Betawatch: Indefinite delays hit Bless Online (November 13th, 2015)

    
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Blessed not be.

There is basically no situation wherein an indefinite delay is a good thing for a game. Bless Online is getting hit with one at the moment, as the game is currently undergoing major revisions to nine key areas. Hopefully that indefinite delay doesn’t turn into a permanent delay; the game hasn’t yet had a chance to launch a localized edition with wildly divisive choices blamed on the localization team.

Other news in the beta world this week, as always:

And yes, there’s more stuff in beta testing in the full list down below, which you may enter at your leisure. Everything’s about entries these days. On that note, if there’s an issue with one of the entries below – like something that swapped test phases without us noticing – let us know down in the comments.

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; we also do not list expansions.

Albion Online: Closed beta starts November 23rd
Ascent: The Space Game: Steam early access
Auto Club Revolution: Closed beta
Beasts of Prey: Early access alpha
Black Desert: Korean and Japanese open beta, North American alpha testing, release in early 2016
Blade & Soul: Closed beta
Boundless: Donor alpha
Camelot Unchained: Backer alpha
Crowfall: Backer pre-alpha
Das Tal: Alpha expected in 2015
DayZ: Early access
Devilian: Closed beta
Divergence Online: Alpha
Dungeon Fighter Online: Open testing
Earthrise: First Impact: Alpha testing; no recent updates on development
Eleven: Closed alpha
Elite Lord of Alliance: Open beta November 17th
Eternal Crusade: First wave of closed alpha
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
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
Origins of Malu: Combat module in early access
Otherland: Early access
Overwatch: Closed beta
Pathfinder Online: Subscription “early enrollment”
Project Genom: Closed alpha
Project Gorgon: Free, open testing
Shadowrun Chronicles: Steam early access; launching in April
Shards Online: Pre-alpha
Shroud of the Avatar: Steam early access, backer testing
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, launching Q4 2015
Tree of Life: Paid early access
Tree of Savior: English beta testing events
Tribal Wars 2: Open testing
TUG: Steam early access alpha
Valiance Online: Pre-alpha testing
Venus Rising: Closed beta (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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SirMysk Needs (More) Coffee, Probably
No performance issues here, but I have a pretty freakin’ beefy machine (the classic Core i5 2500k @ 4.2 GHz, 16 GBs of system RAM, and two GTX 970s in SLI). Performance is good enough that I can have a silky-smooth 60 FPS at 3325×1871 resolution (that’s 3x the pixels of 1920×1080, if you’re wondering). 
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