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ToS Raid Testing Schedule, March 9-10: H + M

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After the recent full Mythic testing of Tomb of Sargeras, it seems Mythic The Desolate Host and Harjatan needed a bit more work, as they have popped up again on this week's testing, along with a few Heroic bosses as well. LFR will again be open over the weekend, as it was last time. While the testing schedule doesn't really indicate how close we actually are to 7.2 (especially since toS isn't even scheduled to launch at the same time as the patch), the frequency of the tests should indicate it's at the very least not that far away (or, you know, the bosses aren't really in a good state :D )

Blizzard LogoMarch 9-10 (source)

On Thursday and Friday, March 9-10, we will be conducting raid testing of Tomb of Sargeras bosses.

Thursday, March 9

Demonic Inquisition - Heroic Tomb of Sargeras
13:00 PST (16:00 EST, 22:00 CET)

Fallen Avatar - Heroic Tomb of Sargeras
14:00 PST (17:00 EST, 23:00 CET)
 

Friday, March 10

The Desolate Host - Mythic Tomb of Sargeras
13:00 PST (16:00 EST, 22:00 CET)

Harjatan - Mythic Tomb of Sargeras
14:00 PST (17:00 EST, 23:00 CET)
 

After testing concludes on Friday, we plan to open Raid Finder Tomb of Sargeras over the weekend.

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. For 7.2 raid testing, we'll be granting players all the new 7.2 artifact traits IF players have done the quest to reveal those new traits. Complete the Broken Shore intro experience in order to access this quest.

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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