Betawatch: February 27, 2015

    
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Skyforge announced its upcoming closed beta schedule this week; expect the first round to begin on March 11th. You can ensure a spot in the test with (what else) a founder pack, which will set you back 20 to 70 bucks. What else is new in the world of MMO testing?

Our complete list of MMOs in testing is below.

As always, we consider an MMO to be in open testing if it features free, public signups and will server wipe prior to launch. An MMO is marked in closed testing if it’s running a private test phase that cannot freely be accessed by the general public; it’s usually under NDA as well. Early access and crowdfunded MMOs whose tests we deem legitimate will be included. So-called “open beta” soft-launch MMOs with cash shops, no sign of launch in the west, or limited interest for our readers will not be listed.

Albion Online: Alpha phases running intermittently this winter
Auto Club Revolution: Closed beta
Beasts of Prey: Early access alpha
Black Desert: Korean open beta
Cabal II: Closed beta
Camelot Unchained: Backer pre-alpha
Das Tal: Alpha
DayZ: Early access
Divergence Online: Alpha
Dungeon Fighter Online: Closed testing reopens March 2015
Earthrise: First Impact: Alpha but still alive
Echo of Soul: Beta
Eleven: Closed alpha
Ever, Jane: In testing; 2016 anticipated release
Eternal Crusade: Early access begins fall 2015
Gloria Victis: Donor alpha
H1Z1: Paid early access
Heroes of the Storm: Paid closed beta
HEX: Unofficial open beta
Kingdom Online: Closed beta
Landmark: Paid closed beta, cash shop active
Life is Feudal: Early access beta
Line of Defense: Early access
MyDream: Closed testing open to donors
Nosgoth: Open beta
Oort Online: Donor alpha
Origins of Malu: In the midst of a do-over
Otherland: Closed beta
Pathfinder Online: Subscription “early enrollment”
PlanetSide 2: PS4 beta
Project Gorgon: Free, open testing, just like the old days
Shadowrun Online: Steam early access
Shards Online: Pre-alpha
Shroud of the Avatar: Steam early access, backer testing
Skyforge: Ongoing technical beta weekends; closed beta begins March 11
SkySaga: Ongoing NA and UK alpha events
Star Citizen: Backer pre-alpha
Starriser: Taking beta signups
Stash: Backer alpha
The Repopulation: Early access/backer alpha
Tribal Wars 2: Open testing
TUG: Steam early access
Valiance Online: Alpha stress testing
Venus Rising: Internal alpha (adult/NSFW)

Yes, MMO gamers, you too can perform the unpaid quality-control work otherwise known as game testing! Check out Massively Overpowered’s Betawatch every week for a run-down of MMOs that are still on the road to reality.
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Grifter I think it’s escalated spectacularly in a deserving way! :D

LucianoAntonio1
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LucianoAntonio1

Skyforge… interesting.

Grifter
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Grifter

Nooooo  … This comment section has escalated poorly

Karl_Hungus
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Karl_Hungus

Estranged Karl_Hungus Greaterdivinity

NoYou
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NoYou

Greaterdivinity

Karl_Hungus
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Karl_Hungus

Greaterdivinity 
“Golden Shower” could be the name of the Bladder’s offensive cooldown.

Gylnne
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Gylnne

Greaterdivinity LOL

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Greaterdivinity

Every time I see “Blader” I read it as “Bladder” first and get a quick internal chuckle, before realizing that it’s not “Bladder” and getting mildly disappointed.