Basic run down of the questions asked live at WG Fest. Brief summary of questions and answers. Not word for word. Video was on their facebook page. This is all public information.
Q: Will you add medieval units and heroes?
A: Vague answer. Not a confirmation or denial.
Q: Will there be a story mode.
A: Not planned.
Q: Will there be mod support?
A: No concentration on mod support currently because of the type of game.
Q: Will there be a clan system?
A: Planned. High priority. No specifics.
Q: Will there be a persistent empire?
A: Related to clan stuff. Not necessarily planned. Vagueness again.
Q: Who will have access to closed beta?
A: As many people as possible. No promises on numbers. Sign up early.
Q: Are you planning more progress wipes?
A: Before going to closed beta there WILL be a wipe.
Q: Why was deployment selection removed?
A: Not gone forever. The idea was to help new players get into the game. They plan to bring it into the later game.
Q: Why did you take a break for so long with so few changes?
A: A lot of the UI changes were ease of use. Many mechanics were changed across many units. Optimizations as well. There was a platform switch to Wargaming. Wanted it to work without issues. Many background things were changed. Anti-cheat and others worked on as well.