Betawatch: World of Warcraft: Classic wraps up its testing time

    
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One last round.

There’s one last round of testing for World of Warcraft: Classic in the bank, one last chance for everyone who wants to test to get in there. Whether or not you need it is another story; it seems plenty of people are already eager enough to get in based on name reservations. So things feel like they’re on track, but hey, more beta time.

Other beta news, ahoy! Port bow or whatever!

Hooray, cheering! Hooray, an entire list of things in testing just below! Hooray, a comment section wherein you can let us know if something should be off the list or just let us know about any betas you’re playing right now! Hooray for some dudes!

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
Astellia: Closed beta
Bless Unleashed: Closed beta
Camelot Unchained: Closed beta one
Caravan Stories: Beta
Children of Ur: Open alpha, further development merged with Eleven
Chronicles of Elyria: Pre-alpha
Citadel: Forged with Fire: Early access, launch on October 11th
Crowfall: Backer pre-alpha
Cube World: Closed alpha
Dauntless: Open beta
Dark and Light: 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
Guardians of Ember: Open beta
Life is Feudal: Early access
Line of Defense: Early access, removed from Steam
New World: Closed alpha
Occupy White Walls: Early access
Osiris: New Dawn: Open beta
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
SamuTale: Closed alpha
Ship of Heroes: Alpha
Star Citizen: Backer alpha
The Black Death: Early access alpha
The Cycle: Alpha, weekly test cycle
The Repopulation: Early access alpha
Torchlight Frontiers: Closed alpha, no NDA
Valiance Online: Alpha
WoW Classic: Closed beta, launch on August 27th

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 launch, even if they appear to have set up a permanent residence in a shed called early access.
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Alyn

The gaming world might just stop and have a look at what happens on August 27th. You can bet there will be queues, however once in well welcome back to the days before Cataclysm ladies and gentlemen.

Have at it, I say!

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Tamanous

Remember, this is just Nostalgia. Nothing to see here folks. Move along to the next cash shop/lock box game.

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Ironwu

For those who still don’t think WoW Classic is the real deal, consider this:

There are currently 27 servers, most of them high or full, the rest at medium population. There are 14 US/Oceanic severs and 13 EU servers. Those numbers may go up.

But, these are not ye olden days servers. These are based on the current layering, linking and phasing server tech. Think of each of these servers like the current cluster server sets, only everyone really is on the same realm.

The developers have stated that each of these servers can hold “several times” the number of folks as the original servers. That would make the total number of servers in 2004/2005 terms at 100+ servers, maybe as many as 150+ servers.

Think about that for a bit. The MMO world is about to change, I think. The customer base has spoken and the message is pretty clear.

Just my 2c. See you all in the REAL Azeroth!

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maydrock .

Only thing I got to say is…..

10 DAYS!!!!!!!

Well, maybe 14 for me because of work, but that might turn out to be a good thing.

FOR THE ALLIANCE!!!…..this time around.

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xpsync

FOR THE HORDE!!!…..this time around.

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Coldrun ??

Almost here!

I’m pretty happy with current BFA WoW, but it’ll be nice to try out vanilla again. Beyond that, I’m delighted that people who aren’t happy with the current game get to stay in Azeroth in a way that works for them.

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xpsync

I’ve no clue if i’ll really dig deep into classic, most certainly going to dabble with it, if anything it’ll give you a new appreciation of how polished and buttery smooth retail is.

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Tamanous

Yes, something like 84 servers on old launch day. Bliz said a currently medium server is larger than the highest population old server. Averaging in the high pop servers (some are well over 10k currently) this means that these 27 servers likely equal 50+ (low estimate) old servers and this is only for reservations and not launch day.