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Patch 5.4 PTR: Raid testing for Friday, July 19

Anne Stickney

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.

On Friday, July 19, we will continue testing raid encounters in the Siege of Orgrimmar raid. We're proceeding with 10-player Normal testing, and will 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.

Friday, July 19

Spoils of Pandaria - 10 Player Normal
10:30 PDT (13:30 EDT, 19:30 CEST)

Thok the Bloodthirsty* - 10 Player Normal
16:00 PDT (19:00 EDT, 01:00 CEST)

*Depending on the status of a couple of bugs, we may test another encounter in place of Thok.

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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