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The Daily Grind: What’s the earliest test phase you’ve ever played for an MMO?

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An early test phase for any MMO has one major drawback, and that's the simple fact that it's not anywhere close to being ready...
A cast

Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis opens up client downloads for its beta test via the Windows Store

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Eager for the Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis closed beta? The good news is that it's just around the corner, with invites already going...
We should really have prepared.

New test strings hint that The Burning Crusade Classic may be arriving as soon as May 18

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The machinery behind the scenes at Blizzard is moving fast on the classic version of the first World of Warcraft expansion, The Burning Crusade, and there's...

SEED offers a brief peek at gameplay and discusses QA as it prepares for wider testing

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The colonization sandbox MMO SEED is inching closer to inviting players to start testing the game out, and getting to that point takes some...
Tayplest.

Steam appears to be testing out a Playtest button on its game pages

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Wouldn't it be easier to just sign up for beta testing and playtesting events via Steam instead of other means? Yes, it would. And...
Please don't.

Catan: World Explorers is now up for beta in New Zealand

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In order for Catan: World Explorers to be properly beta tested, people are going to need to go outside and play it. Fortunately for...
Yeah, that's gate.

Gatewalkers is a new co-op survival ARPG hosting an alpha test on Steam now

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Smash things, survive things, go through procedurally generated worlds, repeat. That's the core gameplay loop for Gatewalkers, a new game described as a co-op...
Come on, man.

The Daily Grind: Which long-in-testing MMOs should just toughen up and launch already?

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I like a lot of the stuff that Warframe does, but it still sparks anger in me when someone reminds me that the game is technically...
Wait for it, I guess.

Magic: Legends explores the mechanics of Realms while alpha invites start going out

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Realms are about more than just having a housing space for your character in Magic: Legends, but they are also about that. Indeed, Realms are meant...
Terra, then Terra again.

Wild Terra 2 starts an open test event for all on June 9

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The original Wild Terra was reasonably wild, we suppose, but Wild Terra 2 posits a substantially more wild situation than the first one. Still, you may...
No custom.

The Daily Grind: What’s the most coveted MMO alpha or beta you’ve ever gotten into?

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At the time I write this, we do not yet know who will get into the first test phase for World of Warcraft's upcoming...
Pang pang pang

Ashes of Creation plans its alpha one testing starting in May

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Make it through this stretch of time, Ashes of Creation, because good things are coming in the future. Specifically, they'll be arriving in May,...
Got to know free.

Blue Protocol starts its Japanese closed beta testing on April 23

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The beta test for Blue Protocol had to be delayed a little bit before based on COVID-19, but it was always just a delay....
Through the woods.

Camelot Unchained’s latest mini-update is all about incoming testing and Devout classes

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There's still work being done on Camelot Unchained right now, and it's the sort of work that requires some devotion. See, one of the...
Commence the jiggling.

Blue Protocol is going to be free-to-play on launch

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Those of you eagerly following news about the upcoming cel-shaded Blue Protocol may be happy to know that the game now has a planned business...

MMOs you’ve never heard of: Asteidus, Hordes, Voidspace, and Bloodstone

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Think you've played it all in 2019? That kind of hubris means that it is time for another tour of MMOs you've never heard...
Slightly higher than zero.

Population Zero plans a new playtest to go live on December 23

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Good news, Population Zero fans, a new playtest is coming! More specifically, it's coming on December 23rd. And that's all the details we have at...
This is my Surprised Face.

Daybreak is shutting PlanetSide Arena down in January 2020

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Fans of PlanetSide Arena will want to get their last fun in with the title over the next month, as Daybreak Executive Producer Andy...
Please let this stay far away from Rowling's endless retcons.

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is in beta down in New Zealand

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Love Pokemon Go but hate its relative lack of British wizards? Then Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is for you. Especially if you're in New Zealand, as...

Progress Bar: The bullet hell of Survived By

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Welcome to the inaugural edition of Progress Bar! This monthly column will be my personal look at early access MMO, MMO-like, and multiplayer games...

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