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The second Argus zone Mac'Aree is now available for testing and with it, a new chapter of the Argus story. The Seat of the Triumvirate dungeon isn't ready yet, but we can test out Invasion Points after completing a short quest chain. New missions / troops are available and a new Champion catch-up system (Xenedar Armor SetXenedar Armor Set). Changes to Feral Druids that we posted about earlier should be live with in this build. Don't forget to check out our Argus Hub, where we post everything about Patch 7.3

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This week’s PTR update has a few new additions. First and foremost, the second Argus area – Mac’aree – is now available, including some new chapters of the 7.3 story as well as some new World Quests. Note that, in order to reach Mac’aree, you’ll need to have completed the previous story chapters. Please let us know what you think!

This update also opens up Invasion Points for testing. Once you’ve unlocked them by completing a short quest chain (which begins on the Vindicaar), you’ll start to see Invasion Points appearing on the Argus map. These are portals to other worlds that the Legion has begun invading, and as part of our efforts to shut down the Legion once and for all, you’ll be able to enter the portal and stop their invasion.

You should also be able to access 7.3’s new Troops and Missions. We’re making a few changes and improvements to the Mission system with these updates, including some new ways to catch up Champions that may be behind on item level, and several new missions (including a few that are designed to let you burn off any extra Order Hall Resources you might have stockpiled).

You’ll also see some pretty substantial changes for Feral Druids in this build. We’ve been trying to avoid making too many class changes in the 7.x.0 patches (keeping them mostly confined to 7.x.5 updates) but wanted to make sure we got these updates in for 7.3. We’re looking forward to hearing your feedback once you’ve had some hands-on time with the changes.

Note that the Seat of the Triumvirate dungeon is not accessible in today’s update. It wasn’t quite ready for PTR testing, so we’re keeping it locked down for now. It’ll be made available in a future PTR update (hopefully next week)!

Of course, as with all PTR updates, there are likely to be several other changes and updates as we continue iterating on 7.3 content. Thanks, and happy testing!

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2 hours ago, demonardvark said:

The second area called mac'aree? sounds neat and original

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I.....am facepalming myself so hard for overlooking this....wow. You opened my eyes xD I thought of a brat screaming areeeeeeeeee in joy as it's visiting mcdonalds with it's parents, but hell, that's better.

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16 hours ago, PatrickHenry said:

Dont play feral - but those changes are way overdue.  Glad it's finally up and running.  Ish...

the changes are nice i just wish we'd get something different for feral. its been basically the same rotation and talents for three expacs now. 

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On 13/07/2017 at 7:49 AM, Yridaa said:

It's always High Noon somewhere in Mac'aree.

If there aren't references to High Noon, I'll just be so disappointed.

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