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Massively Overpowered’s Betawatch feature chronicles the adventures and misadventures of MMOs in various stages of testing. You might also be interested in Make My MMO, which focuses on crowdfunded games in particular. [Follow this feature’s RSS feed]

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Betawatch: New World plans tests, previews dungeons, and assuages cash shop fears

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It's been a busy week for New World, so much so that it could probably get bullet points of its very own along the way....
Hats

Betawatch: Elyon’s western closed beta has finally begun

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Ah, the day finally came! Elyon kicked off its closed beta on this side of the ocean at long last, and as you would kind...
All right, then.

Betawatch: Enlisted opens its closed beta in the Battle of Berlin

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Ready to take part in the closed beta for Enlisted's Battle of Berlin? It's out there and active right now, if that's what you're eager...
Sure, whatever.

Betawatch: Skydome offers closed beta signups ahead of April 27

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Remember Skydome? You should; we just talked about it earlier this month! It's a new sort of MOBA and tower defense hybrid from Gamigo....
phant phant phant

Betawatch: Phantasy Star Online 2 New Genesis plans a global beta for May

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For ages, Phantasy Star Online 2 was in the province of games that simply didn't exist on these shores, but now last year those...
And a real universe.

Betawatch: Who in the heck is running Dual Universe’s Novaquark?

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Who is running Novaquark? Well, we know one person who is not, as the Dual Universe developer has finally admitted JC Baillie is not in charge....
You're the real thing.

Betawatch: Pantheon aims high for alpha test and hits low with NFTs

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Ah, Pantheon, you're aiming high for your still-undated alpha test! That's a really good thing. It's why we're rooting for you as a scrappy...
Soff

Betawatch: Magic Legends hits the open beta soft launch

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If you're worried about your launches being too hard-edged and solid, consider a nice soft launch like the one Magic Legends has done. The open...
And a real universe.

Betawatch: Dual Universe gets better graphics in its biggest beta update

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This is the biggest update for Dual Universe since it was first playable, according to the studio itself. That's sizable! This update is big...
One last round.

Betawatch: The Burning Crusade Classic may be entering beta this month

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It might be time to beta test World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade! You know, again. See, there's a rumor that the next update...
Sure, great, grand.

Betawatch: Zenith plans its alpha for April 16

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Playing a game on a VR headset already feels kind of futuristic, but the upcoming Zenith is a bit more futuristic than even that. And...
Leaving the test server.

Betawatch: Dual Universe opens a test server

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A test server! A server wherein one may test! Such a thing has been built for Dual Universe! Albeit not using the in-game building tools, but...
Bad bad bad.

Betawatch: Titan Reach backtracks on admission it’s not paying all its devs

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So Titan Reach is launching into its paid early access, and it announced that fact. That's good. What is less good is the fact...
You're the real thing.

Betawatch: Pantheon shows off its crafting

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Could you describe Pantheon as a game about standing in place with other people and slowly leveling up? Maybe, if you were being reductive, but...
Based star.

Betawatch: Starbase plans to offer an easy build mode

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The tricky thing about games that offer you a lot of freedom when it comes to building is that sometimes it's difficult to figure...
Sheewax.

Betawatch: Magic Legends hits open beta on March 23

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It took a bit longer than expected, possibly longer than the developers had hoped, but it's finally happening. Magic Legends has an official open beta...
You're the real thing.

Betawatch: Pantheon gets a funding runway

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The big news this week for Pantheon wasn't really about the game's beta exactly but about a seven-figure investment that supposedly set the game on...
Not factored.

Betawatch: Fractured opens up a bonus playtest weekend

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Here comes the weekend, and that means here comes Fractured. Any and all registered users can get in on the fun of a playtest...
There's a thing with this game and redheads, huh?

Betawatch: Crowfall revamps leveling with its first beta patch

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All right, here comes 2021, let's level up your beta experiences once again! Crowfall is certainly going that route with its first major beta...
It's a real laugh.

Betawatch: Chronicles of Elyria insists it’s not dead

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Seriously, Chronicles of Elyria isn't dead! It feels much better and wants to go take a walk. Why did everyone think it was dead just...

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