what are talking about? I have not played Alpha, I was playing classic mode, however there is absolutely nothing to do in classic mode accept look around and sight screening which is quite sad in my opinion.
Hit F a couple of times or go into the menu, options, and lower the fog distance. That might help with the problems you are having. It is also possible you are having internet problems or the host is.
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