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Patch 5.4 PTR: Siege of Orgrimmar raid testing Tuesday and Wednesday

There's more raid testing on the PTR for the Siege of Orgrimmar as the release date for patch 5.4 creeps steadily closer. Coming up this week is Heroic, 25-man testing for Galakras, Malkorok, Paragons of the Klaxxi, Sha of Pride, Spoils of Pandaria, and Thok the Bloodthirsty. So if checking out new raid encounters is your idea of good fun, there's plenty coming up in the next couple of days. Here's the current schedule:

Tuesday
  • Galakras: 10:30 PDT (13:30 EDT, 19:30 CEST)
  • Malkorok: 13:30 PDT (16:30 EDT, 22:30 CEST)
  • Paragons of the Klaxxi: 16:00 PDT (19:00 EDT, 01:00 CEST)
Wednesday
  • Sha of Pride: 10:30 PDT (13:30 EDT, 19:30 CEST)
  • Spoils of Pandaria: 13:30 PDT (16:30 EDT, 22:30 CEST)
  • Thok the Bloodthirsty: 16:00 PDT (19:00 EDT, 01:00 CEST)
But the schedule is subject to change. According to Watcher:
Watcher
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.

For more details, head to the PTR forums. Happy testing!

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Patch 5.4 PTR: Raid testing for Thursday, August 29

Patch 54 PTR Raid testing for Thursday, August 29
The flurry of heroic raid testing continues tomorrow, with more bosses scheduled for patch 5.4 PTR testing. Players looking to test their mettle against the 25-man heroic versions of the Immerseus, Iron Juggernaut and Siegecrafter Blackfuse encounters will have their chance to do so throughout the day tomorrow on the PTR servers. Remember -- if you've been testing flex or normal modes of these encounters, they may look a little different on heroic mode.

Players that wish to test out this content should log on at the appropriate times listed for each boss encounter. Don't worry too much about the gear you bring in, it will be scaled to match the difficulty of the encounter -- but bring your best game, because heroic bosses are hardly a joke. And as always, be sure to leave feedback in the appropriate threads on the official PTR forums once you're done testing content.

Read on for more details, including the full schedule of times for individual raid bosses.

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Patch 5.4 PTR: Raid testing for Wednesday, August 28

Patch 54 PTR Raid testing for Wednesday, August 28
Heroic 25-man raid testing continues tomorrow on the patch 5.4 PTR servers. For players interested in testing heroic Siege of Orgrimmar content, both the Sha of Pride and Malkorok encounters will be available over the course of tomorrow for the purposes of testing. As with all PTR raid encounters, players should leave feedback on the encounters in the appropriate threads on the official PTR forums.

If you have yet to explore the patch 5.4 PTR, you can copy a character by logging into your Battle.net account on the official website, or you can simply create a pre-made level 90 character if that sounds like a better option to you. Gear will be scaled to match the difficulty of the encounters, so don't worry about being under-geared for the content, either.

Read on for more details, including the full schedule of times for individual raid bosses.

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Patch 5.4 PTR: Raid testing for Tuesday, August 27

Patch 54 PTR Raid testing for Tuesday, August 27
If you've been wanting to test out heroic modes in the Siege of Orgrimmar before patch 5.4 hits live servers on September 10, now's your chance. Tomorrow the PTR will be featuring 25-man heroic difficulty testing of three of the fights in the new raid. Fallen Protectors, Kor'kron Dark Shaman and General Nazgrim will all be available for testing over the course of the day tomorrow. Keep in mind that this is heroic difficulty, so expect the fights to look a little different than their normal or flex mode counterparts.

Remember that these PTR bosses are open for testing purposes -- don't forget to leave your feedback for the encounters in the appropriate threads on the official PTR forums. Don't worry about bringing your own raid group -- although it is helpful, it's not required. If you need one, just hang around the raid entrance in the Vale of Eternal Blossoms, as it's likely there will be more than a few raid groups looking for people to fill spots. And if you're worried about gear, don't be -- all gear will be scaled to the appropriate ilvl for the encounter.

Read on for more details, including the full schedule of times for individual raid bosses.

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Patch 5.4 PTR: Raid testing for Friday, August 16

Patch 54 PTR Raid testing for August 16
Patch 5.4 may be up on the background downloader, but that doesn't mean there isn't more raid testing to do! Testing for the Siege of Orgrimmar bosses Sha of Pride, Kor'kron Dark Shaman, General Nazgrim and Malkorok takes place tomorrow throughout the day, this time on 25-man Normal difficulty. Not in a 25-man raid guild? Not a problem -- just log onto the PTR at the appropriate times, hang out in the Vale and you're likely to see plenty of people looking for folks to test the raid content.

Keep in mind that these are PTR bosses open for testing purposes, and leave your feedback for these encounters in the appropriate threads on the official PTR forums. Gear, as always, will be scaled inside the raid for the purposes of testing content. If you'd like to participate, you can copy one of your existing characters to the PTR via your Battle.net account, or simply create a level 90 premade character to test with.

Read on for more details, including the full schedule of times for individual raid bosses.

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Patch 5.4 PTR: Flexible Mode testing open this weekend

Patch 54 PTR Flexible Mode testing open this weekend
If you've been wanting to test Flexible Mode raiding on the patch 5.4 PTR servers, now's your chance. The Underhold wing of the Siege of Orgrimmar raid will be open all weekend, continuing into Monday on the PTR servers. Players testing the content may queue with anywhere between 10-25 players by using the same interface for finding groups for dungeons, scenarios, or LFR difficulty raids.

Unlike LFR, Flexible mode raids have all the same mechanics as Normal mode bosses. However, the difficulty of the encounters have been tuned to adjust in health and damage depending on how many players are participating in the raid. The Underhold contains Malkorok, Spoils of Pandaria, and Thok the Bloodthirsty, giving players plenty of opportunity to test the challenges of Flexible raiding. If you're interested in testing the content, you can either copy an existing character to the PTR via your Battle.net account, or create a level 90 premade. If you're planning on testing the content, don't forget to leave feedback in the official thread on the PTR forums!

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Patch 5.4 PTR: Raid testing for Friday, July 19

Patch 54 PTR Raid testing for Friday, July 19
If you're looking for more fun on the PTR, how does some raid testing sound? Two more bosses will be available for raid testing tomorrow morning and afternoon -- the Spoils of Pandaria encounter, and Thok the Bloodthirsty. Please note that Thok may be removed or replaced with another encounter in the event of bugs -- last week, Thok was scheduled to be tested, but removed shortly after the schedule was posted.

Keep in mind that PTR bosses are open for testing purposes, and leave your feedback in the appropriate threads when you're done beating them up! Also keep in mind that these are PTR bosses, so mechanics and the fights themselves may change as the PTR progresses. And if you're worried about finding a group, don't be! It's not at all uncommon to find a group just by sticking around in the chat channels and asking around. And don't worry about your gear, either -- gear is scaled in the raid zones for the purposes of testing. Follow after the break for all the details.

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Patch 5.4 PTR: Raid testing for Thursday, July 11

Patch 54 PTR Raid testing for Thursday, July 11
Blizzard released the raid testing schedule for tomorrow -- players planning on hitting the PTR can expect to find Norushen waiting for them in 10-man normal mode. Keep in mind that PTR bosses are open for testing purposes, and leave your feedback in the appropriate threads when you're done beating them up! Also keep in mind that these are PTR bosses, so mechanics and the fights themselves may change as the PTR progresses.

If you're worried about finding a group, don't be! It's not at all uncommon to find a group just by sticking around in the chat channels and asking around. And don't worry about your gear, either -- gear is scaled in the raid zones for the purposes of testing.

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Patch 5.4 PTR: Raid testing for Monday, July 8th


Blizzard released the patch 5.4 raid testing schedule for next Monday, July 8th. Hitting the PTR that day you'll be able to get a first look at the Sha of Pride and the Iron Juggernaut.

So far the testing has gone mostly smooth. There hasn't been a terrible amount of show stoppers, at least compared to other tiers. Remember that when you're on the PTR looking at these bosses, Blizzard will often make substantial changes to the mechanics and the entire lay of the fight between the first test and what ends up on live. This is common for the testing process, and is necessary to get a refined product.

Head on over and check it out! It's not uncommon to find a group just by hanging out in the chat channel, so even if you're by yourself, you'll be in luck.
Raid Testing Schedule - July 8
On Monday, July 8, we will continue testing raid encounters in the Siege of Orgrimmar raid. We'll begin with 10-player Normal testing, and then move on to Heroic and then 25-player mode as the PTR cycle progresses.

Each encounter should be available at approximately the listed times below for all Public Test Realms.

Monday, July 8

Sha of Pride - 10 Player Normal
10:30 PDT (13:30 EDT, 19:30 CEST)

Iron Juggernaut - 10 Player Normal
16:00 PDT (19:00 EDT, 01:00 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 northeastern Vale of Eternal Blossoms, in the exposed foundations of the Mogu'shan Palace, there is a staircase descending towards an instance portal. That is the entrance to the Siege of Orgrimmar raid.

Q: What gear do I use to test the raid?

A: Whatever gear you have. As we did for Throne of Thunder raid testing, we will be scaling players' gear inside the raid in order to facilitate testing. Gear will be scaled (up or down, as appropriate) for the purposes of testing the encounters, depending on difficulty and their location within the zone.

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