War, it has no heart. Not even for aspiring young modders.
The US Army has finally forced me into a corner here, and I have to temporarily step away from modding. For those who do not know much Army lingo, suffice it to say my funding has temporarily run out - you can now skip to the next paragraph. For those who are familiar with Army lingo: I am reaching the end of a 400-day CONUS mobilization order and I have to get approved for TDY to continue working at Fort Hood - until I get the new orders, I have to live in a small barracks without an internet connection.
What this means for the 350+ followers of my mods - and for the modders whom I work for - starting April 15th, I'm taking a short yet involuntary break from all modding. This break will last for at least 45 days. During that time, I will not have an internet connection - that means no access to Steam's "online mode" and no access to the Source SDK. As far as "offline mode"...I have tried to make Steam's "offline mode" work properly in th epast with little luck. Source SDK won't launch unless I am online. It's frustrating.
I will occasionally visit a computer lab to check my e-mail, so anybody who wants to contact me can use firstname.lastname@example.org and I will e-mail you back.
I will not shut down the mod pages because I am still completely devoted to the mods I have started as well as the mods I contribute to. I apologize for not giving my fellow modders better notice of my departure from the scene - especially Bluefire, who's been patiently waiting for updated maps from me.
The best thing you can do while I am gone is keep up your support for my mods and my friends' mods - and then WORK ON YOUR MODS!! There are a lot of excellent mods out there that appear to be quickly moving toward success. Keep up the good work.
EDIT: I got my Steam's Offline Mode to work, so progress is now being made. However, getting my new orders is taking longer than I thought - I will not be back on the regular until late June, maybe even early July. Oh well, I soldier on...thanks for your continued interest in my work.