I guess that is a "beta" phase, so you can try the downloadable content, that you can connect to the server successfully, that you have no performance problems, that you like the server to play it... All those kinds of situations and when it ends the beta period will come the phase, "coming soon" in which I will give enough time (a couple of days or three) for those who were more behind (such situations can always occur). Then, the "Live" period will arrive, in which definitely, yes or yes, you can play let's say officially without wipes. That would be the Implementation Plan with its different phases.
About the wipe you are referring to, I suppose that if it is not done, players who want to play will give problems of any kind because they are not fair, so do several phases, so that no one puts their hands to their heads or scandalized.
For my part, in my humble opinion, a player who arrives on the last day, fast and running, having had almost a month to prepare and apparently seems to have learned that we were online 10 minutes ago is because at the time he did not he/she was least interested in the server and arrives to warm the atmosphere and annoy the players that did follow the server from the beginning.
I do not know, on the subject of the wipe, in that sense and after my explanations, I am willing to listen to the comments that are deemed appropriate from now.
Honestly, I do not like anything unexpected or put a red face once the server is in operation!.
PS. Check these champion mobs asap please, its impossible to farm in few locations, since 2-3x hp champions are aggro and impossible to kill solo.
The champions..., this same weekend along with the odd Fix that I have overdue, fix it and implement it respectively.
I've tried not to disable it, and touch them more, it's basically giving them away.