As my work on Off Limits is done I've been cleaning up my own personal portfolio and blog. I've stumbled upon many work in progress posts and screenshots I made over the years. One of them was a huge post about Russia before and after, where I explain why this level - even though completed by the previous artist - still took so long to finish. This way you can get a sense of the amount of time and work that went into making this mod.
I wont post the HUGE detailed description I made on my blog because it would scare people away! I will however post a few before and after shots and some assets I created/adapted for it here.
There's lots more as mentioned on my blog, if you're interested in learning more about this mod please check out my blog section on my portfolio website.
As for the beta release, I can give out some more info: We should have US and EU servers available upon launch. We plan to release the beta with a download limit for a few hundred people on Desura. We will then watch and listen to any remaining bugs or feedback you may have and soon after the beta release the mod to the public. Be sure to check out our next news post here if you want to be one of those beta testers!