There are certain expectations you have when a free-to-play game is in open beta with a full launch planned for later. For example, you kind of expect a character wipe. But not so with SoulWorker Online; the developers have confirmed via Twitter that no character wipe is incoming, so anything you do now will still be relevant when the game fully launches later. That does make the distinction between the current state and launch a bit fuzzier, though.
What’s not fuzzy is the game’s IP blocking, which apparently rolled out without warning for all players not located in North America or Europe. As MMO Culture reports, no confirmation or explanation of IP blocks or the lack thereof had been offered by publisher Gameforge prior to the blocks being rolled out, and the game’s Twitter and Steam landing pages still make no mention of them.
INFO: With the Open Beta release, we informed you that there was a possibility that we may have to reset all accounts as a result of technical issues. Today, we are happy to confirm that we won’t be wiping any account progress that you have already made. pic.twitter.com/gJvxq9pmwn
— SoulWorker (@SoulWorkerGF) March 5, 2018