Betawatch: Legends of Aria has a free stress test

Betawatch: Legends of Aria has a free stress test

I can’t speak for anyone else, but whenever I see something advertising a stress test, I just shrug and say that I’ve already got mine at top level, no more needed. But that isn’t what Legends of Aria means by a stress test, nor is it what anyone else means. It means you can log in and play and try to strain the servers so the designers can avoid having them break on the real launch, as MMOs do. So… yes, you can go do that.

Other beta news has been in slightly scant supply, because it’s a holiday week and all. But we’ve still got some for you!

If that’s not enough beta stuff for you over this holiday-ish weekend, perhaps you can fill your time with our list of games in testing down below. Anything that shouldn’t be there can be brought to our attention in the comments below, at which point we will send it to live with a nice farm family upstate.

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, with occasional exceptions.

AdventureQuest 3D: Open beta
Arcfall: Pre-alpha
Ashes of Creation: Alpha one
Bless Online: Early access open beta
Camelot Unchained: Closed beta (one)
Children of Ur: Open alpha
Citadel: Forged with Fire: Early access
Crowfall: Backer pre-alpha
Cube World: Closed alpha
Dauntless: Open beta
Dark and Light: Early access
DayZ: Early access
Divergence Online: Alpha
Dual Universe: Pre-alpha
ECO: Early access
Edengrad: Early access
Eleven: Closed alpha
Ever, Jane: Open beta
Fallout 76: Beta in October
Gloria Victis: Early access on Steam
Global Adventures: Closed beta
Legends of Aria: Closed beta
Life is Feudal: Early access
Line of Defense: Early access, removed from Steam
Occupy White Walls: Early access
OrbusVR: Early access beta
Osiris: New Dawn: Early access
Pantheon: Backer pre-alpha
Pathfinder Online: Subscription “early enrollment”
PixARK: Early access
Project Genom: Closed alpha
Project Gorgon: Early access beta
Rend: Early access
SamuTale: Closed alpha
Star Citizen: Backer alpha
The Black Death: Early access alpha
The Cycle: Alpha
The Repopulation: Early access alpha
Torchlight Frontiers: Closed alpha
Valiance Online: Alpha
Wild Terra: Steam early access
Worlds Adrift: Early access

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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As a long time UO player (alpha) I found this game to be horribly disappointing. Controls are sluggish, the server lag is atrocious, world design is VERY basic, the character models (for the male at least) looked horrific – and it seemed that the servers were down more than up during the trial. Its a no buy from me, and I WAS looking forward to the game. Thank goodness for trials!


Movement Controls and Combat are very bad imho. Hopefully future patches or mods on community servers change this.