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I was in the closed beta for a mere day before it was shut down. I was incredibly excited about this game... until I played the beta. It was extremely buggy and very unpolished. And based on the beta feedback, there was very little positive that testers were taking away from the experience... The minion system was fairly cool, but honestly Guild Wars did it better; the classes were stripped down versions of anything else in any other MMO - particularily WoW, and the much touted "exciting" combat was far more dull than most games I've played in the last 5 years. Mash the same spell/attack over and over... there was rarely a need to switch things up. And the playable areas were very hemmed in, and didn't feel like you were in a world at all. Less open than Guild Wars even... maybe more akin to Dungeon Siege. That's not a good sign. There *was* promise here, but even at it's best, I still can't help but think that it was going to just be a watered-down WoW with a watered-down Guild Wars minion system. Too bad, I was digging the Roman theme, and it was relatively pretty... I was willing to stick with the beta as the changes came...

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@Timbydude - in this industry "gone gold" means the final cd print from the developers is ready to be reproduced for consumers. In the music industry, "gone gold" indicates domestic sales of half a million copies, whereas "gone platinum" is sales of a million copies. Hope that clears it up. Oh, and yes the demo was underwhelming.