It doesn’t matter that it’s in beta, if the game is enough fun to last as a long term MMO, this sort of mass exodus of players after only a few months should be worrisome at best.
Most people I have played with love this game for what it could be but have been continually disappointed that the changes it truly needs appear to be just not being made anymore to Buy Albion Online Gold. The ones that were made have been rather on the late side IMHO and I think this also contributed to the loss of activity for many guilds. As you said, this diminishes the player base’s ability to test the large scale effects of any new mechanics or features. I could write a list of such things and give my opinions but I think I’ll wait until I have the time to contribute that in a constructive way to feedback.
Anyhow a wipe is a good hook for getting a lot of those players (and new players) to come back and it’s disappointing to hear that it is not being considered for multiple months. That either means nobody in charge is seeing the value of a wipe, or they don’t have the capacity to get to a meaningful place in terms of game mechanics to wipe for several months. Both prospects have me questioning this game’s future, unfortunately. Here’s hoping that it happens sooner rather than later.
I think these beta periods are too long for this type of Albion Online Powerleveling. I mean in the end this is game offers endless war for long term of gameplay but do you really commit fully now when there is always that incoming wipe and progress going to be deleted? We have seen these wars and we have tested a lot stuff but is it worth to commit fully for months and months just to get all that stuff wiped sooner or later. No.
Games like these needs shorter periods for beta if you want to keep player-base interested. Either make smaller updates more frequently or just add small stuff/fixes evenly and when it’s time to add bigger update make it with wipe.
Yes this game needs lots of content and rework and you don’t really want to keep wiping progress frequently but 6-12month beta in game like this won’t be healthy for game in long term for sure.
This is now a long Beta, with many changes in the works, that will require a lot of time to be implemented. If you check the fame board in game, 7400+ characters gained fame this week. There are still a lot of players in game. Bercilak stated early on, that this Beta test would run until Cheap Albion Online Gold. That is a test in itself, SI keeping the servers running 24/7 with a short 1hour daily maintenance.