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Need for Speed World Open Beta

Need for Speed World is offering open beta testing of this MMO racing game that will run all weekend. Word is: "If you're new to World, here's a little taste of what we've got this time: 25 cars with performance customization packages available for each, a 50-level progression ladder, Private Matches so you can take on your friends, a Meeting Place for car shows and a whole new region, Camden for you to play around in."

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15. Re: Need for Speed World Open Beta Jul 5, 2010, 06:05 Ant
 
ASeven wrote on Jul 2, 2010, 20:46:
Played the closed beta up until a couple of days ago. Didn't find the game anything special.
Same here for beta 6(?). Is it at beta 8 now for public beta? I read the changelog and didn't see anything awesome. I miss those police pursuits (e.g., cops chasing racers) like in previous games.
 
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14. Re: Need for Speed World Open Beta Jul 3, 2010, 09:05 Rhialto
 
Looks not bad in 3D! 2 times when going for a mp race I got stock on a Loading screen (with some excellent smooth music) and I had to ALT-F4.  
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13. Re: Need for Speed World Open Beta Jul 3, 2010, 08:04 Ozmodan
 
Basically a thrown together game with no depth that has many many bugs.

All this game is good for is laughing at the developers for being so greedy that they put a half finished piece of crap on the marketplace.
 
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12. Re: Need for Speed World Open Beta Jul 3, 2010, 07:27 Iridium
 
Just downloaded it to give it a shot. Fun things I've learned!

1- The load time is pretty long for such a relatively small game.
2- It doesn't add a Windows firewall exception for itself.
3- It crashes when it can't connect to the server for #2.
4- It crashes when you try to change the resolution from 1024x768 to 1920x1200 (repeated three times).
5- It crashes when you try to change the resolution from 1024x768 to the slightly less challenging 1280x1024. Have given up and will drive with jaggies.
6- Guessing the servers are slammed right now, because it's taking ages to decide whether my nickname is in use. Can't do anything until it's done.

So, off to a brilliant start.

EXCITING UPDATE: It also crashes when I exit the game.

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11. Re: Need for Speed World Open Beta Jul 3, 2010, 06:31 SpectralMeat
 
I did try it also and it felt like a copy and paste job from a few previous NFS games,then combined into this one. I thought it was pretty boring myself. The last NFS game (Shift) I really enjoyed however.  
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10. Re: Need for Speed World Open Beta Jul 3, 2010, 02:49 Esoteric
 
The most recent NFS I played was Underground, and I didn't think it handled THAT bad. Does the driving kind of feel like that?  
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9. Re: Need for Speed World Open Beta Jul 3, 2010, 01:34 SM0k3
 
just got done trying this out, honestly without trying to sugar coat it; it was boring and felt incomplete for a game that days away from release. I'm not really disappointed though, I didn't expect EA to actually drop something groundbreaking. lol  
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8. Re: Need for Speed World Open Beta Jul 3, 2010, 01:26 killer_roach
 
Caladell wrote on Jul 2, 2010, 23:07:
Yeah, it's worth trying, but it's not really that special. It looks decent, controls well, but just feels kinda 'blah'. Is this going to be F2P? If so, it'd be cool to play every once in a while, but I definitely don't see myself playing it a ton.

Yeah, it is supposed to be an F2P game.
 
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7. Re: Need for Speed World Open Beta Jul 2, 2010, 23:07 Caladell
 
Yeah, it's worth trying, but it's not really that special. It looks decent, controls well, but just feels kinda 'blah'. Is this going to be F2P? If so, it'd be cool to play every once in a while, but I definitely don't see myself playing it a ton.  
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6. Re: Need for Speed World Open Beta Jul 2, 2010, 23:01 Bludd
 
Esoteric wrote on Jul 2, 2010, 22:48:
For those who've played or know people who have, is it worth trying the open beta?
Oh, it's totally worth trying.
 
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5. Re: Need for Speed World Open Beta Jul 2, 2010, 22:48 Esoteric
 
For those who've played or know people who have, is it worth trying the open beta?  
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4. Re: Need for Speed World Open Beta Jul 2, 2010, 21:31 Bludd
 
I thought they took Most Wanted as a starting point.

Anyway, the multiplayer system is bad because if you can't connect to a peer, you time out and can't race. The server is supposed to connect to peers not me. Meh.

Also, why can you drive when the loading screen is showing? It is weird.
 
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3. Re: Need for Speed World Open Beta Jul 2, 2010, 21:23 killer_roach
 
ASeven wrote on Jul 2, 2010, 20:46:
Played the closed beta up until a couple of days ago. Didn't find the game anything special.

Yeah, it wasn't bad, but nothing great either. Some of the areas seem like they're basically copy-paste from NFS Underground, though... they seem eerily familiar.
 
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2. Re: Need for Speed World Open Beta Jul 2, 2010, 20:46 ASeven
 
Played the closed beta up until a couple of days ago. Didn't find the game anything special.  
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1. Re: Need for Speed World Open Beta Jul 2, 2010, 20:19 Bludd
 
I'm totally going to try this.  
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