Make sure you choose a realm that fits your play style, as there are both Pv P and Pv E test realms.Copying characters is a one-way operation: You will be copying your character from the real server you play on to the PTR, as it was when you last logged out.If you are seeing errors, please cancel out and try again later.QA is usually aware of problems with the copy servers instantly, so please do not flood the forum with character-copy threads.Your account as a whole must also have been active for at least seven weeks before the PTR was activated, if not since the date specified on the Character Copy page. That's it, good luck, and don't forget to report all of the bugs you find with the /bug tool in-game!If you would like to use the Launcher to access the PTR, but it doesn't show by default, click the "Show Launcher" checkbox in the lower-left corner of the login screen, log in and then exit out of Wo W. If you're getting stuck at "Connecting" or "Handshaking" while attempting to log in, follow the upcoming instructions, remembering to try to log in after completing each step: If you're frequently getting disconnected, follow the instructions at the following US Blizzard support articles: Why do I keep getting disconnected? Quick instructions for a clean reinstall: For Linux, see Wine. No doubt Cedega and Crossover Office have their own support channels.To actually copy a character, go to the character copy page and follow the instructions.Make sure you are not playing Wo W when attempting to copy your character.
To use premades, you must have updated your account to the latest version of the game at least 6 weeks before the PTR opened!
Updating the PTR is now done automatically by the launcher, you no longer even have to push a button, if you've installed the PTR before all updates will download and install for you when they are released.
The public test realm uses a different version numbering system than Live. This it to prevent the installer mistakenly installing the Data from the PTR over live.
What you do on the PTR has no effect on your real character on the live realms.
Your PTR character and all of its experience, items, and gold will not be getting transferred back to the live realms, either.