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Elite: Dangerous' beta 3 went live this week with bug fixes and new features like player-driven interdiction, asteroid mining, and philanthropy missions. What else is new in the land of MMO testing? Trove's open beta will launch on November 5th; no more wipes are planned. Remember the Otherland...

October 31st 2014 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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Pathfinder Online's early enrollment launch for paying backers has already been delayed multiple times since its original goal of September 15th, and last night we learned that release has been put off yet again. Goblinworks' Ryan Dancey explained that the ongoing stress tests convinced the team th...

October 30th 2014 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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Camelot Unchained ran a pre-alpha test for backers this past weekend, allowing players to test out character creation and PvP. What else is new in the realm of MMO testing? Justin test-drove Lord of the Ring's Online's in-testing Beorning race/class. Trove has a fully open, no-wipe, everyone-we...

October 24th 2014 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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GoblinWorks' latest Pathfinder developer blog went live this week, and in it CEO Ryan Dancey previews alpha version 10.0 which "closes a number of critical game loops" by adding several features. Testers will experience increased character power, increased crafting abilities, and a new company/set...

October 19th 2014 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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This week, Landmark introduced lava. Also new gear, appearance slots, a better UI, and a zillion other tweaks. But lava. What else is new in the realm of MMO testing? Camelot Unchained began its pre-alpha test phase. Mark Jacobs answered a ton of reader questions in that comment thread, by the w...

October 17th 2014 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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Pathfinder Online has thrown open its doors to all of its supporters for an important alpha stress test as the game transitions into Alpha 9.1. The Alpha 9.1 update is primarily focused on bug fixes but also includes "more fluid and lifelike" animations, a faster character selection process, the a...

October 12th 2014 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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This week, The Crew's launch date was delayed until to December 2nd, ensuring a longer closed beta for the driving MMO. What else is new in the world of MMO testing? Lord of the Rings Online unloaded update 15 on test server denizens; it includes a new class and ventures into Gondor. RIFT's Nig...

October 10th 2014 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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After no small amount of hand-wringing, the latest alpha patch is live for Pathfinder Online, with the intent of eventually cracking open the servers for stress testing. It's a pretty important patch even without the aim of a stress test, though, as it expands the map size to its full early access...

October 6th 2014 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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Trion Worlds ended Trove's alpha yesterday... and soft-launched its paid beta (complete with a brand-new class) in its place. Beta, mind you, will not be wiped again, but you've still got to pony up for a starter pack of one flavor or another to access it. What else is new in the land of MMO testin...

September 26th 2014 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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Pathfinder Online has further delayed the start of its next testing phase, Goblinworks wrote on its blog yesterday in a post titled Early Enrollment Will Not Start This Week: There are a lot of final pieces coming into place to turn Pathfinder Online into a Minimum Viable Product so all of our ear...

September 24th 2014 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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This week, classic EverQuest began the beta test for Darkened Sea, its 21st expansion. You read that number correctly! What else is new in the land of MMO testing? World of Warcraft explained its expansion's CE preorder process. We streamed Albion Online's first summer alpha event. Pathfinder...

September 19th 2014 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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The early access period of Pathfinder Online has been delayed a little bit, but the game is still moving forward, and that means opening up for stress testing. On September 20th the game's current alpha client will be receiving an update for a variety of game mechanics; following that, the servers...

September 19th 2014 at 11:00am 0 Comments