First of all, they mentioned the activation of “Expert mode,” adding that it’s a test done to facilitate the beta coming later next month. At the moment it’s not clear what “Expert mode” actually entails, but it most probably means that the level of challenge is going to be raised.
Yup. Alpha still works. Now, we’re gonna test it in expert mode. If you’re still playing, pardon our dust. This is for the Beta!
Afterwards, they also explained that they’re testing the systems that give players access to the alpha:
We are starting tests against the systems that get players into the Alpha. If you are sticking around and helping us find issues THANK YOU!
Finally, they specified that servers are going to be accessible on and off through the day, so if you want to do more playing there’s probably quite a while left to go, even if the service may be intermittent.
Fair Warning: Destiny Alpha servers will be up and down all day. This bonus time is for more rigorous Science. #pardonourdust
Are you still playing? Personally, I can’t say I won’t miss this alpha when Bungie finally decides to bring the servers down for good. July 17th can’t come soon enough.