Wild West Online’s pattern of delays in its testing process continues. Back in August, the team behind this western MMO posted a schedule that included a persistent 24/7 alpha test that would run from October 10th through November 15th. The start of this test was delayed back in October — and in fact still hasn’t begun even now that we are in November.
“Right now we’re 100% focused on addressing all the issues that made us miss the deadline, and with a small team that sadly doesn’t leave a lot of room for other things,” the team said on October 17th. “We appreciate your enthusiasm and patience. We want to wait until we’re more certain about certain important bugs and features, before making any further announcements. It won’t be long now before we’re ready, but we don’t want to say exactly how ‘not long’ that will be and disappoint.”
On the positive side of things, Wild West Online did show off a work-in-progress render of a female character. Female toons had yet to be added to the game in previous alpha tests, but hopefully this is a good sign that they are coming soon.