So, the very first Closed Beta phase for Snail Game’s highly anticipated martial arts MMO, Age of Wulin, will begin on 8th October 2011 with 7 different regions having 7 days of testing each (link) before the second Closed Beta phase with no region lock kicks off on 25th December 2011 until next year. Both phases will require players to get one of the 60,000 keys on sale though, which caused quite a stir at first and eventually settled down.
According to the website, the game’s new server hardware has arrived, and it is known as the IBM BladeCenter (link). The image you see below is actually the casing or chassis for the servers, which may contain up to 14 BladeCenter servers. I am not really sure which model Snail Game is using, but being open about the technology will certainly mean they are confident about it.
Well, that is not exactly what this post about. A mysterious package arrived at my house early this morning which got my parents startled, as the delivery guy from this private mail service rang and pressed the doorbell for quite a few times. So what items came?
Ah yes, the cheaper Closed Beta key package for Age of Wulin with a mousepad 😀 By hook and by crook, I managed to find my way of getting this package delivered here. The key has been used and activated, but I am not really sure which region I belong to even though I chose Asia Pacific, as overseas players will be randomly drafted into either of the 7 regions. But with that said, I am still on course for the 2nd Closed Beta phase ^___^ Stay tuned for real, actual high definition videos soon!
Update: Overseas players will be entering Closed Beta 1 on 8th October 2011 till 14th October 2011! After this, it will be a no-wipe Closed Beta phase 2 on 25th December 2011!