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Betawatch: April 12 - 18, 2014

This week, Trion expanded Trove's "adventurer" supporter tier, which costs $20, to include instant access to the game's ongoing alpha test. What else is new in the world of MMO betas this round? Shards posted a survey for hopeful alpha test candidates (thanks, Siphaed!). WildStar showed off new...

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Betawatch: April 5 - 11, 2014

Venus Rising's internal alpha officially kicked off this week, and we're sure you can't wait to log in and do... whatever it is people do in there. Take totally platonic baths, maybe. What else is new in the world of MMO betas this week? Trion announced that ArcheAge is officially in alpha! The...

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Black Gold's closed beta getting 'major changes,' new classes

Snail Games says that fans of steampunk MMO Black Gold Online can expect "a newer, smoother, updated version" of the title when closed beta testing starts "soon." The game's UI, graphics, battlefields, and vehicles will be tweaked, and Snail says that "major" combat system, quest line, and PvE...

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Betawatch: March 29 - April 4, 2014

The Elder Scrolls Online officially launched today (actually, it launched yesterday, and early!), so we bid it a fond farewell from the pages of Betawatch. What else is new in the world of MMO beta testing? World of Warcraft kicked off the alpha for Warlords of Draenor. Final Fantasy XIV...

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Betawatch: March 22 - 28, 2014

TUG landed on Steam's early access for $10 today, bringing the indie sandbox that much closer to official launch. What else happened in the land of MMO betas this week? Landmark formally moved from alpha to closed beta. WildStar kicked off a bonus beta weekend this morning. Shroud of the...

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The Stream Team: More Landmark beta, more codes!

Landmark's closed beta is a whole day old! That means Massively's MJ has only had 24 hours in which to lose herself in this brave new world. We know that is not nearly enough time, so she's diving right back in (has she even left?!) and exploring, mining, and logging to her heart's content. And did...

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The Stream Team: It's beta (and code giveaway) time in Landmark!

Eager to take the first steps into EverQuest Next Landmark's closed beta? Massively's MJ sure is! So she's jumping in just as quick as she can to check out how the world has changed. And because she really wants you to come along with her, she'll be giving away a couple of closed beta codes to...

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Norrathian Notebook Extra: Get the scoop on the opening of EQ Next Landmark's closed beta

EverQuest Next Landmark's alpha is not only over, it's gone. As in gone gone. As in the world has been officially destroyed and nothing remains (except for your templates, Founders Pack goodies, and purchased items, of course!). But that was all a necessary step in the direction of closed beta,...

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Betawatch: March 15 - 21, 2014

SOE announced this week that EverQuest Next Landmark will leave alpha and enter closed beta on Wednesday, March 26th. Land rush incoming! What else is new in the world of MMO testing? WildStar is hosting another beta weekend event and opened up preorders. Black Desert ramps up its beta testing...

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First Impressions: Nosgoth is all right, but that might not be enough

Let me begin with a somewhat tortured analogy: Nosgoth is sort of like discovering an obscure bit of British nobility of dubious importance. Those intimately familiar with the relevant lineage will be somewhat perplexed by this stranger, who is not really at all what they expected. Everyone else...

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