What can we expect from the alpha?

LiberTeaLiberTea Posts: 24Member, Common Alpha Backer
How much of the full game can we expect of the alpha? Does anybody have any idea of what we will be able to do/ won't be able to do? Will we be able to give feedback on what we see?

Thanks for any answers.

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  • Sturmwind80Sturmwind80 Posts: 17Kickstarter Alpha Backer, Space Dog
    Quote from Kickstarter:
    You will be able to explore the first four sectors in one of three spaceships available in the full version. Equip and upgrade your fighter in many different ways: Over 20 devices and consumables are at your disposal; 32 perks can be unlocked and used for upgrades. With dozens of available primary and secondary weapons, you will dive into battle and go toe to toe with many different enemies, who are waiting with a wide variety of attack and retreat tactics.
    LINK
  • BustyRucketBustyRucket Posts: 8Common Alpha Backer
    Question is, will progress from Alpha carry over to Beta?
  • LunoruLunoru Posts: 77Member, Common Alpha Backer
    Probably it will, but not sure
  • BustyRucketBustyRucket Posts: 8Common Alpha Backer
    Even if it doesn't, they'll probably add more missions to early game by Beta release so it would be worth to just replay it all. Plus the missions that are there now could be severely changed to accommodate a change in the story.
  • LiberTeaLiberTea Posts: 24Member, Common Alpha Backer
    Thanks for

    Quote from Kickstarter:
    You will be able to explore the first four sectors in one of three spaceships available in the full version. Equip and upgrade your fighter in many different ways: Over 20 devices and consumables are at your disposal; 32 perks can be unlocked and used for upgrades. With dozens of available primary and secondary weapons, you will dive into battle and go toe to toe with many different enemies, who are waiting with a wide variety of attack and retreat tactics.
    LINK

    Thanks a lot for the fast reply =)
    And thanks for the link, totally missed that somehow.
  • GiraffasaurGiraffasaur Posts: 1,098Moderator, Space Cat

    Question is, will progress from Alpha carry over to Beta?

    It will really depend on how much the game changes. It might not be possible to carry over data that is too dated to work with a new system.

    That said, it might also function as a "bonus" if an older file is pulled over, so while it might not restore the entirety of the unlockables, it may pull over your previous net worth into the new version (or something of that nature).

    Either way, I think it makes the most sense to end the Alpha testing phase with a wipe so new data can be gathered during the Beta phase.
  • ROCKFISH_AndiROCKFISH_Andi Posts: 1,102Moderator
    HI, it's very unlikely that the progress will carry over. We'll surely change the balancing and the perk progression etc. But hopefully with all-new features you will want to start again from scratch, anyway.
  • GiraffasaurGiraffasaur Posts: 1,098Moderator, Space Cat

    But hopefully with all-new features you will want to start again from scratch, anyway.

    A most excellent point I forgot to mention. Thanks for the reply, @ROCKFISH_Andi
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