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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. Unholyground's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Voyager View Post
    It's the 5th September then.
    I would give it a 2 week window of error, delays and such. So probably the last week of September.
  1. Alayea's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Unholyground View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Voyager View Post
    It's the 5th September then.
    I would give it a 2 week window of error, delays and such. So probably the last week of September.
    I dunno. I'm leaning towards September 18th.
  1. Zoneseek's Avatar
    I love how aoe looting is a big major patch note under general with a little description and everything, lol. A feature thats been in basically every mmo in the past decade out of the box, and this is a highlighted patch note? Comical.
  1. Asatru's Avatar
    I just wish the servers were all 100% locked. What do?
  1. Meldon's Avatar
    yay i won a beta key
  1. Cocytan's Avatar
    another giveaway, another lack of luck :/

    Also, September 11th. Bet.

    Also, also...why would a beta participant want access to the PTR?

    ---------- Post added 2012-07-21 at 11:11 PM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by Imbasawrus View Post
    Anyone else unable to copy chars to the ptr? just getting a generic error with no error message.
    It has been that way for quite a while now.

    ---------- Post added 2012-07-21 at 11:15 PM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by kroelin View Post
    If i remember correctly, it was like you wanted to be before, like in wotlk or something, if i remember correctly i repeat.
    I am a non-sub with 17 85's. Should I link a picture of a cat pushing a watermelon out of a lake?
  1. Shammysheep's Avatar
    I'm a beta member and i wanted to go on PTR as I can tranfer my classes over there to see how it changes the stats etc, with my gear on, not a premade. Also that way is easier to compare how much i've been nerfed or buffed on the dummies, as I have something to directly compare, but saying all that, I can't stay on PTR log enough to even sort out the talents lol!
  1. Zelkro's Avatar
    I've gottin to beta keys but they don't work lol
  1. Xingu's Avatar
    So, is still D3 launch-like error fest but times ten? I wonder does Blizzard do that intentionally, to see how far it can piss people off knowing that we can do fuck all since it's PTR?

    Inability to log on PTR and play/try new things is a good thing, I am already on season 3 of Parks and Rec!

    Ron Swanson >>>>> anything Blizzard
  1. dirk123's Avatar
    Does this mean Blizzard had no REAL pre-event thought up?

    Seeing how during the MoP press tour it was announced to be one of the "scenarios" and later it was a scenario on the Beta before it was taken down.
    They better make this the Operation Gnomeregan/Zalazane's Fall of the pre-event and follow up with something very huge because from what I remember the Theramore "scenario" is short. (Cata had aforementioned short event + elemental invasion).
  1. ragetag's Avatar
    anyone knows where i can find list of mounts thats acc-wide at the moment pls,for example the ICC achi one?
  1. kroelin's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Cocytan View Post

    I am a non-sub with 17 85's. Should I link a picture of a cat pushing a watermelon out of a lake?
    I didnt's see your point, forgive me...
  1. zepyjoe's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Zelkro View Post
    I've gottin to beta keys but they don't work lol

    I'll be happy to try one of those keys :}
  1. SSS9's Avatar
    how long takes the Updating setup files...cause i waited 1h and a half and the bar didnt filled at all?
  1. Dadd91's Avatar
    Guys I can't copy premade characters on my ptr but only my account's characters.... why this?? help me plz i need premade characters
  1. venci18's Avatar
    the ptr is in a strange place dadd,no premades,for some reason realms are locked and if u login u get dc'd in 5-6 minutes
  1. BWight's Avatar
    why should it be released all together with GW2?
  1. Frozenbeef's Avatar
    I have patched 100%..however when ever i login to a character everything is required to download...like i need to wait a while for npcs,spells,tool-tips to download before they display 0o Is anyone else having this problem? and is there a way to verify/ repair the install ?
  1. Feral Druid ist Op's Avatar
    Stil DCED FIX iT for fuck sake .....
  1. Senthilfire's Avatar
    Hey Guys! I was wondering myself i can not enter the Mist of Panderia Exp, Why not? I have no idea everytime i enter into it it Says Connected,Success,etc. But right when im about to enter " You have been disconnected from the server" Ummm Wtf? Can anyone help me with my promblem?

    Thanks Ima new Member to MMO C. So if anyone can help me Great!!!!
    Senthilfire.

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