Raid Testing Schedule - July 23rd & 24th

On Thursday, July 23rd and Friday, July 24th, we will be starting our raid tests in Castle Nathria.

Thursday, July 23rd

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

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

Friday, July 24th

Sun King’s Salvation - Heroic Castle Nathria
13:00 PDT (16:00 EDT, 22:00 CEST)

Sludgefist - Heroic 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.

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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yeah that’s cool and all but most guilds don’t have more than a few people with beta access

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is it just me or the time conversions are wrong? for example 13:00 PDT is 22:00 CEST not 20:00 CEST.

and why using PDT/EDT in one line and using PST/EST in the other? just to confuse people?

Sorry for any confusion. I’ve updated the post with the proper times.

Is there a raider invite wave happening? Pretty much only Limit and (ex) Method have it, are all other guilds just SOL?

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A guildie of mine just got in, so there might be an active wave. They mentioned that they are monitoring active # of people and inviting to get more feedback if it drops off. My guess is with planned raid testing we should expect more invites tomorrow with presumably a new build.

At least I hope there are more invites. Was trying to pug a dungeon or two and was getting nowhere whether via LFG or spamming trade chat for m+.

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Everyone sitting in Torghast doesn’t help. But raid testing brings out A LOT of activity. Be sure to use Group Finder liberally! Figure a 2-3-9 comp.

Tanks and healers are very rare, so if you plan on playing DPS, you will probably struggle to find a group. Tanks and Healers are practically insta-invited – healer more so.

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Well I normally heal so that should help. Got my macros setup and the legendary I want to try (but a couple made to play around with) so I am ready to go.

Can not exit flight to Bastion with crashes in flight every time. Trying to return to join Raid Testing. Character is Lvl 60 Night Elf Kayakin [Solved by repeated exit at different points in Flight until my character died and it was revived at graveyard … in Westfall of all places … but hearthstone returned me to Oribos!