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12-12-2007 @ 10:24PM
So if people like pre-mades so much (I know I do), why doesn't Blizzard leave a pre-made-enabled test realm up all the time. Or, if they wanted limits on it, they could just it up the first week of each month.I've never read a blue response to this question; and, I would really like to see one. If anyone can point me to an official explanation for denying this feature, I would appreciate it.
12-12-2007 @ 10:32PM
Often PTRs are used for testing raid content, and when you're testing a raid, you want people who have completed the previous raids. Therefore it doesn't make sense to just give them any gear they want; you should only let people raid who've earned the gear they need to do the raid that's being tested. Or at least that's one argument I've heard.Of course, that's no reason not to give pre-mades with merely decent gear, which is what's going on here (well, good PvP, decent PvE gear). I can't think of many reasons not to always do that. Maybe they want to reduce load on the PTR servers?
12-12-2007 @ 10:35PM
@EliahThat would make sense, except for when BT and Hyjal were on the PTR Blizz enabled premades, and let people have free T5.
12-12-2007 @ 10:38PM
That's a reasonable argument; but, what I was really thinking of was having a "test" server that is guaranteed to be up at least one week of the month, whether QA testing needs to be done or not.It would be more like a player test server, rather than a patch test server; and, it would have no impact on the live realms. It's purpose would be for players to enjoy the things you talked about in your original post.If this sounds like too sweet of a deal, perhaps you could restrict access for this "player test" server to those players that have helped test on the "patch test" server (to go along with #1's excellent point).
12-12-2007 @ 10:41PM
@Charlie yeah, I know, and I still think that was a bad idea (no matter how much fun I had at the time)@Whome that's a nice idea, although some might say it trivializes the game to give people level 70s for free, even if only one week a month. I like the idea of using it as a reward though.
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