So we're four days in to the 4th closed beta of Korean sand-park MMO ArcheAge, this is quite possibly the longest period CBT that we have played in recent years, especially as closed/open betas are now predominantly seen as a marketing tool rather than a true bug/mechanic test. We here at BOON Control have been lucky enough to be invited to this CBT by the lovely folks over at XLGames for the second time.
We here to help inform you of our experience in-game, get Western audiences excited about ArcheAge (as if we really need to try) and feedback our experience to XLGames - they are very interested gathering feedback from the differing markets (this is a very good sign, compared to other similar games at market).
ArcheAge CBT4 Teaser Trailer
So it was announced a few weeks back that the closed beta period this time round would be 80 days long, while at first glance that is a huge figure to give to what in the past were 5/6 day beta events, the servers are only up for a limited (7 hours) period per day and they are down for maintenance on Tuesdays.
ArcheAge Korean Closed Beta 4 Uptimes:
Monday: 07:00 - 14:00 GMT (08:00 - 15:00 CET)
Wednesday: 07:00 - 14:00 GMT (08:00 - 15:00 CET)
Thursday: 07:00 - 14:00 GMT (08:00 - 15:00 CET)
Friday: 07:00 - 14:00 GMT (08:00 - 15:00 CET)
Saturday: 07:00 - 14:00 GMT (08:00 - 15:00 CET)
Sunday: 07:00 - 14:00 GMT (08:00 - 15:00 CET)
We will be updating the website with all the juicy news and beautiful landscapes from our travels through ArcheAge. Due to the length of this beta we'll be posting updates a little less frequently than last time (allowing us to sleep between test sessions this time round), although you can catch a full weeks worth of livestreaming, photostreams and of course YouTube footage, plus we'll be posting our findings and creating translated guides in our ArcheAge forum.
BOON Control livestreams:
- http://www.twitch.tv/boon_acina (All Week)
- http://www.twitch.tv/boonaspira (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday)
- http://www.twitch.tv/omniboon (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday)
Also keep an eye on our YouTube channel: BOONControlTV which we'll be updating as often as we can with in game footage. We'll also be updating our Facebook and Twitter accounts with which streams are up and when over the full length of the beta.
- http://www.twitch.tv/gryffes (Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays)
- http://www.twitch.tv/fizzeeboon (Sundays)
- http://www.twitch.tv/adagionboon (Saturdays, Sundays)
- http://www.twitch.tv/saulboon (Saturday, Sunday)
BOON Control Facebook Page
BOON Control Twitter
We're super excited to be able to showcase ArcheAge to you our viewers, feel free to ask questions, request video footage etc in the comments, but for now we'll leave you with this beautiful landscape screenshot: