I'm really enjoying the game despite only playing it for a few hours, I've seen some amazing station/ship builds in screenshots and videos and working on some designs of my own. However, I do wonder if we will lose everything when the game goes beta/live? In fact I fully expect to and see no reason why not but I do think many players really don't get the concept of Alpha software and would expect the opposite. If we as testers build up huge armadas of ships and planet sized motherships etc surly this would stop the game before it started when going live as no new player could ever hope to reach the sort of level we have with a completely free to build environment, assuming a full version would require mining, researching and construction of parts even before being able to construct a ship. Like I say I fully expect our creations to be lost as the game versions near launch but I haven't seen such a 'disclaimer' anywhere and it could be worth mentioning it sooner rather than later so as not to upset those that don't understand software development phases, eg those asking for full multiplayer battles asap and 'whens the next update im bored'.