More than a year after its NA counterpart released, Dragon Nest EU is finally giving beta keys out. News came yesterday that closed beta keys would begin heading out in massive amounts. For those of you who always seem to miss out on being the lucky one there is one saving grace. This comes in the form of a limited chance at beta keys for anyone and everyone on the Dragon Nest Europe official web site coming up on the 12th of February. So perhaps an exclusive open beta period that then goes back into closed beta until the game’s official release on March 6th.
If you happen to get into the Closed Beta you may be happy to hear that EFusion has promised no database wipes on all characters during the CBT if the server hits 8,000 concurrent users. That certainly seems doable in my eyes given the game’s popularity in the West at launch, but that was in 2011 and times are changing. Still best of luck to the players. Having participated in a large share of fun CBTs, I can attest to how much it hurts to know you will have to do it all over at launch. You have my encouragement and sympathies.