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5.4.7 PTR Patch Notes for January 28th, Recent Hotfixes
2014/01/28 at 8:24 PM
The 5.4.7 PTR Patch Notes were updated today with some changes to Battle Fatigue and Dampening. PvP Designer Brian Holinka also
said on twitter
that the PvP Trinket Set Bonus will be changed to 5280 resilience on the PTR.
In addition, there are a few minor 5.4.2 Hotfixes today as well for
, Nazgrim, and Malkorok.
Also be sure to check out our
on purchasing Level 90 Character Upgrades on the PTR!
Click the cut for the updated notes!
5.4.7 PTR: Purchasing Level 90 Character Boosts
2014/01/28 at 12:40 AM
5.4.7 PTR started last week
, and while the in-game shop didn't support Level 90 Character Upgrades on Friday, it now lets players test part of the process. The other notable addition to the PTR Blizzard Shop is the return of
, originally from the Diablo III Annual Pass--although it has a quite silly description, so it may be a joke.
Players can now test out most of the steps to obtaining a Level 90 Character Upgrade on the PTR.
The in-game shop has a new section: Test. From there, players have the option to select a Level 90 Character Upgrade and pay in test currency.
After making the transaction, you have the option to boost an existing character or to create a new character for Step 1.
For Step 2, you must select a specialization. Then, hit the Level Up! button.
Level 1 characters do not receive a "Veteran" bonus--but level 60+ characters receive a profession boost to their existing professions.
If you choose to upgrade a character in-game, you must log out to upgrade your character.
Currently, the Level up! button does not work on the PTR an
5.4.7 PTR Patch Notes
2014/01/24 at 9:28 PM
Blizzard just published the initial 5.4.7 PTR Patch Notes, covering the next minipatch of Mists of Pandaria. While this didn't clarify all of the
datamining we unearthed earlier
, such as level 90 character boosts, it did talk about PvP Season 15 starting and Timeless Isle weapons being ilvl 489 up from ilvl 476.
And while not included in the patch notes, the 5.4.7 PTR Pet Journal lists the
's source as Warlords of Draenor Collector's Edition.
Click the cut for the patch notes!
Patch 5.4.7 PTR: WoD CE Mount and Pet, Level 90 Boosts, Season 15 PvP Gear
2014/01/24 at 1:23 PM
A new PTR build was datamined today--there are lots of new global strings, including "Your Level 90 Character Upgrade is Ready!" Blizzard posted
that in the next PTR, players could test ways to boost characters to 90.
There are also strings implying you could perhaps select professions as well--"CHARACTER_UPGRADE_PROFESSION_BOOST: Level 60+ characters will also receive a skill level boost to their primary professions." We don't know anything for certain though--we'll update when the PTR is playable.
While many spell changes are tooltip fixes for old hotfixes, there's a new mount and pet--Warlords of Draenor collector edition items. The names sound similar to this picture of a flying raven teased by Blizzard a few days ago:
Reins of the Dread Raven
Click on the teaser image below to view the mount and its animations in our 3D modelviewer!
Edit: the PTR is now up, but the option to boost characters isn't available yet. The
shows up in the PTR pet journal as the WoD Collector's Edition pet, and there is
5.4.2 PTR Patch Notes - December 5, WoD Group Finder Clarifications
2013/12/06 at 11:22 AM
Blizzard updated the 5.4.2 PTR Patch Notes with some fixes to
Siege of Orgrimmar
is also now affected by healing debuffs, and Winter Veil toys that can attack each other like the
Crashin' Thrashin' Flyer Controller
can now fight it out in Sanctuary areas, like Shattrath.
CM Lore also posted a lengthy clarification on the difference between the cross-realm functionality coming to the existing Raid Browser tool in 5.4.2 and the completely new Group Finder feature coming in 6.0.
The cross-realm raid finder coming in 5.4.2 allows players to queue Siege of Orgrimmar flex raids and world bosses cross-realm.
The Group Finder coming in 6.0 will let players create cross-realm groups for pretty much anything, not just raids. It will also not be buried in the UI, like the Raid Finder tool.
You can read more about the cross-realm raid browser, which is testable on the PTR,
Click the cut to read the new patch notes and group finder clarifications!
5.4.2 PTR Patch Notes
2013/12/03 at 5:08 PM
We've gotten a few small PTR builds this past month, and finally got official patch notes for 5.4.2 today. It's good to have a refresher on the cool cross-realm raid browser and improved mailing system coming soon, and there's the new tidbit that you can place raid markers while dead now.
Karazhan 2: Eclectic Boogaloo
datamined earlier today did not appear in the official notes.
no longer removes movement-impairing effects on use. The talent
will continue to remove movement-impairing effects.
Raids, Dungeons, and Scenarios
Cross-Realm raid browser now has new categories for Mists of Pandaria World Bosses (Celestials and Ordos) and Flexible raid difficulty for
Siege of Orgrimmar
The cross-realm raid browser is accessed through the 'Social Pane' (bound to the O key by default) and look for the 'Raid' tab on the bottom right.
5.4.2 PTR: Build 17636 Spell Changes, Iron Skyreaver Model, New Sounds
2013/12/03 at 1:36 PM
Click the image to view the animations in our 3D modelviewer!
Many of these sounds are named "chimeramount," implying they're tied to the mount above. The last few are named "treasuregoblinpet" which could most likely be tied to
Treasure Goblin's Pack
Talk Azeroth Episode 19, New In-Game Store Additions on PTR
2013/11/26 at 4:37 PM
latest 5.4.2 PTR build
cobwebs and skeletons back to Karazhan
, but more importantly, it greatly improved the in-game Blizzard Store. This goes along with some new datamined
covering store transactions yesterday.
The PTR store now has categories for Mounts, Pets, and Consumables, as well as a Featured Item page. The
most recent Blizzard Store items
Enchanted Fey Dragon
, aren't added to the store yet, but the other mounts and pets are. Another neat feature is that you can view the 3D model for all of the items.
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Cross-Realm Raid Browser on 5.4.2 PTR, New Forsaken Female Model
2013/11/21 at 1:30 PM
WoW Source: New Forsaken Models
Morgan Webb sits down with Lead Encounter Designer Ion Hazzikostas, Senior Art Director Chris Robinson, and Game Director Tom Chilton to talk about the Warlords of Draenor reveal at BlizzCon 2013, and an exclusive first look at the new female Forsaken model (around 13 min in).
Cross-Realm Raid Browser on PTR
Did you know that WoW includes a raid browser to assist with finding or forming groups? Don't worry, neither do most people. But it exists, and as we work towards revamping and expanding this feature for Warlords, we figured that we could also improve the usefulness of the existing functionality in the short-term.
If you click the "Other Raids" button in the social Raid tab, you'll see a list of raids. For 5.4.2, we've added two new categories, Mists of Pandaria Raid (Flex) and World Boss, which are specially enabled to function cross-realm. If you're looking to join a group for these activities, you can check off t
5.4.2 PTR: Cross-Realm Account-Bound Mail and Karazhan Restoration, Student Art Contest
2013/11/19 at 10:34 AM
Cross-Realm Account-Bound Mail
In the latest 5.4.2 PTR build, we are testing the new ability to mail account-bound items to other characters on your account that may be on different servers. Notably, this should allow you to move heirlooms between servers, in advance of our planned Warlords changes that will make them fully account-wide.
Sending this sort of mail should work like any cross-server communication: You send the item to "Playername-Servername" and it should otherwise work like regular mail. Note that you can only send account-bound items, and not other items or gold.
Example: I have a character, Thrall, on the Benedictus server. I want to send my heirloom mace to my alt, Durotan, on the Lycanthoth server. I'd log in as Thrall, and attach the mace to a mail addressed to "Durotan-Lycanthoth" and hit send.
We'd appreciate any feedback or bug reports on this new feature so that we can address any issues prior to the release of 5.4.2. But even without direct feedback, just logging into PTR and mailing account-bound items across servers should give us useful data to help confirm that the feature is working as intended. Thanks!
Patch 5.4 Hotfixes for November 18th, 5.4.2 PTR Build 17595 Spell Changes
2013/11/18 at 6:29 PM
Patch 5.4 Hotfixes
's Stormlash effect now has a 50% chance to activate and deals 40% of current damage (This is up from a 20% chance to activate and down from a 100% damage increase when activated compared to a hotfix from October 4).
Stone Bulwark Totem
's damage absorption shield should now be properly affected by
PvP Rules Enabled
Zao, Calfling of Niuzao
ability should play the correct sound instead of a quote by the
Raids, Dungeons, and Scenarios
Siege of Orgrimmar
Paragons of the Klaxxi
Xaril the Poisoned Mind
should no longer be incorrectly receiving credit in the combat log for spells cast by players that were under the effects of [spell=143
Patch 5.4.1 PTR: Recruit-A-Friend Pets and In-Game UI
2013/10/24 at 10:11 AM
Several cute pets that were unobtainable except for brief promotions on Asian servers are now marked as being from Recruit-a-Friend on the 5.4.1 PTR!
A blue post last week
stated that the upcoming RAF program will have even more reward options
, so maybe these are some of the new rewards in addition to the
Friends In Places Even Higher Than That
Some new UI elements are up on the PTR as well--it looks like you'll be able to invite friends to RAF from directly in-game and choose your reward.
Golden Pig Coin
: Critter, Breed 7 H/P.
. This was formerly available on Chinese servers in 2008 for the New Year's Celebration.
Silver Pig Coin
: Critter, Breed 7 H/P.
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