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Betawatch: April 21 - 27, 2012


Tamer Saga and Grimlands join Betawatch's closed beta list this week, while Pirate101 (arrrr!) and Dragon Crusade have been added to our alpha list. And if you were hoping to jump into Spirit Tales' open beta on Wednesday, you're out of luck: Koramgame has postponed that test until May 10th with a lengthy explanation.

Want in on the Neverwinter beta? Prepurchasing Torchlight 2 through Perfect World Entertainment's portal will guarantee your spot.

You're no doubt keeping a steady eye on both TERA, which has opened up its head start program in advance of launch next week, and Guild Wars 2, whose first beta event for prepurchasers began earlier today. EVE Fanfest attendees can now redeem their voucher codes for DUST 514 as well.

Finally, reader Chet tipped us off to the rumor fact that Salem beta test invites are going out!

Enjoy the full Betawatch roundup after the break.

Open Beta Stage
MMOs that are in open beta -- sometimes permanently, if you know what I mean:

Closed Beta Stage
MMOs that are deep in closed beta and cloaked in some semblance of secrecy:
Alpha Stage
MMOs demonstrably in alpha with a beta test on the way:

Betawatch is Massively's weekly report on the latest MMO alphas, betas, and games still meandering toward an official launch. From ArcheAge to Zentia, 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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