PTR patch notes for Patch 3.3.5 were recently released by Zarhym,
and while they may seem small the changes the patch introduces are big

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Patch 3.3.5 Notes
of Warcraft PTR Patch 3.3.5

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  • The Ruby Sanctum, an
    all-new 10- and 25-player raid featuring normal and Heroic
    difficulties, is now available for testing! Players will find the
    dungeon entrance below Wyrmrest Temple in Dragonblight.

  • Copied Test Realm
    characters are not copied with their achievement history in order to
    better facilitate the character copy process.

User Interface

  • Chat Frame

    • Players can now
      right-click on any chat type (Whisper, Trade, General, Party, Raid,
      etc.) and choose the Pop Out Chat option. This will move that chat type
      to a separate tab in the Chat frame which can be undocked and moved
      anywhere on the screen.

      • Using the Pop
        Out Chat option on a Whisper will place the conversation with that
        player in a separate tab.

      • Any time a
        conversation with another player is put into its own tab, the tab will
        glow when a new message is received.

    • Hovering over the
      Chat Frame and using the mouse wheel will allow players to scroll
      through chat text.

    • Players can select
      Classic Mode under Interface Options to keep the Chat Frame
      functionality closer to what it was prior to patch 3.3.5.

    • The Simple Chat
      User Interface option has been removed.

  • Friends List

    • A new icon has
      been added to the top left of the Chat Frame which will open up the
      Friends list.
    • In addition to its
      current functionality, the Friends List will now allow players to add accounts (Real ID). Players will have to confirm that they
      are friends in order for a Real ID to be added. Once Real ID friends,
      players can communicate cross-game, cross-faction and cross-realm.

    • A new Pending tab
      has been added where players can accept or decline a Real ID friend
      request, or select the Report Spam or Block Communications buttons.

    • Players can now
      select from three statuses which will be visible to their friends:
      Available, Away and Busy.

    • A Broadcast window
      has been added to the top of the frame. Players can use this to
      broadcast a message to all of their Real ID friends online. This
      message will also be displayed under the broadcaster’s Real
      ID information in each friend’s list.

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Raiders who are thirsting for some new content will be pleased as Patch
3.3.5 will spell the opening of the Ruby Sanctum. The Ruby Sanctum is
an all new 10 and 25 player raid, located in Dragonblight. This
instance will be available in normal and Heroic difficulties, and is
only accessible by level 80 players. This instance is currently
available for testing so head on over to the PTR and check it out!

The second change (and the one I’m personally more excited
about) is the addition of the new Real ID system and with it the
ability to chat across server and factions. Using the Real ID system
players who wish to chat with their friends cross-game, cross-faction,
or cross-realm will need to obtain their Real ID ( account).
Before the Real ID can be added players will need to confirm they are
friends. Once the Real ID is confirmed players will be able to chat
unhindered. This is an especially great feature for players (like
myself) who have transferred servers or had friends transfer servers
and have lost contact because of it.

With the Real ID system comes some new features to your Friends List.
Several new tabs have been added to enhance the Real ID feature
including the Pending (where players can accept or decline Real ID
friend requests) tab, and a new icon that will open up the Friends
list. A Broadcast Window has also been added that will save players
time by allowing them to broadcast a message to all their Real ID

Finally players will be now able to select a chat type (General, Trade,
Party, etc) and move that chat to a separate tab in the Chat frame
which can be moved anywhere. Use of this function of a whisper, like
the U.I mod WoW Instant Messenger (WIM), will place the private
conversation in a separate tab. Don’t worry about missing
these messages as the tab will glow when a new message is typed.

These new features will not only make chat mods such as WIM mostly
obsolete but will also unlock the door to a whole new level of social
interactions. I personally look forward to reconnecting with long lost
WoW friends, and making new ones regardless of where they play or what
faction they play for. To read the offical post on 3.3.5 by Zarhym
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target="_blank"> Blizzard's offical WoW Forums.

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Last Updated: Mar 29, 2016

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