Betawatch: Ashes of Creation wants itself some big organized PvP fights

    
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At this point it's debatable if anything will come out of here.

So Ashes of Creation is delaying its testing phase, that’s not a big deal. The game still has plans for nice big and meaty PvP battles, as explained in its most recent development update. Specifically, it wants the largest organized battles of any MMORPG, and when you’ve just had to delay things to get back on track, isn’t that the best time to push for doing bigger things than anyone else has ever successfully done before?

Let’s just move on to other beta news, shall we? But first we’ll bid a fond farewell to The Division 2, which has moved fully into the launch category now. Other games have not:

Now, if you’re not playing something that’s just launched? You might want to check out that list of games in testing we have just below. And you might want to let us know if something jumped test phases without us noticing. All of that stuff is kind and good!

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 phase one
Camelot Unchained: Closed beta one
Children of Ur: Open alpha
Chronicles of Elyria: Pre-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: Alpha
ECO: Early access
Edengrad: Early access
Eleven: Closed alpha
Ever, Jane: Open beta
Kurtzpel: Closed beta
Gloria Victis: Early access on Steam
Global Adventures: Closed beta
Legends of Aria: Early access
Life is Feudal: Early access
Line of Defense: Early access, removed from Steam
New World: Closed alpha
Occupy White Walls: Early access
OrbusVR: Early access beta
Osiris: New Dawn: Early access
Outlaws of the Old West: Early access
Pantheon: Backer pre-alpha
Pathfinder Online: Subscription “early enrollment”
PixARK: Early access
Project Genom: Closed alpha, servers offline for restructuring with SpatialOS
Project Gorgon: Early access beta
Prosperous Universe: Early access
Rend: Early access
SamuTale: Closed alpha
Ship of Heroes: Pre-alpha
Star Citizen: Backer alpha
Starmourn: Open beta
The Black Death: Early access alpha
The Cycle: Alpha
The Repopulation: Early access alpha
Torchlight Frontiers: Closed alpha, no NDA
Valiance Online: Alpha
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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Jeremy Barnes

Should you really list Edengrad? The developer disappeared and hasn’t updated any communication channels in months after taking luxurious trips with what appears to be the kickstarter money. It’s detailed quite well on Steam.

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Rheem Octuris

Is it just me or are there no PvE focused games in development now? It’s all PvP this and PvP that.

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Easy Rider

There will be a lot of PvE content in Ashes of Creation like world events, dungeons, and raids. Mostly players interested in PvP, that’s why we get all the news about sieges and PvP fights. If you need PvE focused game you can try Path of Exile.

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Jeremy Barnes

Battle Royales don’t have a lot of PvE in them

Easy Rider
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Easy Rider

Do not mistake Ashes of Creation which is MMORPG with Ashes of Creation Apocalypse which is Battle Royale.

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Jeremy Barnes

I’ll believe Ashes of Creation MMORPG exists when I see it and it isn’t just the developer talking about it.

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Rheem Octuris

Perhaps but it seems in that case then I am just a lamb for the slaughter. No thanks.

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Robert Mann

Sadly, that is the goal of the money side right now. Since PvP games are so much cheaper and quicker to develop, they hope that everyone will either be interested, or will want to play badly enough they serve as a target.

Of course, that’s never going to happen, and once the eventual recognition that there’s not one MMO market, but a handful of different markets, hits… we will likely have a slightly healthier genre. Sadly, that should have been a known thing ages ago, and the big money that lets games happen has big money’s same old problem (head buried in dark crevice).

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Jeremy Barnes

Are you ignoring Ever, Jane?

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Rheem Octuris

Yes.