You could be forgiven for kind of thinking that Pathfinder Online was dead in the water, but it turns out that there's still hope. A surprise announcement stated that the game is moving forward once more, that it's going to be finished, and that there's reason to be hopeful from here on out. So if you're a big fan of the game or what the designers originally promised, don't give up just yet!
Other beta news this week was... well, let's face it, it was weird. What do I mean? See for yourself.
- Chronicles of Elyria limited how many monarchs at the $10,000 backer level can rule over its lands, which is fine in and of itself (a $10,000 price tag is rather limiting to start with) except there are already more monarchs than lands. Clarifying the process didn't exactly mollify those already upset.
- Master x Master managed to ignite controversy around its next beta test dates by adding Statesman to the game. That was... there's no good analogy there. NCsoft also showed off two other characters, but Statesman kind of dominated perception.
- Now that The Repopulation is back online, the team is hard at work getting all old backers back online with the game... and fixing an apparent slew of bugs that have to be addressed before any further patches. Whoops!
- Ever, Jane has added in horseback riding and carriages. That's all. That's just cool; we need some stories that are unambiguously good news.
- A big patch for Conan Exiles has corresponded to a building and structure wipe on the official servers to compensate for exploits. Private servers are not obligated to join in. Which would be more brutal if not for the fact that the game is in early access, after all...
See what I mean, though? It's been a weird week. Perhaps you can feel a bit better about the week by checking on the list just below, which has all sorts of games on it. Of course, some of them may have crept into a different test status without our notice, which is also weird, so please let us know in the comments if you spy that.