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DAoC: Catacombs "Open" Beta Plans

MM Hell has an advance bit from a Q&A with Mythic's Matt Firor that will be published next week. The excerpt states that they are gearing up to launch the open beta for Dark Age of Camelot in the next few days. They also point out that in this case "open" testing of the MMORPG expansion will require being a subscriber to the original game, and possibly also already having the previous expansions installed.

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6. Re: Fraud! Nov 7, 2004, 14:54 Lokust
 
Both WoW and Daoc have a mix of team PvP and high end raiding as their endgame. I haven't seen much of EQ2 so I can't comment on that, though. I really think you have a misconception of WoW being a purely PvP game with no high level content, or something. Both games offer many of the same things. Daoc just caters more to the hardcore player who spends more time in the game, where WoW is more casual player (mass market) friendly.

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5. Re: Fraud! Nov 7, 2004, 12:21 Arcoril
 
What sets DAOC apart from EQ2 and WoW is that it has a real endgame. Realm vs. realm combat isn't for everyone--you either love it or hate it. If you love it, you're addicted and there's no real game on the horizon that's going to replace DAOC for you. If you hate RvR, you've probably stopped playing by now and already have a copy of EQ2 or WoW on pre-order.

I wish these companies would stop misleading consumers with their fraudlent claims. I thin I'm going to start reporting them to the BBB and various consumer agencies untill they stop lying and calling them what they are, limited beta.

I read this and re-read it again. I have no idea what you're trying to say, but I can safely assume that you're clueless about this whole thing.
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4. Re: Fraud! Nov 7, 2004, 08:26 Ray Singh
 
With the amount of sucess Mythic has had with DAOC over the years, I don't think panicing is what they are. It's extremely hard to keep a subscribtion base to a game for so long, I don't think they have unrealistic ideas of how many folks they can keep with their franchise.

The fact that folks get so wired up about "open" betas show that they are in fact very interested.

I suspect those who are still with DAOC are going to be disapointed with WoW for it's simplicity, and since they haven't gone over to the EQ side yet, and with reviews not being so high over EQ2, I don't see them leaving for that too. That said...I don't see some average joe picking up DAOC now when these two hit the stores, too much press.

I see WoW getting a huge initial subscribtion base that falls off quite quickly, after the hype passes. The Blizzard universe is cool and all, and the game is fun and all...but not for extended periods of time like I remember DAOC to be.

 
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3. Re: Fraud! Nov 7, 2004, 02:43 Bearkyn
 
fraud or not... with EQ2 and WoW here, mythic is panicing

 
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2. Re: Fraud! Nov 6, 2004, 22:10 Debaser
 
It's hard to make a case for fraud when they tell you exactly what they're doing

 
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1. Fraud! Nov 6, 2004, 20:20 Halsy
 
I wish these companies would stop misleading consumers with their fraudlent claims. I thin I'm going to start reporting them to the BBB and various consumer agencies untill they stop lying and calling them what they are, limited beta.


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