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Raid Testing Oct 13-17: Odyn and Helya Heroic

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It seems our Trial of Valor preview was just in time as we'll all get to see some bosses on the PTR very soon! Odyn, Guarm and Helya get the Heroic treatment with Odyn coming back for a little Mythic later on, and the Normal modes should be open over the weekend as well.

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On Thursday, October 13, and Monday, October 17, we will be conducting focused raid tests of Trial of Valor bosses.

Remember that Heroic difficulty scales for any group size between 10 and 30 players, so feel free to assemble and bring a group of any size within that range. Mythic, of course, requires a fixed 20-player group.

Thursday, October 13

Odyn - Heroic Trial of Valor
13:30 PDT (16:30 EDT, 22:30 CEST)

Helya - Heroic Trial of Valor
15:00 PDT (18:00 EDT, 24:00 CEST)

(We are also aiming to open Normal mode Trial of Valor over the weekend.)

Monday, October 17

Odyn - Mythic Trial of Valor
13:30 PDT (16:30 EDT, 22:30 CEST)

Guarm - Heroic Trial of Valor
15:00 PDT (18:00 EDT, 24:00 CEST)

As always, this testing schedule is very fluid and subject to the realities of a PTR environment. We might have to change the time of a testing session, change the bosses being tested, or cancel a test entirely, due to bugs, server hardware issues, etc. Keep an eye on this forum for the latest information, and thank you in advance for testing and providing feedback.

Q: How do I get into the raid zone?

A: In Dalaran, Orgrimmar, or Stormwind, you may speak to Nexus-Lord Donjon Rade Sr. in order to teleport into the raid zone while it is open for testing. (The option to teleport into a zone will not be available when the zone is not open for testing.)

Q: What character should I use to test the raid?

A: Whichever you prefer. We will be scaling players' effective level to 110 for raid testing, and their item level to an appropriate threshold for the encounter(s) being tested.

Q: How long does testing last?

A: The primary purpose of testing is to give us the information we need to balance the encounters, evaluate how mechanics are playing out in practice, and identify bugs. Once we're satisfied that we've received that information for a given boss, we'll be shutting down testing. Usually this takes anywhere from 45 minutes to 2 hours, but there are no guarantees.

 

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Hiya, i am confused by the Question  What character should I use to test the raid?  and the answer to it, specifically the  We will be scaling players' effective level to 110 for raid testing bit, will there be the character template implemented or something else?? And if this is the case does it mean i will get a set amount of AP to spend aswell.

 

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20 minutes ago, Shadows said:

Hiya, i am confused by the Question  What character should I use to test the raid?  and the answer to it, specifically the  We will be scaling players' effective level to 110 for raid testing bit, will there be the character template implemented or something else?? And if this is the case does it mean i will get a set amount of AP to spend aswell.

 

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Not really sure tbh, havent done one of these in a while now. Presumably you'll get everything you need for a char.

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On 14. 10. 2016 at 6:40 PM, Shadows said:

Hiya, i am confused by the Question  What character should I use to test the raid?  and the answer to it, specifically the  We will be scaling players' effective level to 110 for raid testing bit, will there be the character template implemented or something else?? And if this is the case does it mean i will get a set amount of AP to spend aswell.

 

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Public Test Realm isn't beta, which is why there are no character templates available.  You are supposed to copy your character from live to the PTR and it will be an exact copy of your character (with no extra additions). Your item level will be adjusted by a buff when you enter the instance to match the difficulty level of the testing environment, pretty much like the buff you get running Heroics, but instead of a flat % increase this one is about item level scaling.

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