First of all, I would like to express my gratitude to every player who has invested his time into this testing, I really do appreciate it. The experience has been pretty useful and encouraging.
I am still waiting for two reports, but I did receive the feedback from most of the groups as they were progressing through the raid. There were found some minor glitches which I already have been correcting, so it is now in a very good shape.
I am currently working on two issues which I expect to fix without much troubles so, once I get the rest of the reports and analyze them – I will announce the official Trial of the Crusader release date.
If for some reason I need help with some quick tests more, I will write the Beta testers via e-mail. But I believe this will not be necessary, however I will require few 5 player groups to perform the final checks of the Trial of the Champion dungeon once the raid is ready, you will hear from me through the e-mail.
Thank you very much for reading.
Hello citizens of Dalaran,
Finally, I can set a date for the Trial of the Crusader’s Beta where I can dedicate all my time to those players who are going to participate – which is the Friday, October 2nd. So, as I expect, if no major issues appear during the testing, Trial of the Crusader’s official release would be the weekend after.
We have received some suggestions as for the Beta, and based on my previous experiences I would say they are right. This time the time to access will be limited and there shall be a list with some specific tasks to do when testing. So, I would suggest you stay organised and focused on such tasks. The Beta testers are invited to help us to check those things on a real player raid environment that can not be checked properly while the content is still being developed, in order to to deploy the encounters to the live server as polished as possible. The instructions and details about how to connect and how to proceed are going to be sent via e-mail to each group or guild.
There will be also an e-mail group, like Ulduar one, so we can be in constant communication altogether, even outside the game. I will be updating with the corrections if there is something to be correct, as well as with other relevant things.
Remember, the next content patch’s release shall include Trial of the Crusader raid (every mode and difficulty), the new 5 man dungeon (both modes), Koralon from Vault of Archavon along with the new tier set, vendors, emblems and the start of the new PvP Season. Onyxia’s Lair shall be released a bit later, most likely between 1 and 2 months after the ToC’s official opening, with all that it implies – the remaining parts of the legendary chain quest. Since it will be an extraordinary event, we will announce it with time enough so the players can prepare themselves and compete for the legendary mount.
The duration of this patch will be much shorter than the previous tiers, being Icecrown Citadel and its dungeons released in few months.
There shall be another Beta test for Onyxia’s Lair, the requirements to assist are still pending to be decided.
Thank you very much.
As you all may know, today, May 19th at 23:59 ST we will be performing a maintenance for both realms that will last for at least 4 hours, in order to deploy the patch which contains a lot of fixes and improvements, as well as the world event: The Argent Tournament. We will keep you informed about when is finished via website/forums and our Social Media.
Note that there will not be any instance or raid released with this patch, but you can start your training in the Argent Tournament and its grounds.
During this week, we will announce some more important informations, stay tuned to the News and announcement section.
The ToC Beta will be delayed one weekend due some unexpected issues that we are still trying to solve. We will comunicate the exact date as well as some other details about it through the forums. Also, the person who subscribed his group to the Tournament will receive an e-mail about how to join our PTR server, how long will last the Beta and the requirements to accomplish as Beta Testers.
During this week, we will publish also the results of the Ulduar tournament, and deliver the rewards to the participants and winners.