PTR Development Notes - Build 23708

7.2 PTR General Discussion
This week’s update contains more tuning and tweaks for several of the new features and content pieces in 7.2.

We’ve taken an initial pass at setting the rate of income for Nethershards, as well as the cost of items they can be used to purchase. While we’re planning to do some additional tuning next week once we’ve got a better handle on how it’s playing out, these numbers should be much more in-line with where we want things to be.

There are several tweaks to Artifact Traits, and a few adjustments to a couple Legendaries as part of our overall goal to bring them more in line with each other in value. We’ve also removed the mechanic that allowed Relics to have a second, randomized Artifact Trait bonus; we’ve shared more info on that change here.

We’re also planning to do another focused test on our new server technology this week. Tomorrow (Wednesday, March 8) at 3 PM Pacific (12 AM CET) we’ll be spawning in Withered J’im in Aszuna and asking as many players as possible to go fight him. We need to put as much strain on our servers as possible, so if you have the time, please join us! We'll have a blog post later today with more details.

This week will have another Play with the Blues event, this time focused around Arena Skirmishes. On Thursday, from 3 PM to 5 PM Pacific time, we’ll be on the PTR queuing for Skirmishes. We’re looking forward to seeing you in the Arena, and getting your feedback on how they’re playing.

Thanks again, and happy testing!

UPDATE: Tonight's stress test is being rescheduled to a later date. We'll share additional details once we have the new date and time finalized.
Is the new music coming with this build or no?
07/03/2017 21:16Posted by Deatheye
Is the new music coming with this build or no?

New music has come with this build, it's up on youtube.

07/03/2017 21:07Posted by Lore
We’re also planning to do another focused test on our new server technology this week. Tomorrow (Wednesday, March 8) at 3 PM Pacific (12 AM CET) we’ll be spawning in Withered J’im in Aszuna and asking as many players as possible to go fight him. We need to put as much strain on our servers as possible, so if you have the time, please join us! We'll have a blog post later today with more details.

I hope this means you're finally going to start connecting realms, you know like J Allen Brack mentioned at Blizzcon last year? Take into consideration faction balance, world quests have really brought out how bad it is in full force if you're out numbered 5 to 1 by the opposing faction.
UPDATE: Tonight's stress test is being rescheduled to a later date. We'll share additional details once we have the new date and time finalized.
07/03/2017 21:07Posted by Lore

There are several tweaks to Artifact Traits, and a few adjustments to a couple Legendaries as part of our overall goal to bring them more in line with each other in value.

I just don't see any adjustments that can bring dh's ring and chest/boots in line with each other, or rogue's cloak with mantle.

Even for "some situations blah-blah-blah" there is literally no way, at least for now.

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