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PTR Season Ending
Season 3 is coming to an end on the Public Test Realm. This is so they can test Season 4 content and leveling beginning Thursday, July 9th. Read below.
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)Attention, nephalem,
Season 3 will be ending on the PTR today, July 7, at 5:00 p.m. PDT. This is in preparation for the launch of Season 4 on the PTR, which will begin Thursday, July 9 at 5:00 p.m. PDT.
Seasonal characters will roll over to non-Seasonal just as they do when a Season ends on live. Note that importing a character from live after the start of Season 4 will automatically convert your Seasonal characters to non-Seasonal; Season 4 characters must be leveled in the Season 4 environment.
Thank you, as always, for your diligent testing and excellent feedback!
Small PTR Patch
A small PTR patch has been recently become available for download on the launcher. It is only a bugfix to prepare for the upcoming Season 4 (on the PTR). The blue post also explains that characters won't be wiped, but will transfer over to non-Seasonal, and how new profile imports will work with it.
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)Blizzard loader just downloaded a 45mb patch for the PTR realm, what is it?!Just a new PTR build.This is correct, and it's a very minor one. Primarily, we wanted to get out the Mac client fix prior to beginning Season 4 on the PTR, though there are also a couple of bug fixes and tweaks. We're working on updating the patch notes a little later this evening. Season 3 should also be ending shortly and we'll be starting Season 4 a little later this week.
Note that this patch won't have any major design revisions; we're still working on those iterations (and digging through your amazing loads of excellent feedback) and we'll let you know when a larger PTR patch is on its way.
Will chars be wiped?While characters won't be wiped, Seasonal characters will be rolled to non-Seasonal just as they are on live when a Season ends.
Note that importing characters again will accomplish the same result and any Seasonal characters will be converted to non-Seasonal; once Season 4 begins, you'll need to level a character to test it. This is intentional as we want players to test the pacing of leveling in the new Season with all the Adventure Mode changes.
How Fast Can a Monk Attack?
Boka Jipooki has crafted a very fun Monk setup on the PTR: the fastest attacking Monk build ever. In the video below he goes over the items and skills needed, while showcasing the build in action with over 6 attacks per second. In a more recent video he even breaks the 10+ APS mark!