When does Closed Beta start? Wednesday, March 26th. Right around the corner!
To prepare for Closed Beta, the servers will be down so we can wipe data and set up the new islands. Those preparation days will be Monday and Tuesday, March 24th and 25th.
Therefore, the last day of Alpha is Sunday, March 23rd. So party this weekend like it’s the end of the world! (Because it is! Very, very briefly.
To get ready for the end of Alpha, we *highly recommend* that you template any items on your claims that you want to resurrect during Closed Beta. Consider templating things with props, without props, and possibly even re-textured as dirt or something simple so that you can rebuild it easily when you have few resources available. (NOTE: When the claims are wiped at the end of Alpha, we will be templating each of your claims for you, BUT many of your claims require vast amounts of resources before they can be placed so it still might be beneficial for you to go in and make individual templates to make it easier to restore pieces of your claim as you gain resources.)
Exciting news for sure. It’s a good thing they are making templates for all of the awesome creations players have made thus far. It would be a shame to lose everything.