Just got the latest RF Online newsletter and it's stuffed with goodies. A new Lore section was openned up on the website, so we will probably see more of it over the next few weeks.
As for the BETA, well it looks like I wasn't the only one who applied. Looks like I might have to wait a while before I get access to the BETA. So far I've beta tested a number of games, amongst them: Earth & Beyond, EVE Online, Star Wars Galaxies, World of Warcraft, and Car Wars. The only one that kept me entertained was EVE, and I'm still playing, still being entertained. Let's see about this one; IF I get in!
I must say that the 2 new videos they've just released are breathtaking. If their quality is any hint of the quality of the game and the developers, than were in for a lot of fun!