No more rants about not having access to the Coliseum dungeons folks. Get ready to tackle the PTR tomorrow evening. Blizzard has a testing schedule. It seems we won’t experience the whole dungeon at first. They want to test specific bosses to adjust their damage, find bugs, etc. Make sure to get your best gems and enchants in advance to fight at your max potential.
|Here’s the current schedule for Trial of the Crusader PTR testing:
On the North American test realms:
Lord Jaraxxus – Thursday Night, July 9, starting at 7pm EDT/4pm PDT.
On the European test realms:
Eydis Darkbane and Fjola Lightbane – Thursday Night, July 9, starting at 19:00 CEST.
Note that only the 10 Player and 25 Player difficulties will be available on PTR. The Heroic versions will not be available. If you are usually part of raids that easily crushes Ulduar Hard Modes, you should find the non-Heroic difficulties to be not difficult.
Koralon the Flame Watcher is also available to be tested in the Vault of Archavon depending on PTR Wintergrasp status.
Test Patchwerks (Tank and DPS versions) will also be available in the Argent Coliseum during similar times to other bosses. Instead of the previous tank test patchwerk that increased melee damage over time, the 3.2 tank test patchwerk will just hit VERY hard (as hard as Algalon) all the time to allow for more lengthy sustained tank parses. We’re always interested in seeing combat logs and parses for all raid testing on the PTR, but especially test patchwerk logs. These are extremely helpful to our class team.
This schedule could change at a moment’s notice due to server, bug, or patch status. I’ll try to keep everyone informed as much as possible. The Trial of the Crusader and the bosses to be tested will remain also open a variable length of time. How long they stay open depends upon a host of factors including designer availability, bug status, etc. These bosses are very much a work in progress, and this is a test server.
Quick Trial of the Crusader FAQ:
Q) Where’s all the trash?
Q) Where’s the loot?
Q) What about achievements?
Q) What about the Trial of the Champion (ie the 5 player dungeon)?