- Author: Taladril
- Date: November 4, 2020
- Expansion: WoW Classic
Blizzard has announced the final two bosses in Naxxramas will be open for PTR testing. Both Sapphiron and Kel’Thuzad will be tested with the standard ptr aura. Check the links for strategies on each boss! Added to the PTR will be a frost resistance component to help users survive the encounter and make sure that the fight is as bug-free as possible. Joining the PTR fun is the same as in the past. Make sure to submit any found bugs so the fights will be clean when they hit the live servers.
We also got another blue post stating that a policy update has taken place that will make it an actionable offence for keystroke software (often used for multiboxing) to be used while playing the game. It will be determined how this affects the multiboxing community, however from a straightforward interpretation, this would kill multiboxing as we know it with groups of player controlled characters being able to be used concurrently. This would not stop users from having multiple accounts, scouts, or cross-faction players, but only those controlling more than one character at a time from the same machine. We will see what effect there is and how long it takes for some to be flagged enough to discontinue the practice.
Tomorrow, Wednesday, November 4, we will continue our raid tests in Naxxramas.
2:00 p.m. PDT (5:00 p.m. EDT) to 6:00 p.m. PDT (9:00 p.m. EDT)
This testing schedule is very fluid and subject to the realities of a test environment. We might have to change the time of a testing session, change the bosses 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.
Q: How do I get into the raid zone?
A: To facilitate and expedite testing, there is an NPC named Johnny McWeaksauce that has taken up temporary residence at Light’s Hope Chapel in Eastern Plaguelands. He will provide players with Naxxramas attunement and instant teleportation into the Naxxramas raid. Johnny’s brother Jimmy, can be found within the raid and will provide access to consumables and reagents.
Q: Can I test with less than a full, content-ready raid group?
A: There will be a zone aura present within the raid that will provide players with a significant health and damage boost, as well as some Frost Resistance, to help them overcome the challenges of Naxxramas. The intent of these raid tests is not to provide a challenge that perfectly matches what we expect players to experience when the raid goes live. The intent is to exercise boss mechanics and give us additional confidence that the raid encounters are behaving as expected. The hope is that even if you cannot muster a full 40-person raid to test with, or wish to form a pick-up-group on the PTR, you can still participate and make considerable progress within the dungeon if you so desire.
Please use the in-game bug reporter to send us any bug reports or issues that you encounter while playtesting on the PTR. We appreciate you taking the time to test this content, and we look forward to your feedback.