An update has been posted on the Darkfall Online: Unholy Wars site indicating that the team has delayed the beta start in order to replicate and squash a nasty "persistence" bug that can cause players to lose all of their items.
As I said, we haven't been able reproduce it so we need a few more hours to go after it. If we can't find it, we'll launch with it and keep looking for it. We may have to wipe at certain intervals.
Looks like we'll have the beta forum up as well. There are several known issues we'll start posting in the beta forum as soon as it's up.
We'll keep you updated on our progress. Thanks for the patience.
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