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5.4.7 PTR: Build 17889 Spell Changes, Character Boosts, and More
2014/02/11 at 7:19 PM
The 5.4.7 PTR was updated with minor spell changes (as usual, take them with a grain of salt unless they're in the official patch notes), and the in-game mail you receive when boosting a character to 90. Players receive a set of high-level gear, and are sent their old outdated gear in the mail.
Read more about the purchasable 90 boosts here
Here's the datamined high-level gear:
Recent Hotfixes and 5.4.7 PTR: Build 17859 -- Spell Changes, GlueStrings, Sounds
2014/02/05 at 7:35 PM
Another small 5.4.7 PTR build is hitting test servers soon, there are datamined changes to Charge, Disrupting Shout, and Warbringer. There are also more GlueStrings talking about the Level 90 Character Upgrades for Warlords of Draenor.
In addition, there have been a few hotfixes recently for Huolon, Ordos, and the Censer of Eternal Agony.
Click the cut to read more!
5.4.7 PTR Patch Notes: Updated February 3rd
2014/02/03 at 8:20 PM
New round of patch notes tonight! The
changes from previous 5.4.7 notes are reverted, and Season 15 PvP gear is now purchasable on the PTR.
Click the cut for the complete notes--changes in red!
5.4.7 PTR Patch Notes: Updated January 31st
2014/01/31 at 6:27 PM
The 5.4.7 PTR Patch Notes were once again updated today, with some changes to
. Click the cut for the complete notes, updates are in red!
5.4.7 PTR: Build 17841 -- Spell Changes and More
2014/01/31 at 1:49 PM
A new 5.4.7 PTR build was datamined today--in the last week on the PTR we've checked out
Level 90 Character Upgrades
and seen details on the
WoD Collector's Mount and Pet
For an official list of 5.4.7 updates, check out Blizzard's
5.4.7 PTR Patch Notes
Several PvP changes in Blizzard's latest PTR notes are present in this build, including changes to Battle Fatigue and the resilience granted from the PvP trinket bonus
is doubling. The
Reins of the Dread Raven
Collector's Edition mount is also now more grandly renamed to "Armored Dread Raven."
Prideful Flaskataur should also be up in this upcoming PTR build as well, so people can test out the Season 15 ilvl 550 PvP epics.
Click the cut for the complete changes!
5.4.7 PTR Patch Notes for January 28th, Recent Hotfixes
2014/01/28 at 8:24 PM
The 5.4.7 PTR Patch Notes were updated today with some changes to Battle Fatigue and Dampening. PvP Designer Brian Holinka also
said on twitter
that the PvP Trinket Set Bonus will be changed to 5280 resilience on the PTR.
In addition, there are a few minor 5.4.2 Hotfixes today as well for
, Nazgrim, and Malkorok.
Also be sure to check out our
on purchasing Level 90 Character Upgrades on the PTR!
Click the cut for the updated notes!
5.4.7 PTR: Purchasing Level 90 Character Boosts
2014/01/28 at 12:40 AM
5.4.7 PTR started last week
, and while the in-game shop didn't support Level 90 Character Upgrades on Friday, it now lets players test part of the process. The other notable addition to the PTR Blizzard Shop is the return of
, originally from the Diablo III Annual Pass--although it has a quite silly description, so it may be a joke.
Players can now test out most of the steps to obtaining a Level 90 Character Upgrade on the PTR.
The in-game shop has a new section: Test. From there, players have the option to select a Level 90 Character Upgrade and pay in test currency.
After making the transaction, you have the option to boost an existing character or to create a new character for Step 1.
For Step 2, you must select a specialization. Then, hit the Level Up! button.
Level 1 characters do not receive a "Veteran" bonus--but level 60+ characters receive a profession boost to their existing professions.
If you choose to upgrade a character in-game, you must log out to upgrade your character.
Currently, the Level up! button does not work on the PTR an
5.4.7 PTR Patch Notes
2014/01/24 at 9:28 PM
Blizzard just published the initial 5.4.7 PTR Patch Notes, covering the next minipatch of Mists of Pandaria. While this didn't clarify all of the
datamining we unearthed earlier
, such as level 90 character boosts, it did talk about PvP Season 15 starting and Timeless Isle weapons being ilvl 489 up from ilvl 476.
And while not included in the patch notes, the 5.4.7 PTR Pet Journal lists the
's source as Warlords of Draenor Collector's Edition.
Click the cut for the patch notes!
Patch 5.4.7 PTR: WoD CE Mount and Pet, Level 90 Boosts, Season 15 PvP Gear
2014/01/24 at 1:23 PM
A new PTR build was datamined today--there are lots of new global strings, including "Your Level 90 Character Upgrade is Ready!" Blizzard posted
that in the next PTR, players could test ways to boost characters to 90.
There are also strings implying you could perhaps select professions as well--"CHARACTER_UPGRADE_PROFESSION_BOOST: Level 60+ characters will also receive a skill level boost to their primary professions." We don't know anything for certain though--we'll update when the PTR is playable.
While many spell changes are tooltip fixes for old hotfixes, there's a new mount and pet--Warlords of Draenor collector edition items. The names sound similar to this picture of a flying raven teased by Blizzard a few days ago:
Reins of the Dread Raven
Click on the teaser image below to view the mount and its animations in our 3D modelviewer!
Edit: the PTR is now up, but the option to boost characters isn't available yet. The
shows up in the PTR pet journal as the WoD Collector's Edition pet, and there is
5.4.2 PTR Patch Notes - December 5, WoD Group Finder Clarifications
2013/12/06 at 11:22 AM
Blizzard updated the 5.4.2 PTR Patch Notes with some fixes to
Siege of Orgrimmar
is also now affected by healing debuffs, and Winter Veil toys that can attack each other like the
Crashin' Thrashin' Flyer Controller
can now fight it out in Sanctuary areas, like Shattrath.
CM Lore also posted a lengthy clarification on the difference between the cross-realm functionality coming to the existing Raid Browser tool in 5.4.2 and the completely new Group Finder feature coming in 6.0.
The cross-realm raid finder coming in 5.4.2 allows players to queue Siege of Orgrimmar flex raids and world bosses cross-realm.
The Group Finder coming in 6.0 will let players create cross-realm groups for pretty much anything, not just raids. It will also not be buried in the UI, like the Raid Finder tool.
You can read more about the cross-realm raid browser, which is testable on the PTR,
Click the cut to read the new patch notes and group finder clarifications!
5.4.2 PTR Patch Notes
2013/12/03 at 5:08 PM
We've gotten a few small PTR builds this past month, and finally got official patch notes for 5.4.2 today. It's good to have a refresher on the cool cross-realm raid browser and improved mailing system coming soon, and there's the new tidbit that you can place raid markers while dead now.
Karazhan 2: Eclectic Boogaloo
datamined earlier today did not appear in the official notes.
no longer removes movement-impairing effects on use. The talent
will continue to remove movement-impairing effects.
Raids, Dungeons, and Scenarios
Cross-Realm raid browser now has new categories for Mists of Pandaria World Bosses (Celestials and Ordos) and Flexible raid difficulty for
Siege of Orgrimmar
The cross-realm raid browser is accessed through the 'Social Pane' (bound to the O key by default) and look for the 'Raid' tab on the bottom right.
5.4.2 PTR: Build 17636 Spell Changes, Iron Skyreaver Model, New Sounds
2013/12/03 at 1:36 PM
Click the image to view the animations in our 3D modelviewer!
Many of these sounds are named "chimeramount," implying they're tied to the mount above. The last few are named "treasuregoblinpet" which could most likely be tied to
Treasure Goblin's Pack
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