Trending Games | ArcheAge | Neverwinter | Warhammer 40K: Eternal Crusade | WildStar

  Network:  FPSguru RTSguru
Login:  Password:   Remember?  
Show Quick Gamelist Jump to Random Game
Members:2,823,046 Users Online:0
Games:731  Posts:6,217,199
Trion Worlds | Official Site
MMORPG | Genre:Sci-Fi | Status:Final  (rel 04/02/13)  | Pub:Trion Worlds
PVP:Yes | Distribution:Download | Retail Price:Free | Pay Type:Free | Monthly Fee:Free
System Req: PC XBox 360 PS3 | Out of date info? Let us know!

Defiance Forum » General Discussion » What's an Alpha?

2 posts found
  Grunty

Hard Core Member

Joined: 4/06/04
Posts: 6794

 
OP  1/22/13 4:44:15 PM#1
 
  User Deleted
1/22/13 4:47:49 PM#2

Could be a couple things.

 

In nature, it's a dominant individual in a pack of animals.  Sort of a commonly accepted team leader.

 

In programming, it's a stage of development where the base framework of an application is in place, but features are commonly missing and bugs are not unusual.

 

In MMORPG's it's what used to be called "Beta" before that term was redefined as "free trial for people to play the game".