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Is PTR dropping today? when should we expect it? the forum post about 2.1 didnt include a release date?
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06/17/2014 01:52 PMPosted by Inferno765
Is PTR dropping today?


Nope!

06/17/2014 01:52 PMPosted by Inferno765
when should we expect it?


No date to share at this time. In fact, I'll go ahead and say right now that we won't reveal the release date ahead of time. At present, however, we are currently looking to launch the 2.1.0 PTR sometime this month (but that of course may change depending on our development schedule).

Once the PTR is available, we'll provide our standard "PTR Now Available" messaging on the front page as well as the current set of PTR patch notes.

06/17/2014 01:52 PMPosted by Inferno765
the forum post about 2.1 didnt include a release date?


Correct! See above answer. :)
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dexterity should give resistance lol half of what intellegence is gained should suffice
Edited by LaraCroft#2857 on 6/17/2014 2:01 PM PDT
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wow. so another 2 weeks of waiting. didnt you guys say, "ptr is just around the corner"? how big are ur corners ? srsly...
Edited by karajobob#2444 on 6/17/2014 2:03 PM PDT
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06/17/2014 02:03 PMPosted by karajobob
wow. so another 2 weeks of waiting. didnt you guys say, "ptr is just around the corner"? how big are ur corners ? srsly...


yeah, totally disappointing news...
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06/17/2014 02:05 PMPosted by WalkinTall
06/17/2014 02:03 PMPosted by karajobob
wow. so another 2 weeks of waiting. didnt you guys say, "ptr is just around the corner"? how big are ur corners ? srsly...


yeah, totally disappointing news...

"Just around the corner"
"the corner"

They didn't specify WHICH corner.
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06/17/2014 01:59 PMPosted by Lylirra
we are currently looking to launch the 2.1.0 PTR sometime this month


would mean sometime less than 2 weeks, is their expected goal.. could be tomorrow, could be a week. could be 2. ill place my dollar and gamble on the 24th. =)
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Actually I believe it will drop soon but not Blizz's "Soon"

- console launch is announced on Aug 19th
- they probably want to launch console version with 2.1 patch so console players can enjoy the new content too
- they will need time to apply patches / hotfixes and make sure that new content is polished for the console launch, everything is balanced, no new bugs, exploits, no reappearing bugs/exploits etc.
- judging by RoS launch, it's patch/hotfix period lasted about 1 month
- they probably need something about that as well to fix 2.1 and fully prepare for the console launch
- so they should drop 2.1 live in around July 19th (or what are the closest Tuesdays around it)
- they will need some beta test and a mini-simulation of the season so they could balance things
Conclusion: they have to launch 2.1 PTR real quick
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06/17/2014 02:03 PMPosted by karajobob
wow. so another 2 weeks of waiting. didnt you guys say, "ptr is just around the corner"? how big are ur corners ? srsly...
Sometime this month could mean tomorrow for all we know and what is 2weeks gonna do anyways? Its better than having to wait another month or 2.
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yeah, they're actually forced to get it out as quick as possible. they should seriously hurry up lol
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06/17/2014 02:24 PMPosted by Crazzy
they probably want to launch console version with 2.1 patch so console players can enjoy the new content too

Console and PC are two different teams, if the regular console launch taught you anything about what's different between the two.

Plus, I doubt Seasons or Leaderboards will even touch consoles because people will just hack stuff and break them.
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Announce the notes and then say the PTR will launch whenever...lamesauce
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can we get a look of the sneak peak of the philosophy of the changes? maybe not the changes themselves but things such as the changes in the items sets mentioned from a previous patch?
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If it was me, I'd look to release it on the 20th or the 27th. Those are both fridays. That would give people plenty of time to test it out during the weekend. I'm sure it will be around for a few months, but even still, every bit of testing, especially early on when player interest is peaked, is very, very important.
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06/17/2014 01:59 PMPosted by Lylirra
06/17/2014 01:52 PMPosted by Inferno765
Is PTR dropping today?


Nope!

06/17/2014 01:52 PMPosted by Inferno765
when should we expect it?


No date to share at this time. In fact, I'll go ahead and say right now that we won't reveal the release date ahead of time. At present, however, we are currently looking to launch the 2.1.0 PTR sometime this month (but that of course may change depending on our development schedule).

Once the PTR is available, we'll provide our standard "PTR Now Available" messaging on the front page as well as the current set of PTR patch notes.

06/17/2014 01:52 PMPosted by Inferno765
the forum post about 2.1 didnt include a release date?


Correct! See above answer. :)


Tommorow or next wednesday by the looks of it.
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It's amazing how long blizz is taking to release ladders... jesus we don't even have ptr.....

Zzzzzzz.....
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Thanks for the info :)
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Next week.
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How long is the PTR expected to stay active before 2.1 goes live?

3 months? 4 months?
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06/17/2014 02:03 PMPosted by karajobob
wow. so another 2 weeks of waiting. didnt you guys say, "ptr is just around the corner"? how big are ur corners ? srsly...


Diablo 3 branch of Blizz HQ is stationed on the great wall of china.

So, "just around the corner" is just a matter of finding said corner...
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