PTR Development Notes - Build 23478

7.2 PTR General Discussion
This week marks our first major content push to the Patch 7.2 PTR. There’s a lot to dig into, so we’d like to provide some additional insight into what you will (and won’t) find in this update.

Most of the Broken Shore content has been unlocked, starting with the introductory quest chain. You can pick that up just by heading to Dalaran – it’ll be automatically pushed to your quest log when you arrive. That quest will lead you to the rest of the Broken Shore content available in this build, including the new World Quests, the continuation of your Order Hall Campaign, unlocking the new 7.2 Artifact Traits, and several other things to discover around the island (such as new treasures and rare enemies).

Note that, while the quest chains to unlock the new Artifact Traits aren’t fully unique to each specialization, we did make sure that none of them are repeated within a class. That means there will be a total of 7 unique chains, all of which are ready for testing in this build – 1 for tank specs, 2 for healing specs, and 4 for DPS specs. So, if you’re playing a Rogue, you’ll have a different series of quests to upgrade your Assassination, Outlaw, and Subtlety Artifacts, but one of those will be the same as what you’d experience as, say, a Fury Warrior.

Also available for testing in this week’s update is a new PvP Brawl (Gravity Lapse), some updates to the reputation system that allow you to earn additional rewards past Exalted, new Order Hall upgrades to research, and additional followers to recruit.

There’s a couple things related to the Broken Shore content to keep in mind while testing it on the PTR:
  • The Legionfall faction is available, but the rewards are not yet implemented. You’ll be able to earn reputation, but there’s no quartermaster to purchase items from yet.
  • Many of the item rewards from killing mobs or completing quests are still a work in progress. Some things might be missing their rewards entirely.
  • The final Broken Shore zone will include a region-wide, cross-faction effort to construct buildings to fight against the Legion’s stronghold. For the purpose of testing on the PTR (which has a much smaller number of players), we’ve reduced how much it takes to construct those buildings.

Other important content that’s coming in Patch 7.2 but is not yet available for testing includes:
  • The Broken Shore World Bosses
  • Class Mounts
  • Flying
  • The Tomb of Sargeras raid and Cathedral of Eternal Night dungeon

We’ll be unlocking that content for testing in future updates as 7.2 development continues. For the time being, we’re looking forward to reading your feedback on everything we’re enabling in this week’s build. Thanks, and happy testing!
First for revamping feral druids.
Fix Invincible+Gnome clipping!
In the offchance I get a response, will players be able to go check out the questlines for the new Artifact Skins?
No class mounts mean i will cant fly : ((
31/01/2017 20:20Posted by Acidius
In the offchance I get a response, will players be able to go check out the questlines for the new Artifact Skins?

Sort of. The new Artifact Appearances come from a continuation of the quest lines that unlock the 7.2 Artifact Traits. You won't be able to do the steps that unlock the Artifact Appearances in this build, but you will be able to see the first part leading up to the new traits.
31/01/2017 20:34Posted by Lore
31/01/2017 20:20Posted by Acidius
In the offchance I get a response, will players be able to go check out the questlines for the new Artifact Skins?

Sort of. The new Artifact Appearances come from a continuation of the quest lines that unlock the 7.2 Artifact Traits. You won't be able to do the steps that unlock the Artifact Appearances in this build, but you will be able to see the first part leading up to the new traits.
Thanks for the quick response! Will be keeping an eye on this so!
Hey Lore!

What about the new changes to the Legendary System, Yad Sivart mentioned in this Post?

https://us.battle.net/forums/en/wow/topic/20753095273#post-20

Greetings
31/01/2017 20:47Posted by Vanionqz
Hey Lore!

What about the new changes to the Legendary System, Yad Sivart mentioned in this Post?

https://us.battle.net/forums/en/wow/topic/20753095273#post-20

Greetings

Those are not yet available for testing either.
Please, fix:
- The Arcway. When u use tp to The Arcway, in the end of loading it crashes the game. Character stuck. Can't play.
- Gunship Battle in ICC(can't start the battle(Alliance))
- Twisting Nether(Grants you access to Portal to the Twisting Nether, summoning a mighty demon that you and your allies may defeat for fortifying bonuses and potential treasure.) - there is not a tome to summ the boss
- The Obliterum Forge - I saw GM near it, so just reminder.
- Enchanting items/Disenchanting/Milling/puting gems into gear/etc -all of it crashes the game.

Thank you for attention.
@ Lore

Me play betta you, or you play betta me?
31/01/2017 22:01Posted by Darkmash
Please, fix:
- The Arcway. When u use tp to The Arcway, in the end of loading it crashes the game. Character stuck. Can't play.
- Gunship Battle in ICC(can't start the battle(Alliance))
- Twisting Nether(Grants you access to Portal to the Twisting Nether, summoning a mighty demon that you and your allies may defeat for fortifying bonuses and potential treasure.) - there is not a tome to summ the boss
- The Obliterum Forge - I saw GM near it, so just reminder.
- Enchanting items/Disenchanting/Milling/puting gems into gear/etc -all of it crashes the game.

Thank you for attention.
your pc is bad change it!!
Everyone got a blue reply but me. Save the Gnomes! http://i.imgur.com/O4Wrdto.png
Hello, I was in a queue for dungeons and it happened so to be the arcway. 5 seconds after teleporting there the game crashed and as soon as i try to log in and teleport out of dungeon it crashes in the loading screen. Please teleport my character Eckounltd who is in the PTR servers and more precisely Brill (EU) realm out of the dungeon and somewhere else. Thank you in advance
31/01/2017 20:56Posted by Lore
31/01/2017 20:47Posted by Vanionqz
Hey Lore!

What about the new changes to the Legendary System, Yad Sivart mentioned in this Post?

https://us.battle.net/forums/en/wow/topic/20753095273#post-20

Greetings

Those are not yet available for testing either.


The legendary system really needs to be changed. I don't know if you (devs) are aware of the frustration the "bad luck legendary loot" generates... how can you have introduced such a "legendary dependant" DPS mechanism? I had no luck with legendary drop, I sim myself aroud 450k DPS which is around 20% less than a lucky player with good class legendaries... This is just no fun at all, incredibly frustrating/unfair.
been looking on wowhead just found that when the new traits come your going to need219,166,330 please can this be true not looking forward to that grind
In the QnA they said they'd be Looking at changes, such as Destro going back to burning embers Mechanic and Demonologys Clunkiness being Fixed but they wouldn't be doing it for 7.1.5 rather pushing those changes back to 7.2 or 7.2.5.

Devs havnt Mentioned these changes since.. and 0 information as gone around anywhere about their plans on this..

are they still happening?.. or was this another empty promise?.

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