My guild started late in MoP so we've only been raiding for a couple weeks. Looks like this current tier is a lost cause for us because I imagine 5.2 will be live in 2-3 weeks and 500 ilevel gear will be everywhere.
I really doubt it will only be on ptr for 2-3 weeks. Id guess more like 6-8, maybe more.
It's not playable on the PTR until January, it is likely to be in testing for at least a month.
So February at the earliest.
5.2 isn't on PTR yet, and from indications, it won't be up until January. My guildies and I have begun assuming that once the patch comes out, a month or two on ptr would put the patch going live in late February or early March.
It took more than a month for 5.1 to come out and it was just class balance changes and some daily quests.
Gone until the next expansion.
Believe it or not, Blizzard allows most of it's employees to spend the holidays with their families, so it's unlikely we'll see the PTR go live until after New Years Day when everyone is back in the office. They simply uploaded the data to the download servers so people could download the PTR over the holidays. The patch itself won't be finished for at least another month past that, so early February at the absolute earliest.
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The PTR aint playable yet but i will guess it will become playable after christmas
my best guess 5.2 will hit in February if all goes well
Some data (All dates of PTR are the earliest dates I could find a blog post about on WoW insider):
4.2 hit the PTR 29th of April, hit the live servers on 28th of June, time on PTR: 2 months
4.3 hit the PTR 27th of Sept, hit the live servers on 29th of Dec, time on PTR: 3 months
5.1 hit the PTR 11th of Oct, hit the live servers on 27th of Nov, time on PTR: 2.5 months
So 5.2 should be here in roughly 2-3 months. Personal guess is either 26th of Feb or 5th of March
either the 8th of January or the 15th of January, to hit the PTR
They said 5.2 would be roughly 4 months after 5.1. I would say it goes live in late March to early April if that is the case. This would make tier 14 last 6 months.
Im thinking March it will be available, give other guilds a chance to go through heroic raids before the new massive one hits.
Gone until the next expansion.
Didn't they say 4 months after the current tier?
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It's a raid patch with what looks to be 13 bosses, 4 (unofficial) scenarios, a full questline for Warlocks, more improvement to the farm, another large daily zone like Karasang, and possibly more (transmog rule changes).
I'd say if it goes on the PTR January 2nd, we probably won't see it until late-late February or early March.
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