From: South Carolina
ORIGINAL: Gil R.
No, the game isn't dead, but unfortunately has had to be put on the back-burner as we work to finish other games, one of which has a contractual deadline. We do want to get the patch out there, but I've long since learned not to make specific predictions.
I don't remember there being new scenarios in the patch, so this is probably something for modders to do. (I think we got most of the obvious starting points for scenarios, but no doubt there are others worth doing.)
Unfortunately, an editor/modding tool is not something we can add to the patch, simply because it would require a good deal of work, and this would come at the expense of other work on this patch as well as other projects. If there were a much larger modding community it might make sense, but sadly there don't seem to be enough people who would take advantage to make this an obvious thing for us to do.
I am going to use my gamer translation skills and let you know that this means a patch for sure on November 1, 2011! I know this because I have a date in mind that I want to have the patch ready at, and the developers did not contradict that date so it is the date!