Gisteren is de Massive Multiplayer Game WW2 Online gold gegaan. Dit zou betekenen dat de titel klaar is en goed genoeg is bevonden om de verkoop in te gaan.

Eén van de betatesters is daar echter niet zo zeker van. Volgens hem is het spel te vroeg "gold" verklaart zonder enige vorm van testen. In de betagames waren er hoogstens 70 man tegelijk online en er komen dagelijks nieuwe builds uit van meer dan 70 Mb groot. Ook crasht de betaversie die hij heeft nog regelmatig of loopt zijn PC vast tijdens het spelen. And with release looming, and the game going gold, WW2 Online looks like another game rushed into release before money runs out completely. New builds are frantically being rushed out for the testers every couple of days. The patch utility has only just been rolled out this week, as previously a new build meant a new 70Mb download for testers every time. It hasn't even been fully tested. The actual patch process itself (releasing small updates each time, rather than huge downloads) has only just started within the last few days. The game server itself has never had more than 70 or so testers online at the same time, and the login server itself hasn't had any massive testing (remember EQ's first day?). This may yet happen when CRS launch the "Open Beta", with all of 2 weeks remaining until release. "CTDs", or Crashes to Desktop, are still alarmingly common, as various things in game cause your client to close which normally results in you being locked out of the game until the authentication server is rebooted.

Laten we hopen dat dit een hoax is en dat de makers het spel niet te vroeg op de markt brengen. Anders je zou denken dat men niks heeft geleerd van spellen als Daggerfall...