Tigole mentioned that PTR 3.0 will be available soon for testing. This PTR will introduce many features found in Wrath of the Lich King such as limited recipes for inscription tradeskill and the Death Knight hero class up to level 70. As a sign that this PTR 3.0 is coming, the PTR forums on Europe have been wiped.
Tigole: None of the classes are done. They are still being iterated on. 3.0 will be on the PTR’s soon. Eyonix: There is still a lot of testing before 3.0 would go live to public servers. If you look back at past patches, we’ve had patches on the PTR for over 2 months before. We beta test things for a long time. We put things on the PTR for a long time. Things aren’t finished. We’re still tuning and balancing.
With the release of Wrath of the Lich King approaching, we wanted to provide you with some important information. In preparation for the expansion, we will be issuing a new content patch in the coming weeks. Much like the patch made available shortly before The Burning Crusade’s release, this content patch is designed to bridge current game content with that of the expansion and will contain some exciting changes and additions.
We have outlined some of the larger features scheduled to release with the patch below:
- New class spells and talents
- Stormwind Harbor
- Barbershops in capital cities
- Zeppelin towers outside of Orgrimmar and Tirisfal Glades
- Two brand-new Arenas featuring challenging new layouts, terrain hazards, and moving obstacles
- Guild calendar
- Hunter pet skill revamp
- New profession: Inscription
As mentioned above, this is not a comprehensive list, just some of the major highlights. We’ll post the full patch notes as soon as they’re available. Regarding Inscription, please note that all Burning Crusade players will be able to select Inscription as one of their two professions and level up to a skill level of 375 with it. Upon the release of Wrath of the Lich King, players who purchase and install the expansion will be able to continue leveling in Inscription and the other professions beyond 375.