The last bit of news we heard about the upcoming Mortal Online
was the sad news that the launch had been pushed back to early this year
. Luckily, today's news is significantly happier for fans of the game, even if you're not currently in the beta. The official word from community manager Maerlyn is that they're beginning a limited open beta early next week: specifically, a stress test of the game's servers
. They want to get as many people online as humanly possible, and that means anyone with an account set up can log in -- beta tester or not.
Maerlyn emphasizes that the event is not meant as an "entertainment" event, although it still promises to be fun -- most likely meaning that those of you hoping to run around unrestrained will be slightly curtailed. The stress test
will follow the deployment of a brand new patch to the game, although the content and updates of that patch are as of yet undisclosed. Still, any Mortal Online
fans looking forward to the open beta -- or to the release of the game -- should be more than a little excited. Keep a close watch on the official forums
for the announcement of exact dates and times.
[ Thanks to George for the tip! ]