PTR Development Notes - Build 23478

7.2 PTR General Discussion
This week marks our first major content push to the Patch 7.2 PTR. There’s a lot to dig into, so we’d like to provide some additional insight into what you will (and won’t) find in this update.

Most of the Broken Shore content has been unlocked, starting with the introductory quest chain. You can pick that up just by heading to Dalaran – it’ll be automatically pushed to your quest log when you arrive. That quest will lead you to the rest of the Broken Shore content available in this build, including the new World Quests, the continuation of your Order Hall Campaign, unlocking the new 7.2 Artifact Traits, and several other things to discover around the island (such as new treasures and rare enemies).

Note that, while the quest chains to unlock the new Artifact Traits aren’t fully unique to each specialization, we did make sure that none of them are repeated within a class. That means there will be a total of 7 unique chains, all of which are ready for testing in this build – 1 for tank specs, 2 for healing specs, and 4 for DPS specs. So, if you’re playing a Rogue, you’ll have a different series of quests to upgrade your Assassination, Outlaw, and Subtlety Artifacts, but one of those will be the same as what you’d experience as, say, a Fury Warrior.

Also available for testing in this week’s update is a new PvP Brawl (Gravity Lapse), some updates to the reputation system that allow you to earn additional rewards past Exalted, new Order Hall upgrades to research, and additional followers to recruit.

There’s a couple things related to the Broken Shore content to keep in mind while testing it on the PTR:
  • The Legionfall faction is available, but the rewards are not yet implemented. You’ll be able to earn reputation, but there’s no quartermaster to purchase items from yet.
  • Many of the item rewards from killing mobs or completing quests are still a work in progress. Some things might be missing their rewards entirely.
  • The final Broken Shore zone will include a region-wide, cross-faction effort to construct buildings to fight against the Legion’s stronghold. For the purpose of testing on the PTR (which has a much smaller number of players), we’ve reduced how much it takes to construct those buildings.

Other important content that’s coming in Patch 7.2 but is not yet available for testing includes:
  • The Broken Shore World Bosses
  • Class Mounts
  • Flying
  • The Tomb of Sargeras raid and Cathedral of Eternal Night dungeon

We’ll be unlocking that content for testing in future updates as 7.2 development continues. For the time being, we’re looking forward to reading your feedback on everything we’re enabling in this week’s build. Thanks, and happy testing!
Looks good. Thanks Lore.
Good job Blizzard devs.
That artifact stuff sounds like a good way of providing variation without overworking yourselves. Sounds good.
OMG...Finally!
Can't wait to see on how the Broken Shore will play out!

Also can we see a quest in a flashback to see Maiev, Naisha, and her Watchers on the Broken Shore, then the Tomb itself? Can also name it Terror of the Tides. :3

It would be so awesome that Warcraft III had some influence in the WoW expansions so it will great doing that. <3
really cool seeing these notes for PTR builds, thanks for taking the time to write it up. it's nice to know what needs to be tested and what is on the way for future builds
meh
Hope this fix most of the bugs, like enchanting etc.. where it gives assertion failure. My character is still stuck in a world quest and can't log onto him with that error.
Looks good!
Why hasn't Intimidating Roar been addressed yet? It is still broken.

Why hasn't Maul been addressed yet? It still hits like a marshmallow.
Is there any chance the legendary system changes could come prior to 7.2? The current system is literally game breaking for some characters causing us to abandon them and reroll.
01/31/2017 03:11 PMPosted by Luckeh
Is there any chance the legendary system changes could come prior to 7.2? The current system is literally game breaking for some characters causing us to abandon them and reroll.


I think they said that the PTR build after this one will have the legendary changes.
Can we also get some clarification with what classes are going to get visual updates in 7.2 etc, Arcane mages, Warlocks.
I tested Cathedral 1-2 week ago.

It was fun. There were invisible holes on the ground and half of my group fell in it.

Invisible Bookshelves on second boss so we could not do the fight.

The Cathedral already seem cool to me. even if some mini-boss are very strong and all.
Still got an assertion failure with latest build.

ERROR #0 (0x85100000) Assertion failure!

Program: C:\Program Files (x86)\World of Warcraft Public Test\WowT-64.exe
ProcessID: 6704
File: PassSketchEdgeDetect.cpp
Line: 76
Expr: FFX::s_gbuffer
Any word on the artifact appearance challenges? Will those be available for testing at some point during 7.2 PTR? I doubt unlocking them is in yet, as I have yet to discover a way to do so. I enjoy being able to browse through them though in the appearance area of my order hall.
Suggest deleting arcane mage. Arcane mage as a dps is the worst role that I experienced. Plz check WCL and ensure arcane mage perform well! Just tell me if arcane perform well, why few people play this role?
Few people complains arcane mage, because few people care about and play this role. In other words, u create a useless role in this version. Can u do more research when u decide to change something?
01/31/2017 02:31 PMPosted by Skruffles
Why hasn't Intimidating Roar been addressed yet? It is still broken.

Why hasn't Maul been addressed yet? It still hits like a marshmallow.

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