Alphas & Betas

MMOs in various stages of testing and crowdfunding, playable and… not. Don’t forget to follow our Betawatch and Make My MMO columns for a weekly rundown. [Follow this category’s RSS feed]

Legends of Aria AMA covers sandbox endgame, difficulty, balancing, and future content

Yesterday, devs from Citadel Studios zipped over to Reddit for an AMA all about Legends of Aria, which MMO players will recall just recently hit early access off-steam. Studio boss Derek "Supreem" Brinkmann and lead game designer Jeffrey "Miphon" Edwards sat for questions from the MMORPG sub. While the AMA continues today, here are some of the notable answers posted yesterday:

Dual Universe releases lengthy alpha video demoing its current sandbox content

Dual Universe has been in alpha only a week, but the team is already celebrating with a new video designed to introduce...

Dauntless’s Frostfall content update introduces the Hunt Pass, a new behemoth, and new in-game events

The seasonal celebration of Frostfall has arrived in Dauntless, bringing with it a new in-game event, a new behemoth, and the inaugural...

Rend unveils sweeping crafting revamp focused on streamlining the early game

Survival MMO Rend has big changes for crafting on the horizon, according to the dev blog Frostkeep put out earlier this evening,...

Temtem’s alpha adds Luma Ganki along with numerous bug fixes

The initial backer alpha release of Temtem was pretty short on critters to catch, partly by design. So it's a good thing that...

The first early access shot is fired in Civil War battler War of Rights

Attentive MOP readers will know that we have been covering an interesting Civil War title called War of Rights for a while now....

Red Dead Online devs say they’re addressing the economy mess too

During our podcast recording last night, Justin and I discussed Rockstar's weird strategy with the Red Dead Online beta - specifically how the devs...

Legends of Aria pushes off Steam early access launch into 2019

So for Legends of Aria this afternoon, there's good news and bad news. The good news is that general early access is still happening:...
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Legends of Aria resets karma system ahead of tomorrow’s early access launch

With its early access launch happening on Steam tomorrowday, Legends of Aria has been shoring up its headstart. A "high volume of...

Camelot Unchained talks 64-bit client, animations, and class building in beta

Camelot Unchained's 64-bit client officially a go, folks. "As of now, the client is full 64-bit, and should be the default client launched,"...

Elite Dangerous’ Beyond Chapter Four launches December 11

Elite Dangerous commanders haven't got long to wait for their next big thing: Frontier announced this morning that December 11th will be the...

The Daily Grind: Do you ever worry that an MMO you’re watching will be shuttered before it’s done?

It's possible I've been doing this too long and have just seen a whole lot of casually delivered bad news on Twitter from gaming...

Make My MMO: Former Dogma Eternal Night CM blasts studio over stymied White Wolf partnership

This week week in MMO crowdfunding, DDOCentral pointed us to a thread on the Dogma Eternal Night website that sheds light on what's gone...

Red Dead Online players voice concerns over game’s economy and balance

As of today, Red Dead Redemption 2's multiplayer component, Red Dead Online, is available to all players, and while the experience has...

Betawatch: Red Dead Online is alive and possibly not red

Yes, it's possible that Red Dead Online is not very red, and it is definitely very much alive in beta testing. But calling...

Torchlight Frontiers gears up for another alpha test

Following a fun and frisky first closed alpha test, Torchlight Frontiers is ready to dive right back into it. Alpha 2...

Ship of Heroes honors City of Heroes’ deathiversary with a support toon video

Six years ago today, the sun set on City of Heroes for the last time, but the game's not been forgotten. Among the title's...

Bethsoft has delayed Elder Scrolls Blades into 2019

Fans of the Elder Scrolls franchise (and Elder Scrolls Online specifically in our neck of the woods) have been in a state of...

Project Nova’s alpha is postponed indefinitely as CCP Games heads back to the drawing board

CCP Games has put the brakes on Project Nova, according to a message plastered on the company website today. The game isn't...

Crowfall details Promotion Classes in latest dev blog

There are already plenty of ways to customize your character in ArtCraft Entertainment's upcoming PvP-focused MMO Crowfall, with its variety of races,...

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