"No testing phase is running at the moment. The next test, Alpha 2 - Test 2, is starting in February 2020.
Check out the dedicated FAQ for more info on the Fractured testing schedule. "
The average gamer does not have $90.00 sitting around for immediate Alpha-Beta level testing. So what is the expectation for kickstarter?
...and just to be clear -you want future supporters to NOT buy the smaller support packs because the actual Alpha Test is going to be micro-controlled unless you spend $90.00 to get immediate access to the game?
So what is the expectation for kickstarter?
Kickstarter already happened and was a success.
The average gamer does not have $90.00 sitting around for immediate Alpha-Beta level testing.
You are aware that there are several examples of projects where people invest not just $90 but tens of thousands of dollar on a game? Star Citizen, Chronicles of Elyria,.. there's plenty. If you wouldn't 'sell' these rewards, how would you entice people to invest in the development of Fractured?
Btw. as an added note, there is going to be a short stress-test for every paid backer followed by one for everybody including people who haven't paid sometime soon. So if you keep your eyes open, you can get a glimpse on the rough structure of the game before paying. Just keep in mind that it is not supposed to be playing the game, as there is no game to play yet, but to test load balancing on the server and improve performance with the generated data.
another added note, even the smaller packs help the devs as every cent counts