ArcheAge enters open beta testing in China

    
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It goes the same as a thousand before.
The worldwide availability of ArcheAge takes another step forward as the game’s Chinese client enters its open beta test. This comes after several different test phases over the past year, including several phases without any server wipes, but now it’s really very definitely in open beta.

How do you know it’s really open beta? Because there’s new content to go along with it, naturally. And this is very new content, a new dungeon which roughly translates as the Court of Feasts complete with Chinese decorations and a soundtrack provided by local musicians. There are four bosses in the dungeon, although players outside of China shouldn’t expect to see the dungeon in other clients in the near future (or ever). Which means you’ll have to choose between learning Chinese or never seeing the content if that’s a big deal for you.

Source: MMO Culture
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Lord Zorvan
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Lord Zorvan

Armsbend If that were true, they wouldn’t play their own.

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Lord Zorvan

After reading what that ex-Turbine QA guy talked about when exposing Turbine/Warner Brothers failings,  he talks about LotRO’s failed Chinese version. It failed because Chinese companies put in their contracts that they DO NOT HAVE TO PAY the developer as long as the game is in ANY FORM of BETA. Knowing this now, I finally understand why there are sooooo many Chinese and other asian mmos that never leave “open beta” status even years down the road. Like everything else in the world, Chinese think they should profit off of other developer’s games with impunity.

Cyroselle
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Cyroselle

nahenway Their censorship standards are pretty prickly. Games looking to make it into China need to scour any mention of topics China deems controversial, blood/gore FX have to be removed, etc.

Rhime
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Rhime

…………zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz….

Qarran
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Qarran

Hmm… this should be interesting.

Zariarn
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Zariarn

Samhain92 Zariarn PawnInTheGame   Touche! Arg, that’s what I get for watching a video and blogging at the same time, LOL!

Samhain92
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Samhain92

Zariarn PawnInTheGame He’s not talking graphics Mate.

Zariarn
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Zariarn

PawnInTheGame With the right adjustments and Sweetfx, the game looks that good.  My setup looks similar.

Armsbend
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Armsbend

The average Chinee also hates shitty games.

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MorpayneRADIO

Your last sentence made me laugh. It’s hilariously true although likely not politically correct to point that out.