PTR Stress Test -- Sept. 30 at 12:00 Noon PDT and 7:00 p.m. PDT

The World of Warcraft server team needs your help!

Please join us on the Anasterian and Benedictus PTR realms tomorrow, Wednesday September 30 at 12:00 Noon PDT and 7:00 p.m. PDT (3:00 p.m. EDT and 10:00 p.m. EDT) for a stress test. We’ve implemented some behind-the-scenes server updates in the Shadowlands expansion, and we’re looking to bring as many testers as possible onto those realms.

While the changes being tested will not be highly visible to you, they are quite meaningful to our game service. The Shadowlands Beta is already running these changes and we’ve had success testing them there, but never with as extremely high a number of testers on a single realm as we’d like to see.

The format of this test will be straightforward. Please log into the Anasterian or Benedictus PTR realms, create a character, and then enter the game and play however you like for as much time as you can spare us. We expect that we’ll be done with our data gathering after about 20-30 minutes. Due to the potentially extremely high load this will place on the game service, we recommend that you create or copy a character ahead of time. It’s possible that the realm will crash, and it’s also possible that we’ll disconnect players a few times to generate more load spikes. Please re-enter the game on your chosen character if you’re disconnected.

Thank you very much to anyone who can test with us tomorrow. We’re looking forward to the chaos of this test, followed by a smooth Shadowlands launch.

p.s.

Here’s something else that you can do to help out the WoW Server Team during today’s stress tests:

Join and use the Shadowlands Test Discussion Chat Channel.

Right click the General tab at the top of your chat window, then select Settings. Click the Channels tab, and make sure you have the box next to ShadowlandsTestDiscussion checked.

That’s it! Just chat in there normally like you would General or Trade and you’ll help our Server Team gather data.

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Prepatch is the 6th then.

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Thank you for reaching out to us! We’ve missed you guys!

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Historically, have stress tests been that close to X.0 release days?

im surprised this hasnt been flooded with all the people posting to the no prepatch threads.

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Historically they don’t do multiple rounds of stress testing lol

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After ghosting the community, your first form of communication is asking us to take time out of our day to stress test new systems? For shame.

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How are they ghosting?

We didn’t know legion or bfa prepatch dates til 5 days before

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Not really directed at pre-patch date. Just a general total lack of communication with a player base eager to play new content.

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They’ve been quite active in the class feedback section of the Beta forums.

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We must be looking at different forums.

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Think it’s more the changes made to prepatch event were never communicated here, or any other changes basically. Things just happened on the PTR and Wowhead’s datamining or PTR articles are how players get information about changes.

It’s great that they’ve actively communicated on the beta forums, but that doesn’t mean their complete lack of communication on the PTR forum is forgiven. Why does this subforum even exist?

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Last blue post in there was 5 days ago, get out of here.

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If you guys want your pre-patch then log on and help them test.

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Anyone is able to log onto the PTR. I’ll definitely do my part and log in.

The pre-patch is definitely near!

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but never with as extremely high a number of testers on a single realm as we’d like to see.

Kinda feel that blizzard should have invited more beta players :man_shrugging:

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did you fix the garbage prepatch event so it’s actually not boring or what

I can’t be bothered otherwise

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@Kaivax

Clarification, please? Did you want testers to create characters during the time of the test or beforehand? From the same paragraph:

Please log into the Anasterian or Benedictus PTR realms, create a character,…

or

…we recommend that you create or copy a character ahead of time.

youd think they invite more beta testers but nah they only cater to the belluars the mrgms the solbreezys the asmondcucks the preachs the methods the limits or any mainline streamer

never do they invite people who been subbed to they game since 2004

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Advertising through streamers gives them marketing potential of millions of dollars worth of sales. You have given them $2,000. You might need to make a stronger pitch.