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Betawatch: July 12 - 18, 2014

ArcheAge officially dropped into closed beta mode this week; according to Trion Worlds, the beta saw over a million sign-ups, with so many logins that the team was forced to open new beta servers on short notice. What else is new in the world of MMO testing? Destiny's beta kicked off earlier...

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Betawatch: July 5 - 11, 2014

ArcheAge dazzled MMORPG players this week with the announcement that its closed beta will kick off on July 17th. What else is new in the world of MMO testing? Archlord 2's open beta began, complete with a brand-new patch. Pathfinder Online released a new alpha client. World of Warcraft showed...

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Betawatch: June 28 - July 4, 2014

This week, Trion Worlds explained the reasoning behind ArcheAge's closed beta delay; sandbox fans must now wait until mid-July for the anticipated closed beta events. What else is new in the world of MMO betas? Wuxia MMO Swordsman has soft-launched with an open beta in spite of account snafus...

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Betawatch: June 21 - 27, 2014

This week, sandbox hopeful Pathfinder Online kicked off a pay-to-play alpha for its Kickstarter donors and folks who bought access through the game's website. What else is new in the world of MMO betas? World of Warcraft began its closed beta for Warlords of Draenor. Swordsman will slash its...

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Betawatch: June 14 - June 20, 2014

Funcom's LEGO Minifigures Online launched into open beta earlier this week, hoping players will stay a bit longer than they did in the last LEGO MMO. What else is new in the land of betas this week? Black Gold Online enters open beta today. Premium beta #2 for Elite: Dangerous kicks off next...

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Betawatch: June 7 - 13, 2014

In-testing MMO Shroud of the Avatar raised eyebrows this week with an update that retooled pledge tiers to arguably give crowdfunders considerable sandbox advantages in return for piles of money. What else is new in the land of MMO testing? Line of Defense is aiming for early access on Steam in...

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Betawatch: May 31 - June 6, 2014

Remember Argo Online? Oh yeah, we do too, and this week it transitioned into open beta. ArchLord 2 is also eyeing a beta before the month is out. Shards Online, meanwhile, is taking on all comers for a free preview weekend even though the fantasy sandbox isn't even in alpha! What else is happening...

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Betawatch: May 24 - 30, 2014

ArcheAge's alpha is so popular that Trion had to upgrade its hardware to support "the massive number of Archeum Founders." Yes, I know, this is Betawatch and not Alphawatch, but since alpha is the new beta it seemed like an appropriate story to mention. But that's not all that is happening this...

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Betawatch: May 17 - 23, 2014

Bungie announced this week that its console MMOFPS Destiny is open for pre-order and pre-loading on the PS3 and PS4. Pre-order players will earn beta access come July. What else is new in the world of MMO beta testing? WildStar is keeping its open beta live intermittently until the headstart...

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Betawatch: May 10 - 16, 2014

WildStar's open beta has not been without complications this week as the promised guild and character name reservation system suffered numerous outages, resulting in apologies and compensation for affected pre-order players. What else is new in the land of MMO betas? Dungeon Fighter Online...

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