After joining the official Discord, I realized we are actually under NDA, so I stopped bumping this. But the closed alpha finishes tomorrow, with the servers being shut down. It sounds like another round of testing is due at some point, possibly wider than this one.
- If you like EVE, you'll very obviously like this. All the same basic principles apply, just being fleshed out for smaller screen/touch input.
- Rough around the edges, but only to the level you'd expect for an early build. But stress testing like this is obviously crucial, so glad they're getting ahead of it.
- It's really smooth. There was an event last night and I was whizzing back and forth lowsec trying to hunt them down, with 100+ in a system and it didn't break a sweat. Remember when Jita would crap itself with that many people in local?
- The mechanics of real time skill training weirdly feel cynical F2P, and yet they obviously predate that by over a decade.
I have no idea what the monetization will be, this game hardly lends itself to adverts. Maybe they'll rely on some people paying to get skill points to immediately apply to skill training? Not hugely different to free desktop EVE then.