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Version: 5.2.0.16650

Pre-PTR and PTR info

Build 16758 appeared on the PTR on March 25, 2013.[2] It was a large update at around 1.5 GB. Build 16767 was available on March 26, 2013 (about 200 MB). Build 16781 was available on March 30, 2013 (about 250 MB). Build 16790[3][4] appeared on the PTR on Apr 2, 2013 (also about 250 MB). Build 16825[5][6] appeared on the PTR on Apr 10, 2013 (also about 280 MB). Build 16837[7][8] appeared on the PTR on April 13, 2013 (about 120 MB). Build 16853[9][10] appeared on the PTR on April 19, 2013. Build 16876 appeared on the PTR on April 22, 2013. Build 16888[11][12] appeared on the PTR on April 25, 2013 (as a rather large update at over 300 MB). Soon after Build 16896[13] appeared on the PTR on April 26, 2013 (also a large update at over 300 MB). From this build onward, Mac clients could mostly not connect to the PTR.[14] Build 16908 appeared on the PTR on April 30, 2013. Build 16911[15][16] appeared on the PTR on May 2, 2013 (the update was over 300MB). The Mac client bug that prevents logging into the world still occurs.[14] Build 16921 appeared on the PTR on May 3, 2013 and appears to fix the Mac login issue. Build 16924[17][18] appeared on the PTR on May 8, 2013. Build 16946[19][20] appeared on the PTR on May 14, 2013. Build 16954[21][22] appeared on the PTR on May 16, 2013. Build 16958[23] appeared on the PTR on May 17, 2013 and was labelled "Release". Build 16965 arrived later in the same day on the PTR and also was labelled "Release".

Undocumented changes

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This patch will focus on how the events in Pandaria have changed the factions back in Azeroth.[24]

Items

NPCs

  • On the PTR, a presumable temporary NPC, Flaskataur, Esq. <Gentle Cow of Test Realm Leisure>ω ϖ sells item level 522 gear for gold. This is apparently to aid in getting gear to do new scenarios (ilvl 496 requirement).[27]

Pet battles

  • Battle pet hit accuracy will change, including that the chance of pets dodging attacks and pets missing will be reduced.[28]
    • A “hit chance” will be listed for all abilities and this value will update if the pet is affected by abilities that increase or reduce the chance to hit
    • The base 5% chance to dodge will be removed.
    • The chance to miss opponents of higher levels from 5% per level to 2% per level.
    • The base 5% chance to gain a critical strike (for 1.5x damage) will remain and +/- 10% damage variance on all abilities.
    • The following basic attacks have had their damage increased by 5-15% and accuracy reduced by 5-15%:

[Beam]
[Bow Shot]
[Breath]
[Broom]
[Burn]
[Chomp]
[Claw]
[Creepy Chomp]
[Crush]

[Diseased Bite]
[Emerald Bite]
[Feedback]
[Frost Breath]
[Frost Spit]
[Gauss Rifle]
[Holy Sword]
[Hoof]
[Infected Claw]

[Jab]
[Jade Claw]
[Metal Fist]
[Missile]
[Onyx Bite]
[Railgun]
[Scratch]
[Shadow Shock]

[Shadow Slash]
[Shadowflame]
[Smash]
[Snap]
[Stone Shot]
[Strike]
[Sulfuras Smash]
[Water Jet]

Professions

PvP

  • Tyrannical Gladiator's gear can be purchased for Honor after 27000 Conquest Points are earned for the season.[32]
  • The seasonal currency requirement of 27,000 Conquest Points earned will be lifted from weapons. The seasonal currency requirement must always be met to purchase Elite items, though.[32]
  • Once the seasonal currency requirement is met, players will be able to purchase Tyrannical Gladiator’s gear with Honor Points.[32]
  • The Conquest Point catch up cap will be introduced.[32]

Quests

Scenarios

Heroic mode scenarios.[36]

  • Add challenges to scenarios that reward bonuses.[24] Although this may just be Heroic scenarios mentioned above.

References

  1. ^ chaud 2013-03-25. Patch 5.3 PTR - Build 16758. MMO Champion.
  2. ^ Blizz Sapperwix 2013-03-25. #1 - PTR Realm Maintenance - 3/25/13. Official PTR Discussion forum (US)Greetings all! The PTR realms are currently down for maintenance. I'll be updating this thread with time estimates and information as I receive it.
    Initial estimate is for 5-7 hours of downtime from this post.

       Blizz Sapperwix 2013-03-26. #157 - PTR Realm Maintenance - 3/25/13. Official PTR Discussion forum (US).
  3. ^ chaud 2013-04-01. Patch 5.3 PTR - Build 16790. MMO Champion.
  4. ^ perculia 2013-04-01. 5.3 PTR: Build 16790 Spell Changes, 3D Pegasus Mount Models, and More. Wowhead News.
  5. ^ Boubouille 2013-04-09. Patch 5.3 - PTR Build 16825. MMO Champion.
  6. ^ perculia 2013-04-09. 5.3 PTR - Build 16825 - Hearthstone Promotion Mount, Achievements, Icons, and More. Wowhead News.
  7. ^ perculia 2013-04-12. 5.3 PTR - Build 16837 - Spell Changes, Loading Screens, and More. Wowhead News.
  8. ^ chaud 2013-04-12. Patch 5.3 PTR - Build 16837, Patch 5.3 PTR Notes - April 11 Update. MMO Champion.
  9. ^ perculia 2013-04-17. 5.3 PTR - Build 16853 - Spell Changes, Brawler's Guild Shirts, and More. Wowhead News.
  10. ^ chaud 2013-04-17. Patch 5.3 PTR Build 16853. MMO Champion.
  11. ^ perculia 2013-04-24. 5.3 PTR - Build 16888 - Spell Changes, 5.2 Hotfixes. Wowhead News.
  12. ^ a b chaud 2013-04-25. Patch 5.3 PTR - Build 16888, Dev Q&A Thursday, Blue Tweets, Paragon Interview. MMO Champion.
  13. ^ perculia 2013-04-26. 5.3 PTR: Build 16896, Pet Battle Spectator Mode, Brawler's Guild Video. Wowhead News.
  14. ^ a b MVP Tiapriestess 2013-04-26. Stuck at 90% (Loading Screen) - [Fix Pending]. Official Support > PTR Bug Report forum (US).
  15. ^ chaud 2013-05-02. Patch 5.3 PTR - Build 16911. MMO Champion.
  16. ^ perculia 2013-05-02. 5.3 PTR: Build 16911 - Spell Changes and More, Blizzard's Scenario Preview. Wowhead News.
  17. ^ perculia 2013-05-07. Updated 5.3 PTR Patch Notes, Build 16924 Spell Changes. Wowhead News.
  18. ^ chaud 2013-05-07. Patch 5.3 PTR - Build 16924, 5.3 Official PTR Notes Update, Pet Battle Spectating. MMO Champion.
  19. ^ perculia 2013-05-13. 5.3 PTR: Build 16946 -- Spell Changes and More. Wowhead News.
  20. ^ chaud 2013-05-14. 5.3 Profession Changes, 5.3 Not This Week, PTR Build 16946, Blue Tweets, HEX MMO TCG. MMO Champion.
  21. ^ perculia 2013-05-14. 5.3 PTR Patch Notes (Updated May 14th), Build 16954. Wowhead News.
  22. ^ chaud 2013-05-16. Ion Hazzikostas Interview, Patch 5.3 PTR Build 16954, Blue Tweets, The Daily Blink. MMO Champion.
  23. ^ perculia 2013-05-16. News Round Up: The Elusive Unborn Val'kyr, PvP Changes in 5.3, Build 16958. Wowhead News.
  24. ^ a b chaud 2013-03-01. Dev Interviews, PTR Class Balance, OpenRaid Events, Curse is Hiring, The Daily Blink. MMO Champion.
  25. ^ Blizz Bashiok 2013-01-14. #1 - Voidbinders Taking a Break in 5.2. Official Community > General Discussion forum (US).
  26. ^ a b Blizzard Entertainment 2013-03-22. Item Upgrades in 5.3. Official World of Warcraft Community site (US).
       Blizzard Entertainment 2013-03-22. Item Upgrades in 5.3. Official World of Warcraft Community site (EU).
  27. ^ Medievaldragon 2013-03-28. World of Warcraft Patch 5.3 – How Do I Start?. Blizzplanet.
  28. ^ Blizz Crithto 2013-04-05. Pet Battle Accuracy Changes in Patch 5.3. Official World of Warcraft Community site (US).
       Blizzard Entertainment 2013-04-05. Pet Battle Accuracy Changes in Patch 5.3. Official World of Warcraft Community site (EU).
  29. ^ chaud 2013-03-04. Patch 5.2 Live This Week. MMO Champion.
  30. ^ chaud 2013-04-21. The Secrets of Ragefire Scenario, Blossoming Ancient Pet, Blue Tweets, News Recap. MMO Champion]].
  31. ^ a b chaud 2013-04-24. Engineering Items Delayed, BlizzCon Tickets Wed, Pet Battle Changes, Blue Tweets, DLC. MMO Champion.
  32. ^ a b c d Blizz Daxxarri 2013-01-18. PvP Gear in 5.2 and Beyond. Official World of Warcraft Community site (US).
       Blizz Daxxarri 2013-01-18. PvP Gear in 5.2 and Beyond. Official World of Warcraft Community site (EU).
  33. ^ chaud 2013-01-27. Patch 5.2 - PvP UI and Legendary Quests Updated, Lunar Festival, Blue Tweets, Comic. MMO Champion.
  34. ^ Anne Stickney 27-Feb-2013 8:00PM. Patch 5.2 and beyond with Dave Kosak. WoW Insider.
  35. ^ a b c d Anne Stickney 2013-03-27. Patch 5.3 PTR: New scenarios and Lorewalker Cho. WoW Insider.
  36. ^ Olivia Grace 2013-03-27. Patch 5.3 PTR: A first look at Heroic Scenarios. WoW Insider.

External links

Official PTR patch notes
PTR News
Old PTR patch notes


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