I'd be interested in knowing who "told" you that, because the post itself doesn't persuade me.
But if someone from the team explicitly told you that there will be a network that will not become Alpha2 before Alpha2 is released, I'd like to know because that is contrary to what I've seen the mission to be.
Alpha2 is no vaults from home so what is there to test? They added the invitation token system so that the network::full Alpha1 errors won't happen again.
From the conversations and everything released lately, I don't see anything in the way of Alpha2 tomorrow, or next Thurs.
Maybe it's just my enthusiasm talking but also technically I don't see anything preventing it. So many great releases from the team recently, not to be overlooked.