Play With the Blues: Thursday Aug 21[Updated]

Community Manager
It’s time to play with Blues on the Beta realms! Help us put the Premade Groups feature through its paces by creating and joining lots of Dungeon and 3v3 Arena groups. During the playtest, you’ll have a chance to encounter members of the Warcraft Development Team like Watcher, Celestalon, and Holinka, in addition to QA, CS, and CM team members as we join you for a Dungeon run or Arena match.

What: Create Premade Groups, run Dungeons, and 3v3 Arena groups with Blizzard employees!
When: Thursday, August 21, 2014 from 03:00 PM to 05:00 PM PDT.
Where: Beta Leveling Realms 01, 02 and Level 100 PvP
How you’ll know they’re a Blue: Blizzard employees will be in a guild called <Blizzard Alliance> or <Blizzard Horde> respectively for the duration of the event.

How to create a Premade Group:
  • For Dungeons, access the Group Finder pane (bound to I key by default.)
  • Select Premade Groups --> Dungeons --> Find a Group or Start a Group
  • Or
  • For Arenas, access the Player vs. Player pane (bound to H key by default.)
  • Select Premade Groups --> Arenas --> Find a Group or Start a Group (3v3)

  • If you want to learn more about improvements to Group Finder in Warlords of Draenor; check out Premade Groups: Looking for Adventure.

    For information on creating a level-100 template character, submitting a bug report, or suggestion; check out Welcome to the Beta Test: PLEASE READ!

    Good, wholesome fun for the whole family! We look forward to grouping with you. :)

    Update
    Hey guys and gals, I’ve received word that the Level 100 PvE Beta realm will be offline for maintenance during the event tomorrow.

  • Players interested in PvE testing (dungeon testing) should create or copy characters to any of the Beta Leveling Realms. Players will be fine for dungeon testing as their item and character levels will automatically be scaled up. What matters is having the right stats for your class.
  • Players interested in PvP testing (3v3 Arenas) are unaffected and can continue to create characters on the Level 100 PvP Beta realm.

  • Premade groups supports cross-realm grouping and players on all Beta realms will be able to group with each other during the playtest event. The important thing is to show up on time!
    Edited by Rygarius on 8/20/2014 5:29 PM PDT
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    After the Playtest
    We want to hear from you! Give us your feedback on the relevant Beta forums after the playtest event.

  • Feedback on DungeonsBeta Dungeons & Raids forum with a separate thread available for each dungeon and difficulty mode (Normal/Heroic).
  • Feedback on PvP (3v3 Arenas) – Beta PvP forum
  • Feedback on Premade GroupsFeedback Collection: Premade Group

  • Beta Key Giveaways
    A number of streamers are giving away Beta keys in advance of the playtest event. They'll also be streaming and giving out additional keys during the event. Check out the list compiled by Zarhym: Twitch Streamers Giving Away Beta Keys.
    Edited by Rygarius on 8/21/2014 10:53 AM PDT
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    90 Human Mage
    2670
    Awesome thanks!
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    90 Human Warlock
    15900
    This sounds like fun!
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    90 Blood Elf Priest
    9125
    I can see it now: "Gawd, The Watcher, stop standing in fire!"

    You have been disconnected from the server.

    :p
    Edited by Devilpriest on 8/18/2014 12:51 PM PDT
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    90 Human Warlock
    14050
    "Awesome In Game Event!"

    :D
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    YESSSSSS FINALLY A GM IN-GAME EVENT. <3
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    90 Draenei Hunter
    11600
    What a terrific idea, Blizz!

    May your premade pew-pews be plentiful and your deaths be few! <3
    Edited by Confetti on 8/18/2014 12:59 PM PDT
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    90 Human Paladin
    10335
    WOOHOO!!!!!!! Me likey very much! Looking forward to not wiping with you guys ;)
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    90 Tauren Death Knight
    6610
    Sounds Great look forward to testing that out
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    Not seeing a Zorbrix listed - does he ever get a chance to "Play the game"???

    Is the Mighty Turnip a healer, Tank or DPS?
    Edited by Davenwolf on 8/18/2014 1:41 PM PDT
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    90 Night Elf Druid
    FoE
    6690
    Oh please be in my group, I really want you to run SMBG with me!! There are a few issues I want you to see first hand.
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    90 Human Death Knight
    0
    I will be there. Blues love me.
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    90 Worgen Mage
    16820
    The Premade Groups tool hasn't had much testing, great opportunity to check it out and provide some feedback
    Edited by Digerati on 8/18/2014 1:57 PM PDT
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    90 Tauren Druid
    11005
    Wooo! So, are the dungeons forming across all realms, or will we only be eligible if we run dungeons with a premade on the premade server?
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    90 Blood Elf Paladin
    17870
    Who's your best holy paladin at Blizzard?
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    90 Night Elf Rogue
    11445
    Sounds cool. :)
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    90 Undead Priest
    12280
    Why you gotta do this on the day I'm moving and getting internet switched over! It's like you hate me or something!

    /sulks in the corner
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    90 Blood Elf Hunter
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    That's my birthday. For my birthday wish, all Bliz employees will have to play a Hunter as either MM or SV.
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    08/18/2014 02:11 PMPosted by Snuzzle
    Wooo! So, are the dungeons forming across all realms, or will we only be eligible if we run dungeons with a premade on the premade server?

    Premade Groups support cross-realm grouping for Dungeons and 3v3 Arenas. So all players on both the Level 100 PvE or Level 100 PvP Beta realms should be able to group with each other.
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