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MWO: Is this beta or release? With Poll

udonudon Durham, NCMember Posts: 1,803 Uncommon
So MechWarrior Online goes "Open Beta" today complete with no more resets of stats.  Everything you earn and all the real world world money you spend in this F2P from this day forward is permanent and won't ever be wiped.  Which begs the question what exactly is the difference between this Open Beta and full release of a game?  Should a developer be able to collect revenue off a game and run it identical to a released product but excuse all the lacking features and issues as "It's beta"?   What say you?


  • ubermutubermut dallas, TXMember Posts: 221 Uncommon

    It's a way to help fund their project, and every company does this now anyway it seems so it doesn't really bother me.  I'm just glad that it means they won't reset stats anymore so we can level up while they finish the large amounts of work that still needs to be done.  And in the meantime I can help support them by buying exp boosters and what not from time to time.

    I do see how it rubs people the wrong way, but it's nothing new.  Until they say it's released I trust to believe them that they consider the project unfinished in terms of gameplay and more importantly content.  Which they have also repeated many times.

  • RefMinorRefMinor MyTownMember Posts: 3,452 Uncommon
    Worst poll ever. Yes, it is a beta or a finished game
  • RiftstarRiftstar Oak Harbor, WAMember Posts: 22 Uncommon

    Playing: MWO
    Waiting For: Star Citizen

  • ThorqemadaThorqemada BerlinMember Posts: 1,282 Uncommon

    Its an Open Beta Release.


    "Torquemada... do not implore him for compassion. Torquemada... do not beg him for forgiveness. Torquemada... do not ask him for mercy. Let's face it, you can't Torquemada anything!"

    MWO Music Video - What does the Mech say:
    Johnny Cash - The Man Comes Around:

  • MackehMackeh LondonMember Posts: 164

    MWO: Is this beta or release?




    LMFAO you will be headhunted by McDonalds asap


  • samvenicesamvenice BarcelonaMember Posts: 96 Uncommon

    New poll: does the OP need english grammar classes?

    yes / no / wut?


    Anyways, nothing new here: there are literally countless f2p games that have been "open beta with no resets and cash shop live".

    The beta status allows them to shut down servers whenever they want with the "STFU it's beta" excuse, while at the same time getting some buzz, new influx of players due to no wipe and funding (they can sell out "pre-release deals" on their cash shop bundles).

  • LustmordLustmord Mt. Gilead, OHMember Posts: 1,108 Uncommon
    Originally posted by RefMinor
    Worst poll ever. Yes, it is a beta or a finished game

    LMAO no doubt.

    Mechwarrior is a good game, if they want to say they are in beta, I'm cool with that.

  • BlueMountainBlueMountain Philadelphia, PAMember Posts: 147 Uncommon

    Piranha needs more people testing the core systems to iron out all the bugs, solve all the netcode issues so they can progress on to 24 mech matches and community warfare.

    Community warfare, which will be the game element that is most attractive to guilds/Corps, will be crucial to the success of the franchise and it has not even seen the light of day. All we are testing is the core of the game, without which nothing else is possible.

    Thus, it is beta.

    To dream, perhaps to be.

  • MadDemon64MadDemon64 Maplewood, NJMember Posts: 1,102 Uncommon
    Its a beta, but nowadays, open beta and release are pretty much the same thing (for free to play games).

    Since when is Tuesday a direction?

  • CaldrinCaldrin CwmbranMember Posts: 4,505 Uncommon

    Its a beta...


    Poll does not make sense...


  • TheCrow2kTheCrow2k Adelaide, AKMember Posts: 953
    Terrible poll is terrible.
    Its an open beta. Which nowdays for F2P means it is a full release which doesn't quite have all its promised features and is still being tweaked & balanced.

    It is a lot of fun though
  • BlueMountainBlueMountain Philadelphia, PAMember Posts: 147 Uncommon
    Originally posted by MadDemon64
    Its a beta, but nowadays, open beta and release are pretty much the same thing (for free to play games).

    No. Players may well feel that beta is release, but that doesn't make it so. We're only seeing the core of the game. 2/3rds of what the game intended has not been seen by the public.

    To dream, perhaps to be.

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