Betawatch: June 16 - 22, 2012

Blade and Soul
Blade & Soul joins our open beta list this week, taunting all of us on this side of the pond with its Korean exclusivity, while the PvP-fest known as Waren Story has entered closed beta. Meanwhile, Mechwarrior Online is offering fans the chance to buy into its founder's program. The game's early access program is due to begin on August 7th.

Lastly, this weekend will see the final beta event for newly NDA-free The Secret World, and Guild Wars 2 pre-purchasers will snag another chance to stress-test that title come Wednesday.

The entire Betawatch roundup is behind the cut!

Open testing phase
Massively considers a game to be in open testing if it has open, public signups and plans for a server wipe before its official launch. Self-described "open beta" MMOs that have soft-launched with functioning real-money cash shops will not be listed.

Blade & Soul (NCsoft): Announcement (Korean-only; launching there in July)
Divina (Gamania): Announcement, Signup
Drakensang Online (Bigpoint): Announcement, Signup
KULTAN: The World Beyond (Bigpoint): Announcement, Signup
Remanum (Travian): Announcement, Signup
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Online (CyberTime Systems): Announcement, Signup (Russian-only)

Closed testing phase
We consider an MMO to be in closed testing if it features either future test signups or an ongoing semi-private beta/alpha that cannot immediately and freely be accessed by the general public. Some are restricted by NDAs.

Age of Wulin (gPotato): Announcement, Signup (Asia, EU)
ArcheAge (XL GAMES): Announcement (Korean signups only)
ArchlordX: The Chronicles (Webzen): Announcement, Signup
Bounty Hounds Online (Wicked Interactive): Announcement, Signup
C9 (Webzen): Announcement (open beta 6/30; launch 7/11/2012)
City of Steam (Mechanist): Announcement, Signup (alpha in July 2012)
Dawntide (Working as Intended): Announcement, Signup (development on hiatus)
Dragon Born (KoramGame): Announcement, Signup
Dragon Crusade (Aeria): Announcement, Signup
Dragon Knights (Aeria): Announcement, Signup
DUST 514
(CCP Games): Announcement, Signup
Eligium (Frogster): Announcement, Signup
End of Nations (Trion): Announcement, Signup
Firefall (Red 5 Studios): Announcement, Signup
Glitch (Tiny Speck): Announcement, Signup (back in beta; no new players accepted)
Grecca (Banbox): Announcement, Signup (in "open" alpha)
Grimlands (gamigo): Announcement, Signup
Guild Wars 2 (ArenaNet): Announcement (launching in 2012)
Guns of Icarus (Muse Games): Announcement, Signup
Lime Odyssey (Aeria Games): Announcement, Signup
Line of Defense (3000AD): Announcement, Signup
Living After War (Alaplaya): Announcement, Signup
Maestia (Gravity Interactive): Announcement, Signup
MechWarrior Online (Piranha): Announcement, Signup (early access starts 8/7/2012)
Origins of Malu (Burning Dog): Announcement (beta coming 9/30/2012)
Otherland (gamigo): Announcement, Signup
Path of Exile
(Grinding Gear Games): Announcement, Signup (open beta in August)
Phantasy Star Online 2 (Sega): Announcement (Japanese-only)
Pirate101 (KingsIsle): Announcement, Signup
PlanetSide 2 (SOE): Announcement, Signup
RaiderZ (PWE): Announcement, Signup (open beta 7/5/2012)
Renaissance Heroes (ChangYou): Announcement, Signup
RIFT: Storm Legion (Trion Worlds): Announcement
Salem (Paradox Interactive): Announcement, Signup
SmashMuck Champions (Kis Studios): Announcement, Signup
Soul Captor (Gamania): Announcement, Signup
Star Conflict (Star Gem): Announcement, Signup
Storybricks (Namaste): Announcement, Signup (in "open" alpha)
Tamer Saga (PopAce): Announcement, Signup
The Missing Ink (RedBedlam): Announcement, Signup
The Mummy Online (Bigpoint): Announcement, Signup
The Repopulation (Above and Beyond): Announcement, Signup
The Secret World (Funcom): Announcement, Signup (launching 7/3/2012)
Traveller AR (Ingz): Announcement, Signup (beta on hold)
UFO Online (gamigo): Announcement, Signup
Universal Monsters Online (Bigpoint): Announcement, Signup
Waren Story
(Aeria): Announcement, Signup
WindSlayer 2 (Ignited Games): Announcement (beta closed down until fall 2012)
World Alpha (World Alpha): Announcement, Signup
War Thunder (Gaijin): Announcement, Signup (fka World of Planes)
World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria (Blizzard): Announcement, Signup
World of Warplanes (Wargaming.net): Announcement, Signup

Betawatch is Massively's weekly report on the latest MMO alphas, betas, and other games still meandering toward an official launch. From ArcheAge to World of Warplanes, it's covered here, complete with sign-up links so that you too can perform the unpaid quality-control work otherwise known as game testing. Drop us a comment if we've missed one!
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