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  1. #301
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    Re: PTR Character Copies now available

    Quote Originally Posted by Wanky
    http://forums.worldofwarcraft.com/th...01487949&sid=1

    Confirmed from Blue: "The PTRs are currently offline as there is no patch data ready to be tested by the public at this time."

    So apparently this was just a mistake on Blizzard's part.
    Hmm, that seems to me as saying there WILL be some soon, but not just yet.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ramuh
    I think, they're using the Blizzcon Server from last Year as Beta Server (hence it says blizzcon event) and it somehow ended up in the PTR Copy Screen (i 98% believe this was intentional, see how you all act weird and talk about turtles) because they are preping the server(s) for Beta, and need to connect it to the character copy thingy.
    No, the turtles reference is from IRC. Instead of saying beta and causing loads of highlights, it became gamma. And instead of being gamma, we changed it again to turtles.

    Also, guys, take this into account.
    It's likely that even without a beta key, before they actually make the beta available, they'd test it on the PTR site to make sure sites and links referring to it are correct and make sure it all works in a live environment. Hence, you wouldn't need a beta key to see this page, but you would to actually see the official beta version.

    It's difficult to explain what i want to say, but just don't assume, at this moment in time, that to see the copy page, even if the realm itself is down, that you'd need a beta key. When beta does go out, then you can assume you'll need a beta-activated account to access it.

    I also think this was intentional. I mean, with what i said above about testing it in a live environment, they could quite easily do that on a private network, but instead, there's this seemingly innocent leak, and just days after they posted all those different "reviews" with links to current Cataclysm announcements. Slorkuz, an EU forum CM has been pretty active on the forums today, mostly with links to fanart and other "nonsense". Usually, you don't see him outside the PvP forum or posting to explain why a topic has been locked. I do recall him being up late at night posting the same night WotLK beta went out, along with Zarhym covering the US. He's not posted for a few hours.

    My thoughts; Something IS going on, they're trying to keep the hype going by making these little "mess ups", but it's not quite time. Just be ready, because it's most certainly not far away. Not everything will be done 100% on the beta, but i'd expect a good framework with just fine tuning and balancing to be done. It seems like the devs are likely having daily meetings to get the final things polished off, especially since they've been so quiet, with only Nethaera posting much, and only very rarely (in comparison to normal at least).

    My next guess is that there'll be some sort of leak on the beta site (be that bnet images, or a change in the beta.worldofwarcaft/beta.wow-europe domains). Just... don't get too excited, but at the same time, be prepared.
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  2. #302

    Re: PTR Character Copies now available

    Quote Originally Posted by Panoramixe
    This PTR will be solely used to test a rainbow dash for the celestial steed.
    LOL

    I would pay 50$ for the mount if it could do that.

  3. #303

    Re: PTR Character Copies now available

    Quote Originally Posted by Creptius
    the betas run on a completely different server.
    You did not read what i wrote. The BlizzCon Event Servers, those where you could try out the starting regions @ blizzcon 09 these are the blizzcon event servers. They now might upgrade those to the new shiny '10 cataclysm beta servers. These may somehow (intentionally if you ask me) wound up on the ptr copy screens. The PTR Servers (Broxigar etc.) stay as they are, to well test upcoming ptr stuff like 3.3.5 or 3.9 after that
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  4. #304

    Re: PTR Character Copies now available

    Quote Originally Posted by Wanky
    http://forums.worldofwarcraft.com/th...01487949&sid=1

    Confirmed from Blue: "The PTRs are currently offline as there is no patch data ready to be tested by the public at this time."

    So apparently this was just a mistake on Blizzard's part.
    Are you blind? How much more confirmation do you want? That blue response is a non-response. Which means that it's a response. When someone has an opportunity to say "no" and doesn't, they mean "yes."

    (1) no patch data. Well, if it's the beta that isn't patch data, is it.
    (2) by the public. Well, beta testers aren't the public, they are beta testers.
    (3) at this time. Well, tomorrow or Tuesday or whenever will no longer be at this time.

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  5. #305

    Re: PTR Character Copies now available

    Quote Originally Posted by worlddan
    Are you blind? How much more confirmation do you want? That blue response is a non-response. Which means that it's a response. When someone has an opportunity to say "no" and doesn't, they mean "yes."

    (1) no patch data. Well, if it's the beta that isn't patch data, is it.
    (2) by the public. Well, beta testers aren't the public, they are beta testers.
    (3) at this time. Well, tomorrow or Tuesday or whenever will no longer be at this time.

    Blizzard Community Reps: Mastering the art of the meaningless English sentence.





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  6. #306

    Re: PTR Character Copies now available

    Quote Originally Posted by Synthaxx
    My thoughts; Something IS going on, they're trying to keep the hype going by making these little "mess ups", but it's not quite time......
    Exactly what I was thinking.

    The aimed scenario is probaly
    The blizcon server on the screenshot was a 'mistake' made while playing around with the server. So the intended question would be 'why were they playing around with that server in the first place?'
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  7. #307

    Re: PTR Character Copies now available

    Beta please, beta Y.Y
    I'm Spanish, so please, don't be so rude; I know my English is not perfect :S

  8. #308

    Re: PTR Character Copies now available

    self-fulfilling prophecy.. beta most likely will come out because of this.
    enter shikari is the best.

  9. #309

    Re: PTR Character Copies now available

    All we can do is wait...

  10. #310

    Re: PTR Character Copies now available

    No screw beta cataclysm needs to wait a bit longer i hope its Ruby Sanctum! I really wanna see what that place is like maybe get in there and test it, also hopefully they open the premade character feature so i can test DK tanking, hunter, and Warrior tanking to see what ill level in the next xpac

  11. #311

    Re: PTR Character Copies now available

    Lol I just registered. Would be hilarious if I got in, but I doubt it greatly.

  12. #312

    Re: PTR Character Copies now available

    Quote Originally Posted by afkalmighty
    Exactly what I was thinking.

    The aimed scenario is probaly
    The blizcon server on the screenshot was a 'mistake' made while playing around with the server. So the intended question would be 'why were they playing around with that server in the first place?'
    They could be setting up server stuff for the Arena Tournament and just set up the wrong server.
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  13. #313

    Re: PTR Character Copies now available

    [size=10pt]DUN DUN DUN[/size]

    Looks like the Blizzcon server was not meant to be there.

    From blues:
    "You know i am looking into this more and it does seem like that should not be there. The realm you went to copy to was reserved for use at the BlizzCon events. "
    http://forums.worldofwarcraft.com/th...01487949&sid=1


    it's over kids

  14. #314

    Re: PTR Character Copies now available

    Quote Originally Posted by ethzero
    Because Blizzard can't ever change the way they do things, oh no.
    why would they if they've run it off completely different servers before they might aswell do the same now + they need to test ruby sanctum on the PTR + when wotlk beta was out they had the 4.0 beta on the ptr for the new updates and specs.
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  15. #315

    Re: PTR Character Copies now available

    Quote Originally Posted by Touler
    [size=10pt]DUN DUN DUN[/size]

    Looks like the Blizzcon server was not meant to be there.

    From blues:
    "You know i am looking into this more and it does seem like that should not be there. The realm you went to copy to was reserved for use at the BlizzCon events. "
    http://forums.worldofwarcraft.com/th...01487949&sid=1


    it's over kids
    But maybe it wasn't really what they said. Maybe they aren't telling the truth. Maybe some outside force is making sure nobody talks about it. Maybe they weren't the chaos emeralds.

    I'm pretty sure if anybody looks deeper into this, they'll wind up inside a coffin.
    Quote Originally Posted by Respen
    I was very disappointed in the screenshots. I usually base my entire gaming experience around ground textures and so far it seems like Cata will be totally unplayable.

  16. #316

    Re: PTR Character Copies now available

    beta would be cool, but I doubt I'll get an invite =\

  17. #317

    Re: PTR Character Copies now available

    Hot off the press!


    There seems to be an awful lot of commotion going on (at least on fan sites) right now over the activation of the PTR copy feature (or semi-activation) and a lot of folks think the beta is nigh. Care to offer any cryptic hints to ratchet up the excitement even more?


    Zarhym:
    What if my cryptic hints dispelled excitement? Something was being tested internally which required turning on character copies. In layman's terms, there is only one on/off switch for the testing being done and that activated character copies. It was intentional, but not necessarily useful for you to discover.

    Was that uninformative and anticlimactic enough?
    http://forums.worldofwarcraft.com/th...sid=1&pageNo=3

  18. #318
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    Re: PTR Character Copies now available

    Quote Originally Posted by JJimmy
    This i was about to post this as well/

  19. #319

    Re: PTR Character Copies now available

    Didn't get in WotLK beta, SC2 beta, and I probably won't get in Cataclysm beta.
    Oh well, theres always contests.
    I hope they're not like SC2 keys where its a rush "who can type the fastest key from this picture" *Gets typing fingers ready*... Oh well, whether this is the beta or not there will be a beta and i'm excited for it. ;D

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    Re: PTR Character Copies now available

    Something's up, that's for sure. I mean, when was the last time Blizzard did something on accident that was actually on accident? And I don't mean about forums flubs where a blue says something and has to modify it. I mean...really...test internally and there is only one switch? While I buy that if they were testing something on the PTR and told us about it, but to say they might have been working on something and not do it internally without the PTR (Which is how I assume many in house testing actually happens since we don't see the PTR copy turning on and off randomly like now.).

    On top of all that, the server for PvE wasn't even used last BlizzCon they said, but the 2 years prior to that. So, let's say that it was turned on by accident (Which I doubt considering the latest blue post), they also manage to turn on exactly 2 realms like normal and manages to find and activate a realm that hasn't been used in over a year and a half?

    But the blues "say" that they were testing something internal and such. Could be that they needed to test something for Cata really quick before setting it up on the beta servers. This would follow the idea of NO PTR but a beta release ino.
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