Raid Testing Schedule: January 6 – 7

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#1 - Jan. 4, 2022, 12:39 a.m.
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This week we will be continuing our raid testing in the Sepulcher of the First Ones.

Thursday, January 6

  • Mythic
    • Dausegne, the Fallen Oracle – 13:00 PST (16:00 EST, 22:00 CET)
    • Skolex, the Insatiable Ravener – 14:00 PST (17:00 EST, 23:00 CET)

Friday, January 7

  • Mythic
    • Lihuvim, Principal Architect – 13:00 PST (16:00 EST, 22:00 CET)
    • Artificer Xy’mox – 14:00 PST (17:00 EST, 23:00 CET)
  • Raid Finder
    • Cornerstone of Creation – Dausegne, the Fallen Oracle, Prototype Pantheon, and Lihuvim, Principle Architect
      • Testing begins after Mythic testing has concluded and ends on Monday, January 10.

As always, 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: In Oribos, Dalaran, Orgrimmar, or Stormwind, you may speak to Nexus-Lord Donjon Rade IV in order to teleport into the raid zone while it is open for testing. (The option to teleport into a zone will not be available when the zone is not open for testing.)

Q: What character should I use to test the raid?

A: Whichever you prefer. We will be scaling players’ effective level to 60 for raid testing, and their item level to an appropriate threshold for the encounter(s) being tested.

Q: How long does testing last?

A: The primary purpose of testing is to give us the information we need to balance the encounters, evaluate how mechanics are playing out in practice, and identify bugs. Once we’re satisfied that we’ve received that information for a given boss, we’ll be shutting down testing. Usually this takes anywhere from 45 minutes to 2 hours, but there are no guarantees.

We appreciate you taking the time to test our content and look forward to reading your feedback.

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#4 - Jan. 6, 2022, 5:57 a.m.
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I’ve just struck the Lihuvim, Principal Architect test from the list above, as it’s looking like we’re going to have issues with testing that encounter correctly this week.

We haven’t yet determined whether we’ll have another boss ready for that testing slot, but we’ll let you know here if so, and if not, we’ll just skip it and proceed with the other planned tests.