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WoWMay 5, 2015 7:25 pm CT

Hellfire Citadel raid testing schedule for May 6-8

Hellfire Citadel

The latest schedule for this week’s Hellfire Citadel raid testing has been released, with three different encounters scheduled for testing tomorrow afternoon. Note that the majority of these encounters will be tested at Mythic level difficulty, which requires 20 players to participate. Tomorrow’s encounters include Kormrok and Fel Lord Zakuun on Mythic difficulty, and Xhul’horac on Heroic. Thursday’s and Friday’s encounters are all on Mythic difficulty — Kilrogg Deadeye and Gorefiend on Thursday, and Tyrant Velhari and Shadow-Lord Iskar on Friday. At the moment, it looks like there is nothing to indicate that LFR will be open over the weekend, so if you’d like to get some testing done, you’ll want to make sure you’ve got the appropriate number of players to do so.

Originally Posted by Watcher (Official Post)

Sorry for the late notice, but we were waiting on PTR build status to confirm testing dates. For the rest of this week, we will continue our Hellfire Citadel raid testing, as well as beginning Mythic raid testing. As is always the case with PTR raid testing, it is quite possible that there will be technical or gameplay issues that disrupt our plans. 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. Mythic difficulty requires a fixed 20 players. 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.

Wednesday, May 6

Kormrok – Mythic Hellfire Citadel
11:00 PDT (14:00 EDT, 20:00 CEST)

Xhul’horac – Heroic Hellfire Citadel
13:30 PDT (16:30 EDT, 22:30 CEST)

Fel Lord Zakuun – Mythic Hellfire Citadel
15:00 PDT (18:00 EDT, 24:00 CEST)

Thursday, May 7

Kilrogg Deadeye – Mythic Hellfire Citadel
13:30 PDT (16:30 EDT, 22:30 CEST)

Gorefiend – Mythic Hellfire Citadel
15:00 PDT (18:00 EDT, 24:00 CEST)

Friday, May 8

Tyrant Velhari – Mythic Hellfire Citadel
13:30 PDT (16:30 EDT, 22:30 CEST)

Shadow-Lord Iskar – Mythic Hellfire Citadel
15:00 PDT (18:00 EDT, 24:00 CEST)

As always, this testing schedule is very fluid and subject to the realities of a PTR 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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