It still exists. There is just nothing happening anymore. http://forum.battlefleetgothic-armada.com/index.php?sid=922939bd8ddbe6c5ff4724a07bcd32dc
Ah, @Netheos ...I don't know if you have any influence in this, but when I applied for the closed beta I wrote my graphics card was below recommended. Then I went to Ebay and bought a better one that is above the recommendation. Any chance you or whoever decides who takes part in the closed beta might consider this? xD
My main problem with HoI4 is that the main aspect of the game, commanding your armies, sucks. You have to use the frontlines, otherwise the game becomes almost uncontrollable. I loved HoI3 for direct control over your divisions, it was the main aspect for me and I enjoyed it hugely. HoI4 took this away from me. UI? Much better. Aerial warfare? Much better. Naval warfare? Even worse than HoI3, wow. Notification system? Pretty shitty, but the same in HoI3. Production system? Ok, probably better. Ressorce system? At the same time better and worse, incredibly. DLCs were really, really bad money grab attempts save for the last one.
I think it is just not my type of game. That is the main problem.
To be honest, I don't care. In contrast to what many publishers and developers believe I am totally fine with a dev team saying "we need 6 more months". Of course, if the game still sucks in the end like...HoI4 for example (1 1/2 years additional development time, still sucked massively at release, and still isn't a good game) well then we have problem. But I liked BFGA1. So I am inclined to hope for the best, even if this means waiting until 2019.