Seeds of Renewal PTR Development Notes

This Public Test Realm (PTR) is a testing environment for the content coming with the Dragonflight: Seeds of Renewal update.

Dragonflight: Seeds of Renewal 10.2.5 Update Development Notes


FOLLOWER DUNGEONS

  • Follower Dungeons are available for all 8 of the original Dragonflight dungeons on Normal difficulty. Queue solo or partner up with up to four players in your party and queue into any follower dungeon. Once entering the dungeon, a follower NPC will join your party and fill any role that wasn’t filled by one of your pre-existing party members.
  • Rewards given will be the same to that of running Normal dungeons with a full party of players.

AZEROTHIAN ARCHIVES

  • Discover the history of the Dragon Isles and meet a unique cast of characters, hear stories of old, and witness the iconography of a time before. Participate in Solo and Group activities within Traitor’s Rest with a Weekly Public Event, plenty of opportunity to explore, and earn rewards like battle pets, mounts, and a transmog set. Start your journey as an Archivist today by examining their advertisement in the Sapphire Enclave library located in Valdrakken.
    • Developers’ note: Group activities won’t be available on the PTR.
  • Azerothian Archives should now be available for testing, including the public scenario “The Big Dig: Traitor’s Rest”.

RECLAIMING GILNEAS

King Greymane is ready to retake his kingdom, but Gilneas isn’t as empty as expected. Help reclaim what was lost and return the kingdom to Gilnean hands.

  • Developers’ note: Reclaiming Gilneas won’t be available for testing on the PTR.

BEL’AMETH

  • The night elves are hard at work constructing their new home, Bel’ameth, but like all great things that take time to perfect, it’s currently a work in progress.
  • Many Night Elves are now starting to arrive in Bel’ameth and Belanaar harbor to settle in their new homes. In addition to these new hubs, explore other areas across the island to find new night elf cosmetic treasures.

DRAGONRIDING AVAILABLE WORLDWIDE

  • Dragonriding is now available throughout Azeroth wherever flying is available. Outside of the Dragon Isles, Dragonriding mounts move at 80% of their maximum speeds.
    • Developers’ note: We are restricting the speed of dragonriding outside of the Dragon Isles in order to not make travel times on old world contents trivially short. We believe 80% dragonriding speed will strike a balance between giving players exciting and engaging traversal, while still preserving a sense of immersion. The Dragon Isles continent is pretty massive compared to some of our older continents, so we need to adjust speed accordingly.
  • Dragonriding mount speed outside of the Dragon Isles increased to 85% of their maximum speeds (was 80%).

OUTLAND CUP

  • The Outland Cup is available for testing from November 16 through November 29. Mount up and rediscover the skies of Outland with a new Dragonriding racing event arriving on the shattered world.
  • Thirteen new races are spread across Outland and are available in Normal, Advanced, and Reverse courses. Hellfire Hustle, Coilfang Caper, Blade’s Edge Brawl, Telaar Tear, Razorthorn Rise Rush, Auchindoun Coaster, Tempest Keep Sweep, Shattrath City Sashay, Shadowmoon Slam, Eco-Dome Excursion, Warmaul Wingding, Skettis Scramble, and Fel Pit Fracas.
  • New rewards available for purchase with Riders of Azeroth Badges: Drake Racer’s Scarf, Outlandish Drake Racer’s transmog set, new dragon customizations, Valdrakken Accord Insignia, and Manuscript of Endless Possibility that randomizes mount customizations each time you mount up on a customizable mount.
  • Complete all Outland Cup races on Gold to earn the achievement Outland Racing Completionist: Gold, Outland Racer title, and Ruby Riders of Azeroth tabard.
  • Mount customizations will now be used when racing in the Outland Cup.
  • Players will be granted a maxed out Dragonriding Talent Tree when racing in the Outland Cup.
  • The introductory quest for the Outland Cup has been changed to require the player to complete all the races.
  • Players will now be rewarded with 40 Riders of Azeroth Badges for completing the quest.
  • Players that haven’t unlocked dragonriding yet will also be able to fly the race courses using loaned dragonriding mounts.
  • The Grotto Netherwing Drake and Flourishing Whimsydrake have been added the the list of available loaned dragonriding mounts.
  • Since worldwide dragonriding is now available, you will no longer be dismounted after completing the race if dragonriding is unlocked on that character. If dragonriding hasn’t been unlocked, you will be dismounted after completing a race.

ACHIEVEMENTS

  • New Appearance achievements have been added.

CHARACTERS

  • 5 new hair colors for Trolls.
  • 1 new skin color for Draenei.
  • Customizations for Warlock Tyrant and Darkglare demons.
  • DRACTHYR
    • New Passive Ability: Empowered Soaring – Soar is now equivalent to dragonriding, granting access to vigor and all dragonriding abilities.
    • New Passive Ability: Expedited Takeoff – Soar’s cooldown is reduced to 10 seconds.
      • Developers’ note: Soar dragonriding will become available after learning dragonriding on the account and the Evoker has completed the Forbidden Reach starting experience.
    • Familiar Skies (Racial) has been removed.

CLASSES

  • Multiple Class talents that were previously Shadowlands Covenant Abilities (such as Convoke the Spirits, Divine Toll, and Sepsis) have had their spell visuals updated to match their Class visual kit. This is an ongoing effort and more will be added over the course of the Seeds of Renewal 10.2.5 PTR cycle.
  • EVOKER
    • Source of Magic now lasts 1 hour (was 30 minutes).
    • Preservation
      • Developers’ note: We would like maintaining Reversions to feel more rewarding for Preservation Evoker, even when playing an Emerald Blossom focused build. As a result, we are tying in casts of Reversion with Essence Burst. This should make the rotational flow of Preservation smoother and more enjoyable. Since this introduces more mana-free spell casts, we are also increasing mana costs to compensate. As always, feedback on this change is welcome and we will be monitoring discussion around this.
      • Essence Burst may now trigger from casts of Reversion.
      • Mana cost of most spells increased by 10%.
  • MAGE
    • Shifting Power is now Arcane damage (was Nature).
  • MONK
    • Mistweaver
      • Dance of the Wind has been redesigned – Your dodge chance is increased by 10% and an additional 10% every 4 seconds until you dodge an attack.
      • Ancient Teachings now additionally increases Stamina by 5% while active.
      • Ancient Teachings now additionally increases Stamina by 5% while active.
      • Teachings of the Monastery now highlights Blackout Kick on the action bar when it reaches max stacks.
      • Thunder Focus Tea now has additional functionality with Expel Harm, causing it to transfer 25% more healing to damage and create a Chi Cocoon on yourself.
      • Tea of Plenty now has the possibility to grant Expel Harm and Enveloping Mist instead of Essence Font and Renewing Mist.
      • Secret Infusion now has additional functionality with Expel Harm, granting Versatility.
      • Faeline Stomp has been renamed to Jadefire Stomp.
      • Awakened Faeline has been renamed to Awakened Jadefire.
    • Windwalker
      • Dance of the Wind has been redesigned – Your dodge chance is increased by 10% and an additional 10% every 4 seconds until you dodge an attack.
      • Faeline Stomp has been renamed to Jadefire Stomp.
      • Faeline Harmony has been renamed to Jadefire Harmony.
      • Way of the Fae has been renamed to Path of Jade.
      • Fae Exposure has been renamed to Jadefire Brand.
  • ROGUE
    • Echoing Reprimand changes to Physical damage (was Arcane) and damage increased by 43% to account for armor.
  • SHAMAN
    • Earth Elemental, Fire Elemental, and Storm Elemental (as well as the Primal versions of these elementals) now have a reduced size in instances for the Shaman’s allies and enemies. For the Shaman, the Elementals still appear large.
  • WARRIOR
    • Spear of Bastion has been renamed to Champion’s Spear.
    • Elysian Might has been renamed to Champion’s Might.
    • Piercing Verdict has been renamed to Piercing Challenge.

ITEMS

  • REVIVAL CATALYST
    • Renascent Dream charges are now granted weekly (was every other week).

PLAYER VERSUS PLAYER

  • SHAMAN
    • Enhancement
      • Developers’ note: We’re removing a previous PvP reduction to the base damage of Lightning Bolt and Chain Lightning and focusing the reduction on spells triggered during Ascendance to target burst damage.
      • Lightning Bolts and Chain Lightnings triggered by Thorim’s Invocation now deal 30% reduced damage in PvP combat.
      • Thorim’s Invocation now increases the damage of Lightning Bolt and Chain Lightning by 20% in PvP combat (was 10%).
  • WARRIOR
    • Fury
      • Slaughterhouse (PvP Talent) now triggers off of Odyn’s Fury and Onslaught damage, in addition to Rampage damage.

USER INTERFACE AND ACCESSIBILITY

  • A preview window has been added to the “Quest Text Contrast” setting in Accessibility Options.
  • Art has been updated for predictions and absorbs on unit frames.
  • Limited-time (holiday) Traveler’s Log activities will now be marked as such, with the time left shown.
  • In the Transmog Sets pane, you can now favorite individual set pieces using right-click. Each set piece also now says its slot type in the tooltip (e.g. “Shoulder”).
  • The skull icons on the instance difficulty banner (near the minimap) have been updated with new art.
  • The Trading Post catalogue now displays a list of all items included in a bundle.
    • Each item is a clickable button that will preview it on your character
    • Multiple items can be selected and previewed together if they occupy different slots.

Hello everyone! Here are the changes that you can find in this week’s Seeds of Renewal PTR update:

BEL’AMETH

  • The night elves are hard at work constructing their new home, Bel’ameth, but like all great things that take time to perfect, it’s currently a work in progress.

CLASSES

  • All remaining class talents that were previously Shadowlands Covenant Abilities have had their spell visuals updated to match their class visual kit.
    • Developers’ note: Based on your feedback for wanting the option to keep the Shadowlands spell visuals, we’ll be adding a way to revert these talents back to their Shadowlands visuals in a future update.
  • EVOKER
    • Source of Magic now lasts 1 hour (was 30 minutes).

ITEMS

  • REVIVAL CATALYST
    • Renascent Dream charges are now granted weekly (was every other week).

USER INTERFACE AND ACCESSIBILITY

  • The skull icons on the instance difficulty banner (near the minimap) have been updated with new art.

Hello everyone! The Seeds of Renewal PTR has been updated with the following changes:

BEL’AMETH

  • Many Night Elves are now starting to arrive in Bel’ameth and Belanaar harbor to settle in their new homes. In addition to these new hubs, explore other areas across the island to find new night elf cosmetic treasures.

AZEROTHIAN ARCHIVES

  • Azerothian Archives should now be available for testing, including the public scenario “The Big Dig: Traitor’s Rest”.

DRAGONRIDING AVAILABLE WORLDWIDE

  • Dragonriding mount speed outside of the Dragon Isles increased to 85% of their maximum speeds (was 80%).

CLASSES

  • MAGE
    • Shifting Power is now Arcane damage (was Nature).
  • MONK
    • Mistweaver
      • Ancient Teachings now additionally increases Stamina by 5% while active.
      • Teachings of the Monastery now highlights Blackout Kick on the action bar when it reaches max stacks.
      • Thunder Focus Tea now has additional functionality with Expel Harm, causing it to transfer 25% more healing to damage and create a Chi Cocoon on yourself.
      • Tea of Plenty now has the possibility to grant Expel Harm and Enveloping Mist instead of Essence Font and Renewing Mist.
      • Secret Infusion now has additional functionality with Expel Harm, granting Versatility.
      • Faeline Stomp has been renamed to Jadefire Stomp.
      • Awakened Faeline has been renamed to Awakened Jadefire.
    • Windwalker
      • Faeline Stomp has been renamed to Jadefire Stomp.
      • Faeline Harmony has been renamed to Jadefire Harmony.
      • Way of the Fae has been renamed to Path of Jade.
      • Fae Exposure has been renamed to Jadefire Brand.
  • ROGUE
    • Echoing Reprimand changes to Physical damage (was Arcane) and damage increased by 43% to account for armor.
  • WARRIOR
    • Spear of Bastion has been renamed to Champion’s Spear.
    • Elysian Might has been renamed to Champion’s Might.
    • Piercing Verdict has been renamed to Piercing Challenge.

PLAYER VERSUS PLAYER

  • SHAMAN
    • Enhancement
      • Developers’ note: We’re removing a previous PvP reduction to the base damage of Lightning Bolt and Chain Lightning and focusing the reduction on spells triggered during Ascendance to target burst damage.
      • Lightning Bolts and Chain Lightnings triggered by Thorim’s Invocation now deal 30% reduced damage in PvP combat.
      • Thorim’s Invocation now increases the damage of Lightning Bolt and Chain Lightning by 20% in PvP combat (was 10%).
  • WARRIOR
    • Fury
      • Slaughterhouse (PvP Talent) now triggers off of Odyn’s Fury and Onslaught damage, in addition to Rampage damage.

USER INTERFACE AND ACCESSIBILITY

  • The Trading Post catalogue now displays a list of all items included in a bundle.
    • Each item is a clickable button that will preview it on your character
    • Multiple items can be selected and previewed together if they occupy different slots.
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