Patch 8.1.5 PTR Developers Notes
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
We’re underway with the deployment of our first build of WoW 8.1.5 to our Public Test Realms. We expect it to be playable soon, and we want to start discussions about the features of the update that we’ll be testing:

  • The Kul Tiran Allied Race unlock
  • The Zandalari Allied Race unlock
  • Naga invasion World Quests
  • New portal rooms in faction capitals
  • The next chapter of pet battle Raiding with Leashes
  • Warsong Gulch and Arathi Basin visual improvements

Our testing in this first build will be primarily technical, so some 8.1.5 features will be locked/unavailable for the first few days while we work on initial concerns:

  • New War Campaign quests
  • New quests and questlines focused on Magni, Hati, and the eight non-gathering primary Professions
  • Warlords of Draenor Timewalking dungeons
  • New Brawl in Arathi Basin vs. AI
  • Wintergrasp coming to the Epic Battleground list
  • New Brawler’s Guild update
  • New Darkmoon Faire roller coaster
  • New Micro-holidays and updates to Children’s Week

Additionally, you may see some features referenced in this PTR (such as Ashran as an Epic Battleground) that are not part of 8.1.5, but may be introduced in a later update. We’ll keep an eye out for such things and make sure to let you know what we aren’t testing in this PTR.

As always, thank you for your testing and feedback.
This article was originally published in forum thread: Patch 8.1.5 PTR Developers Notes started by chaud View original post
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  1. steristumpie's Avatar
    Mass Kul-Tiran druids incoming.
    Theres not gonna be a single Alliance fucker without one.
  1. Daedius's Avatar
    Those Zandalari facials seem pretty strong.
  1. Jimmyw's Avatar
    No thin kul tiran models for players?
  1. mmoc62852f7f1c's Avatar
    Wow those Troll racials are absolutely superior to the Kul Trians.
  1. natham's Avatar
    Wintergrasp coming to the Epic Battleground list

    OMFG THANK YOU!
  1. Levaustian's Avatar
    So no regular or thin kul tirans. Theres like 8 different customization bars for Zandalari and 4 sliders for Kul Tirans. Bleh
  1. dragnipur's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmyw View Post
    No thin kul tiran models for players?
    No.You have normal humans for that.
  1. Eleccybubb's Avatar
    Bit stupid you can't be a thin Kul Tiran.

    Yet Zandalari have a boatload of customisation options.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dragnipur View Post
    No.You have normal humans for that.
    Oh can normal Humans be Druids now?

    Don't pretend offering the customisation option isn't there because of normal Humans. By that logic Zandalari Trolls should also have barely any because Trolls already exist.

    And before you go on about how Druids have different forms it's still nice to have the option for showing off Transmog.
  1. eduwneso's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Adoxe View Post
    ??????
    Think about what you just said really carefully.
    In case you're still not getting it: You pay for the sub to unlock them (8.1 war campaign) > You pay for the sub again to unlock them pt 2 (8.1 Raid unlock war campaign pt 4) > You pay for the sub again next month to play them after the delay. (8.1.5 release + new campaign)
    Even if they release 8.1.5 after only 2 weeks of PTR with the raid itself, they still earned money from delaying them. Not to mention that they've already delayed em for a few months since they were announced features of the expansion itself and should've been included on launch, especially considering the fact that to this day both of em are front and center of the BfA website.
    What delay? did they ever said a date and pushed them back? if you truly knew blizzard from what was seen on beta and PTR it was obvius what was going to happen, even if you did nor inform yourself and paid for 1 month, if you did your research during that month you would know it would be like this, so no surprises.

    The ones who still say stuff like that are like the ones who felt Lore called them dickbags, when he said so in a political discussion and had nothing to do about wow, oh entitlement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daemos daemonium View Post
    Wow is not your mom it’s a game. Like really.
    Reading what he said... cringe *shivers*

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sfidt View Post
    It was common knowledge when they announced the preorder and put them in the trailer?
    Pretty obvius when the "rumours" of the kul'tirans being a playable race started to not being rumours.
    Let's be real, they take the zandalary, the race the horde will share zone for them at the start of the expansion and not the Kult for alliance?
    It was all planned, not delayed.

    A decision like "Kul'tirans" as playable race doesn't happen in 2 weeks and changes all.

    The only thing the whiners are right is that blizzard did screw up with the information given. But, being smart enough and informing yourself it was obvius. Also, if the forums where what they should be, a place for information and opinions, there would have been lots of posts talking about it and people would have known before hand. But the forums were drowned in hate and whine, so that information did not reach many eyes. At least that's what I think.
  1. Mardux's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Sfidt View Post
    It was common knowledge when they announced the preorder and put them in the trailer?
    Yes. There were always going to be only 4 reskins available with the preorder. And it was widely known (whether people wanted to accept it or not) that you would only be able to unlock 2 more reskins at launch (dwarf sooner than orc, but both still there). Blizzard straight up said kul tirans and the troll reskin would come at a later patch.
  1. Aeula's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Bigby View Post
    I hope we get more Jaina just to trigger Belf fans some more.
    I hope they update her model to the Kul Tiran one just to trigger Jaina fans some more.
  1. Mr Coo's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Bigby View Post
    I hope we get more Jaina just to trigger Belf fans some more.
    Belf fans get triggered from Jaina?
  1. Bigby's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by P5YKO-TP View Post
    Belf fans get triggered from Jaina?
    Purge of Dalaran.

    Being anti-Horde in general.

    The official Story Forums had literally four years of daily "WTF JAINA IS EVIL FOR ARRESTING SUNREAVERS SHE MUST DIE" threads.
  1. Mr Coo's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Bigby View Post
    Purge of Dalaran.

    Being anti-Horde in general.

    The official Story Forums had literally four years of daily "WTF JAINA IS EVIL FOR ARRESTING SUNREAVERS SHE MUST DIE" threads.
    I'm not a fan of her super anti-Horde myself, but what she did in Dalaran was justified, and she only attacked those who attacked her. :P

    I'd say I have bigger problems with Vereesa during the Purge than Jaina. xD
  1. THEORACLE64's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by steristumpie View Post
    Mass Kul-Tiran druids incoming.
    Theres not gonna be a single Alliance fucker without one.
    Same goes for Zandalari Paladins and every edgy little Horde fucker having one (so basically anyone that mains Horde).
  1. Sfidt's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by eduwneso View Post
    What delay? did they ever said a date and pushed them back? if you truly knew blizzard from what was seen on beta and PTR it was obvius what was going to happen, even if you did nor inform yourself and paid for 1 month, if you did your research during that month you would know it would be like this, so no surprises.

    The ones who still say stuff like that are like the ones who felt Lore called them dickbags, when he said so in a political discussion and had nothing to do about wow, oh entitlement.

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    Reading what he said... cringe *shivers*

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    Pretty obvius when the "rumours" of the kul'tirans being a playable race started to not being rumours.
    Let's be real, they take the zandalary, the race the horde will share zone for them at the start of the expansion and not the Kult for alliance?
    It was all planned, not delayed.

    A decision like "Kul'tirans" as playable race doesn't happen in 2 weeks and changes all.

    The only thing the whiners are right is that blizzard did screw up with the information given. But, being smart enough and informing yourself it was obvius. Also, if the forums where what they should be, a place for information and opinions, there would have been lots of posts talking about it and people would have known before hand. But the forums were drowned in hate and whine, so that information did not reach many eyes. At least that's what I think.

    Kultirans were not in the trailer. They have been announced much later along with Mag’har orcs. They concealed that information, you can already stop defending Blizzard.
  1. Daevied's Avatar
    Everyone expected Zandalari and dwarves at launch after they announced them at the blizzcon, then some months later they were still promoting them during BFAs pre orders, then after all the pre orders were done they announced the orcs and kultirans and surprised everyone with the "zandalari and kultirans will be released on a later patch" bs. Since then, everyone are treating BFA as an unfinished product still on beta tests till zandalari and kultirans are released XD
  1. Wildpantz's Avatar
    That kultiran racial seems very op for tanks unless there is a cap on the heal
  1. raviadso's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Wildpantz View Post
    That kultiran racial seems very op for tanks unless there is a cap on the heal
    About on par with Highmountain.

    Say you have 200k health
    You get hit with a massive tank buster for 50% life (100k)
    You heal 2% of that over 4 seconds
    2% of 100K is 2k
    2k/4 is 500

    You literally would heal 500 health after a massive hit which is only like 0.25% of your life per second, but most of the time it would be 20-100 heal or basically negligible amounts of healing

    As a healer my heals are hitting 2-45k. It’s a nice bonus but it’s not going to make a huge differwnce
  1. Hobb's Avatar
    There's no way the troll radials will make it to live.

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