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FFA PvP Stress Test in Dalaran on the PTR

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It's about to get very hectic in Dalaran on the PTR, as Blizzard will be doing a very special stress test this Friday, with Free For All PvP being enabled all over the city! But wait, that's not all, as you'll also be able to attack all NPCs! So get in line in front of Nomi in both Alliance and Horde inns, because he's going to be a VERY popular target.

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In this week's PTR Development Notes, we mentioned that we were planning to stress test some new server technology we're rolling out in Patch 7.2. Initially, our plan was to have everyone fight Withered J'im, but we wanted to come up with something a little more exciting to make it more fun to participate in.

So, this Friday (March 10th), we'll be turning Dalaran into a free-for-all PvP zone on the 7.2 PTR. You'll be able to attack anyone and anything you want - both players and NPCs alike. Oh, and you'll have the same buff mechanic used in the Black Rook Rumble world quest: every time you kill a player, you'll get a stacking increase to your health and damage (but reduced healing taken).

We're expecting this to be absolute mayhem... which is great, because we need to put our servers through the ringer! And since events like this are the sort of thing we can only do on the PTR, we're really hoping to have as many players participating as possible.

This event will run from 3 PM to 5 PM Pacific time on Friday. If you'd like to join us, please make sure you have the PTR downloaded and your character copied over ahead of time - while we want to stress test as much as possible, the PTR character copy system is likely to break in the process, so make sure you have a character ready to go!

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We're expecting this to be absolute mayhem... which is great, because we need to put our servers through the ringer! And since events like this are the sort of thing we can only do on the PTR, we're really hoping to have as many players participating as possible.

This is totally something they should do from time to time on live servers.  It would bring back the memories of when guilds used to drag world bosses into Orgrimmar and other major cities.  Or remember then time when hunter pets were killing everyone with the plague?  Everyone has gotten used to the game as it is, however there's no "WTF???!!?!!??1111" factor anymore... I hope i'm not alone in saying that I miss the days of seeing the bones of the fallen littered all over major cities.  Hell I don't even see For the Horde!For the Horde! or For the Alliance!For the Alliance! groups anymore.  Bring back the mass chaos, let the world revel in it's destruction, let the streets be covered in bones and run red in rivers of blood!... well maybe just turn Dal into a FFA pvp area on live servers for a short time.. that'd be fun!

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