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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. opticalAffinity's Avatar
    I'm being instantly kicked out of the server D:
  1. Kathranis's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by wow1912 View Post
    Actually, they won't require MoP. They just don't have them available on the PTR. But, you don't need to buy MoP to enjoy pet battles.
    To further clarify, pet battles will be available to anyone, but not until the expansion actually launches. It won't be part of the systems/world event patch.
  1. TheSweetness's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by chaud View Post
    Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
    • Ranged weapons no longer have a minimum range.
    Fuck yeah
  1. Sarasesarrow's Avatar
    would be nice to get into the PTR..... keep getting in for like 2 or 3 minutes then im kicked to the login screen and the servers get locked for like an hour
  1. JeaveN's Avatar
    PTR no have panda race omg we cant play panda
  1. Vook's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by JeaveN View Post
    PTR no have panda race omg we cant play panda
    PTR =/= Beta
  1. Achaman's Avatar
    since mounts are character shared do the characters still need to buy the riding skills?
  1. Asacado's Avatar
    I can see that this game will be dumbed down a bit more with this patch. yyyyaaaaaayyyyyy
  1. Mekael's Avatar
    nice so we are gonna get account wide mounts before MOP release
  1. dcheroclixred's Avatar
    Hunters also lose melee weapons just a heads up

    ---------- Post added 2012-07-21 at 03:23 AM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by Voyager View Post
    It's the 5th September then.
    Same day as Guild Wars 2 Aug 28 blizzard must to worried they are going to lose even more people..
  1. grexly75's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by dcheroclixred View Post
    Hunters also lose melee weapons just a heads up

    ---------- Post added 2012-07-21 at 03:23 AM ----------



    Same day as Guild Wars 2 Aug 28 blizzard must to worried they are going to lose even more people..
    Yes we lose our melee weapons but since they removed the minimum range limit of guns and bows you can be up close and personal and not have to move to be able to use them..

    On the GW2 thing could be who knows from what have seen though if you are used to the way things work in games like WoW, Rift, SWOTOR and so on most will get a surprise as from what I know/remember there are no such things as dungeons in the sense of WoW, Rift, SWOTOR.
  1. tommyhil622's Avatar
    When will they enable the theramore event? Looks the same to me and no sign of quest...

    Btw, the talent system is so weird. I have to relearn my lock. They made tons of talents as passive spells and replaced it with a weird talent tree.
  1. Alayea's Avatar
    First time I've ever seen the PTR servers "locked". Guess I'll be watching YGO: BBT Abridged instead. *lol*
  1. tommyhil622's Avatar
    Try the first realm.
  1. Anevers's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by grexly75 View Post
    Yes we lose our melee weapons but since they removed the minimum range limit of guns and bows you can be up close and personal and not have to move to be able to use them..

    On the GW2 thing could be who knows from what have seen though if you are used to the way things work in games like WoW, Rift, SWOTOR and so on most will get a surprise as from what I know/remember there are no such things as dungeons in the sense of WoW, Rift, SWOTOR.
    How does one lose subs to a game that doesn't require subs? That makes no sense...

    Most people will play both
  1. grexly75's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by tommyhil622 View Post
    When will they enable the theramore event? Looks the same to me and no sign of quest...

    Btw, the talent system is so weird. I have to relearn my lock. They made tons of talents as passive spells and replaced it with a weird talent tree.
    Yes takes some getting used too, but it does offer a limited form of Hybridization, (example my mage is arcane but she has the talent thus the spell Ice Barrier that was only ever available to Frost Mages.) So far in beta have leveled 3 toons to 90 so once sorted it is very nice system. And because of it there seems to be a lot more in ones spellbook than there was before.

    ---------- Post added 2012-07-21 at 02:12 PM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by Anevers View Post
    How does one lose subs to a game that doesn't require subs? That makes no sense...

    Most people will play both
    As with most things folks want to play something new and shiney, but after awhile it goes the same way as anything else. And yeah I can't work it out either in that yes you can play both for that reason of GW2 not having subs but it might go the micro transactions route.

    But another thing just occurred to me with what I have seen on this and other forums of the hatred towards WoW that could be another reason too.
  1. endersblade's Avatar
    Is it sad that the greatest thing I'm looking forward to is AoE looting?
  1. Chimera44's Avatar
    you already get beta, why would you need ptr. i would take beta over ptr anyday. so stop complaining says its a bug, nope, blizzard made it that way to others can enjoy the new xpac as well. my god such greedy people.
  1. grexly75's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by endersblade View Post
    Is it sad that the greatest thing I'm looking forward to is AoE looting?
    lol. But yes AOE looting is so cool, no more having the rummage through 50 dead mobs now so long as they are relatively close to each other. And for hunters they have the awesome fetch glyph which allows you to send your pet to loot mobs that either A: Be far away B: In a dangerous area or C: Because you are too lazy to run over there to loot it.

    ---------- Post added 2012-07-21 at 02:42 PM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by Chimera44 View Post
    you already get beta, why would you need ptr. i would take beta over ptr anyday. so stop complaining says its a bug, nope, blizzard made it that way to others can enjoy the new xpac as well. my god such greedy people.
    Yes so true, at the moment I am loving beta why would I want PTR. lol From what have seen and played in beta so far I am excited have 3 90's working on 4th and exalted with two of the new factions.
  1. Eleveneleven's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Anevers View Post
    How does one lose subs to a game that doesn't require subs? That makes no sense...

    Most people will play both
    You must think most people have tons of time to play games. Come back to the real world and you'll realize that most people will play ONE of the games. If someone considers both games to be fun but only time for one they're obviously going to pick the one that has NO subs.

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