Help
Regional FlagRaid Testing Schedule - July 11Source
avatar
Blue Poster
Target Source
#1 - 2013/07/10 05:02:00 AM
On Thursday, July 11, we will continue testing raid encounters in the Siege of Orgrimmar raid. We'll begin with 10-player Normal testing, and then move on to Heroic and then 25-player mode as the PTR cycle progresses.

Each encounter should be available at approximately the listed times below for all Public Test Realms.

Thursday, July 11

Norushen - 10 Player Normal
13:00 PDT (16:00 EDT, 22:00 CEST)

As always, this testing schedule is very fluid and subject to the realities of a beta environment. We might have to change the time of a testing session, change the boss 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.

Important Testing Notes

Q: How do I get into the raid zone?

A: In northeastern Vale of Eternal Blossoms, in the exposed foundations of the Mogu'shan Palace, there is a staircase descending towards an instance portal. That is the entrance to the Siege of Orgrimmar raid.

Q: What gear do I use to test the raid?

A: Whatever gear you have. As we did for Throne of Thunder raid testing, we will be scaling players' gear inside the raid in order to facilitate testing. Gear will be scaled (up or down, as appropriate) for the purposes of testing the encounters, depending on difficulty and their location within the zone.

avatar
Blue Poster
Target Source
#5 - 2013/07/10 07:46:00 PM
Due to some issues causing likely client crashes inside the Garrosh compound, we're canceling the scheduled Thok testing session tomorrow. Norushen will still proceed as scheduled.

Regarding advance notice, unfortunately this is the best we can do -- we try to post schedules for testing as far in advance as we can reliably know them. The process of making new PTR builds, testing them to ensure that they're functioning well enough for testing, and then patching the PTR accordingly, takes time and is fraught with uncertainty. If we posted test schedules further in advance, it'd quite likely lead to many more canceled or rescheduled tests, which is probably even more inconvenient people who'd made arrangements with their guildmates to log onto PTR on a specific night.

avatar
Blue Poster
Target Source
#10 - 2013/07/11 04:59:00 PM
Due to ongoing PTR authentication maintenance, the Norushen test is delayed until ~3 hours from the time of this post:

13:00 PDT (16:00 EDT, 22:00 CEST)

Apologies for any inconvenience.