After we experienced and fixed some issues early in today’s test, we’ve decided to leave Badge of Justice, the raid testing realm, up overnight until our next raid testing period tomorrow. Karazhan should remain open and available for testing until 2:00 p.m. PDT tomorrow (April 14).
Here’s an update on what testers will find on Badge of Justice.
On Friday, April 16th, we will be starting our raid tests in the Sanctum of Domination.
Friday, April 16th
The Tarragrue - Heroic Sanctum of Domination
14:00 PDT (17:00 EDT, 23:00 CEST)
Guardian of the First Ones - Heroic Sanctum of Domination
15:00 PDT (18:00 EDT, 00:00 CEST)
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.
Thank you for testing the World of Warcraft: Chains of Domination PTR with us! For years now, our development and quality assurance teams have worked to make bug reporting much more effective and efficient in our World of Warcraft test environments. This has been accomplished by vastly expanding our tools and methods to utilize in-game bug reports.
If you encounter any bug or issue to report while testing Chains of Domination, please activate the in-game bug report tool and tell us about it.SUBMITTING AN IN-GAME BUG REPORT
Whenever you mouse over any Creature, NPC, Item, Achievement, or Spell in the game, you should see blue text at the bottom of the tooltip that reads “Press F6 to submit a bug for this Item”.864×839
The default hotkey for bug reporting is F6, but this can be re-bound to any other key by pressing escape to bring up the game menu, and then selecting Key Bindings. Find the PTR sub-section of the Key Bindings menu and set the hotkey for the Tooltip Bug Hotkey to any key you like.
Write it up and smash that submit button!OTHER FEEDBACK
As always, we welcome your feedback on any aspect of the design of the game. Please post any non-bug feedback that you have in this sub-forum.
Thank you very much for submitting bugs in-game!
If you’re still not testing the PTR (Public Test Realm) with us, and you want to, we’ve made it easy to get started. Just follow these steps:
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Here are today’s hotfixes, including three new Achievements that increase Anima earnings.
APRIL 12, 2021
- Three new Achievements have been added for upgrading all four of your Covenant Sanctum features to tiers 1, 2, and 3.
Items and Rewards
- Anima rewards now scale upward when you earn each new Achievement for unlocking a tier on all four of the features in your Covenant Sanctum.
Player versus Player
- [With regional restarts] Dagger in the Dark (PvP Talent) now increases Shadowstrike damage by 5% per stack (was 10%) and affects targets within 12 yards (was 20 yards).
- The captives for the “Fortunate Souls” Nazjatar quest will once again be following behind their captors.
Since we increased Anima drops a few weeks ago, we’ve seen a lot of feedback that obtaining Anima still feels as though it becomes too difficult as you progress into the later tiers of the features of your Covenant. We don’t want players to feel as though spending 10,000 Anima on a feature upgrade is ever the wrong thing to do. The heroes of Azeroth have made a great impact in the Shadowlands, and continuously defeating the Jailer’s forces should make Anima more plentiful.
With hotfixes that have just gone live in all regions,
Now, when you upgrade all of your Covenant features (the Adventures system, transportation network, Anima conductor, and Queen’s Conservatory/Ember Court/Path of Ascension/Abominable Stitching) to tier 1, you’ll receive an Achievement and see all uncommon and rare Anima rewards increase by 1 Anima item. This means that after you hit tier 1 on all four structures, a World Quest the previously rewarded 4 Anima items worth 35 Anima each (for a total of 140 Anima) will now reward 5 items for a total of 175 Anima. When you upgrade all four Covenant features to tier 2, that same World Quest will reward a total of 210 Anima, and with the tier 3 Achievement, it will reward 7 Anima items, for a total of 245 Anima.
The new Achievements will be granted to player-characters who already have the required Sanctum feature tiers when you next log in, and you can start earning the additional Anima immediately.
As always, thank you very much for your feedback!
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