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Legion Beta: Class Trials and Character Copy Now Available

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The latest Legion Beta build has brought Class Trials and the ability to copy your characters from live servers into the Beta.

Last night, a new build introduced Character Boost and Class Trials in the Beta. In Legion, you will be able to try out a class at level 100, before deciding if you want to boost it or not. There is an hourly limit on how many Class Trials can be created, while you cannot try Demon Hunters since you cannot use a boost on them. During the Class Trial, you go through a short tutorial of your basic skills and then you move on to the Broken Shore and Artifact introductory questline. Each class can try only one specialisation, while Druids can try two. These are:

  • Death Knight: Unholy
  • Druid: Feral (Cat) and Balance
  • Hunter: Beast Mastery
  • Mage: Frost
  • Monk: Windwalker
  • Paladin: Retribution
  • Priest: Discipline
  • Rogue: Assassination
  • Shaman: Elemental
  • Warlock: Affliction
  • Warrior: Arms

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18:10 PDT- We have re-enabled Class Trials in the Beta. Please proceed with checking it out!

Character Boost and Class Trials Available for Testing

With the latest beta build, we’ve enabled the level 100 Boost and Class Trials experiences for Legion.

  • Boosting a character to level 100 will place you into a short starting experience before you join in the Broken Shore experience.
  • Class Trials will allow players to try various characters at level 100 as a part of a limited tutorial experience within the Broken Shore and allows players to play beyond the tutorial portion to experience the class through to acquiring their Artifact weapon. The short tutorial experience will focus on teaching many of the class’ core abilities. Players can apply a boost token at any time to keep the character they used during the Class Trial.

For both the Boost experience and Class Trials, players will start with a pre-defined specialization that can be changed at a later point in time. Please note that due to the Demon Hunter not being eligible for Boosting, it will not have a Class Trial associated with it.

For the beta test, we’ve adjusted the class trial restrictions so that players can use these characters for an extended duration.

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Since last night, you can also copy your beloved characters from live servers into the Beta. What's the advantage of that? You will start with a significant gear advantage, while the character templates may have some trouble in the beginning. You will also have all your collectibles (mounts, pets, toys, transmogs, materials) and your professions maxed out, therefore you will be able to properly test features like the Wardrobe or legion professions. If I am not mistaken, your gold will also be transferred, which will make buying stuff like materials or new items and toys easier. Bear in mind that the Character Copy feature may be disabled in the future.

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Character Copy is currently enabled on the Beta realms. Once you login to the Beta realms, click the Copy Character button located under the "Template Character" button.

The characters from your retail account should show up here; selecting one of them and clicking "Copy" will copy over a version of that character to the Beta Environment. If your Character List doesn't copy, make sure you have the proper region select and click "Copy Account Data". Since this system requires gathering data from your live characters, it's possible that characters might not display if they have not been accessed for some time.

Over the course of testing it may be necessary to disable Character Copy with little to no warning; we'll try to provide updates but please be aware the system will not always be online.

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Guild wars did it first!!!!!!

Actually really happy to see this being added, wish they had it in pandaland when they first introduced the boost. Specifically at that time, I was rather disappointed with the character I had boosted and ended up really wishing I had boosted a different one. The trial would have given me that insight. 

Hey, why is demon hunter not there though? I might not want to have to do those agonizing 2 levels to hit 100 XD.

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46 minutes ago, demonardvark said:

Hey, why is demon hunter not there though? I might not want to have to do those agonizing 2 levels to hit 100 XD.

Given how much I now hate the DK starting zone, I feel like I might want to skip the DH zone too!

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9 minutes ago, Blainie said:

Given how much I now hate the DK starting zone, I feel like I might want to skip the DH zone too!

Well by now I've done the DH starting zone a couple times. Don't get me wrong, it's pretty glorious, but when demon hunters become available I'm not looking forward to doing it again. Plus, I'm in therapy for being an altaholic. So, doing in over an over will probably be a drag. I love the DK starting zone (totally not biased) but i'll admit, after my 12th DK it gets a bit painful. Those long starting areas are double edged swords, for new players it gives you a foothold into the game and makes you feel like you are part of the lore, however, for returning players and alt players it can be boring. 

I will never make a Worgen or Goblin again ever!!!!

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9 minutes ago, demonardvark said:

Well by now I've done the DH starting zone a couple times. Don't get me wrong, it's pretty glorious, but when demon hunters become available I'm not looking forward to doing it again. Plus, I'm in therapy for being an altaholic. So, doing in over an over will probably be a drag. I love the DK starting zone (totally not biased) but i'll admit, after my 12th DK it gets a bit painful. Those long starting areas are double edged swords, for new players it gives you a foothold into the game and makes you feel like you are part of the lore, however, for returning players and alt players it can be boring. 

I will never make a Worgen or Goblin again ever!!!!

The goblin zone still gives me nightmares... Crazy how much time that thing takes, I refuse to do it. I mean, I wouldn't roll a goblin anyway, but this is just another reason :p

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I hate goblins (they are short and ugly), but their starting zone is so entertaining. Riding around on the little cars was so fun!

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2 minutes ago, Zadina said:

I hate goblins (they are short and ugly), but their starting zone is so entertaining. Riding around on the little cars was so fun!

Is that what you do on your spare time lol 

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Nope :) I've only played the Goblin starting zone once actually. But like I said, I found it really fun compared to most other starting zones. Certainly better than the grim, rainy starting zone of Worgens.

My favourite ones are Blood Elf and Undead. I will never forget how scared I was leveling my (then) Undead Mage in Tirisfal Glades! It was 8 years ago...

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The random daily goblin life stuff got me, but the second half of the starting zone (lost isle?) was pretty good. 

The worgen one already seems out of date to me, and it was just cataclysm...  Like when you level through Hellfire Peninsula... 

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