The Pre-Beta galaxy reached its player capacity limit last night. Apologies to those of you that tried to join but were unable to do so! We’ll update you on what’s going on with this in a couple of hours.
There’s also a new patch that may be released later today (it needs more testing before it can be released). It’ll fix two of the most annoying issues affecting players: 1) typing in the chat window affects the game beneath it, 2) the game crashes sometimes when zooming to a fleet.
More details on the way. Thanks for your patience.
Update: please see this thread for an update on this.