I enjoyed the books, but I always wondered how someone could translate Otherland into a game.  The answer was apparently not at all.
After a hard-hitting duo of conventions, it's inevitable that there would be some beta-based shakeups. The Aurora World has gone into open beta, Arena of Heroes is hosting an open beta weekend, and Defiance is looking at a full launch just around the corner. On the flip side, the long-in-testing Otherland might be out of the beta game altogether, as most of the developers for the game were unceremoniously laid off recently. Not good times for anyone.

Luckily, as I mentioned before, there has been a big pair of conventions that hit the ground running. PAX East 2013 and GDC 2013 have both featured plenty of information on games still in testing or waiting to start testing, so if you haven't already seen what Massively has out there for the cons... well, go read it.

Not slaking your thirst for a new game? Well, you can see what's actively testing just past the break with our full list. As always, if you see something missing or on there erroneously, let us know!

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.

Broken Realm (R2Games): Announcement, Signup
DK Online (Aeria): Announcement, Signup
DUST 514 (CCP Games): Announcement, Signup, /r/
Ragnarok Online 2 (Asiasoft Online): Announcement (region limited)
Salem (Paradox Interactive): Announcement, Signup, /r/
SmashMuck Champions (Kis Studios): Announcement, Signup, /r/
SMITE (Hi-Rez): Announcement, Signup, /r/
Soul Captor (Gamania): Announcement, Signup
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Online (CyberTime Systems): Announcement, Signup, /r/ (Russian-only)
Taikodom (Gamersfirst): Announcement, Signup
The Aurora World (Aurora Interactive): Announcement
War Thunder (Gaijin): Announcement, Signup, /r/ (fka World of Planes)
Warframe (Digital Extremes): Announcment, Signup

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)
Aurora World (GBE Games): Announcement, Signup
Black Prophecy Tactics: Nexus Conflict (Gamigo): Announcement, Signup
Born to Fire
(Aeria): Announcement, Signup
Bounty Hounds Online
(Wicked Interactive): Announcement, Signup
City of Steam (Mechanist): Announcement, Signup, /r/ (running periodic beta events)
Dawntide (Working as Intended): Announcement, Signup, /r/ (development on hiatus)
Darkfall Unholy Wars (Aventurine): Announcement (only accessible to purchasers)
Defiance (Trion Worlds): Signup (launching 4/2/13)
Dota 2 (Valve): Announcement, Signup, /r/
Dragon Born (KoramGame): Announcement, Signup
Dragon Crusade (Aeria): Announcement, Signup
Dragon Knights (Aeria): Announcement, Signup
Dragon's Prophet (Sony Online Entertainment): Announcement, Signup
Earthrise: First Impact (SilentFuture): Announcement, Signup (testing starts "soon")
Eldevin (Hunted Cow Studios): Announcement, Signup
End of Nations (Trion): Announcement, Signup, /r/ (beta on hold)
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn (Square-Enix): Announcement, Signup
Firefall (Red 5 Studios): Announcement, Signup, /r/
Grecca (Banbox): Announcement, Signup (in "open" alpha)
Ingress (Google): Announcement, Signup
Legend of Edda: Vengeance (GamesCampus): Signup
Lime Odyssey (Aeria Games): Announcement, Signup
Line of Defense (3000AD): Announcement, Signup
Living After War (Alaplaya): Announcement, Signup
Maestia (Gravity Interactive): Announcement, Signup
Marvel Heroes (Gazillion): Announcement, Signup (launching 6/4/13)
Neverwinter (Cryptic/Perfect World Entertainment): Announcement, Signup (running periodic closed weekends)
Origins of Malu (Burning Dog): Announcement (testing begins 3/30/13)
Otherland (gamigo): Announcement, Signup, /r/ (development in limbo, possibly canceled)
Renaissance Heroes (ChangYou): Announcement, Signup, /r/
Scarlet Blade (Aeria Games): Announcement, Signup
Star Conflict (Star Gem): Announcement, Signup, /r/
Starlight Story (Aeria): Announcement, Signup
Starlite
(Project Whitecard): Announcement, Signup (fka Astronaut: Moon, Mars, and Beyond)
Tamer Saga (PopAce): Announcement, Signup
The Elder Scrolls Online (Zenimax): Announcement, Signup (beta start at the end of March)
The Missing Ink (RedBedlam): Announcement, Signup
The Mummy Online (Bigpoint): Announcement, Signup
The Repopulation (Above and Beyond): Announcement, Signup, /r/
The War Z (Hammerpoint): Announcement, Signup
Traveller AR (Ingz): Announcement, Signup (beta on hold)
UFO Online (gamigo): Announcement, Signup
Universal Monsters Online (Bigpoint): Announcement, Signup
Venus Rising (FoxySoft): Announcement (fka Orgia Romanus; adult MMO, possibly NSFW)
Waren Story (Aeria): Announcement, Signup
Warface (Crytek/Trion Worlds): Announcement, Signup
World Alpha (World Alpha): Announcement, Signup
World of Warplanes (Wargaming.net): Announcement, Signup, /r/
Xulu Universe (Xulu): Announcement, Signup (testing on hiatus)

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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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