The latest Shards Online newsletter has been published that gives some nice information to fans and players of the game.
First off, April will see an alpha preview event with players asked to submit feedback regarding the state of the game prior to Alpha Launch. In addition, players who take part in the pre-alpha will see some spiffy in-game rewards for their assistance.
March 24th will see a preview event for Outlands and Catacombs and, lastly, some design notes have been posted about how parallel universes will work in Shards.
There are many gateways that connect the worlds of Shards Online. They were created by an ancient alien race that ascended to godhood eons ago called the Strangers. Most of these gateways connect the worlds that were formed from the shattering of Aria. There are a few however, that connect worlds existing on entirely different planes of existence. These are called inter-dimensional portals. One of which exists on the world of Celador that we all have come to call home.
Read the full letter on the Shards Online site.