Skyforge’s closed beta test is now live

Choo-choo! The Skyforge closed beta train is pulling into the station, and eager testers are being welcomed aboard.

If you’re one of the lucky recipients of a beta key, either from a founder’s pack or from a drawing, then you can go ahead and download the client right now. The beta test begins at 10:00 a.m. EDT today on both North American and European servers.

This first closed beta test for the west will feature five classes, three world zones, eight solo adventures, two group adventures, and two PvP arenas. This first test will run through March 18th.

Update: The Skyforge team delayed the beta by a few hours while it investigated authentication issues. As I type this, the EU server is up and the NA server should be up soon. The team has put out a new dev diary covering raids; it’s embeded below.

[Source: Skyforge, YouTube. Thanks to Strana for the tip!]
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notfrancois
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notfrancois

Pashgan notfrancois I agree about the balance of class based games (per class) but as long as players can choose/switch their class I’m fine with it.

My problem is the undisputed HP strong vertical growth in PvP.  

2 times HP comes with more or less with 2 times DPS in vertical MMORPGs . So if a player A have 2 times HP it’s roughly a 4  players against 1  fight, that’s a lot for “balance” 

MOBAs are class based but despite their class imbalance they are still 1 vs 1 as HP/DPS si roughly the same.

As Skyforge adverstised itself being level less I wondered if there where at least one “levelled”activity like GW2 sPvP or all Mobas etc.

Pashgan
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Pashgan

notfrancois Pashgan Yesterday there were new article and video about raids (or maybe I’ve read it in the article about pantheons/guilds) – there will be 50×50 fights. I guess there won’t be any limits – to prevent days-long queues.
Still I’m sure MMORPG PvP is forever imbalanced, broken by invisibility, stun locks, disarms, snares, etc. and generally does not worth any attention let alone game focus on it. There are tons of good PvP shooters including third person with RPG elements (APB for example).

notfrancois
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notfrancois

Pashgan I’d love to know if there are activities where players are not separated by “time played’ = “how big is your Health Bar / DPS”. The little I’ve seen on Twitch there were huge HP differences between streamers so I’d just like to know if there is at least one or two “levelled”/”fair play'” activities (like GW2 sPvP for example).

nynjasquirrel
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nynjasquirrel

theeknighthood It’s about 8gb download.

theeknighthood
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theeknighthood

Pashgan If even you are giving it positive praise I am looking more forward to trying it out :)

theeknighthood
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theeknighthood

Oh crap, I have been really looking forward to this and got a founder pack and then last night I forgot to check to see if I could begin the download (New Zealand time zone always mucks me around)
Now I will have to wait till I get home before I can start the download and probably can’t play till tomorrow as I presume it is rather large :(

nynjasquirrel
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nynjasquirrel

Siphaed Is there a rule that says there has to be a decent percentage of random invites…? Why not just have a paid beta test?

Pashgan
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Pashgan

5 hours after start EU servers works fine, NA still output errors. Nonetheless it’s the best candidate for “game of the year” title so far. Animations and graphics are superb – and it turned out gameplay is more fun than I thought after previous test (just use F for target lock and run around target). Whoever decided to save $20 (cost of movie ticket) on basic founder pack is making huge mistake.

karmamule
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karmamule

Makovorn At a high level it may feel the MMO genre is lacking true innovation (with PVP/sandbox being the new FOTM), but within what we have there is still lots of fun to be had.  I mostly play ESO but still can’t resist dabbling in GW2, FFXIV, and of course as you mentioned TSW as well.  Oh, and I keep meaning to get back to check out what Star Trek Online is like these days.  Oh, and play some of the main class storylines in SWTOR I never did.  Oh, and fool around in CU alpha and check in on SOTA on occasion and And AND……  

So, given all that, of course I had to do a founder pack for Skyforge too cuz I’m an idiot.

Makovorn
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Makovorn

Seems like an interesting title – I’ve followed most of the news surrounding Skyforge’s development. However, I feel very spoiled for choice at the moment. Between ESO’s B2P conversion in a few days (and the massive update to add to that), to GW2’s upcoming camera fixes & expac, and TSW’s new update, I don’t particularly feel the need to buy into the Skyforge’s beta.
I’ll likely give it a go if there’s an open beta later on.

ihatevnecks
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ihatevnecks

wolfyseyes The game’s being streamed, so there is no NDA.

ihatevnecks
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ihatevnecks

BKone Towelliee, CohhCarnage, Docgotgame

EO_Lonegun
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EO_Lonegun

Pashgan Dystopiq There are always these two guys.

MrFester
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MrFester

BKone Keep an Eye on Hitbox.tv  most Euro streamers are there.

Dystopiq
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Dystopiq

Traffic. Load. Backbone. The route to the servers.

Pashgan
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Pashgan

Dystopiq As software engineer I’m very interesting to know – what’s the difference between the same Intel servers located in Russia and in US? I mean – besides different intelligence services plugging into them.
3 hours later US servers are still down (EU works).

BKone
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BKone

I hope there will be streams…. anyone knows some good ones please?

Dnote
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Dnote

A Dad Supreme Dnote I’ve not seen one, they haven’t talked about it a huge amount, but it is the support class, has some defensive buffs/skills and some nice damage things.

TogashiKokujin
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TogashiKokujin

Wratts You can play the gunner, it isn’t gated off. It just is not among the list of starting classes, but you can unlock it by playing the game.

Dystopiq
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Dystopiq

I get out of work at 3 and then I’ll be playing until I can stay awake.

Dystopiq
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Dystopiq

Maybe because these aren’t Russian servers and logins being tested. And that’s the whole point of a test. To find these issues and stress test hardware, you cupcake eating genius.

Pashgan
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Pashgan

1.5 hours past deadline, still unplayable. Apparently 3+ months of Russian beta test weren’t enough to resolve login issues.

Feydakin
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Feydakin

Marginally interested in this one… although I gave up on Allods after all the BS. Definitely not payong for beta access though.

Wratts
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Wratts

Watching the class videos, it reminded me a lot of the marketing for Neverwinter.  The Gunner seems pretty interesting, but the fact that that’s gated off behind the $70 Founder’s Pack is a huge turnoff.  Will be waiting on this one

wolfyseyes
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wolfyseyes

I am most curious on this one.  Not curious enough to drop money on it, but more a passing fancy sorta thing.  It looks like Aion without the tab-targeting…which could be amazing or awful.
Here’s hoping for a swift NDA drop so that I can collect an opinion aggregate.

A Dad Supreme
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A Dad Supreme

Dnote A Dad Supreme  Where is the video for that class? The only one interests me is the Gunner.

A Dad Supreme
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A Dad Supreme

Siphaed  You know how it goes:
“C’mon down to Billups Chevrolet today only, and register to win a brand new Chevy Lowestpricevehiclewecanpartwith!” Two guaranteed winners! *See below for terms and conditions.”

*everyone else we hope to sell cars at window sticker prices, and we know we are going to get quite a few of those.

Dnote
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Dnote

A Dad Supreme Lightbinder.

A Dad Supreme
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A Dad Supreme

Says “five classes” to choose from but I only see four listed on their site.
Berserker, Cryomancer, Gunner and Paladin. All of these have videos. Where’s the fifth class?

wild_abyss
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wild_abyss

Reading about the perks to the Founders’ Packs makes it pretty obvious that open beta will actually be release. Why can’t we just call it that?

Rustybladez
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Rustybladez

EO_Lonegun I’ll probably muck with the starting area to see how the game plays. Like you, if I beta test every test I get burned out on a game too quickly thus when the game releases I just don’t have as much fun as I should.

Pashgan
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Pashgan

Beta was sheduled to start 17 minutes ago, devs decided to re-work something and “announced” it after deadline. Dev trolls – best rolls.

EO_Lonegun
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EO_Lonegun

I am still planning on getting a founder’s pack, but I don’t want to ruin the game by participating in the betas they have planned.

Siphaed
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Siphaed

I’m generally curious:  How many “beta testers” are actually selected, mail invited testers instead of just Founder Pack purchasers? I can only assume/guess, but the number has to be awfully low to a point of near zero.

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