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WAR Release date & Open Beta Information

Post by Chrien » 25 Jul 2008, 15:19

Editing this post to summarise release information.

Release Date: September 18th - Simultaneous worldwide release in Europe, North America and Oceania. Whether this means we will be playing on Sept 18th or Sept 19th down under is unclear.

Head Start: They haven't given dates for this but the general concensus seems to be Standard Edition preorders will recieve a 2 day head start and as Mythic has stated Collectors Edition preorders will recieve an extra day on top of this.

Preview Weekend: A special "Preview Weekend" will be held for those who have preordered either the CE or SE copies of the game. No exact info on where this fits in the timeline has been given, its either before or after Open Beta. Their intention is to "have around 100K people load testing".

Closed Beta for CE Preorders: "we are pleased to announce that we will also be inviting our pre-order CE buyers into our Closed Beta test starting next week". Your computer will need to meet the revised closed beta computer specifications, no information on exactly what is needed has been revealed. I guess this means we will be able to enter our codes etc into the account site soon.

Open Beta: No date revealed thus far, they are still working out the details. They have announced that Open Beta downloads should be avaliable by August 15th, with Beta to follow sometime after that obviously.

NDA Lift: They were hoping to lift it today but they had a few things outstanding, they expect to lift it this time next week.

This post is basically a cut down version of what Mark Jacobs the head of Mythic has posted here and on other fan sites. So if you want to read the full thing check it out.


My original post
Hmm wonder if this is as good as an official annoucement from Mythic:
http://www.ea.com.sg/en-sg/games/pc/war ... ollectors/

23rd September :)
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Re: WAR Release date

Post by Invert » 25 Jul 2008, 16:12

Yeah I saw that...not much time for open beta but meh. /excited :D
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Post by Kashak » 25 Jul 2008, 17:38

Chrien wrote:Hmm wonder if this is as good as an official annoucement from Mythic:
http://www.ea.com.sg/en-sg/games/pc/war ... ollectors/

23rd September :)


Not a suprising date considering their 'open' beta isnt goign to be that open. Expect the usual servers falling over startup though.
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Re: WAR Release date

Post by Grey » 25 Jul 2008, 17:58

ah well guess ill let y'all pave the way for me a bit hehe, hoping the game will be rock solid by november :)

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Re: WAR Release date

Post by Chrien » 25 Jul 2008, 18:32

Late September is what I've been assuming for the last couple of months anyways.

I bet open beta will be like a couple of weeks max.
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Re: WAR Release date

Post by Fenryr » 26 Jul 2008, 13:55

Yeah, Open Beta will be more of an extended Early Access for stress testing before it goes live.
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Re: WAR Release date

Post by Chrien » 26 Jul 2008, 15:24

they have a head start program too so that shortens the time even more.
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Re: WAR Release date

Post by nitrofenix » 07 Aug 2008, 09:10

MMORPG.com have just linked an article saying the release date is now September 18th.

They have also announced subscription prices:
* Monthly Subscription: $14.99 USD
* 3-Month Subscription: $41.97 ($13.99 per month)
* 6-Month Subscription: $77.94 ($12.99 per month)
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Re: WAR Release date

Post by Monarche » 07 Aug 2008, 09:12

And the official website says Open beta downloads will be open on Aug 18th, too...
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Post by Secro » 07 Aug 2008, 09:37

NDA drops in a week too. They wanted to drop it today apparently, but said we would understand the delay lol
got nfi what requires a delay at this stage /shrug

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Post by Tilania » 07 Aug 2008, 09:49

I guess they now have to speed everything up to get to that open beta date, although they will obviously continue to class balance and fiddle with tier 3&4 through that, and I see from the website that open beta is limited to tier 1 &2, level 20 max, which as we know have had the bulk of testing.

If the AOC forums are anything to go by, the open beta forums will be full of spam and folk moaning

Its deffo for stress testing the servers, the question now is when does headstart start, and how much more are CE being given over standard.
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Post by Invert » 07 Aug 2008, 10:23

Yeah Open beta should be interesting...that's pretty generous giving access up to level 20. Pretty keen on the early release, only just over a month away! :D
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Post by Kashak » 07 Aug 2008, 10:30

Monarche wrote:And the official website says Open beta downloads will be open on Aug 18th, too...


They'll probably give people a week or two to suck down 8+ gigs

I assume open beta = char deleted at the end?
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Re: WAR Release date

Post by Chrien » 07 Aug 2008, 10:59

Kashak wrote:
Monarche wrote:And the official website says Open beta downloads will be open on Aug 18th, too...


They'll probably give people a week or two to suck down 8+ gigs

I assume open beta = char deleted at the end?


Yes they won't be transferring them over.

My guess is open beta will start at least a week after the download date. They've said they don't want open beta to be that long. Personally I might take a break over open beta so I'm not too burnt out prior to release. Probably just play some T1 scenarios or something. They've said they see Open Beta as a stress test.
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