No need for you or anyone else to be gripped with foreboding, speculation or worry; people are putting the cart waaaaay ahead of the horse, and here's why....
Real life has been a huge f'ing drag for me for well over a year now, and I am mired into several simultaneous sets of interlocking obligations & problems serious enough that I don't even have an estimate for when anything further is going to be available to the public. I could be forced to eat my words via unexpected developments, though.....believe me, I'd be thrilled to have time to work on this sort of hobby stuff at a rate faster than that of watching snails do drag-racing.
The only thing that is certain right now is that my modding is not yet dead. I aim to keep it that way, as long as the real-life cost doesn't become any higher than I can afford. That's why I refuse to discuss my own incomplete modding in any measurable detail, and shy away from the kind of between-modders banter which one would otherwise prefer.
Even going so far as to say (as in my reply above to dafrandle) that I was seriously considering some specific modding point is a kind of admission which I am uncomfortable doing. My firmness in not engaging in such discussion is not a lack of interest in others' interest here, nor is it my own disinterest in my own mod -- I want to make that very clear in a way that leaves no hard feelings.
It's deeply dismaying & frustrating to me, personally, not to be at liberty to comment about these things outside of a few intentionally very vague statements. I refuse to inadvertently get the community fired-up prematurely, or even wrongly about some feature, thing, etc. which may actually not end up in the finished product after all. I humbly thank the GSB community for its interest as well its patience. I am honestly not sitting here on top of a massive pyramid of fan mail, cackling in egotistical glee, as I scheme to lead my mod's devoted fans around Hell's half-acre again and again for as long as possible. :P
Despite the fact that these forums are pretty dead, I know that there is still considerable persistent guessing on the part of many persons about the mysterious jewel I've been cutting and polishing in such painful slowness. I appreciate that and really am grateful for it, but being the focus of other people's modding desires, hopes and pleadings is also sometimes terribly draining emotionally and does not help me concretely advance my work. [-deep sigh-] When this content of mine is ready, well, that's when it's ready. As a global moderator, I am keenly aware of the vast graveyard of incomplete, abandoned GSB mods out there and the broken dreams they represent.....I'm determined not to add to that.
Well, that was a fairly unhappy post. Such was not my intent. :/ At least I think I clarified some things to a degree which is hopefully useful to others, and without accidentally giving offense or being misleading.
[-comes back to reread this post-]
Oh God. Have to end on a better note than that. All that time, spent trying to talk about why I can't talk about the things I want to talk about, and trying and failing at not being depressing from top to bottom. Right now it sounds like Archduke Solo's being frozen in carbonite and being whisked off to Modder the Hutt. What do i say instead??? Uhhhh.....puppies. Yeah. Puppies are cute. And I like butter-pecan ice cream. What else? Just this; it seems very appropriate right now:
[peter quincy taggart]
Never give up! Never surrender!
[/peter quincy taggart]
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