Snail Games just announced the Black Gold Online alpha test beginning date: March 20th. The alpha will be by invitation only, but you can register at the official website and fill in a survey to maximize your chance of getting an invite. The developer is hoping to get constructive feedback to help improve this steampunk versus fantasy theme.
The alpha will offer access to 8 playable classes from 4 of the races; half from the Steam alignment of Isenhorst and half from the Fantasy side Erlandir. Other features available “include questing, Faction vs. Faction battlegrounds, and open world PvP. It will also include crafting, vehicle construction, and instance dungeons.”