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The Shadowbane: Warcry site has recently posted a document for the public's benefit. Entitled Disclosure: Extra, this document, naturally centered around Wolfpack's upcoming MMORPG Shadowbane, is meant to list all the most-asked questions from Shadowbane fans that have yet to receive a solid answer for various reasons. In some cases, there are no real answers to give, though possible answers are still speculated upon in reasonable detail.
The first question addresses the start date of the next beta of Shadowbane. As with their previous betas, Wolfpack is sticking to its "it's ready when it's ready" strategy, as they've been burned in the past when attempting to stick to a specified date. They are, however, extremely excited by beta 3, the next beta. The rumors are that the Non-Disclosure Agreement will be relaxed, established guilds of players will be allowed in, and that new players will be introduced in stages, rather than all at once.
The next question asks "Who is Shadowbane's new publisher?" While it is unknown who Wolfpack has picked as their new publisher, it is known that Gathering of Developers is no longer the official publisher. Wolfpack has been removed from GOD's online roster of clients, their webpage at GOD's site was removed some time ago, and their E3 2001 presentation gave no mention of Shadowbane. It is rumored that Ubi Soft may be the next publisher in line, at least overseas.
The third question addresses system requirements. It is worth noting that the Mac version is still alive and kicking. Back in February, Warden of Wolfpack was bombarded with Mac questions during an interview, all of which were answered in the affirmative concerning Wolfpack's support of the Mac platform. He also notes that they may be reopening the beta testers list for Mac users when beta 3 is released in an attempt to gather more Mac clients. As far as more general system requirements go, the Disclosure document notes that a dialup modem will be enough of a connection.
Shadowbane Vault - Warden on MacOS Beta
For the full spread, be sure to check out the whole Disclosure: Extra page. A link has been provided to Warden's Q&A regarding the Mac version of Shadowbane as well for those interested.
Shadowbane Vault - Disclosure: Extra
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