Here’s news that I didn’t expect to see in my inbox this morning. Aeria Games has announced that Closed Beta access to its free-to-play MMORPG Dragomon Hunter no longer requires a beta key. That’s right! If you bought a Founder’s Pack, I hope you bought it because you liked the goodies that were inside it since you only got to play the Closed Beta for 1 week before the rest of the world was allowed to join in with no purchase.
Players can visit the Dragomon Hunter website now and download the client and jump into the game until the upcoming character wipe happens. Aeria Games is billing the open access as a “Stress Test.”
Founder’s Packs are still available for purchase for those that wish to do so, but if you’re just looking for access to the game then there’s no need to buy a pack since Aeria Games is only planning 1 character wipe prior to open beta and today’s access gives you the ability to play the game all they way up to that character wipe.
What do you think of this news? I understand needing to stress test the servers, but a week of access that will eventually get wiped anyway makes the Founder’s Pack early access null and void in my opinion. The only thing you get now is the in game items and the ability to name reserve for open beta. Are you ok with just a week of access for players that paid for the bundles?