Recently Blizzard had announced that they are now seeking participants for the testing of patch 7.3 on the public test realm server(s) for world of warcraft.
Some of the key points in the testing of the new patch are as follows according to Blizz.
The Burning Throne Raid Testing: 1–3 p.m. PDT (4–6 p.m. EDT)
Gear up in the latest and greatest at the vendors near the Dalaran Fountain and head into the Burning Throne to face the bosses within.
End Game Testing: 3–5 p.m. PDT (6–8 p.m. EDT)
To help you quickly gain access to the end-game testing content, including World Quests, Invasion Points, and other end-game activities that can be found throughout the three new regions of Argus, we’ve added a special NPC near the Dalaran fountain. Storymaster Quincy will be able to help flag your test character as having completed all necessary quests and content to access all three regions of Argus, Invasion Points, World Quests, and more.
If you would like to participate in the public test version of the upcoming game world patch then you should head over to battlenet once you are in choose the Additional Services option, then click Public Test Realm. That’s all you need to do to be able to access this PTR version and other future versions.
To many people this may come as a surprise but there were two teams tossed out of the ladder, we have the official statement from blizzard on the issue.
This past weekend at the Road to BlizzCon 2015 European Regional Finals in Prague, two players from two different Arena teams were disqualified on the day of the tournament. This resulted in a less-than-ideal experience for everyone involved, especially the other teams in attendance.
In both cases, the disqualified players were found to have been violating the Terms of Service of World of Warcraft. According to our Tournament Rules, players’ accounts must remain in good standing for the entirety of the 2015 WoW Arena World Championship. As these players’ accounts had been suspended, they were no longer in good standing, and thus disqualified from the tournament.
We have performed a thorough investigation of the accounts in question, and have found overwhelming evidence indicating that both players were indeed participating in activities that rightfully resulted in their accounts being suspended. Blizzard does not publicly share details of actions taken against specific accounts, but offenses that typically result in suspension include: exploiting game mechanics, buying or selling accounts, playing another person’s account for advantage (boosting), and/or collusion with opponents.
In both cases, we should have taken action much sooner, and regret that these players were not informed of their disqualified status prior to the event.
We are working to improve our processes to prevent situations like this from happening again, and ensure that ineligible players are properly disqualified before tournament play commences.
We will post more updates on this if and when they become available.
BlizzCon 2015 – World of Warcraft will grab center stage as the kick off event on Friday, November 6th with Legion’s World and Content Overview taking place from 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm Pacific (3:30 pm – 5:00 pm Eastern).
Other notable panels to be held in and around all the esports action for Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm, WoW, and Starcraft include
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6th
World of Warcraft Cinematic – The Road to Legion – 2:15 pm – 3:15 pm Pacific (5:15 pm – 6:15 pm Eastern)
Diablo III Dev Talk – 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm Pacific (6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Eastern)
Blizzard has teamed up with Twitch to announced your TeSPA Collegiate Hearthstone Championship that considers teams regarding three going through off against one other in order to win a share on the $100, 000 scholarship pool. Registration can be open via now as a result of September 25th using season play taking place from Sept 28th as a result of November 10th and also the championships for being held within January 2016.
Each team will consist of three students playing one deck together at the same time—a format designed to help foster school affinity, encourage teamwork, and support the growth of local competitive gaming communities. The competition will span nine weeks, featuring a weekly broadcast two nights a week on Twitch—stay tuned for more details.
Blizzard has announced that Heroes of the Storm will officially launch on June 2nd. In addition, a period of open beta testing will kick off on May 19th. The game will ship with thirty Heroes, 130 skins, fourteen rideable mounts and seven individual maps.
Blizzard has also indicated that there will be no further server wipes and that all progress will be retained for current closed beta testers.
Blizzard will celebrate launch day with a special live stream event to take place in London. More details will be published as the launch nears.
It’s been a jam-packed year for Heroes of the Storm, and now it’s time to rally your fellow heroes and get ready for battle, because the portal to the Nexus is about to burst wide open! We’ve just announced that Blizzard’s worlds will collide when Heroes of the Storm officially launches on June 2, following an open beta testing period that begins on May 19.