1. Downloading the PTR
Firstly, you can only download and play on the PTR when there is an open PTR. If there is then you need to log into your battle net account (i.e. eu.battle.net). Once on your account summary page you need to click 'download game clients' on the right hand side.
|Account summary page and 'Download Game Clients' link.|
This will take you to a new webpage where you can pick your OS and download the appropriate game client. The current PTR is a pretty big download so you may want to leave this going and do something else.
2. Logging in and Error #107
Being a bit of a noob I launched the PTR thinking I'd be able to log in. Instead I was greeted by Error #107. I didn't think about taking a screenshot but the message was something along the lines of:
"Battle.net Error #107: There was a problem logging in with this account. You may not have a World of Warcraft game attached to your account, or you may be logging into a region different from the one you created the account in. If you continue having trouble, please contact Customer Support."This is the point where I searched the forums to find very little help and the boyfriend stepped in with a vague memory of the first time he downloaded a PTR.
Logging back into my battle.net account summary there was no PTR listed in my game accounts. I'm assuming that this is what caused the error message - as far as battle.net was concerned I did not have the PTR attached to my account. Makes sense. I managed to solve this issue by copying over a character.
|Can you see the PTR?|
|No PTR account listed? Click on your MoP Account.|
3. Copying over a characterI clicked on 'World of Warcrafy: Mists of Pandaria' game (my accounts a little confusing as I have a trial account attached also). This takes you to the game management webpage where you can check out your subscription details etc. Scroll down and click the 'Additional Services' tab.
Following this, when I returned to my account summary page the PTR was now appearing. When I attempted to log-in it went through first time no issue.