Betawatch: May 18 - 24, 2013

Space troopers always look space trooper-y.
This has been quite the week if you're interested in hearing about what's going on behind the curtain. Destiny offered everyone a new trailer, WildStar gave us plenty of information to chew on, The Elder Scrolls Online talked crafting, and Final Fantasy XIV announced a definite date for its relaunch with a new video. Tons of stuff behind the scenes.

Meanwhile, Eldevin quietly moved into its second phase of closed beta. Oh, and Neverwinter's economy completely collapsed, which is either bad for the beta or bad for the game's launch depending on how you see the game's current state.

How do we see it? Well, you can take a look at our testing list for an idea. In fact, you might want to take a look at the list anyway just to see what's out there. If you notice something erroneous on there, feel free to let us know so we can take a look ourselves.

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.

Anno Online (Ubisoft): Announcement, Signup
Arcane Saga (Netmarble): Announcement, Signup
Broken Realm (R2Games): Announcement, Signup
City of Steam (Mechanist): Announcement, Signup, /r/
DK Online (Aeria): Announcement, Signup
Heroes & Generals (Reto-Moto): Signup
Lunaria Story (R2Games): Signup
Salem (Paradox Interactive): Announcement, Signup, /r/
Scarlet Blade (Aeria Games): Announcement, Signup
SmashMuck Champions (Kis Studios): Announcement, Signup, /r/
SMITE (Hi-Rez): Announcement, Signup, /r/
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
UFO Online (gamigo): Announcement, 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)
Born to Fire (Aeria): Announcement, Signup
Bounty Hounds Online (Wicked Interactive): Announcement, Signup
Dota 2 (Valve): Announcement, Signup, /r/
Dragon Born (KoramGame): Announcement, Signup
Dragon Crusade (Aeria): Announcement, Signup
Dragon's Prophet (Sony Online Entertainment): Announcement, Signup (open beta starts 5/30/13)
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 (launching 8/27/13)
Firefall (Red 5 Studios): Announcement, Signup, /r/ (open beta starts 7/9/13)
Grecca (Banbox): Announcement, Signup (in "open" alpha)
Infinite Crisis (Turbine): Announcement, Signup
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)
Origins of Malu (Burning Dog): Announcement
Otherland (gamigo): Announcement, Signup, /r/ (development in limbo, possibly canceled)
Renaissance Heroes (ChangYou): Announcement, Signup, /r/
Starlight Story (Aeria): Announcement, Signup
Starlite (Project Whitecard): Announcement, Signup (fka Astronaut: Moon, Mars, and Beyond)
The Elder Scrolls Online (Zenimax): Announcement, Signup
The Missing Ink (RedBedlam): Announcement, Signup
he 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)
Universal Monsters Online (Bigpoint): Announcement, Signup
Venus Rising (FoxySoft): Announcement (fka Orgia Romanus; adult MMO, possibly NSFW)
Warface (Crytek/Trion Worlds): Announcement, Signup
WildStar (Carbine/NCsoft): 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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