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ArcheAge: Closed Beta Extended

SBFordSBFord Associate Editor - News ManagerThe CitadelMMORPG.COM Staff Posts: 21,441 Epic

According to a post on ArcheAge news blog, the official Korean site has been updated with an announcement that the closed beta test will be extended an extra two weeks to polish the recently released siege warfare system.

The beta, due to the extra time, will last through March 11th.

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Comments

  • Loke666Loke666 MalmöMember Posts: 19,258 Rare

    Good call, I wonder if 2 weeks is enough?

    It is always better to wait a little to fix up stuff like this before the release than to just fix all problems after.

  • SebaliSebali Staten Island, NYMember Posts: 394 Uncommon

    much rather a game push back dates and get stuff right than rush it out half finished

     


  • Originally posted by Sebali

    much rather a game push back dates and get stuff right than rush it out half finished

    for real. a good launch can make or break a game. i hate it when a game launches and half the crap is broken. i think ArcheAge will be a solid game, but they need me to test it lol. wtb beta!

  • SuraknarSuraknar Montreal, QCMember Posts: 841 Uncommon

    This game looks quite well made, but I am not sure about it gameplay overall.

    Feels much like a Themepark (with levels and battlegrounds) with some Sandbox elements (Advanced Crafting, Housing, Ships etc)...

    For me it will all depend on how everything works together, if you need to grind for months to cap the levels and then grind again before you can build something like Houses a Tower or ships, etc. then we have issues.

    We shall see how it goes I am certainly willing to give it a try, but after that whether I saty or not will depend intirelly on the game's capacity to empower the player to set their own goals and face the challenges in their own terms, that is what a Sandbox should be about.

    I am not in the mood for a Lineage II (old Gamepaly) grind thought...

    So many unnanswered questions still.



     

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  • AutemOxAutemOx Fullerton, CAMember Posts: 1,704

    I really hope that ArcheAge is totally bug free and lag free when it is released.  I really dont care personally when I play a  MMO and there are some bugs...  I played vangaurd off the bat and the bugs just made me chuckle.  But so many people care a ton about this that it can make or break a games popularity... And I REALLY want ArcheAge to do well.  It could change the way big dumb corporate $$ goes into MMOs.

    Play as your fav retro characters: cnd-online.net. My site: www.lysle.net. Blog: creatingaworld.blogspot.com.

  • McGamerMcGamer C.S.T., USAMember Posts: 1,019 Uncommon

    Taking a long time to release a game doesn't always equal a quality game. Take SWTOR for example...

  • KabaalKabaal Edinburgh, ScotlandMember Posts: 3,039 Uncommon

    Originally posted by Czanrei

    Taking a long time to release a game doesn't always equal a quality game. Take SWTOR for example...

    The article is more about polish, a better example would be AoC considering the state it was in at launch even after multiple lengthy delays.

  • BrenelaelBrenelael MaineMember Posts: 3,797 Uncommon

    This is good news. It means that they care more about a quality product then just pushing something out on the market for a quick cash grab. I'd much rather wait longer for a good quality first experience then get something half finished and buggy.

     

    Bren

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  • SkillCosbySkillCosby Trenton, MIMember Posts: 684

    When it releases in the US, it should be fine-tuned and extremely well put together.

    IF it releases in the US :(

  • curzon176curzon176 nanaimo, BCMember Posts: 14

    Originally posted by SkillCosby

    When it releases in the US, it should be fine-tuned and extremely well put together.


    IF it releases in the US :(

    Agreed. I sure hope it releases in North America.

  • ComanComan Hattem, AKMember Posts: 2,141 Uncommon

    WHAHAHAHA I love the wording. "Closed beta extended" sounds a lot more positive then "Open beta/release delayed" :P

    Atleast the PR department is sharp enough ;)

  • xxpigxxxxpigxx Harlingen, TXMember Posts: 412
  • heartlessheartless Brooklyn, NYMember Posts: 4,993 Uncommon

    I need this game in my life! It seems to have everything an old UO vet would want in an MMO.

    Sadly, those of us in the West will probably not see this game for another 2-3 years.

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  • AutemOxAutemOx Fullerton, CAMember Posts: 1,704

    Originally posted by Coman

    WHAHAHAHA I love the wording. "Closed beta extended" sounds a lot more positive then "Open beta/release delayed" :P


    Atleast the PR department is sharp enough ;)

    Nice catch ;)

    Play as your fav retro characters: cnd-online.net. My site: www.lysle.net. Blog: creatingaworld.blogspot.com.

  • TerranahTerranah Stockton, CAMember Posts: 3,574 Uncommon

    Originally posted by xxpigxx

    Here is an unbiased review from a tester:



    http://www.archeagesource.com/topic/636-archeage-cbt4-review-and-extensive-game-info/


     

    Wow, thanks for the link.  I loved precu SWG and really miss it.  Archeage looks like the game I've been waiting for.  I can't wait to play it, but also afraid it will disappoint.

     

    It looks really amazing so far though.  I'm excited to try this game.

  • travdotytravdoty modesto, CAMember Posts: 274 Uncommon

    Originally posted by curzon176


    Originally posted by SkillCosby


    When it releases in the US, it should be fine-tuned and extremely well put together.


    IF it releases in the US :(

    Agreed. I sure hope it releases in North America.

    Don't have the source, but I've read multiple places that they confirmed an impending NA release in an interview.

  • waynejr2waynejr2 West Toluca Lake, CAMember Posts: 6,577 Rare

    Originally posted by xxpigxx

    Here is an unbiased review from a tester:



    http://www.archeagesource.com/topic/636-archeage-cbt4-review-and-extensive-game-info/

    Very nice.

    http://www.youhaventlived.com/qblog/2010/QBlog190810A.html  

    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLo9FRw1AkDuQLEz7Gvvaz3ideB2NpFtT1

    https://archive.org/details/softwarelibrary_msdos?&sort=-downloads&page=1

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    John Henry Newman: "A man would do nothing if he waited until he could do it so well that no one could find fault."

    FreddyNoNose:  "A good game needs no defense; a bad game has no defense." "Easily digested content is just as easily forgotten."

    LacedOpium: "So the question that begs to be asked is, if you are not interested in the game mechanics that define the MMORPG genre, then why are you playing an MMORPG?"



  • seiiyaseiiya thessalonikiMember Posts: 24

    Originally posted by Suraknar

    This game looks quite well made, but I am not sure about it gameplay overall.






    Feels much like a Themepark (with levels and battlegrounds) with some Sandbox elements (Advanced Crafting, Housing, Ships etc)...


    For me it will all depend on how everything works together, if you need to grind for months to cap the levels and then grind again before you can build something like Houses a Tower or ships, etc. then we have issues.






    We shall see how it goes I am certainly willing to give it a try, but after that whether I saty or not will depend intirelly on the game's capacity to empower the player to set their own goals and face the challenges in their own terms, that is what a Sandbox should be about.


    I am not in the mood for a Lineage II (old Gamepaly) grind thought...


    So many unnanswered questions still.









     



     

    1 its a sanbox

    2 its quest based not ala L2 kkk mobs to get a lvl

    3 this guy is DA boss for any korean mmo's u wanna check news etc etc since he is in all CBT and making reviews very good guy .

     

    http://steparu.com/reviews/mmo-rpg-reviews/732-archeage-online-cbt4-coverage

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