Today’s patch marks the start of Beta!
There will be some development changes but it won’t be very different from what you’re used to. For starters, I’m changing the patch schedule from every week to every other week. This will go a long way towards letting me work on things that are too difficult to fit in a one week patch as well as spending some time getting it right before going live.
There will also be some balance patches where a lot of work will go into seemingly not a lot of changes. There will probably be less large sweeping game changing patches as there were in Alpha but I wouldn’t rule it out completely. The focus during Beta will be on rounding out the gameplay experience – filling in anything missing, expanding on existing content and polish. After Release, you can expect to see “addon” type gameplay systems like magic, etc.
Read the full patch notes on the forums here.