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Betawatch: September 13 - 19, 2014

This week, classic EverQuest began the beta test for Darkened Sea, its 21st expansion. You read that number correctly! What else is new in the land of MMO testing? World of Warcraft explained its expansion's CE preorder process. We streamed Albion Online's first summer alpha event. Pathfinder...

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Elite: Dangerous beta 2 coming September 30

Those cockpits weren't meant to look fresh off the factory floor forever; it's time to take Elite: Dangerous' ships out for another tour of duty. Frontier announced that beta 2 for Elite: Dangerous will begin on September 30th. This round of testing is being promoted as a great improvement on...

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Albion Online kicks off its summer alpha event

You could be forgiven for thinking it's a bit too late for "summer" events to take place right now, but Albion Online is forging ahead with its summer alpha event. The closed alpha client is now available for players to log in and explore all of the available systems, from gathering and trading...

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Betawatch: September 6 - 12, 2014

We say farewell to ArcheAge this week as it emerges from open beta into its head start period. What else is new in the land of MMO testing? Valiance Online has launched its pre-alpha (thanks, JustAnotherNate). Legend of the Condor Heroes is set to launch open beta on September 25th. Pathfinder...

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Skyforge trumpets Paladin class

The mix of sci-fi and fantasy themes in Skyforge marches on, as the upcoming MMO announced its latest class: the Paladin. Heavy armor? Big sword? Giant shield? Divine backing? Yes on all counts. According to the reveal, Paladins "are the spiritual heirs of Aeli and a true weapon of good." As...

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Betawatch: August 30 - September 5, 2014

ArcheAge's open beta, undaunted by what our community has dubbed e-hooligans and their DDoSing ways, officially began yesterday. The official launch is slated for September 16th. What else is new in the land of MMO testing? Camelot Unchained delayed its alpha to February 2015. Pathfinder Online...

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H1Z1 takes out starting axe based on player feedback

This past month's conventions and player hands-on have been influential to the development of H1Z1, according to a new post today by Senior Game Designer Jimmy Whisenhunt. "After much discussion and some debate, we decided to make several targeted and deliberate changes to how the player will be...

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Wakfu heads to Steam on September 18th

If you've lamented the fact that Steam currently has a distinct lack of isometric tactical-ish MMORPGs available at the moment, you'll be happy to know that Wakfu is heading to the platform on September 18th. The game is currently in closed testing until September 16th, with no character wipes...

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PAX Prime 2014: Trove moves at the speed of lightrail

Probably one of the coolest features that I've seen in an MMO in a long time came during a Trove demo at PAX Prime this weekend. The devs were keen to show off the game's magriders, which are tracks that players can lay down to take others on a pre-planned route around the world. Think of it as a...

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Betawatch: August 23 - 29, 2014

This week, SOE injected a limited version of combat into its really-truly-still-a-beta Landmark sandbox. Massively's MJ Guthrie streamed and wrote about her initial experiences with the system. What else is new in the land of MMO testing? Camelot Unchained postponed its alpha from August 2014 to...

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