Probably a dumb question for two reasons,
Nobody knows yet, not even the devs.
The whole point of an alpha is to imply the game is very early in development.
However, I think it still possesses some validity as a question and so;
Just how alpha is the rust alpha?
How big are the upcoming changes?
Is this what the graphics quality and style is likely to finish off as?
Remember, http://www.tfportal.de/gfx/screenshots/tf2_old/03.jpg was once TF2 alpha.
Are we looking at that level of change?
Or something like minecraft, where the game just gradually shifted into it’s “Official” release without any significant changes to the basic game?
Or is this really just an early beta, named an alpha so that should major changes happen, people don’t get disgruntled?
Wikipedia’s definition of alpha seems to fit this game quite well, stating that only very minor changes are made to the game, and most of the work is simply on bugs and code.
So it could well be that this is the game, minus a few weapons, enemies and perhaps a tech tree or two.
I could be very much mistaken, but the engine and gameplay seem fairly sound.
There’s a lot of talk of the game gradually progressing to beta, then a final version, with simple content patches and bug fixes, but is this actually the case?
What level of… adjustments are upcoming?
I’m not even talking big things like… vehicles, map filling in, zombies being replaced with decent enemies.
But are there actually major things in the works?
I doubt anyone knows, but at the very least, this’ll be a nice thread for some speculation, rumours or hints.
If anyone has any knowledge, ideas or is a dev, let us know.
I’m genuinely curious to see where this game is headed.