Spellborn will have open beta
It seems that there will be an open beta for Chronicles of Spellborn after all, although a fairly short one. It is restricted to the countries for which there asre assigned publishers (Frogster and Mindscape), i.e. German-speaking countries, France, Benelux and Scandinavia+Finland.
Being in one of the “lucky” countries I will certainly spend some time this weekend to try it out.
The uncertaintly and concern about having different publishers and potentially some kind of restrictions or blocking based on where you are located does get a lot of negative comments on the TCOS forums, so I hope they drop the idea entirely or make it reasoably easy to bypass if you want.
A quote from Mirage, PR manager for Spellborn as least give some slight hope.
“For European Territories (except UK) there will NOT be any IP blocking.
Mindscape and Frogster will NOT do any IP blocking.”
Still a concern in Europe what restrictions they may place on UK players, but it at least seems any restrictions put in place by the not-delayed publishers will not be based on IP address.