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I thought I would keep us appraised of new happenings via the wonderful new site that is massively.

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 the game's backers.
- Black Gold Online's closed beta is set to begin on May 15th.
- War Thunder introduced closed beta tank events for current players.
- The Phantasy Star Online 2 closed beta ended for SE Asian testers.
- Survarium announced a quickie 24-hour open beta that started earlier today.

These are in Open Beta:

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.

http://www.faceofmankind.com/placeholder/ Face of Mankind
http://margonem.com/ Margonem
http://projectgorgon.com/ Project Gorgon
http://www.smashmuck.com SmashMuck Champions
http://www.gamersfirst.com/taikodom Taikodom

Closed testing phase

Massively 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. Games qualify even if the testing is limited to backers or pre-purchasers and if has an active cash shop as long as the signups are restricted.

http://albiononline.com Albion Online
https://www.archeagegame.com/en/ ArcheAge
http://archlord2.webzen.com/ Archlord 2
http://argo.usergames.com/ Argo Online
http://black.game.daum.net/black/index.daum Black Desert
http://bg.snailgame.com/ Black Gold
http://store.steampowered.com/app/221100 DayZ
http://www.play-earthrise.com/ Earthrise: First Impact
http://eclipsewar.playrohan.com/teaser.html Eclipse War Online
http://elite.frontier.co.uk/ Elite: Dangerous
http://gloriavictisgame.com/ Gloria Victis
http://www.heroesofthestorm.com/ Heroes of the Storm
https://hextcg.com HEX
https://www.eqnlandmark.com Landmark
http://www.playminifigures.com LEGO Minifigures Online
http://lodmmo.com/ Line of Defense
http://www.mydream.com MyDream
http://beta.nosgoth.com Nosgoth
http://www.shadowrun.com/shadowrun-online Shadowrun Online
https://www.shroudoftheavatar.com Shroud of the Avatar
http://www.starlitegame.com/dmf/ Starlite
http://games.arcgames.com/en/prod/swordsman Swordsman
http://www.therepopulation.com The Repopulation
https://www.transformersuniverse.com Transformers Universe
http://www.trovegame.com Trove
http://nerdkingdom.com/TUG
http://www.foxysoft.net Venus Rising
http://www.worldofwarcraft.com Warlords of Draenor
http://warthunder.com War Thunder
http://www.wildstar-online.com WildStar

Phew!

Well if anyone is in or planning on going in on any of those Beta/Alphas then please share your experience.

*cough *cough to the guy in ArcheAge!!

All taken from http://massively.joystiq.com/2014/04/25/betawatch-april-19-25-2014/

Can someone tell me how I can copy text with links rather than doing what I just did there and spent 30 mins transposing the stuff over ?

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http://vostokgames.com/en/projects Survarium closed beta from makes of S.T.A.L.K.E.R

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Been playing some Survarium, got an invite from that beta lottery system or whatever they use to select beta testers. The game looks gorgeous and it sounds great, right now it seems to be a lobby based shooter, kinda like World of Tanks, wait for a game to start, do well in a match, earn credits to purchase new weapons, armour, ammo etc. There's just a few maps and team deathmatch for beta right now it seems, but I'm more interested in the coop PVE game modes later on which could be alot of fun. I like the shooting mechanics of the game, getting shot at messes up your aim, it uses a realistic damage system where fires cause burns and radiation needs to be treated and limbs can be shot at, even traps can be placed to snare players which stop you dead for 10 seconds or so, your health slowly regenerates over time and if you didn't stock up on enough ammo from the shop, you could run out of ammo during the match and be useless, the game promotes using ammo sparingly, so make your shots count!

It's certainly an interesting game if you like your clan based FPS games, must play some more and see how it develops!

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LEGO Minifigures Online

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Something you've preordered Tenz?

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Licence to print money. Even if it sucks load of people will buy it.

I quite like the Lego games, not sure about kids and the average online community though

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Tenz wrote:
Licence to print money. Even if it sucks load of people will buy it.

I quite like the Lego games, not sure about kids and the average online community though


Lego Universe was okeee but would have worked better as a offline game with optional online coop etc.

Shame it shut down really, the boy liked that when he was younger.

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Yeah, we gave our eldest a 3month sub to Lego Universe a few years ago at Christmas then months later it was announced it would be shutting down. RAGE.

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