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World of Warcraft PTR Patch 5.0.4 Notes
Character copy and the PTR servers are live! Don't forget to read the FAQ. Pet battles are not live yet.
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Welcome to the World of Warcraft Patch 5.0.4 Public Test Realm. We thank you for testing Patch 5.0.4 with us, and ask that you participate in our PTR Feedback forum and our PTR Bug Report forum.

Your feedback is greatly appreciated.

Please note that PTR testing is restricted to World of Warcraft game accounts that do not have access to the Mists of Pandaria beta test. You can find more information on this here.

General
  • Account-wide Achievements, pets, and mounts
    • In Patch 5.0.4 and beyond, the majority of your character's Achievements, pets, and mounts will be shared with your other characters. Please read: Bringing Achievements to the Account Level, by Greg "Ghostcrawler" Street

  • World Event: Attack on Theramore Isle
    • Warchief Garrosh, obsessed with assuring the Horde’s supremacy over Kalimdor, launches an all-out attack against Jaina's island home of Theramore. Though valiant Alliance defenders rush to repel the sudden onslaught, they’ll soon find themselves unprepared for the terrible scope of Garrosh's true plans…
    • In the Public Test Realm, we will be testing this event at specified intervals. Keep an eye on our PTR Feedback forum for more details as they become available.

  • AOE Looting
    • Area of effect looting comes to World of Warcraft with this patch. After killing a group of enemies in close proximity, when you loot one of their corpses, the loot window will include items from all of the nearby corpses for which you have loot rights.

  • BattleTag support in World of Warcraft
    • Players who have enabled their BattleTag will now be able to:
      • See BattleTag friends in your friends list.
      • Add and remove BattleTag friends.
      • Send BattleTag invites to other players via right-click.

Classes
  • All classes have been updated with a new talent system, improved abilities, and spells (accessible throughout levels 1-85). Your character's talents have been reset.
    • Many old talents have been converted to specialization abilities.
    • Druids now have access to a fourth class specialization: Guardian.
    • New spells are now learned automatically. Class trainers are only needed to change talents, glyphs, class specialization, or to utilize the dual specialization feature.
    • All characters now take 30% less damage from other players.

Currency Conversion
  • Coming soon.

Items
  • Spell Penetration has been replaced by PvP Power on existing items.
  • Head enchants removed
    • Enchants that modify the gear in your head slot have been removed from the game. This includes older head enchants of every type.

  • Relics, ranged, and thrown items
    • The slot in which ranged, relics, and thrown items were previously equipped has been removed. All weapons should now be equipped in the weapon slot.
    • Ranged weapons, including wands, have been adjusted to be more powerful.
    • Ranged weapons no longer have a minimum range.

Professions
  • The glyph system has been updated. Many class glyphs have been added, altered, or moved to different glyph types.
  • Prime glyphs have been removed.

User Interface
  • There is a new user interface for your mounts and pets.
  • Character creation screens have been updated.
  • Buffs have been consolidated in the UI.
  • New roll results frame added. This new feature can be accessed by clicking the word "[Loot]" in chat, or by typing "/loot".
  • The PvE queue frames have been unified. You can now queue for dungeons, raids, and other queue-able content in one handy place.
  • Vendors now offer item filtering.
  • Spellbooks have been updated to reflect changes to core abilities, and now include a brief overview of specializations.
  • The Dungeon Journal has been expanded with information on all pre-Cataclysm encounters.
  • A new help system has been added to many frames. You can toggle this on and off by clicking the "i" button in the upper left corner of the frame.
This article was originally published in forum thread: World of Warcraft PTR Patch 5.0.4 Notes started by chaud View original post
Comments 164 Comments
  1. dope_danny's Avatar
    "dungeon journal updated for all pre cataclysm encounters" whilst i do feel this should have always been there is there any fight except maybe kaelthas heroic in magisters terrace that needs even a mind explanation?
  1. Huntaer's Avatar
    No pet battles? boo! i wish they'd treat it like some kind of professions
    oh well, guess we'll have to wait till MOP itself
  1. mileskg21's Avatar
    SERVERS LOCKED COME ON BLIZZ get with it
  1. Alenarien's Avatar
    The Theramore event better give some nice looking/useful stuff as opposed to the trash that was the pre-Cata event, forgettable and downright bad.
  1. Asatru's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Alenarien View Post
    The Theramore event better give some nice looking/useful stuff as opposed to the trash that was the pre-Cata event, forgettable and downright bad.
    I remember seeing these random Elemental-things all around Org and shit. You had the "option" to partake in the "event" which made it feel hella lackluster. I clicked on one and killed a few elementals and went "mneh, that's it?" The Scourge invasion was hella pro. I mean, shit man, my guild and I had 3/4ths of Stormwind infested with zombies.
  1. Vook's Avatar
    Well, after a 20 minute queue for server full, I managed to get in. 10 minute load screen later, I finally get in and start choosing my new talents...instantly D/C'd with no error window or anything. And now it's being incredibly buggy again when trying to log in.

    Seriously Blizzard? You'd think that after seven years they'd be past bugginess like this.
  1. lanerios's Avatar
    @Ale, lolno. It's an event, not a raid. If you want good gear, go raid

    @Asa, your pseudo hiphop street language doesnt work well on a forum. Try again please

    Buggy servers atm, was able to run through orgri without any PVP enabled whatsoever on Brill EU. Was fun
  1. Narshe's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Vook View Post
    Well, after a 20 minute queue for server full, I managed to get in. 10 minute load screen later, I finally get in and start choosing my new talents...instantly D/C'd with no error window or anything. And now it's being incredibly buggy again when trying to log in.

    Seriously Blizzard? You'd think that after seven years they'd be past bugginess like this.
    Not live servers. If its buggy, its your job to report it, please.
  1. omni's Avatar
    The PTR notes don't say anything about the class changes/overhauls. Shouldn't they be in this patch?

    Edit: LOL, I'm so blind.
  1. ~Valen~'s Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by omni View Post
    The PTR notes don't say anything about the class changes/overhauls. Shouldn't they be in this patch?
    They do about the talents... which means the whole revamp of classes!

    EDIT: Typo
  1. omni's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by ~Valen~ View Post
    They do about the talents... will means the whole revamp of classes!
    Yup, I'm blind :P
  1. Saffa's Avatar
    Do people not understand the T in PTR stands for TEST not PREVIEW ^^

    and pet battles are at 90 so of course you cannot do them yet - do people never take their heads out of their feeding bowls and read what is going on?
  1. Vook's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Narshe View Post
    Not live servers. If its buggy, its your job to report it, please.
    Not exactly sure how to report "Login being incredibly buggy/nonresponsive".

    I'm getting random "You have been disconnected from the server" during login, then the 2nd attempt it does it again, and finally on the 3rd attempt it lets me in...only to find that I'm sitting in a queue to login.

    And I'm probably just going to get d/c'd after 2 minutes just like the last time I finally got in.
  1. Wipeout's Avatar
    how can i access the PTR ? or is this the newest patch for beta testers ?
  1. snoogentz's Avatar
    is the PTR down atm? i mean i try to connect, i only get you have been disconnected from the server.. is it only me? or is someone playing atm?
  1. Fatzo's Avatar
    *Gets in to the PTR* Enters the Paladin - Changes settings to lower graphics - Game crashes and Cant get online again XD
  1. Shibuya's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Saffa View Post
    Do people not understand the T in PTR stands for TEST not PREVIEW ^^

    and pet battles are at 90 so of course you cannot do them yet - do people never take their heads out of their feeding bowls and read what is going on?
    Pet Battles start at level 5.
  1. Layuth's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Saffa View Post
    Do people not understand the T in PTR stands for TEST not PREVIEW ^^

    and pet battles are at 90 so of course you cannot do them yet - do people never take their heads out of their feeding bowls and read what is going on?
    Weird, my level 86 on beta can do Pet Battles...weird. <puts head back into feeding bowl>
  1. Asatru's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by lanerios View Post
    @Ale, lolno. It's an event, not a raid. If you want good gear, go raid

    @Asa, your pseudo hiphop street language doesnt work well on a forum. Try again please

    Buggy servers atm, was able to run through orgri without any PVP enabled whatsoever on Brill EU. Was fun
    I'm Metal as Fuck, brother!
  1. Frozenbeef's Avatar
    so blizzard puts ptr live within 4 hours of guild wars 2 last beta starting? :S

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