Skyforge soft launches into open beta on July 16th

Skyforge fans, get ready to get ready because your game is headed for soft launch. The open beta, which won’t be wiped, begins on July 16th, and early access for that open beta kicks off one week from today.

The wait is nearly over: Skyforge’s Open Beta begins on July 16th! And, starting on July 9th, Founder’s Pack owners will be able to take their first permanent steps towards Godhood, during the 7-day Skyforge Early Access period! Starting in Early Access, all progress will be permanent. On July 16th, after the conclusion of the Early Access event, Skyforge will then officially transition into Open Beta and the journey from immortal to godhood will begin for all players!

MMOs, launching convolutedly without using the word since 2010! Here’s more good news: If you log in during the first week of open beta, you’ll snag a sweet mechanic costume to boot. Check out the open beta trailer below.

Source: Official site. Thanks, Strana!
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JasonKowald
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Bashmet Joseph C Korse From what I experienced while playing the RU OBT, the sparks cap can be farmed out in 2 days with premium, maybe even faster if you only run from squad to squad like a maniac and get lucky with the x2 x3 bonuses. However there are several other caps like credits and non-progress sparks that should also be considered, especially the credits since you need relatively a lot for the upgrades and stuff and if one is not willing to purchase argents (which afaik can be exchanged for crredits outside the regular cap).

In my personal experience I see no reason to rush anywhere, those who do rush will most likely reach the point where they can only play with each other due to the matchmaking system, and then they are just gonna wait for hours to enter a dungeon. So all in all, it;s better to try and reach all the limits and not focus on raising one’s prestige as fast as possible, it will happen eventually anyway. The temples give a sizable chunk of prestige when leveled, and those require semi-constant attention if one wants to be efficient, the best part is they can be leveled outside the game, which helps those of us who have full time jobs. 

I essentially see the game as an infinite progress one, played to about 10% atlas completion before deciding to wait for EU release, and that doesn’t even count the “leveling” trees for each separate class and the God form atlas that opens up later in the game.

SwobyJ
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SwobyJ

I’ll check it out… later… much later.

Joseph C
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Joseph C

Rozyn Joseph C StranaFA Yup! You need sparks to unlock classes in your atlas, and sparks are pretty much your “EXP”, which are on a weekly cap. So if you wanna focus on getting that awesome class you simply MUST have… well, too bad. Wait a week. Clearly they know better than you in how long you should be allowed to play.

Bashmet
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Bashmet

Joseph C Korse What’s the cap? Heard it would only affect the spergiest of spergs.

Bashmet
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Bashmet

Valkyriez 7 days headstart, so new players would be behind the curve. Probably worth the $20 to hop in early, even if marginally interested.

Bashmet
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Bashmet

groo the wanderer Yeah, no wipe after open beta. The F2P model seems okay, but I wouldn’t clear it of the P2W label. The premium option enables faster progress (by quite a bit unless I’m mistaken), meaning you can pay to get ahead. 
Still, not as much of a bad offender as many I’ve played.

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groo the wanderer

Not really heard much about this one . There are so many games in development some slip under my radar because I automatically think they are probably Asian grinders . I did take a look at this one on youtube and I am interested enough to try the beta . 

I am a little confused by the term soft launch . Does such an open beta launch mean there will be no character wipes and its essentially a real launch termed a beta to stop people complaining about it being unfinished or buggy at launch ? 

Also looking at the website it does seem to have a decent free to play model that at first reading seems a lot less pay to win than say Archeage .

Valkyriez
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Valkyriez

So when it actually goes live, new players will be months behind due to no wipe in open beta or is open beta only a week or so?

Rozyn
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Rozyn

Joseph C StranaFA Do you need the xp to unlock the other classes?

Joseph C
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Joseph C

StranaFA Joseph C But you can’t EXP. It’s basically staying “Ok, stop doing the thing you enjoy, and do all these other things we want you to do instead”. It’s trying to pad out it’s own game by forcing you to stop playing for certain intervals so you don’t realize how shallow the content is… and trying to get you to do other things that they think you should be doing. I don’t like it, and I won’t support it., simply because it’s treating a fully fleshed out PC game like a mobile/facebook game.