Trion Worlds has announced that the second closed beta test for XL Games’ MMO ArcheAge will begin on July 30, and has also shared a few details about how the first test went.
According to Trion, beta servers were filled within 18 minutes of the beta going live. “Usually when we run a beta, even when things go quickly, we have an hour’s notice that more might be needed,” the game’s publisher explained. “Not in this in case. This gave us important practice at adding a new set of servers to a packed service.
“You also helped us to identify and fix challenges with some of the custom integration for our version! Some of you may have noticed issues with logging in, or with the store showing 0 credits. Both of these were due to one of the key systems integrated for our region. This was the first time that integration had ever been tested under real load, and making sure that all of the software and integration scales well is one of the reasons for these progressive beta events. With your help, we were able to identify and fix issues with that integration before the end of the event!”
As a result of the first test, Trion has announced that it is currently in discussions with the game’s developer XL Games over changes to “use of labor while hunting and looting, labor regeneration rates for online and offline players, and the availability of Archeum.”
Beta test two, “Setting Sail,” will begin at 10 a.m. PST on July 30 and run until 10 a.m. PDT on August 4.