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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. Ragnar0's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Dasn View Post
    All characters now take 30% less damage from other players.
    lolwut
    Yeah, ready patch notes and dev notes, all players are getting built in resiliency
  1. nozna's Avatar
    just when the guildwars 2 beta begins, NICE WORK BLIZZ I LOVE IT!!!
  1. NatePsychotic's Avatar
    Currency Conversion
    Coming soon.


    What is this?
  1. Rorschachs's Avatar
    All locked and constantly getting dc'ed. Im getting dc'ed even before I enter the game hahah
  1. Asatru's Avatar
    Whelp, I just lost a good chunk of stats from head glyphs. :-(
  1. Farabee's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Unholyground View Post
    This means 1 month until that patch goes live, then 1 month after that until release which brings us to the last week of September for release BAM!

    Not necessarily. 4.0.1 was live for 2 months, so more like October.

    That sucks though, means we can only get 4 more H-Madness mounts before they shut it off.
  1. Tyandor's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Unholyground View Post
    This means 1 month until that patch goes live, then 1 month after that until release which brings us to the last week of September for release BAM!
    Actually they stated that the pre-event would be 2 weeks before release, so that makes the release date of half september pretty plausible.

    Just logged in, and I can try stuff for 1-3 minutes before dc-ing so not much testing done. Already transferred my char before the patch was live, so no problems there.
    That said I'm missing out of a lot of achievements I have. On the world events I miss an awful lot of them.
  1. Leowyld's Avatar
    Actually, they said the pre-patch will go live about two weeks before MoP launches.
  1. Serissa's Avatar
    Very good! There's nothing about enchanting rods being removed!
  1. belgicanofl's Avatar
    PTR patch is hitting live servers on the 15th or 22nd of August - with a launch of mop last week of august or first week of september.

    That's what my credible sources are saying. Pre-order MoP on battlenet is kicking in this month aswell.
  1. Vook's Avatar
    PTR Live? Finally! I've been itchin' to test out the new talents and mechanics.

    ...And the servers are "locked" ? Dafuq?
  1. lanerios's Avatar
    Scarlet Monastry = not available
    Scholomance = not available

  1. deviantcultist's Avatar
    To access this, do I have to download the PTR patcher at my account section? Rather obvious but I'm just checking.
  1. Farora's Avatar
    I guess I'll have to try this because those bastards at Blizzard gave all Mop beta spots to sparkle pony buyers...
  1. zorg's Avatar
    Squeeeeelllllll!
  1. Fenixdown's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by MMOTotal View Post
    World Event: Attack on Theramore Isle

    This is going to be great !
    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.

    On to my actual point, I noticed the line on the post itself saying that "pet battles are not live YET".

    Was this to mean that pet battles could go out with 5.0, or is this to meant hat pet battles are not on the PTR because they will be shipped alongside MoP?

    If they go live with 5.0, I know what I'm doing for two weeks before the expansion!

    P.S. : 30% reduced damage from other players makes me less worried about going past my city borders. Less. I'll still probably hide there, anyway.
  1. subanark's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by NatePsychotic View Post
    Currency Conversion
    Coming soon.


    What is this?
    How much money you will get from excess justice points after valor is converted to jp.

    When the MoP prepatch hits all your valor will be converted to JP. All items that currently require valor will instead require justice. If you are over 4000 jp you will be unable to gain additional jp, and if you are still over 4000 after 1 week you will go back down to 4000 and any excess will be converted into gold, thus the conversion. The same thing goes for conquest and honor.
  1. Vook's Avatar
    PTR realms are full?

    That's a first.
  1. Aerialslayer's Avatar
    OMG! I need WoW time!! Why did it have to expire! WHY!
  1. OneSent's Avatar
    Guild Wars 2 beta this weekend; Icwutudidthur Blizzard!

    Bout time anyways, can't wait to test this new stuff!

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