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Heroic Castle Nathria Raid Testing: August 6th & 7th

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Castle Nathria raid testing continues on the Shadowlands Alpha on Heroic difficulty and we will finally get to see the final boss of the raid—Sire Denathrius!

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On Thursday, August 6th and Friday, August 7th, we will be continuing our raid tests in Castle Nathria.

Thursday, August 6th

Artificer Xy’mox - Heroic Castle Nathria
13:00 PDT (16:00 EDT, 22:00 CEST)

Sire Denathrius - Heroic Castle Nathria
14:00 PDT (17:00 EDT, 23:00 CEST)

Friday, August 7th

Hungering Destroyer - Mythic Castle Nathria
13:00 PDT (16:00 EDT, 22:00 CEST)

Lady Inerva Darkvein - Mythic Castle Nathria
14:00 PDT (17:00 EDT, 23:00 CEST)

As always, this testing schedule is very fluid and subject to the realities of a test 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.

To facilitate testing, players who have not committed themselves to a Covenant can speak with Acquirer Ta’est inside Castle Nathria to temporarily bind themselves to one of the four factions.

Q: How do I get into the raid zone?

A: In Oribos, Dalaran, Orgrimmar, or Stormwind, you may speak to Nexus-Lord Donjon Rade IV 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 60 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.

We appreciate you taking the time to test our content and look forward to reading your feedback.

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Uhm..final boss and mythic testing immediately after a character wipe and deletion of any ways to get to maximum level, obtain soulbinds, conduits and legendaries?

So we will be testing with our upscaled retail characters, complete with greyed out corruptions, azerite and essences instead. Surely very representative of a Shadowlands maxed out character and totally useful data for Blizz.

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