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Communication Request - PTR Raid Testing Times


Aggrend-1483
Nov 22, 2022
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Hi Zclap,

This is a totally reasonable request, especially due to the holidays. There’s a lot of reasons why we hesitate to announce dates around PTR testing too far in advance, but the main reason is is that new, in-development content tends to bring issues and delays that are sometimes hard to predict and plan around. We often times will have a date scheduled internally for testing, and then just prior to that date we end up finding a showstopper bug or other major issue and then are forced to delay at the last minute, which feels bad for everyone involved if we’ve already announced our plans.

All that being said, I also totally sympathize with the struggle behind this request. We are going to aim for the early afternoon (US time) of December 8th to enable Ulduar raid testing, and we are likely to leave the raid available through the weekend and will likely end the first round of testing on the morning of December 12th

The caveat here is that something may arise that causes us to delay or shift these dates, and we may not know that until we get very close to that date. So this isn’t an announcement, but a goal. I also cannot promise that we’ll always be able to provide our target dates for raid testing this far in advance either, but I’d certainly like to try and give more notice in the future.

Just please try and be understanding if something unforeseen pops up and we have to delay a bit for some reason :slight_smile:

Thank you!


Aggrend-1483
Dec 7, 2022
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Hello, just popping in for a quick update.

First off, wanted to let everyone know that barring us finding any major blocking bugs internally over the 24 hours, we are still planning to begin Ulduar Raid testing on Thursday Dec 8th. To help everyone prepare for this we plan to turn character copy back on tomorrow December 7th at or around 12 p.m. PDT.

Additionally, we plan to leave the raid available for an few extra days, likely letting it run until Wednesday Dec 13th so that guilds that raid earlier in the week have a chance to participate as well if they wish to do so.

As always, this could all change if something unforeseen pops up, but we are fairly confident that we’ll be in a good state for Ulduar testing on Thursday. We’ll post a more detailed update with build notes and known issues on Thursday shortly before the raid unlocks.

Thanks all and looking forward to seeing you on the PTR!


Aggrend-1483
Dec 7, 2022
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Whoops. That’s a typo. Fixed the post above :slight_smile:


Aggrend-1483
Dec 14, 2022
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Quick update; we’ll go ahead and leave this up tonight and officially close it tomorrow morning Thursday, Dec 15th on or shortly after 10:00 A.M. PDT. There won’t be any further extensions or delays after today, however.

We are going to make additional bug fixes and adjustments and may potentially bring Ulduar back for another brief round of testing sometime in the coming weeks, so please keep an eye out for details on that.

Thanks to everyone who participated in helping us get this tested! Your bug reports and feedback have been super helpful :slight_smile:

Thank you!


Aggrend-1483
Jan 4, 2023
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Greetings,

We’d like to again thank everyone for all of the bug reports and other data we got from the last round of testing in Ulduar. Other the past few weeks we’ve fixed many issues and made a few other adjustments to the raid, and as a result we are going to go ahead and enable Ulduar Raid testing on PTR again this coming weekend from 12:00 p.m. PDT on Friday January 6th to 10:00 a.m. PDT on Monday January 9th.

Thank you again for your feedback and bug reports so far! Hopefully we can see you back on PTR with us again this weekend :slight_smile:

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