The new 3.6 10 man raid The Comet of Ahnket is up on PTS and open to the public for testing! The entrance is located at 13373, 958, 11611, The Haunted Terminal in Tempest Bay. The raid contains 4 bosses and 2 mini-bosses (and only one non-boss encounter). It is balanced as tier 3 with the standard Easy/Normal/Hard mode settings. Combat balance is still in flux, so you may find some things to be a little too hard or easy. Also please note that the rewards are all still placeholder at this time.
Universal Introduction Mode
One thing in particular I would like to invite all of you to test is our new Universal Introduction Mode (replacing our traditional Introduction/Easy Mode which rewards only tokens). Unlike other raids, when this instance is set to Introduction Mode by using the crystal at the entrance, your entire party will be granted 1,600 hit. Additionally, the 'Ascended Odds!' mechanic will become active. Our goal with this is to allow players interested in experiencing new raid content to do so without requiring a full progression to the tier.
This mechanic applies a buff which increases your outgoing damage and healing, and maximum health by 2% per stack for every 30 seconds you are actively engaged in combat. These stacks will persist through death and newly joining members will receive stacks equal to the accumulated total when joining an instance. The stacks will only be removed when you beat the encounter, change the difficulty or reset the instance.
If all goes well, Universal Introduction Mode will open up opportunities for casual pick-up groups to explore the encounters and create a new avenue of item progression for aspiring raiders. We won't know for certain one way or another until we've tested it and you've confirmed or denied its success! So if you've got time and a pick-up group of folks handy, hop on to PTS and let us know what your experience was like.