unknownsystemerror wrote: »
It is unknown (see what I did there?) They cannot give you an answer of a timeframe, because it is all dependent of how previous phases play out and how long they take. Alpha 1 may find another core system problem requiring another massive delay (we all hope it doesn't), Alpha 2 could find multiple problems once they start putting all the other ancillary systems on top of the base and they all interact in ways that were unforeseen. Intrepid very early on in the process used to give grand timelines, roadmaps, and dates. Then failed to hit those when the normal development process decided to shatter their illusions. The blowback from the "community" was all torches and pitchforks. So they have stopped giving dates and timelines unless they are positive they can hit them. You don't have to like the answer of "We don't know." but it is the only one you are going to get currently.