Friday, April 23, 2021

WoW Classic: German Patch Notes for PTR Patch 1.13.5 (Classic Phase 5)

March 22, 2021

The fifth WoW Classic phase on the PTR

As the official PTR patch notes show, the upcoming patch not only includes already known content (like the AQ opening event or the Tier 0.5 sets), but also provides for some adjustments of bugs/exploits in Alterac Valley.

Furthermore, the developers at Blizzard Entertainment are concerned about account security and therefore offer a benefit in the size of a 4-slot bag for using the Authenticator, which will be added to your account (without consuming a slot).

Furthermore, the interface for WoW addons has been improved so that an accurate readout of data will now be possible even without huge chat traffic. In other words, threat values should actually match real-world values with the upcoming patch!

Below you can read the full WoW Classic Version 1.13.5 PTR Patch Notes. As always, please note that these are PTR patch notes and may be dynamically adjusted.

WoW Classic: PTR Patch Notes for Patch 1.13.5

The next patch and latest content for WoW Classic (buy now €24.99 ) is now available for testing on the WoW Classic Public Test Realm (PTR).

Ahn'Qiraj

  • The Ruins of Ahn'Qiraj raid for 20 players is now available for testing on the PTR.The Temple of Ahn'Qiraj raid for 40 players will not be available for testing. This raid will not be available until it is opened on each realm.The "Scepter" quest to open the gates can now be tested. However, if the gates are already open, the event to open the gates cannot be triggered on the PTR.

Content Updates

  • The dungeon quest line, items, and merchant for T0.5 are now available.Spell Oil and Mana Oil are available with this update.Disenchanting epic items now gives you Deep Crystals.This update includes adjustments made to loot from dungeons in WoW -Patch 1.10. Epic items now drop more frequently and many new DPS items for spellcasters have been added.Several relics are now available.Vendor reputation rewards in Warsong Gulch, Alterac Valley, Thorium Brotherhood, and Wood Maw Stronghold have been adjusted.

Updates to Alterac Valley

With this patch, we are fixing many bugs from World of Warcraft version 1.12. These bugs were clearly not intended at the time and have now been fixed:

  • Exploitable TerrainThe waterfall near the Healer's Hut can no longer be climbed to enter the Frostwolf Clan base.The cliff near the Lazaretto can no longer be climbed to enter Dun Baldar.The Icewing Bunker can no longer be bypassed.Reputation Inconsistencies for Horde and AllianceThe Alliance now always receives Reputation and Honor when Captain Galvangar is defeated, regardless of whether Captain Balinda Stonehearth is alive.Developer Comment: This is now as intended for the Horde, which receives Reputation and Honor when Captain Balinda Stonehearth is defeated, regardless of whether Galvangar is alive.Alliance Druid actions are no longer interrupted when approached.Developer comment: this is now in line with the behavior of Horde elementalists as intended, who previously could not be dissuaded from their actions.Exploitable bugs when fighting the enemy generalThe Horde warmasters can no longer be lured far enough away to fight and defeat General Drek'Thar on their own.The Alliance Excavation Leader can no longer be tricked into luring General Vanndar Stormpike out of the bunker so that he can be defeated alone.Developer Commentary:As always, we want to replicate our intentions as closely as possible when designing the game at the time of Patch 1.12. These bugs are examples of behavior that were never intended.

Addon APIs

Recently, we've noticed increased activity in chat caused by addons that sync data between users. The majority of addons increase activity only in moderation, but some addons can cause issues and affect gameplay for all players. We've already given the game a server-side hotfix to introduce limits on chat to counteract this behavior, but in our research we've discovered some ways to make life easier for addon developers.

  • ThreatThe community has by and large solved threat calculation and developed solid tools to display them in-game. We'd like to improve the addon APIs so that they can display this data in an addon without having to transfer too much data in chat.Wider Combat Log RangeWe originally limited the range of the combat log in the open game world to avoid stealth detection working over a wider radius than in the original WoW. In dungeons and raids, however, this is not a problem. That's why addon developers send a lot of data over chat to sync up combat events for the entire raid. In this patch, we're increasing the coverage of the combat log in dungeons and raids so that addons can accurately measure damage done without putting too much strain on chat.

Pocket slots for players with Authenticator

Even before WoW Classic was released, we put a lot of thought into how we could replicate the original game experience while protecting player accounts as much as possible. We can't eliminate all threats, and unfortunately many WoW Classic players have not yet taken steps to protect their accounts with an Authenticator. This can cause difficulties when accounts are hacked and players have to contact Blizzard Customer Service to fix the problem.

In this patch, we are enabling 4 additional bag slots for all players who have linked their WoW Classic account with an Authenticator. In order to allow all new Classic players to enjoy the new player experience, this will not appear in the game until level 20. All players who have already linked their WoW account to an Authenticator will see the 4 additional bag slots when they log into version 1.13.5. Players who are not yet using an Authenticator will see a "+" icon on their bags in-game to remind them to protect their account and receive this reward.

We realize this is a significant change from the original WoW. We take account security very seriously and want the account protection reward to apply to WoW Classic as it has for years for World of Warcraft.

Fixed Bugs

  • Fixed a UI-related bug that could occur when creating a link to a Battle.net community in-game.Fixed a bug where some items with bonuses to run or ride speed were not stacking multiplicatively as intended.Many large monsters and bosses have regained certain combat sounds.Fixed a bug where certain creatures and bosses were not triggering image wobble effects with their abilities, such as Onyxia's Roaring Roar.

These patch notes are still being worked on, so they may change before the patch is applied. The PTR may be taken down for maintenance at any time, and some content may be disabled or temporarily unavailable. We will post the dates for the patch and new content as soon as they are determined.

Please report any bugs you notice using the in-game reporting feature. Thank you very much!

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