Mumper put out a call to arms today, requesting that players participate tomorrow in focus testing for Tol Barad, the new Wintergrasp-like open world PvP area being introduced in Cataclysm. This is round three of the focus testing, with Blizzard implementing a decent number of changes based on feedback and testing results.
If you haven't yet had a chance to try Tol Barad on the beta realms, then tomorrow will be a great opportunity to get involved in the testing. The developers will be on hand starting at 4PM PST on the Lost Isles realm and any players at level 85 can join in the fun.
If your side wins the battle for Tol Barad you gain access to Baradin Hold for a bit, which will have raid bosses similar to Vault of Archavon. Right now the boss inside the prison is a pit lord named Argaloth.
We have made a number of changes to Tol Barad and are looking to get some good feedback from the beta players. First off, a few of the big changes.
-Siege Engine HP tripled to 1.35m.
-Tower HP reduced from 180000 to 150000.
-Vehicles now protected from 99% of damage until someone hops in the first time.
-There’s now a Spiritual Immunity Area Aura given by the Spirit Healers at all GYs.
-4 guards have been added to the bridge spawn point to protect it.
-The queing system has been modified to keep the balance of players on each team at the same value. The system will not let someone else queue for a team until the balance falls out of sync.
The test is scheduled for 4pm PST tomorrow (Wednesday the 27th) on the Lost Isles beta server. You must be level 85 to queue for the battle and we will be on hand to speed up the time between games. We will use this thread for feedback after the test so please come back to the forums and post your thoughts!