See current to-do's at: https://trello.com/b/CzYYbXdY/minecraft-mistborn
Here is my current estimated release schedule. I'll be updating this as things change.
- 12/11/2015 1:03pm: Only got to actually work 1 day this week :| due to personal reasons (had a baby). Pushing full release back to Jan 4th, and changing beta to a staggered release.
- 12/3/2015 12:55am: The world system is more complicated than anticipated. Pushing back alpha and beta release by a few days. Full release date unchanged.
Slots will be limited during the beta stage. Those who purchased an Early Access Pass will get immediate entry to server. If there is any lag, non-vip players will be kicked from the server. During full release, server will be optimized to allow as many simultaneous players as possible. VIPs will get "priority access" (can get in up to a max player count), but not a true "reserved slot" (can get in always).
Closed Beta, round 1
Mon, Dec 14, 2015 - First 50 players will get access to the beta
Closed Beta, round 2:
Wed, Dec 16, 2015 - Next 100 players will get access to the beta
Closed Beta, round 3
Fri, Dec 18, 2015 - Next 250 players will get access to the beta
Mon, Dec 21, 2015 - All players who sign up get immediate access if there is room on the server
Mon, Jan 04, 2016 - Any player can immediately join the server without signing up