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WoWApr 16, 2015 5:11 pm CT

Patch 6.2: Hellfire Citadel raid testing begins April 17

Hellfire Citadel

Raid testing for Hellfire Citadel is off to an immediate start — testing for Heroic Iron Reaver begins tomorrow, April 17. With PTR raid testing, bosses are only available for a limited window of time, so be sure to clear your schedule if you’d like to try this one out. Please note that Heroic difficulty scales for anywhere between 10 to 30 players, so you can bring a group of any size within that range. Plans are currently set to test Heroic difficulty bosses first, with the other difficulty levels to follow soon after. Keep in mind that this is the PTR — just because a test is scheduled doesn’t mean it’s set in stone. Tests have been known to be rescheduled or changed due to technical circumstances or other issues.

Originally Posted by Watcher (Official Post)

On Friday, April 17, we will begin our Hellfire Citadel raid testing with one Heroic encounter: the Iron Reaver. As this is the very first raid test of this PTR cycle, it is quite possible that there will be technical or gameplay issues that disrupt the testing. Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.Remember that Heroic difficulty scales for any group size between 10 and 30 players, so feel free to assemble and bring a group of any size within that range. Our general plan is to test every encounter on Heroic difficulty first, and then test sections of the raid on Normal and Raid Finder, alongside targeted Mythic tests.Each encounter should be available at approximately the listed times below on all PTR servers.Friday, April 17Iron Reaver – Heroic Hellfire Citadel
14:00 PDT (17:00 EDT, 23:00 CEST)

As always, this testing schedule is very fluid and subject to the realities of a beta environment. We might have to change the time of a testing session, change the boss 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.

Important Testing Notes

Q: How do I get into the raid zone?

A: In Stormwind, Orgrimmar, and your garrison, you may speak to Nexus-Lord Donjon Rade 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.) You can also teleport to Tanaan and just walk in the standard entrance.

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.


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