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Antorus Raid Testing Schedule: Aug 2-7

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Antorus the Burning Throne raid testing continues this week with four new bosses on Heroic difficulty. We'll get to test out Portal Keeper Hasabel, Eonar the Life-Binder, Imonar the Soulhunter and Kin'garoth. If testing goes without any issues the plan is to make all encounters open for testing on Normal difficulty over the weekend.

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On Wednesday, August 2nd and Thursday, August 3rd we will be conducting raid tests of Antorus, the Burning Throne. If testing goes well, a number of the bosses tested this week will remain open on Normal difficulty over the weekend.

Wednesday, August 2nd

Portal Keeper Hasabel - Heroic Antorus, the Burning Throne
13:00 PDT (16:00 EDT, 22:00 CEST)

Eonar the Life-Binder - Heroic Antorus, the Burning Throne
14:00 PDT (17:00 EDT, 23:00 CEST)

Thursday, August 3rd

Imonar the Soulhunter - Heroic Antorus, the Burning Throne
13:00 PDT (16:00 EDT, 22:00 CEST)

Kin'garoth - Heroic Antorus, the Burning Throne
14:00 PDT (17:00 EDT, 23:00 CEST)

Friday, August 4th - Monday, August 7th
Portal Keeper Hasabel, Eonar the Life-Binder and Imonar the Soulhunter - Normal Antorus, the Burning Throne

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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