… for a few hours. The Open Beta will begin at roughly 20:00 GMT (8pm GMT) according to a post on the Funcom forums by their CM. And here I was all excited… I actually got up early and showered for this. *Hmmph!* 😉
To add an extra patch to improve the gaming experience and quality of gameplay, the official start time of the IGN Open Beta now is:
20:00 GMT (8 pm GMT)
(to check the current GMT time please refer to http://wwp.greenwichmeantime.com/)
We wanted to add the extra update prior to launching the servers rather than to fix it shortly after the start of the Open Beta.
Users who have registered for the Open Beta will also receive an information e-mail about this in their inboxes shortly.
Thanks for your understanding.
Graev and I want to note that the Open Beta is under a NDA… well we think so anyway. According to TTH the NDA for US Reporters was lifted. Are bloggers Press? — omg not this again.. To err on the side of caution, we’re going to assume that we will not be allowed to share our experiences in the beta with you right away. We look forward to when Funcom drops the NDA for their “open” beta for everyone.
We have plans for a podcast where we will discuss with each other what we liked the most, what we disliked, and everything else we experienced. We also plan to do a writeup and if the NDA drops during the weekend we’ll record some videos. WE WILL be posting videos. Please Note: We do not want anyone breaking the NDA on our blog. We will be doing our best to remove violations completely.
If you’re in the open beta and want to say hello in-game or meet up with us feel free to contact me via instant messenger. The information is in our Contact Us section.
Additional Note: If you are having any technical issues with the Open Beta feel free to post them here. I know the Funcom reps are making the rounds at various forums and sites creating threads so this information isn’t strictly under the NDA. Maybe we will be able to help each other should any unforeseen issues arise.
This blog post will be updated as more information becomes available.
Update #1: 10:29am PST: Servers down an additional 2 hours until 22:00GMT (roughly 2pm 3pm (Screw you daylight savings time!!) PST)
Update #2: “There is no NDA for the Open Beta. Feel free to make screenshots, videos, or post comments on anything that you see in the Open Beta.
However the Closed Beta is still under NDA. If you happen to be in both make sure that all screenshots/videos/comments come from the Open Beta Client/Server.” – Source
Update #3: It’s 2:30pm PST and the servers are up!Â We’re on Server #2 since the first was full.Â in-game name: Keen.