January 19, 2009 â€“ Redwood City, CA - Perfect World Entertainment Inc. (â€œPWEâ€ or the â€œCompanyâ€), a wholly owned US subsidiary of Perfect World Co., Ltd., today announced the Closed Beta program for its newest MMORPG, Ether Saga Online will begin on February 10, 2009 in North America. Beginning today, gamers are invited to visit: eso.perfectworld.com, for a chance to receive beta keys that will provide early access to the Ether Saga Online game world prior to its official launch this spring.
Based on the Chinese literary classic, Journey to the West, Ether Saga Online combines lavish graphics with a youthful anime style and features a variety of unique features and systems for a truly one of a kind experience. Unlike other MMORPG games that charge subscription fees, Ether Saga Online will be free-to-play. Once inside the game world, players can earn and spend in game currency to upgrade a large variety of items in real-time to enhance and personalize their game play experience.
â€œWe are excited to provide gamers with early access to Ether Saga Online as weâ€™re confident theyâ€™ll find its robust feature set, expansive game play world, and free-to-play model offers a greater level of player immersion and overall customization than traditional MMORPG games,â€ said Dr. Alan Chen, CEO of Perfect World Entertainment Inc.
Installing, patching, basic playing.
What does not
There are some graphical glitches both in the background images on the loading screens, and during game play itself, such as with the skill icons.
What was not tested
It's very close to working completely, it just needs the graphical glitches ironed out which make it a bit harder to play, but once those are taken care of it should work very well.
|Ubuntu 8.10 "Intrepid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)
|Mar 19 2009
|openSUSE 11.1 x86_64
|Feb 22 2009