratch:

  • developing based on level ranges is better than building by zones: instead of having content available for specific zones and thus selected races in the early stages, a level based development process will result in having content for both factions at the same time.
  • it will lead to developing the dungeon content, and content such as world events level based, too. This means our future users and testers can enjoy the full range of content instead of partial content.

A list of region levels is available.

Milestones

The following table shows which level ranges we consider canonical for each of our release milestones.

Level range Milestone Release date
1-10 Mortar combat 2014-08-31
10-20 No awesome name yet. Not defined yet.
20-25 No awesome name yet. Not defined yet.
25-30 No awesome name yet. Not defined yet.
30-35 No awesome name yet. Not defined yet.
35-40 No awesome name yet. Not defined yet.
40-45 No awesome name yet. Not defined yet.
45-50 No awesome name yet. Not defined yet.
50-55 No awesome name yet. Not defined yet.
55-59 No awesome name yet. Not defined yet.
60 No awesome name yet. Not defined yet.