08/30/2014 02:51 PMPosted by LizzardAfter 2 days from now there will be 10 months since Alpha journey, soon we will have whole year of testing, testing and testing (if you're lucky enough to beat up those millions of people standing in queue behind you).
So far in this long journey we've seen many exiting changes like new map, different systems, skins & heroes and lets not forget about heroes balancing changes and map changes.
Time flies, and I've been seeing a few post lately to the effect of "we've been in Alpha for over/nearly a year!" and I wanted to step in and remind everyone that the Technical Alpha phase of testing actually began in mid-March of this year, so we've actually only been in Alpha for a little over five months (and that's assuming you got in in the very first wave of invites).
Development is continuing at a good pace, and we've added a lot to the game in the last few months: everything from Hero up-rezes, new skins, a new map, UI and progression changes, and more. You can bet there's more where that came from, and that we'll continue to keep you updated as development on Heroes moves forward!
Thanks for your continued feedback and passion for Heroes of the Storm!