Here at Kaya we are working hard on getting to Beta. Beta is the next milestone and its when the server will be open and it will be free to make an account and play.
Our main challenge ahead is the redesign of the site, which fine as it is, is not nearly as good as we can make it and want it to be. There are several other things to work on by that date, from bugs to new features we want to add.
The truth is that we self-sidetracked a bit in the last 2 months. We worked on anything we wanted, which now makes the Alpha server super featured. It takes quite a while just to know what is there, its way too advanced for a typical Alpha project.
But while our hunger for adding features is infinite, we have increased priority on things required for Beta, so we can expand our user base. In the end, the most important thing is to have other people to enjoy Go with, and for that we need to open up.
We are very nervous and excited about it, im sure opening up will be a very special thing for the community.
So for the typical question "when is Beta going to be released" a.k.a. "how long until i can play", we estimate about 2 months. Its a lot of time. Thats 8 releases and we have 13 so far.
13 releases..is amazing. The server is totally different to what it was at 0.3.
Hope everyone will enjoy our hard weekly paced effort.