will keyboard commands for history still be available after the update?
Will keyboard controls (a,z,etc) still work?
Yep! In fact, they're already implemented since I use them myself.
The super small buttons at the top-left corner look awful and are too small on the demo video
That probably more has to do with that I recorded it with my full monitor's resolution but then it got shrunk to show on YouTube. The same thing would happen in today's client.
Are Sockets coming out of the beta when Unity comes?
Yep, the Unity client will always attempt to use sockets by default.
Will the switch to Unity be mandatory?
I'll try to keep the Flash client around as long as I can. I'd only remove it if I was forced to or if it become a major inconvenience.
All of the "problems" that you pointed out are all things that are apart of the game for me. (except the history function!)
The mobile app crashing is a part of the game for you? Flash not running in your browser anymore is part of the game?
Will there be an AMA anytime soon?
I hope to stream later today.
Does this mean we can make 3D maps?
I've thought about it. The engine can display 3d maps, but we'd still have to make a system for map makers to define the third dimension. SVG is a 2d format so it's not really suitable. And I'm not sure there'd be that much benefit if the players of the map still always view it from the top-down.