We need you on the Public Test Realm (PTR) this Friday from 3–5 pm PST to join the brawl in Dalaran as a part of a focus test to push our server technology to its limit — and perhaps beyond. During this time, Dalaran will be a free-for-all PvP zone allowing you to take on all-comers —both other players and NPCs alike— so we hope you’re ready to jump into the fray! It’s a come as you are, no-holds-barred grudge match in the floating city.
Prior to the release of the Legion expansion, we performed server infrastructure upgrades and now, with patch 7.2: The Tomb of Sargeras, we’re doing it again. As a part of these upgrades, we plan to do some testing and push the very upper limits of our new backend architecture to find out where they are. That’s where you come in.
To fully test what the architecture can handle, we need a lot of players in one location and that’s where Dalaran comes in. We’ll also be purposefully setting very high thresholds during the test and expect that the large amount of players in one location will cause the servers to become overwhelmed. By doing this, we’ll be able to debug these failures and fine tune the thresholds to provide for as optimal of a player experience as possible when patch 7.2 goes live.
For those that want to take part in the test, it’s important to make a few preparations well before the time of the test. Those who have not done so may find themselves unable to take part in the test.
It’s important to keep in mind that during the test, we will be expecting to deliberately crash the test realms. You may find yourself frequently disconnected during this test or running at a low FPS rate, but we would encourage you to continue to log back in and reengage in the mayhem within Dalaran.
Your patience and participation as we work on turning dials and knobs during this test is greatly appreciated.
Do you just need Part 1 on any character and then an alt can do Part 2? I know achievement progress like that doesn't usually carry over between a bastardization of alts, but thought I'd try to clarify.
I'm honestly a little surprised they took that part out of the achievement, but it makes it sound like we'll get Revered before finishing the campaign. Is the campaign meant to slowly unlock over the course of months, like the Incursion questline? I would have imagined it would be part of Pathfinder if it were wholly available at launch.
Well this is good news! Glad to see our favorite Mage can't count. :)
Glad to see that the rep requirement was lowered. I saw it was datamined a few days ago, but PTR be PTR, it's nice to see it confirmed. I don't mind doing rep grinds for fun things, but for things that are pretty essential to gameplay and progression, it always feels too much like work to me.
If there is a farmable, BoE item that grants Legionfall reputation, like 军团勋章 for Draenor (Vol'jin's Spear/Wrynn's Vanguard), it will cost a fortune on the AH.
Epic troll by Khadgar on nethershards is epic. And can't wait to finally deliver justice to Dreadlord Nomi on the PTR Brawl.
That's still too much crap to do just to get flying.
I really hope the Dalaran PvP fest isn't a test for a future event where Blizzard will force PvP encounters on us in world.. i.e. if the Horde and Alliance neutrallity falls apart and suddenly Dalaran becomes a PvP fest, or if Blizzard intentionally creates bottlenecks in the Questlines on the Brokenshore or 7.3 Argus where Horde and Alliance players will meet/clash and inevitably PvP breaks out..
I'm pretty sure the pathfinder stuff is account wide, but might be best to stick with your main at the start.