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We say farewell to ArcheAge this week as it emerges from open beta into its head start period. What else is new in the land of MMO testing? Valiance Online has launched its pre-alpha (thanks, JustAnotherNate). Legend of the Condor Heroes is set to launch open beta on September 25th. Pathfinder...

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ArcheAge's open beta, undaunted by what our community has dubbed e-hooligans and their DDoSing ways, officially began yesterday. The official launch is slated for September 16th. What else is new in the land of MMO testing? Camelot Unchained delayed its alpha to February 2015. Pathfinder Online...

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This week, SOE injected a limited version of combat into its really-truly-still-a-beta Landmark sandbox. Massively's MJ Guthrie streamed and wrote about her initial experiences with the system. What else is new in the land of MMO testing? Camelot Unchained postponed its alpha from August 2014 to...

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Who doesn't want more building shapes? Landmark players can look forward to more shapes to use in their structures, including cones and pyramids. Meanwhile, ArcheAge testers can explore the game again in another closed beta event starting today and running until August 27th. Not your cup of tea?...

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Start your engines because it's time to drive. Online. The Crew is gearing up for its second closed beta test on August 25th, World of Speed is kicking off its closed beta sometime in Q4 2014, and Armored Warfare starts its beta in Q1 of 2015. Skyforge is also starting its closed beta in Q4 2014, b...

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After a few delays, Landmark's beta launched a massive patch introducing guilds as well as glass and ice voxels. For those still stumbling around in the game trying to learn which tool does what, Massively's own MJ Guthrie put together a helpful Landmark building guide. What else is new in the land...

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Both Firefall and Swordsman officially launched this week, ending their tenures on the Betawatch list and landing on hard drives everywhere. What else is new in the land of MMO testing? ArcheAge's second beta event has begun. According to Bungie, over 4.6 million players joined Destiny's beta l...

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Destiny's beta opened its doors to everyone this week... as long as you have a PS3, Xbox Live Gold, or a PlayStation Plus subscription, that is. What else is new in the world of MMO testing? ArcheAge's second beta event begins July 30th. Firefall relaunches next week. WoW showed off female Tau...

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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 tod...

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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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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 (t...

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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 wa...

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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 we...

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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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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 beg...

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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 retur...

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WildStar officially entered open beta yesterday, upping its level cap and unveiling a new trailer. What else is new in the land of MMO betas? Landmark patched oceans into its ongoing founder beta. Like dinosaurs? Good. Survival MMO The Stomping Land hits Steam early access later this month. De...

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This week, SOE's sandbox Landmark rolled out its development plans for the next four months of beta, including tidbits on the crafting upgrade, loot, death, and combat. What else is new in the land of MMO betas? LEGO Minifigures Online promised open beta this June. Guild Wars 2's Chinese open b...

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This week, ArcheAge announced its founder pack plans and suggested it'll launch its western closed beta come this June. What else is new in the land of MMO betas? WildStar is hosting yet another weekend beta event. HEX is now in closed beta. Shroud of the Avatar posted testing release 5 for th...

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This week, Trion expanded Trove's "adventurer" supporter tier, which costs $20, to include instant access to the game's ongoing alpha test. What else is new in the world of MMO betas this round? Shards posted a survey for hopeful alpha test candidates (thanks, Siphaed!). WildStar showed off new...

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