Funcom talks Age of Conan open beta details
For those of you thought that the open beta for Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures is going to be a cruise in the beach, well think again. The confusion during CES 2008 about this is now being clarified by Funcom.
According to the company, a registration and an application process will still be necessary to join the open beta. To know more about this, head on over to the full article via the “read more” link below.
Funcom Community Manager Shannon Drake (aka Pharamond) for the MMORPG Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures has posted an update over the game’s official forums clarifying some issues that arose during the recent Consumer Electronics Show.
Accordingly, fans thought that the open beta for Hyborian Adventures (also on Xbox 360) will be as open as it could be, not requiring them to sign up or do anything. Pharamond, however, said that this isn’t exactly the case.
The community manager added that while the open beta will be wider in scale, a registration and an application process will still be required. Pharamond discussed this further:
We are planning to have an open beta for the game as we get closer to launch, however, it will be through specific partners and require an application/registration process, much like most of the other betas for most other games.
We will be limiting the number of keys we release to a manageable number at any given time, rather than subjecting people to queues and loading screens and so on. By “a manageable number,” we mean tens of thousands, not just a handful.
Aside from the already mentioned, Pharamond also said that they are currently in the process of ramping up the tech test for betas. More importantly, the officer also made it clear that Funcom will be giving away keys as well as invite veteran forum members to the current closed stage beta.