1.9 on PTR
Sweet! Lord Vir pointed this thread out at the post below by Tigole:
...Ahn'Qiraj is nearing completion. Our internal testers have been raiding the Ruins of Ahn'Qiraj (20 person zone) nightly. We're putting the final touches on the last bosses in the Temple of Ahn'Qiraj (40 person zone). We're really excited for you guys to experience this content. I think we'll have some truly memorable boss encounters here. I promise you -- the final boss of the Temple is unlike anything you've ever seen in an MMO before >=]And adds later...
Also, the questing for Ahn'Qiraj is complete. There are awesome, hardcore quests in addition to some really cool 5 person content in Silithus (after the gates are open).
In other news, we're also wrapping up our "revisit" of the Tier 2 armor sets. For some classes, we just tweaked the stats here and there. Other classes will be seeing more of a revamp than a revisit. Also, the armor all has unique art now and looks *very* cool in game.
The next step is for us to put everything on the PTR. We'd really appreciate your input when we put the zones on the PTR. That's our final chance to make tuning tweaks and bug fixes before it's live on all servers. Obviously, we can still make bug fixes and tuning tweaks after the zones are live but we'd like to get everything feeling as fun and polished as possible before patch day.
Hope to see you on the PTR in the upcoming weeks! We'll certainly be there...
We will open the gates to the zones on the PTR. We want testers to have access to the encounters.Lord Vir speculates:
Sounds like it might open up next week....but we haven't had a talent preview yet. Someone mentioned it was the same way with warlocks. They had no preview until the patch was up on test.I think that's a correct analysis. Seems to me that they're going to hold on with the Paladin talent preview (and an overall preview) until the very end.