Betawatch: March 27, 2015

    
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If people had been this enthusiastic the first time around... nah, never mind. Too much speculation.

If you had told me that one of the big bits of news this week would be the release of Dungeon Fighter Online into beta testing for the second time, I wouldn’t have believed you. But here we are; people were super jazzed about that.

People have also been jazzed about the second wave of Skyforge CBT fun, with Justin taking the time to put together his first impressions while MJ showed off her own first impressions. And that’s barely even scratching the surface of all the stuff that took place this week in the test arena.

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
Ascent: The Space Game: Steam early access
Auto Club Revolution: Closed beta
Beasts of Prey: Early access alpha
Black Desert: Korean open beta
Cabal II: Closed beta (NA)
Camelot Unchained: Backer alpha
Das Tal: Alpha
DayZ: Early access
Divergence Online: Alpha
Dungeon Fighter Online: Open testing begins March 24
Earthrise: First Impact: Alpha but still alive
Echo of Soul: Beta
Eleven: Closed alpha
Eternal Crusade: Early access begins fall 2015
EVE: Valkyrie: Pre-alpha registration for EVE and DUST players
Ever, Jane: In testing; 2016 anticipated release
Gloria Victis: Donor pre-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: Combat module in early access
Otherland: Second closed beta
Pathfinder Online: Subscription “early enrollment”
PlanetSide 2: PS4 beta
Project Gorgon: Free, open testing, just like the old days
Shadowrun Chronicles: Steam early access; launching in April
Shards Online: Pre-alpha
Shroud of the Avatar: Steam early access, backer testing
Skyforge: Closed beta #2 begins March 24th
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 alpha
Valiance Online: Alpha stress testing
Venus Rising: Internal alpha (adult/NSFW)
World of Warships: Closed beta

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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TawneyRoberts
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TawneyRoberts

Still no Blade & Soul ):

Rheem Octuris
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Rheem Octuris

Landmark has officially been in paid closed beta for about a year now. I think it would be fair to say its launched with buy to play with plans to go free-to-play.

Ghostmourn
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Ghostmourn

Hizzy, I like it!

ManastuUtakata
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ManastuUtakata

Mansemat Eliot_Lefebvre WildarX 
…like puh-ig-tails, that goes with along pluh-eease?

Ventreel
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Ventreel

If you change just couple letters and numbers it totally says Dayz!

FineFineValentine
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FineFineValentine

I’m totally gonna call it Hizzy from now on, guys :)

Mansemat
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Mansemat

Eliot_Lefebvre WildarX If there’s one thing I’ve learned over the years, it’s that people will spell something one way and pronounce it any way they want. Especially if it’s their name. lol

skoryy
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skoryy

Thanks for reminding me about DFO, I remember it being pretty mindlessly fun back in the day. I’ll have to try it again!

Siphaed
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Siphaed

Yo, slap up Fortnite on that list.  It’s in early Alpha testing and just recently did a huge content update for it as well. The game is an online team builder game with progression and persistence to it.   Honestly see it as a more of a teamwork sudo-MMO -maybe “not so massively”- game than DayZ or H1zzy.  

https://www.fortnite.com/

ValianceOnline
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ValianceOnline

We’re having some issues with our web host (probably our soon to be ex-web host) so we have a temp site up at http://valianceonline.com