The World of Warcraft PTR Patch 7.3 (v0.24781)

  • New loading screens
  • The Netherlight Crucible quest is now working and you can turn in the quest
  • Thaumaturge Vashreen (in the Vindicaar) now sells iLevel 910 items for 650 Veiled Argunite
  • The Argus map allows you to click the zones: Mac’Aree, Antoran Wastes, and Krokun to view the map of each zone. It still has two issues where the Invasion Point icon still shows there and map is still named Broken Isles.
  • The Invasion Points are now active once more for testing.
  • Rare Elites in the Antoran Wastes are now dropping catch up soulbound loot like in the Timeless Isle (Mists of Pandaria). The soulbound loot is iLevel 880 — USE: Create a Soulbound item appropriate for your loot specialization. Requires level 110.
  • You can now collect Demon Eyes after getting the eredar disguise buff “Agent of the All-Seer” from All-Seer Focus (Read instructions). Any kind of demon in the Antoran Wastes has a chance to drop Demon Eyes.
  • All NPC dialogues during quests now have voice over.


Raid Testing Schedule

Skordyn: On Thursday, August 10th and Friday, August 11th we will be conducting raid tests of Antorus, the Burning Throne. If testing goes well, a number of the bosses tested will remain open on Normal difficulty over the weekend.

Thursday, August 10th

Varimathras – Heroic Antorus, the Burning Throne
13:00 PDT (16:00 EDT, 22:00 CEST)

The Coven of Shivarra – Heroic Antorus, the Burning Throne
14:00 PDT (17:00 EDT, 23:00 CEST)

Aggramar- Heroic Antorus, the Burning Throne
15:00 PDT (18:00 EDT, 0:00 CEST)

Friday, August 11th

Garothi Worldbreaker – Mythic Antorus, the Burning Throne
13:00 PDT (16:00 EDT, 22:00 CEST)

Felhounds of Sargeras – Mythic Antorus, the Burning Throne
14:00 PDT (17:00 EDT, 23:00 CEST)

Friday, August 11th – Monday, August 14th

Kin’garoth, Varimathras, Coven of the Shivarra and Aggramar – Normal Antorus, the Burning Throne

As always, this testing schedule is very fluid and subject to the realities of a PTR 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 Dalaran, Orgrimmar, or Stormwind, you may speak to Nexus-Lord Donjon Rade Sr. 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 110 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.