Torchlight Frontiers, the MMO that took our “most anticipated” award at the tail end of last year, is still plugging along in alpha – in fact, Perfect World has just announced that the third leg of the closed alpha will begin on March 5th.
“We started off doing short weekend tests to wreck the servers for Closed Alpha 1 and 2,” PWE and Echtra Games write. “We won; the servers are stable. Now we’re here to run a test where you can really dive deep and get a good feel for the systems and mechanics in Torchlight Frontiers. We’re going to keep the game up, keep you playing, and keep making regular releases of new features and content while we learn from players and react to your feedback. When does it end, you ask? We’re jumping into testing our live service and have no plans to turn off the alpha servers – so play, play, play!”
Of note, Echtra says that for this round of testing, players can try out the new mapworks, wardrobes, pet gear slots, the new newbie experience, improved waypoints, expanded frontier content, and new frontier levels.
Participants in previous closed alphas are invited back again, but if you haven’t gotten a swing at testing yet, stay tuned for more invites. Oh yeah, and that pesky NDA will finally be going away.