We are still waiting for the Stage 2 launch date. The last messages mentioned by @zaccheah indicated that it would be in September on a special day, the community has pretty much guessed that the 27th would be the most likely, but so far we have had no further communication has happened.
It is absolute key that with less then 2 weeks till that date that it is officially announced what it is. Expectation management is already behind, but can’t be reasonably pushed further.
Either communicate that the date, or manage the expectation to a later date.
Building hype is not wrong, it is needed to create momentum and spread knowledge of the project. if we only get the news when it already happened, or with too little time before, the news is already old news and glossed over.
Just to be clear with an example. No man sky failed as spectacularly because expectations where not managed, not the hype that it build up.