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We have two Wrath Classic Arena issues Blizzard have addressed today. First off is the extended time EU players had after the intended closing of the season:
Extended Arena Time (Source)
This is correct. Due to a bug, Arena games were recorded for an additional 22 minutes beyond the intended 22:00 cutoff.
Fortunately, we can adjust the calculations for this. Players whose rating changed after 22:00 will soon see the results of that fix.
And then there's the ongoing issue of Arena points being awarded as Honor, which was fixed a little while ago :
Arena Points (Source)
A little while ago, the fix was deployed for this. The game will now award the missing Arena points to player-characters who did not receive them upon login.
This fix may not be apparent to player-characters who have been logged in for the last hour or more. Because of caching, those player-characters may need to stay logged out for several minutes before logging back in will pick up the Arena points.
Blizzard have introduced the WoW Token to Wrath Classic with this week's reset. You can access it by going to the in-game shop (in the escape menu).
WoW Token (Source)
The WoW Token is now available in Wrath of the Lich King Classic™. This in-game item is a great way to exchange gold for game time in a convenient and secure way.
Please keep in mind that WoW Tokens cannot be transferred between World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Classic* and World of Warcraft. Certain restrictions apply. Visit our Support article for more details.
* Not available in World of Warcraft® Classic Era.
Blizzard have announced the return of the XP buff, as Wrath Classic players will be receiving a 50% buff starting today!
XP Buff (Source)
The roads in Northrend are icy and fraught with danger. To help you prepare for the Call of the Crusade content update, players will get the benefit of the Joyous Journeys experience buff*, which will increase experience gains by 50% for all players through level 80! It’s a great time to finish leveling a character, create a new one, or invite friends to join you in your adventures.
Players can also visit any innkeeper in the capital cities and Dalaran to turn the experience buff off or on. The Joyous Journey’s experience buff will be available from 23 May through 19 June 2023.
*Experience buff not available in modern World of Warcraft® or World of Warcraft® Classic Era.
A new build went live on the Wrath Classic PTR with changes made to the acquisition rate of Emblems of Triumph and Trophy of the Crusade, Trial of the Grand Crusader fixes, and more.
The Wrath of the Lich King Public Test Realm has been updated with a new build. Below you’ll find this week’s testing focus and information on additional bug fixes and adjustments.
May 18th, 2023
Isle of Conquest
Please join the WoW Classic Dev team for a special Brawl with the Blues Playtest May 18th at 2pm PDT. You may queue for Isle of Conquest via your PvP menu by pressing “H” in-game or clicking on the PvP icon in the micro bar. We’ve updated the vendors outside of the Violet Citadel in Dalaran with item level 232 gear from Ulduar and Furious Gladiator PvP Gear to facilitate testing. Trial of the Grand Crusader
Testing will once again resume on May 19th 2023 at 11am PDT and will run until May 22nd at 11am PDT. Known Issues
You will receive a lua error message when adjusting a setting within the options menu while performing a search. Bug Fixes and Gameplay Adjustments
Adjustments have been made to the acquisition rate of both Emblems of Triumph and Trophy of the Crusade in Trial of the Crusader and Trial of the Grand Crusader: An additional Trophy of the Crusade will now drop from each boss in 25-player raids The number of Emblems of Triumph obtained from each boss in 25-player raids has increased by 2 The number of Emblems of Triumph obtained from each boss in 10-player raids have been increased by 1 Developer’s Note: With Normal and Heroic versions of the Trial of the Crusader sharing a lockout in Wrath Classic, the total number of Trophies of the Crusade and Emblems of Triumph available each week was decreased. These adjustments are meant to bring the acquisition rate of both resources on par to what it would have been in original Wrath of the Lich King. The number of emblems dropped was not increased to perfectly match what was possible to obtain from the raid on a weekly basis in 2009, as there are now other opportunities outside the raid to obtain these emblems, namely from the daily heroic satchel when the daily heroic dungeon is completed on Defense Protocol Beta difficulty. Fixed an issue causing threat generated by healing to not be correctly split between multiple enemy targets. Trial of the Grand Crusader
Fixed an issue in Trial of the Crusader and Trial of the Grand Crusader where the environment art outside of the coliseum playspace would disappear when the player camera was zoomed out. Fixed several “safe spots” where players could avoid the light and dark orbs during the Twin Valkyr encounter. Fixed an issue that caused raid cooldowns to inconsistently reset after the Beasts of Northrend encounter. Fixed an issue that caused Abun’arak’s Leeching Swarm ability to not consistently deal its full damage on heroic difficulty. Fixed an issue where enemies in Trial of the Grand Crusader would display incorrect health values in the UI after the difficulty was changed from normal to heroic. Fixed a display issue that prevented the message notifying players that they have been saved to Trial of the Crusader from appearing in the chat window. Fixed a visual bug where the minimap in Crusader’s Coliseum would sometimes appear bright green and the displayed level area would change to the Icy Depths. User Interface
Fixed various issues with the new Options Menu, including missing options or buttons. Fixed a crash caused by viewing Meeting Stone tooltips in a German language client.
Blizzard have announced the schedule for the next step in the Wrath Classic PTR, with the raid, Isle of Conquest and the new Titan Rune Dungeons coming over the next few weeks.
Very soon we will open up the Wrath Classic patch 3.4.2 PTR and we want to take a moment to lay out the testing schedule we have planned for the next few weeks.
Name of Test Begins Ends 3.4.2 PTR Goes Live May 4th N/A Trial of the Crusader Raid (Round 1) May 5th (11:00AM PDT) May 8th (11:00AM PDT) Isle of Conquest (Brawl with the Blues) May 11th (2:00PM PDT) May11th (4:00PM PDT) Titan Rune Dungeons May 12th N/A Trial of the Crusader Raid (Round 2) May 19th (11:00AM PDT) May 22nd (11:00AM PDT) We hope to have the PTR up and playable sometime in the early afternoon tomorrow (May 4th), and we will post a full list of update notes with specific areas of focus for this week’s testing as soon as the PTR goes live. We plan to post weekly updates to these notes as more content comes online to test and the testing focus changes week-to-week.
Before we leave you, we want to acknowledge that in previous PTR releases we expressed that we had hoped to be able to publish testing schedules–particularly raid testing schedules–as far ahead of time as possible. Unfortunately we had to make a last minute change to the testing schedule for 3.4.2 that forced us to move the timeline for raid testing forward from a later date to this coming weekend. We will be having a second round of raid testing per the schedule above, so if you can’t make it this weekend you will have at least one other opportunity to hop in and test Trial of the Crusader. Apologies for any inconvenience this might cause.
Thanks to everyone for their understanding and patience as we are putting the finishing touches in place to get 3.4.2 up and testable.