FFA PvP Stress Test in Dalaran on the PTR



It’s about to get very hectic in Dalaran on the PTR, as Blizzard will be doing a very special stress test this Friday, with Free For All PvP being enabled all over the city! But wait, that’s not all, as you’ll also be able to attack all NPCs! So get in line in front of Nomi in both Alliance and Horde inns, because he’s going to be a VERY popular target.

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In this week’s PTR Development Notes, we mentioned that we were planning to stress test some new server technology we’re rolling out in Patch 7.2. Initially, our plan was to have everyone fight Withered J’im, but we wanted to come up with something a little more exciting to make it more fun to participate in.

So, this Friday (March 10th), we’ll be turning Dalaran into a free-for-all PvP zone on the 7.2 PTR. You’ll be able to attack anyone and anything you want – both players and NPCs alike. Oh, and you’ll have the same buff mechanic used in the Black Rook Rumble world quest: every time you kill a player, you’ll get a stacking increase to your health and damage (but reduced healing taken).

We’re expecting this to be absolute mayhem… which is great, because we need to put our servers through the ringer! And since events like this are the sort of thing we can only do on the PTR, we’re really hoping to have as many players participating as possible.

This event will run from 3 PM to 5 PM Pacific time on Friday. If you’d like to join us, please make sure you have the PTR downloaded and your character copied over ahead of time – while we want to stress test as much as possible, the PTR character copy system is likely to break in the process, so make sure you have a character ready to go!

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