For those of who’ve lived through any number of launches, this is one of those “water is wet” sort of news stories. Bless Online head start access for those who bought Founder’s Packs has gotten off to a rather bumpy start with a few server restarts required to try and get things stable.
Early access officially kicked off this past Monday, May 28th at roughly 10am EST. Shortly after that, the servers shut down as a result of high player populations, with another three periods of maintenance following through yesterday and today.
If, for some reason, that gets into your craw enough that you’re demanding your money back, then it’s worth noting that the $40 package can only be refunded according to the details on the game’s Steam page. That said, readers of Massively Overpowered have reported that even the higher-tier bundles were getting refunded.
Meanwhile, a letter from the game’s producer provided information about what to expect out of early access (including infrastructure problems), some in-game events to mark the occasion, and promises of new updates including additional classes, dungeons, battlefields, and world events among other features. You can read up on all the details here.
So, yeah, basically like every other early access/online game launch in the history of the genre. With all of that said, we’re hoping that the next wave for the game’s official early access release isn’t quite so rocky…but we’re also not holding our breath.