Black Desert 1st CBT, 2nd OBT start for Archlord and Asta

Translated by Jeff Lee from Kiyat Games (https://www.facebook.com/KiyatGames)


Week of Focus: 10/14 – 10/20

There are a quite a number of MMORPGs that have started their testing phases this week.  To begin with, highly anticipated <Black Desert> is starting its first CBT and <Archlord 2> and <Asta> are starting their OBT.

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Game Title

Black Desert

Test Phase

1st Close Beta Test

Duration

October 17th – 23rd

Content

Non-Target action and various lifestyle contents

Official Site Here

Developed by Pearl Abyss and published by DAUM, the MMORPG <Black Desert> is undergoing its first CBT from October 17th to the 23rd.

<Black Desert> is an MMORPG that shines with action packed combat.  With combat consisting of a non-targeting system that allows a player to strike multiple foes within the striking range, avoiding enemy attacks to strike at their weak spots, and combat while on mounts, there are a vast amount of content to be seen in just combat alone.

There are other interesting content in the game other than combat, such as: exploration of unknown areas of the map, trading system that adapts to the market that changes in real time, and a housing system that allows players to build and customize their own houses.  However, due to the limited time of the CBT phase, the combat content seem to be the main focus.

During this 1st CBT, there will be warriors, rangers, sorcerers, and giants available to play up to level 40.  2 locations with around 250 quests will be available to the players, and PvP, Siege Battles, and mount customization will also be available.

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Game Title

ASTA

Test Phase

Open Beta Test

Duration

Starting from October 16th

Content

War between two opposing factions set in Asian Fantasy World

Official Site Here

Set in an Asian fantasy world, MMORPG <ASTA> is starting its OBT on October 16th.

<ASTA> features a large scale war between two factions called “Ah-su” and “Hwang-chun”.  There will be a few different PvP features available, including a 15 vs 15 instance battle and 1 vs 1 “job duels”.

<ASTA> is set in a unique world, emphasizing the oriental feel of the Asian fantasy world.  It’s to no surprise that players will find many things in the game that will remind them of different Asian cultures, spanning from but not limited to Korea, China, and Japan.  Also, as many <ASTA> fans might already know, in order to be more successful at giving a mystical feeling to the world, the famous musician Yang Bang-Un has participated in the creation of the game’s OST.

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Game Title

Archlord 2

Test Phase

Retail Service

Duration

Starting from October 17th

Content

FreeClass system that allows usage of any weapons

Official Site Here

Developed by Webzen, <Archlord 2> starts its retail service on October 17th.  A key feature of this game is the free class system that allows players to wield weapons of their choice, with no restrictions set to the character classes.  A player that loves dual-wielding swords may at any time switch to a staff in order to heal, or even switch to a bow to allow for long range combat.

This free class system has almost limitless possibilities in how it could change the gameplay for the players.  For example, in a large scale combat, your enemies and allies could be locked in a close combat situation that makes it difficult for yourself to approach the main battle.  The free class system will allow them to switch to either a bow or a staff in order to join the combat from range.

Another key feature of <Archlord 2> is the large scale combat between the light’s “Eim-high” and the darkness’ “Demolition”.  Players must survive in midst of this large scale combat in order to become an “Archlord”.

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