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Dawn of War II Early Beta Access

Valve announces the Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II multiplayer beta test is now open to all owners of Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War - Soulstorm, which they are also now offering at a 75% discount on Steam. For everyone else, the beta is slated to open for all on January 28. They are also now accepting pre-purchase of Dawn of War II.

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18. Re: Dow2 Early Beta Access Jan 21, 2009, 05:07 Warskull
 
Turns out if you pre-order the game on steam (without soulstorm) you also get the beta. At least for the moment (it seems to be against what they have been saying so far.)

Is it just me or is anyone else suspicious of beta testing a product that has already gone gold? I have massive respect for Relic, but this is just fucked up.

Its becoming a goddamn trend. People paying to beta test unfinished games. Is this whats going on here?

Its actually pretty finished. No single player, but nothing about it screams unfinished. I was planning to buy this game on steam on the merits of the previous games. Yes, they had some issues, but for the most parts were good games. Absolutely nothing screams unfinished about this game. Wait until Jan 28th and try it for yourself. The games for windows live seems fairly unintrusive. You just have to log in at the start, same as you would if you logged into battle.net or relic online. There is no other logging in.

It has a very different feel from other RTS games. It seems aggressive and frantic. You want scout units running all over the place capping points at the start and you get a bunch of small skirmished. There is a lot of emphasis of retreating intelligently too. You do not want to waste units.
 
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