How to play on the fresh realm?

1. Make sure you have your WoW 1.12.1 Vanilla client ready.

2. Create an account on our website.

3. Ensure that your realmlist.wtf file is set to Elysium, you can find it below this text.

4. Start the game and use the credentials you made in step 2 to log in.

Just a note — you have to modify the file "realmlist.wtf" in your game directory. To do this, open the file up in notepad, delete anything in the document, and copy paste the following line:

set realmlist logon.elysium-project.org

Regards,
Elysium staff.

Update 14 / 11 / 2017

Greetings heroes of Azeroth!

It's been a while since we've updated you on our forums, so here are some of our latest updates. This should help answer many of your questions.

Anathema, Darrowshire and Elysium will be merged into one realm; Stratholme. Here you will have access to your old accounts and characters. You will be able to pick up from where you've left off! Expect the server to launch within the next 24-72 hours. 

Character restoration, located on our website, will bring your characters up to date on Stratholme. If you have played on Light's Hope and changed your password, then you should use their credentials. Do not forget to select the correct realm. Once your credentials are accepted (which may take up to a minute or two) you will be offered a list of your characters. Select the character of your choice and press the restore button. Repeat process for any characters that you wish to be restored.

Our newest realm — Nighthaven PvP.  Happy adventures for each and every one of you!

Opening of our PTR (Public Test Realm) with 10x increased rates where you are able to test the things you're interested in, fast!  Currently PTR will be running on the 1.3 Patch — Ruins of the Dire Maul.

If you are interested in contributing to server development you are very much welcomed to do so at https://github.com/elysium-project/bug-tracker. Feel free to report any game related issues you're facing on our realms. (You may have to create an account, if you don't have one already.)

Also, you might want to take a look at:

Where and how to download/installWoW 1.12.1 client.

How to change your password. (Please note, you MUST confirm the password change in your e-mail in order to be able to log in after you have reset it.)

How to recover my character(s)?  

Frequently Asked Questions.

Sincerely,
Elysium Staff

Update 2 / 11 / 2017


The Elysium team is proud to announce our newest fresh realm: Nighthaven PvP

Nighthaven is going to be a fast-paced progression realm, starting on version 1.2.

Fast-paced progression means that it will take far less than one year to progress from versions 1.2 to 1.12.1 (the exact timeline will be published soon).

Additionally, the realm will be featuring progression through expansion. This means once 1.12.1 is launched, the preparation for a transition to TBC will begin!

— As mentioned above, the initial version will be 1.2 with all that entails.
— The raids available at launch will be Molten Core and Onyxia's lair.
— All characters from the Nighthaven PvP will continue to play on Elysium's TBC realm!
— Battlegrounds will not be available at launch due to patch progress. Until patch 1.5, there were no Battlegrounds available on retail, so players will able to experience World PvP stage of the game in its full glory.
— Experience, gold, and loot gains will be the standard Blizzlike 1x.

Nighthaven will be the first World of Warcraft server in emulation history to begin with fully functioning and accurate raids, dungeons, questing, and scripting.

Whether you are a fan of the Elysium Project or not, we are proud to share this achievement with the community.

We have all come a long way since the early days of emulation, and are excited to see the most authentic fresh realm to date.

The server will be launching this Sunday, November 5th. The servers will open at 16:00 GMT+1.

As for Elysium, Anathema, and Darrowshire; they will all 3 be merged into one server named Stratholme PvP. All the progress of your characters on these realms will be saved. Name priority will be as follows: Anathema > Elysium > Darrowshire. Stratholme will be running on 1.12.1 indefinitely, and will not reset or shut down. At some point will be able to progress to TBC.

That concludes our announcement. Remember that no matter what is thrown at us, nor what we throw at ourself, your progress will always be saved, and you will always have somewhere to play.

Sincerely,
Elysium Staff

Update 01 / 11 / 2017

Hi there! The servers will be launched today at 18:00 (GMT +1).

Our realmlist remains the same: set realmlist logon.elysium-project.org

Update 30 / 10 / 2017

Dear community,

Our old realms will be online very soon at this point. At the moment, new web portal has been activated, through which you can restore your characters to the state in which they were before our servers got shut down. Also, if you have continued or just started a character on Light's Hope (the project launched by the former system administrator), the game progress will not be lost — your characters will be transferred back to our project. Light's Hope servers aren't in any way affiliated with the Elysium project and we advise you not to share your credentials there.

To restore and transfer characters you must follow these instructions:

1. Log in to your Elysium Project account (Or Light's Hope, if you changed the password) On this page.
2. Choose your server: Elysium / Anathema / Darrowshire
3. After successful authorization, you will see a list of your characters.
You must select the character you want to restore. If the procedure is successful you will see the message Character Restored.
4. The procedure must be repeated for each character you have on your account. Please be aware that we cannot restore characters that are below level 10. We are sorry for the inconvenience.
5. Please keep your account credentials safe. To change your password please click here.

For the sake of our players we are offering them a choice where to play. One person should not have the right to decide for everyone, where to play and whom to trust their personal data. Here at Elysium you have a real choice: continue playing your old character as it is now or do not, it's up to you.

Despite the mistakes we made in the past, the characters and personal data of the players have always been stored on our project in safety and under protection. During the year we will improve the efficiency and quality of our game servers and services and also we promise that the Elysium Project will continue its work no matter what. We realize that with recent events our realms will be affected to some point. Once we see how actually are realms are standing we will consider a possible server merge and opening a fresh realm in time to come.

We want to thank all the players who supported us during these couple of weeks.
Thank you all for being incredibly patient and understanding during this difficult time in Elysium’s history.

See you in Azeroth!

Update 25 / 10 / 2017

The forums are back online. Your guides, notes and guild recruitment pages and everything else that comes with it has not been lost! https://forum.elysium-project.org

Update 24 / 10 / 2017

Dear Players,

It has been a long 24 hours since our last update. Part of that comes from our commitment to bringing a level of honesty and transparency that you ask for and frankly, you ALL deserve. What this means is, although there will be far fewer vague blanket statements, our important announcements will be filled with actual information that you can all share and understand. That being said, we want to update you on the status of your servers and your website.

Servers are functioning as intended. We have been stress testing the servers over the past 24 hours while we worked on the website and the character recovery portal. Servers are functioning well under sress and we do not anticipate any issues.

Our Character Recovery Portal is functioning as it should and has just finished being tested including a few tweaks that have been applied. We will open the character Recovery Tool up several hours before we open the servers, to give all players a chance to restore their data equally with no rollback. Please make sure you check your character once you log in, i think you'll have quite a surprise!

The website is over 90% completed and just minimal housekeeping is left on it. The forums should be opened tomorrow. Below this announcement is a screenshot of your beloved forums that we know everyone misses (Yes even the Trolls).

So what does this all mean? We are in the final stretch. Once we open the character restoration port, all you need to do is follow the instructions and then you are done. Once this happens servers will be loaded with the character data and uploaded You'll then be able to continue life on Azeroth as if nothing happened.

Also, please be sure to check your mailboxes on each of your chracters once online!

See you in Azeroth!

Sincerely,
Elysium Team

Update 19 / 10 / 2017

We have a possible way to restore all characters without a rollback. We're going to give it a try but it's looking ok. We will keep you updated.

Update 18 / 10 / 2017

Please be assured that the Elysium Project will not be shutting down even after the theft of our database which was deleted by a previous trusted staff member. We are also in the process of restoring all characters information which means there will be.