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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. Nephlim's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Eleveneleven View Post
    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.
    Or the one that has real end game... ZING!

    jkjk I plan on playing Archage when it comes out the other mmos that are out don't interest me. I might play GW2 because my buddie is buying it for me, but id never pay for it.
  1. Bahska's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Hezo View Post
    One can only laugh at the amount of dc on the ptr, we're getting disconnected for almost every spell we use.
    That's why it's called a "test realm" On the cata PTR Thunder Bluff was broken, If you went there you would die instantly.
    Give it a few days it will get better.
  1. Vagabond's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by grexly75 View Post
    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 ----------



    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.
    D: Botloot?
    I remember Hunter bots farming in Outland.
  1. grexly75's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Vagabond View Post
    D: Botloot?
    I remember Hunter bots farming in Outland.
    At least this time one wont get the ban hammer from Blizz.
  1. Trollshape's Avatar
    hey guys, quick question.
    What login screen should i see, the one of Cataclysm or the one of Mists?

    regards
  1. adnre's Avatar
    "No new messages"
  1. Helo1's Avatar
    no beta key for me
  1. FeliciaMarie's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by endersblade View Post
    Is it sad that the greatest thing I'm looking forward to is AoE looting?
    Haha no! I'm so friggin' excited about that hahaha.

    ---------- Post added 2012-07-21 at 01:56 AM ----------

    Are achievements truly account wide? Not just server wide?
  1. Herpi's Avatar
    About that petlooting..
    I dont have information on this, but if only hunter pets will be able to loot, i expect a lot of qq. Wouldn't be fair tbh, like lock pets are dumber than hunter pets? Fail
  1. NatePsychotic's Avatar
    Is anyone else having the issue of the downloader rising to 60-100kb/s then it drops down to 300-600bytes and staying there
  1. Isilbêth's Avatar
    I received a beta Key, but I already have two beta keys from annual passes.

    So I will give my beta key to the first person asking for it in reply to this message (I will send you a private message).
  1. Kaynoz's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Isilbêth View Post
    I received a beta Key, but I already have two beta keys from annual passes.

    So I will give my beta key to the first person asking for it in reply to this message (I will send you a private message).
    Up mate .
  1. Sissadora's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Isilbêth View Post
    I received a beta Key, but I already have two beta keys from annual passes.

    So I will give my beta key to the first person asking for it in reply to this message (I will send you a private message).
    Beta key! Would be nice
  1. elf's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Isilbêth View Post
    I received a beta Key, but I already have two beta keys from annual passes.

    So I will give my beta key to the first person asking for it in reply to this message (I will send you a private message).
    I'd love a beta key ^.^

    Still can't reliably get on the PTR to test anything.
  1. Isilbêth's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Kaynoz View Post
    Up mate .
    I've send it. Did you receive it ?
  1. Farora's Avatar
    I didn't get a key... Whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy
  1. Kaynoz's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Isilbêth View Post
    I've send it. Did you receive it ?
    Yes, thanks dude.
    I'll play on my own account, not on a friend's one, "freedom" is mine now.
  1. Schaapa's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by NatePsychotic View Post
    Is anyone else having the issue of the downloader rising to 60-100kb/s then it drops down to 300-600bytes and staying there
    Try disabling P2P downloading.
  1. Granyala's Avatar
    Says the guy playing the faction that, once again, doesn't get trampled all over. Seriously, unless this thing gives a nice cosmetic reward or something, I may actually skip this event.
    Well, I think we're used to it by now, aren't we? Blizzard DEVs always were and always will be Horde fanboys.
  1. Vook's Avatar
    Yeah, something is definitely heavily bugged with the PTR client/servers. Still getting tons of random d/c errors when trying to log in, and it's 7am, 7 in the morning, EST, and it's still showing as "Locked" and giving me a 100+ queue to log in.

    What the hell, Blizzard.

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