Since we’ve introduced the chance to win a pre-alpha key through The Foundation, we’ve received a lot of questions regarding selection criteria and how many players will be accepted.
Our initial plan was to make the key a reward for reaching a specific level in The Foundation. However, we quickly realized that was not a smart move, since it would make it hard to control how many players get the key – and we’re not yet sure ourselves how many we need for the pre-alpha testing! Moreover, it could discourage new community members who might feel they have no chance to reach the target.
As a result, here’s a full clarification on the matter. The key will be awarded to:
Players who rank highest in The Foundation. We can’t tell how many exactly – let’s say if you are in the TOP 100, you can be quite sure it will be yours.
Players who have won one or more drawings, disregarding whether they are in the TOP X or not. The more you’ve won, the more likely it is, but even one is enough to have chance!
…and nope, you can’t win a key twice. If you’ve won one for being in the TOP X, you won’t get another one for being a drawing winner
Hope this clarifies the matter once and for all, but if you have doubts, please let us know in the forum discussion for this update. Also, don’t forget the pre-alpha key only grants access to the pre-alpha. Permanent access to the game can be earned only through our upcoming Kickstarter campaign or by buying pledge packs on our website later on.