Regional FlagRaid Testing Schedule - April 15-18Source
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#1 - 2016/04/14 05:30:00 PM
On Friday, April 15, and Monday, April 18, we will continue our Legion Alpha raid testing.

Remember that Heroic difficulty scales for any group size between 10 and 30 players, so feel free to assemble and bring a group of any size within that range. Mythic, of course, requires 20 and does not scale.

There are a couple of bugs active in the current build - the obvious phasing issue, and an issue that causes many player abilities (and some boss abilities) to not properly consume resources. We have a hotfix in flight for the second issue as I write this; the phasing issue is under investigation, but shouldn't impact raid tests. Of course, should anything change on that front, we'll update our testing plans accordingly.

Friday, April 15

Ursoc - Mythic Emerald Nightmare
13:30 PDT (16:30 EDT, 22:30 CEST)

Chronomatic Anomaly - Heroic Nighthold
15:00 PDT (18:00 EDT, 00:00 CEST)

Monday, April 18

High Botanist Tel'arn - Heroic Nighthold
14:00 PDT (17:00 EDT, 23:00 CEST)

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

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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#4 - 2016/04/15 08:24:00 PM
The terrain changed a bit and the teleport NPC is putting players in an inaccessible location. Hotfix is in flight to correct this.

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#8 - 2016/04/15 09:29:00 PM
One more update: In doing some preliminary checks of the Anomaly encounter, it turns out that in the current Alpha build, there are issues with the geometry and pathing in the boss's room. So we'll be doing Mythic Nythendra today after Ursoc, and we will update the Monday schedule later on.

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#11 - 2016/04/15 10:56:00 PM
Schedule update: We'll only be testing Tel'arn on Monday.

High Botanist Tel'arn - Heroic Nighthold
14:00 PDT (17:00 EDT, 23:00 CEST)