Just curious: if we still have the files from the pre-Alpha event (I'll admit, I didn't bother removing them), does that mean we won't have to download again and will just have to download a patch or something? Or will it have to be a completely fresh (re)install?
You will have to delete and re-download the game. We don't have a working updater yet, and don't forget that all the progress we make isn't just on the server. You need the client data to be updated too.
The question i'd like to ask was, will our characters stay intact or do we still have the characters within account? (If you guys what I mean)
Due to the space your characters took up, that we have to continually make changes that make even our
characters out of date, and that being able to make your character start out as a stallion/mare is cheating in a way because the full game won't be like that, your characters have since, and will be after this stress-test too, removed.