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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
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