Citadel Studios has announced that Shards Online has officially entered its alpha phase of development. According to Derek Brinkmann, this means that Shards has most of the major systems working as intended and launch content is nearly complete. Servers will remain up 24/7 from this point forward.
Anyone who has had a trial account in the past is invited to check out the alpha version from January 13th through January 15th and be able to grab double XP.
Lastly, you can check out all sorts of Shards action right here at MMORPG.com this weekend.
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