Raid Testing Schedule - October 17th & 18th


(Aelthas) #1

On Thursday, October 17th and Friday, October 18th, we will be continuing our raid tests in Ny’alotha, the Waking City.

Thursday, October 17th

Wrathion, the Black Emperor - Heroic Ny’alotha, the Waking City
13:00 PDT (16:00 EDT, 22:00 CEST)

Maut - Heroic Ny’alotha, the Waking City
14:00 PDT (17:00 EDT, 23:00 CEST)

Friday, October 18th

The Prophet Skitra - Heroic Ny’alotha, the Waking City
13:00 PDT (16:00 EDT, 22:00 CEST)

Ra-den the Despoiled - Heroic Ny’alotha, the Waking City
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 Zuldazar, Boralus, Dalaran, Orgrimmar, or Stormwind, you may speak to Nexus-Lord Donjon Rade III 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 120 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.


#2

Aw s**t, Here we go again.


#3

Pretty aggressive raid testing this go around, usually it doesn’t start this early. Hopefully that means it won’t be long before 8.3, less than 2 months hopefully.


#4

I could see it dropping soon after Blizzcon. But I don’t think we’ll see raid till next year.


#5

Yea, I doubt we’ll see the raid til Jan., would fit with the timeline for EP.

Would be nice to get 8.3 a bit early though!


#6

Hey Blizz why is CST always in the middle of the night? Kinda hard to participate whem most people are sleepimg.


(Vengful) #7

Thank you very much for the very advanced notice. I hope this continues in the future.