Raid Testing Schedule - February 21st - 25th

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#1 - Feb. 14, 2019, 12:54 a.m.
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On Thursday, February 21st we will be conducting a Heroic raid tests of Crucible of Storms. After testing has ended on Thursday, we will open the zone on Normal mode until Monday, February 25th.

Due to issues with the build deployment on the PTR, we are moving raid testing to tomorrow. Apologies for the inconvenience.

Friday, February 22nd

The Restless Cabal - Heroic Crucible of Storms
13:00 PST (16:00 EST, 22:00 CET)

Uu’nat, Harbinger of the Void - Heroic Crucible of Storms
14:00 PST (17:00 EST, 23:00 CET)

Normal Crucible of Storms
16:00 PST (19:00 EST, 1:00 CET)

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 Zuldazar, Boralus, Dalaran, Orgrimmar, or Stormwind, you may speak to Nexus-Lord Donjon Rade III 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 120 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.

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#3 - Feb. 21, 2019, 9:10 p.m.
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We’ve rescheduled the testing to tomorrow due to the servers not being available in time for today’s test. Apologies for the inconvenience.

We still intend to test both bosses on Heroic tomorrow and leave the zone open on normal over the weekend.