A while back I joined the World of Warships alpha test. Unfortunately part of the deal is that I can’t say anything about the testing prior the the beta phase that recently started, but now that the NDA is lifted, I just wanted to say that it’s been pretty fun so far. The game itself seems to be in fairly good shape considering that it’s still under heavy development.
One of the best things about closed testing games is that the community tends to be much more pleasant than the average players in most online games these days.
I’m not as much of a gamer as I once was, but these semi-realistic shooters (Wargaming also makes the popular World of Tanks game as well as the sadly less popular Warplanes game as well) are good fun and a pretty decent mix of realism and playability. This means there are plenty of departures from historical accuracy, but that doesn’t mean that there isn’t a certain sense of immersion that you get. The last time I had this much fun in a naval game was probably during one of the first few Silent Hunter games.
So far there are ships from the Japanese and US navies implemented in the game and eventually all of the major WWII navies are supposed to be implemented. Maybe I’ll see you in-game!