as @Gzas said, good timing.
We are currently testing the game in pre-alpha stage (Version is 5.100) on LIVE-Servers. Around the corner is 5.110, which is the last big milestone update with a lot of core mechanics. That version could be any day on TEST (alpha). There all backers will have soon™ the pleasure to check out the new stuff, while they do polishing and bugfixing. When this Version is good to go to LIVE-Servers they will call it beta and invite the big waves of betatester.
The game is mostly focused on PVP, Characterlvling & some wanted Lootdrops involve some PVE.
The strategy game part is still hidden, we have clues of what it might be like, but not enough for me to make a statement about it. Just not only pvp will give you points for the win.
This is the best prerelease game i have "played" since there are computers and it feels way more like a game than a testversion