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Posted: Aug 27th 2009 1:28PM Van said

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Great news! Can't wait to try out the Abyss. That is if I can get to 25 within that time frame. :x

Posted: Aug 27th 2009 1:39PM Meurik said

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Woho... NCSoft gives a 2-day headstart. Cryptic gives a 7-day headstart. Sorry, but with so many MMO:s coming out around the same time, there's only so much time per day I can dedicate to one of them.

Posted: Aug 27th 2009 2:06PM DarthCheese said

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5 days for EU players! \o/
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Posted: Aug 27th 2009 2:04PM Suspiro said

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4 day headstart for Champions Online

Posted: Aug 27th 2009 2:16PM Meurik said

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Head Start goes live on August 28th for both EU and US.

Game goes live on September 1st (US) and September 4th (EU) respectively. So in that sense, US players gets a 4-day headstart, and EU players gets a 7-day headstart. Either way, both are still better than the Aion 2-day headstart.
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Posted: Aug 27th 2009 2:21PM (Unverified) said

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"Either way, both are still better than the Aion 2-day headstart"

Yeah I may aswell cancel my pre-order then.

Posted: Aug 27th 2009 2:43PM agitatedandroid said

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Winner.
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Posted: Aug 27th 2009 11:55PM Ardwulf said

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The 2-day headstart is a little more typical.

My question is, will this be another "open" beta only "open" to paid FilePlanet members and those who pre-ordered? If not, how will it be possible to get keys?

Posted: Aug 28th 2009 1:02AM Averice said

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Yeah, that was really annoying about CO. "Open beta" was not an open beta. So yeah, didn't try it, don't plan on trying it. If they come out with a free trial and the game hasn't tanked, maybe I'll try it then.

And what does pre select mean? Is that like, you can make your characters but not play? Or some sort of special selection process?
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Posted: Aug 28th 2009 3:45AM Ardwulf said

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At least the CO open beta actually became open toward the end - and in fact open beta players got quite a bit of time in the game.

The Aion "pre-select" means, from what I understand, that you get to make your characters and reserve your name in advance. You still don't get to actually play until Headstart at the earliest.

Nevertheless, I'm keeping my ear to the ground on this - I'm very curious to see it, but unwilling to buy it cold on the chance I'll like it. A shot at open beta might sell me on it; as it stands, without trying it there's no chance I'll be picking it up anytime soon.

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