Age of Wushu launch date changed to spring 2013

Game originally scheduled for May 2013 release. Recent closed beta feedback is the factor behind launch window change.

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Fans of martial arts action in their massively multiplayer online role-playing games can look forward to a full version of Age of Wushu in the near future.

Publisher Snail Games USA has said that the complete version of the upcoming MMORPG will now be out this spring. This release window was set due to player feedback and data from the game's second closed beta. Previously, the game's launch date was set to May this year.

Players who wish to play the game can check it out for free on a limited trial run, which allows up to 10 hours of free play. After the 10 hours are up, players are then allowed an hour a day to continue playing on the trial version.

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Discussion

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oflow
oflow

I was a supporter of this game until the second beta phase came along. The game does have a lot of decent features and a unique pvp system. The translation is pretty bad but its possible to work around it. But after the last beta phase the developers showed their true colors. 

They initially had a preorder deal that promised certain items, coin and an ingame mount. But when the second beta came, they created a more expensive pre-order deal and basically removed all the preorder bonuses from the inititial pre-order package.  Their reason was 'the mount was overpowered'.  I'm assuming this is bad translation since most of their developer support is done by Chinese devs where English isnt their first language. What overpowered really meant is they want you to constantly pay real cash to have a non permanent mount.

 Anyway, after a huge debacle in their official forums, they reversed their decision and gave all of the initial bonuses back but the damage was done for me. This was obvious fraud and apparently from posts from players of the Chinese version its standard practice in China where companies can get away with reneging on promises after taking customers' money.

This game is basically a pay to win game in every sense of the term. There are skills and abilities that you can only buy with real money and on top of that they constantly release new abilities to make the old ones underpowered to keep people buying OP skills.

The worst part about this game is unlike most pay2win games, this game doesnt even give you permanent items even when you pay with real cash.  Its more of a rent2win game.  You pay cash for skills and mounts that only last a certain amount of time and expire.  Its designed to wring all of the cash they can out of you, while creating an extremely imbalanced system since you can basically buy your way to being OP while a person that never spends cash wont be able to even be competitive.

I dont recommend this game.  It had a lot of potential but its poorly run by the developers and the extremely bad translation and customer service just makes the experience that much worse.

Ph8ta1
Ph8ta1

Looks like an incredible waste of time. Kung fu is supposed to be fluid and fast, both of which this game is not. Why even bother?

PETERAKO
PETERAKO

then i guess our laundry must wait until it can get wushud

Mr_BillGates
Mr_BillGates

We need a priest to perform exorcism against these generic MMORPGs.

IanNottinghamX
IanNottinghamX

lol this game is so full of bugs and is pay to win..you know its funny how they push the release date up right after they open gold sales are introduced in the game...

SDBusDriver1979
SDBusDriver1979

No thank you, I'll hold out for Archeage and Blade & Soul.

DMND
DMND

When is it coming out? 8 years ago? I can't wait...

MasterTheHero
MasterTheHero

I enjoy Jonathan's videos, but editing totally failed on this article.


The headline says game originally scheduled for May 2013 release. However, it was ORIGINALLY scheduled for February 2013, as in next month. There needs to be some corrections here as the article is misleading.

jhawk
jhawk

WTH?!?! Honestly I'd never even heard of this game before this article.

Inlex
Inlex

@DMND Made me laugh, sir/madam. Thank you on this early morning (EU) :D