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Dragon’s Prophet Heads to Open Beta May 30th

Posted Tue, May 21, 2013 by Martuk

You’ve been calling for more of the ever elusive Dragon’s Prophet beta keys since our giveaway ended earlier this month and while we don’t have any new keys, the good news is that you soon won’t need one. SOE today announced that Dragon’s Prophet will officially head to open beta in North America on Thursday, May 30th. Players that opted to purchase a Dragon’s Prophet Founders Pack will get in a day early on May 29th.

Along with today’s announcement, SOE also lifted the NDA for Dragon’s Prophet, so feel free to share all of your tales of dragony fun and screenshots of your Pokem...er, dragon collections.


DRAGONS WILL DOMINATE THE SKIES WHEN SONY ONLINE ENTERTAINMENT KICKS OFF DRAGON'S PROPHET OPEN BETA IN NORTH AMERICA STARTING MAY 30th


SOE Lifts NDA for Closed Beta Testers in Fantasy MMO Game

SAN DIEGO - May 21, 2013 - The time to CAPTURE, TRAIN, RIDE and FIGHT, hundreds of unique dragons is near. Today, Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) announced that the Open Beta period for the free-to-play, massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) Dragon's Prophet is scheduled to begin in North America on May 30, 2013. Dragon aficionados are invited to join current Closed Beta players on that date to adventure through the vast, diverse realm of Auratia, and see if they have what it takes to become the next Dragon's Prophet. All Dragon's Prophet Founders will have access to the Open Beta phase one day early on May 29, 2013.

In conjunction with the announcement of the Open Beta date, SOE has also lifted the Dragon's Prophet consumer Closed Beta Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA). Beta testers can now openly share tales of their epic adventures in a land populated and ruled by dragon-kind. From escaping the scorching flames of enemy dragons to subduing winged-beasts found throughout their journey, players' stories are not short of valor, danger and glory.

Developed by Runewaker Entertainment, creators of Runes of Magic, Dragon's Prophet is currently in Closed Beta and is scheduled to begin Open Beta phase testing in North America on May 29, 2013 for Dragon's Prophet Founders. All other players will be able to join the Open Beta May 30, 2013.

Players will be transported to the dragon-filled, beautiful world of Auratia, where they can capture, train, ride, and fight hundreds of unique dragons. Dragon's Prophet features an action-based combat system that gives players visceral battle action gameplay. Set in a realm where dragons roam the land, sea and air, the game lets players band together to battle a variety of dragons as they work to restore order to the land from the evil Black Dragon that has escaped his eternal prison, and is more dangerous than ever.

Dragon's Prophet will launch as a free-to-play MMORPG in 2013 for PC systems via digital download.

Dragon's Prophet is not yet rated. Visit www.esrb.org for rating information.

For more information on the game, visit:  

Website: www.dragonsprophetthegame.com 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DragonsProphetGame 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/dragons_prophet 

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/dragonsprophetgame 

Twitch: http://www.twitch.tv/dragons_prophet 

Google+: http://gplus.to/dragonsprophet 

Wiki: http://dragons-prophet.wikia.com

The trailer can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7SMvtC83G_Q&feature=youtu.be

About Sony Online Entertainment

Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) is a recognized worldwide leader in massively multiplayer online games.  Best known for its blockbuster hits and franchises, including EverQuest®, EverQuest® II, Champions of Norrath®, PlanetSide®, Free Realms®, Star Wars®: Clone Wars Adventures™, DC Universe™ Online, and the recently launched PlanetSide®2, SOE creates, develops and provides compelling online entertainment for a variety of platforms.  SOE is building on its proven legacy and pioneering the future of online worlds through creative development and inspired gameplay design for audiences of all ages.  To learn more, visit www.soe.com.

SOE, the SOE logo, EverQuest, Champions of Norrath, PlanetSide, and Free Realms are registered trademarks of Sony Online Entertainment LLC. All other trademarks and trade names are properties of their respective owners.

About Runewaker Entertainment

Runewaker Entertainment was founded in August of 2004. Runewaker is one of the leading Taiwanese entertainment software developers. All the founding members of the team are industry veterans who share the same dream and vision. All members of the Runewaker team are passionate and well-versed in different genres of games. Equipped with the most advanced artistic style and innovative development technology the company aims to create a games that are enjoyable for a wide range of audiences. In addition to having a group of talented and dedicated in-house staff, Runewaker also actively collaborate with leading publishers to create games that will be setting a new standard for the industry.

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Ok well I've been in the beta for a couple of weeks thanks to Ten ton hammer and while I like the game in no way is it ready for open beta. First off the game is little more then half translated, second some functionality still hasn't been implemented or tested yet. While I think the game is in a fine state for closed beta testing you can't go and release a game that's literally half finished to the general public and not expect them to rip you a new one. I'm at a loss as to what SOE is thinking other then lets go for a quick money grab and then just leave the game on the shelf. Which is to bad because this game has great promise.

Edit: Despite all that I'll still probably go and buy the Dragon master pack as I really am a sucker for this game.

FYI: You can play this game causally for free but if you want to be somewhat competitive then you'll need to drop at least 1,000 sc and if you want to craft seriously you'll need to spend closer to 2,000 sc.

Edit 2: They made lots of improvements in the last patch so I'm a bit more confident in the open beta release now. It still needs some work but I recommend you check it out and if it's not polished enough for you then just wait till full release to try it again. It really is allot of fun.

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