From: Stillwater, OK, United States
Sorry for the delay guys, I've been busy.
No, I will not say I've been "feverishly" working on CF. At the same time I do this game, I am also working on my master's degree and for the past few months I got bogged down in real life activities.
In addition, the pace of development has slowed to add some much needed features. For one thing, instead of a UV style scenario editor and system, I am having Mike put in one more like WitP, in addition to all of the new things CF needs for the new system. This has taken longer than anyone, especially me, has expected. CF could probably have sufficed with the old UV editor, refitted with the stuff for the CF changes, but my attitude is if newer, better, and more user-friendly stuff is out there, why not use it?
I'm just as frustrated as you guys the project has taken so long. I had hoped to have it out over the summer last year, but it wasn't meant to be. What I can say though is part of the delay is my refusal to give you guys what amounts to "just a patch." Hell, ask Joel Billings. When I did WPO I was the same way, to the point he needed to remind me to beware of feature creep. If we were going to just slap the new stuff on UV and toss it out the door, you'd have had it by now.
And Ike, as to your offer for a save, I still have it in my inbox. The reason I didn't reply is that is precisely when I got bogged down having to read three 500 page books a week for my Master's program. It's not an excuse, and I understand how it appears to you guys.
That's where it stands now. The project is not dead, and it is moving. Slowly I'll grant you, but it is moving. I'm not Even going to both giving estimates about when it'll be finished. But I will remind you that of all the people most closely involved with the project only Mike Wood does this as his primary job. We are all committed to the project, but our personal lives or other jobs do sometimes conflict with the project. Not probably the answer you wanted to hear, but I'm not going to give you a bs line of "we're feverishly working! Adding New Hotness (nudge to MOH:PA) Coming Soon! Blah blah blah". I'm just giving you guys the truth, which is what you deserve.
What I can say is thanks to a restructured course load from now on (the first semester is always a pain), I am no longer really encumbered by the MA program now, and can once again devote a significant amount of my time to the project. Pace should pick up a bit, but I'm also not going to lie and tell you that it's "going to get done quickly and finished soon!" or any crap like that. I can only tell you what I know.
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