MAG Beta Statistics Revealed, Over 1 Million Downloads
MAG launches in less than a week and that lengthy beta phase just recently ended on January 10.
Beginning on private servers in Europe last summer, this beta came to the US in the fall (still as a private test) and then opened its doors to everyone earlier this month. And now, as shown over at the official MAG blog, the big number tallies are in: firstly, there were "well over a million downloads" of the MAG beta client (860,000 in North America) and of that number, over 619,000 gained at least one point of experience. Of course, only 143 managed to max out their character at Lv. 60 but hey, that takes some serious time and dedication. Faction stats show that membership numbers were almost split between Valor and Raven (Valor at 38.7% and Raven at 37.2%) while S.V.E.R. trailed at 24.1%. But don't feel bad for the latter group; despite their lesser membership total, S.V.E.R. actually won the Beta 5.0 Shadow War, "barely edging out Raven." Valor beat Raven for the Domination title and overall, there were more than 225 hours worth of battles played out over the week of the War. That averages out to about 3.2 hours per person!
Lastly, big props to user chennault2424, the most prolific tester for the third beta period in a row: he earned almost 110,000 experience, bringing his total to over 360,000! My_Digital_Enemy, gome-bukuro (JP), basquasher (JP), and Behike (JP) round out the top 5...does anyone else find it interesting that three of the top five are from Japan? The region that supposedly despises FPS? Who would've thought a MMOFPS would be popular over there? Well, anyway, get ready for the full launch on January 25 in the US, fellow recruits.
Related Game(s): MAG
1/18/2010 10:47:56 AM Ben Dutka