[Register now] Webzen is pleased to announce that the Open Beta for its new Asian fantasy MMORPG, ASTA: The War of Tears and Winds, will begin on the 2nd of March, 2016 (UTC). ASTA: The War of Tears and Winds is a fantasy title which combined traditional features such as manual attributes and server-first achievements with modern comforts like automatic matchmaking.
After the Initial Beta Test and based on player feedback, the ASTA team has been focusing their efforts on voice-over, progressing the game’s translation, and implementing community suggestions in anticipation of the game’s release. All these are done in cooperation with ASTA’s development studio, Polygon Games. Players will be able to pre-download the client days before Open Beta.
ASTA is set in a vast and vibrant world filled with colorful environments and unique characters, inspired by Asian myths and legends. Players can choose between 2 factions, 3 races per faction, and a total of 5 distinct classes. Each faction has 7 areas to explore, filled with unique characters and challenging enemies along with intriguing and enthralling storylines and cooperative public quests.
ASTA offers extensive options for both solo and party play, with a flexible dungeon system and a ready-made party and raid finder that allows players to connect and group up in an instant. PvE and PvP enthusiasts alike will get their fill discovering ASTA’s dungeons, daily raids, battlegrounds and guild-vs-guild competitions. I had an interview with Webzen in November, read about it here!