WoW Classic Stress Test on May 29
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
We have just wrapped up the first stress test for WoW Classic and while we understand the concerns that a number of you have mentioned, it helped us in many ways. Testing the login process is certainly an aspect that is very important for us to explore and we did gather some valuable data yesterday, so we appreciate everybody who logged in or even attempted to do so during the testing window – you have helped us prepare WoW Classic for release.

That said, because of some of the issues that were encountered, we were not able to test other aspects that we’d planned for. As a result, we will be doing another stress test on Wednesday, May 29 from 2-4pm PDT. The stress test realm will become available at 2pm PDT and the level cap will be increased to 10. For access, we will be including everybody who was invited to the test on May 22. Similar to last time, the stress test realm will continue to be available until 4pm PDT on Thursday, May 30 so there is additional time to check out the starting experiences.

Please keep in mind that while more issues could impact the play experience, it is very important to perform these tests so we can learn about and fix as many of them as possible before the release on August 27. We thank you for your continued support and we’ll see you back on the WoW Classic stress test realm very soon.

Hogger also sends his regards…

Druid Forced Choice on Essences
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
The chosen abilities in PTR data are not final. In particular, the ones that would clearly be overpowered or problematic in PvE (such as Leader of the Pack) are generally cases where the final decision of which PvP Talent to give hasn’t yet been made.

The primary goal of Conflict and Strife is to provide an interesting choice in PvP by allowing access to an extra PvP Talent. It’s not necessarily going to be a strong option for PvE. The acquisition of this Essence is via PvP, and is totally optional for PvE-focused players. While there may be interesting PvE uses for some of the choices, it is not expected to be a strong competitor on usual PvE criteria (like total throughput) on every spec.

Consolidated Essences Feedback Threads
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Over in the Items & Classes forum, we’ve opened four new threads for focused feedback on Essences. As you consider your experience with a particular Essence in the Rise of Aszhara PTR, please tell us what you think in the appropriate thread:

Thank you very much!
This article was originally published in forum thread: WoW Classic Stress Test on May 29, Essences Feedback started by chaud View original post
Comments 27 Comments
  1. Enan1981's Avatar
    LoL, Stress Test...
  1. Cazmosis's Avatar
    STress test? Its classic.....

    The realms are supposed to be down half the time any way
  1. Calauza's Avatar
    i would like to say from the beginning that i am going to continue playing bfa and i more then just try classic when it releases. I see aggression from both those who would defend and only play bfa and those who are upset about not getting into closed beta . For those bfa fans that don't understand those who want to get into classic beta and their only alternative are private servers understand this : people are upset that wow had became nothing more then a display of end game content through loot parading in chat or ah disco with links of achievements that can be bought with gold in mercenary raids and gloating with io.score . For those who are upset for not getting into beta , lets be honest you like me when i got into beta for legion or bfa are doing nothing else then play the game , you are literally eating, breathing there on azeroth and anything else but test the game. I know that things are no longer genuine scaled with the notion of rpg in world of Warcraft , it is an action game because people didn't protest or quit in time when it started to derail from the formula back in MOP or they where replaced faster then old players left. Those people today are in greater numbers then the original wow players , bfa it's their game. They where kind enough to tolerate the elitism of the veterans, they had the patience to invest money into blizzard so that classic could be once again alive. When classic will come alive people will go in separate ways , til then is either other games or private servers . For me its 8.2 and getting some small upgrade on my alts til classic lunches. I wont quit bfa and i will value classic at its full.
  1. sappete's Avatar
    If after doing this for 15 years you need to stress test your login servers, you're doing it wrong.
  1. Quaade's Avatar
    The Essence of Strife is totally broken as it is. It does nothing for some specs and too much for others.

    5 Rage/3 would for a Fury Warrior be God Tier good as it means more Rampages and makes it more likely they'll practically go from one Rampage to the next.
  1. getupkid55's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by sappete View Post
    If after doing this for 15 years you need to stress test your login servers, you're doing it wrong.
    How ignorant. Are you a data engineer?
  1. Rioo's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by sappete View Post
    If after doing this for 15 years you need to stress test your login servers, you're doing it wrong.
    lol unexpected things never break in computer systems or change based on what you're running the system on I guess.

    They just need to tune some of the PvP talents just like they've capped some at max hp. Less focus on feral and more focus on guardian's shit talent please.

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