I am the Alpha! I am the O- no, just the alpha...
This is it. I can finally call the alpha version a done deal.
What does that mean exactly? I'm gonna make a separate post about my development strategy but in simple terms all of the features I wanted to make available to kick off the site are in place. There may be some display and interactivity inconsistencies, things may not flow how I want them to in the end, but the root trading and social features are here and ready to use.
This includes but is not limited to: putting up shields, weapons and mods for sale or trade; attaching images to shields and weapons with cropping for full screenshots; wishlists for shields, weapons and mods; social posts when items are added to any of those lists; status updates, uploaded photos and YouTube video links on character profiles; support for multiple characters per account; and an explore interface to view details about all of the items in the game.
Feel free to report any bugs you encounter on this post and I will try to take care of them as quickly as possible. In the meantime I'm taking a break from development to just enjoy playing the game for a week before diving into the Beta.
Thanks for checking the site out and if you have created an account and listed items I really appreciate it and hope you make some sales!