Betawatch: July 7 - 13, 2012

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This week on Betawatch, we say farewell to Brick Force, which has officially launched! Soul Captor Online moves from our closed to open beta list, while both Sevencore and RaiderZ have announced closed beta dates (July 16th and August 8th, respectively).

Meanwhile, PlanetSide 2's devs have confirmed that the game will be headed to beta within the next month, a new round of beta invites has gone out to ArcheAge's Korean testers, and Aeria is now accepting beta applications for its new F2P shooter, Born to Fire.

Finally, we learned that the Sylvari and Asura will be playable in Guild Wars 2 final beta event. One more week to go!

The complete Betawatch roundup is tucked beyond the fold.

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
Soul Captor (Gamania): 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
Born to Fire (Aeria): Announcement, Signup
Bounty Hounds Online
(Wicked Interactive): Announcement, Signup
City of Steam (Mechanist): Announcement, Signup
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 (first beta event 7/20/2012)
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 8/28/2012; final BWE 7/20 to 7/22)
Guns of Icarus (Muse Games): Announcement, Signup
Knight Age (Joymax): 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)
Pirate101 (KingsIsle): Announcement, Signup
PlanetSide 2 (SOE): Announcement, Signup (summer beta)
RaiderZ (PWE): Announcement, Signup (closed beta 8/8/2012)
Renaissance Heroes (ChangYou): Announcement, Signup
RIFT: Storm Legion (Trion Worlds): Announcement
Salem (Paradox Interactive): Announcement, Signup
Sevencore (gPotato): Announcement, Signup (closed beta 7/16/2012)
SmashMuck Champions (Kis Studios): Announcement, Signup
Star Conflict (Star Gem): Announcement, Signup
Storybricks (Namaste): Announcement, Signup (in "open" alpha)
Taikodom (Gamersfirst): Announcement, Signup (closed beta in August)
Tamer Saga (PopAce): Announcement, Signup
The Missing Ink (RedBedlam): Announcement, Signup
The Mummy Online (Bigpoint): Announcement, Signup
The Repopulation (Above and Beyond): Announcement, Signup
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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