I don't know if it's something about the time of the year, but I think most of you noticed the total lack of activity on the mod in contrary to september when we made updates almost every day.( the last year I also has a hole like that during Q3, but that's not important).
I don't want to justify my self or something like that, I just want to share my thoughts on that matter. The reason I stoped working on the mod(and honestly in the past year this almost 100% of the time meaned that everything stops. It's definately not an accusation, I fully understand my teammates and they will always have my support and friendship) is very simple - I really got disappointed from the EAW FOC Community to a level I start thinking about leaving it.
First it was Nomada's case, where I admit that he isn't 100% right, maybe he acted too emotional, but I understand him and his point of view. But the real problem was not IbramGaunt8911 act, it was the community and the ungratefull. I don't want to talk about that, but it was one drop in the glass.
Second it was a misleading actions from another mod team, that behind the curtain of help offer tried to get our mod resources. Of course I won't mention any names (it's a popular mod), but it was very disappointing act.
Third, it was a personal disappointment, I really suck at vehicle rigging. I don't now why, I think I'm not very bad with infantry, but when I try to make any vehicle with moving parts, it's a complete fail. So I really needed a mental rest from modding and from that disappointment.
But the last drop was the discovery of a FOC mod in development that's a total copy of GaW with the claim of course that everything is original and unique. I have spend countless hours in researches through all kind of SW sources and I just saw my work copied and pasted on some different page with someone else's name on top of it. The worst part is that judging by the pictures on his page, he has the leaked alpha of GaW (yes, we had a leak almost an year before, we haven't announced it until now) We can say it was our fault, and we now are a lot more cautious and I'll do everything I can to prevent that from happening again. Of cource I can't prove nothing, so again I won't comment on any names.
So, anyway, I'm sorry for the long and useless article so far, thanks to everyone who readed it until here, I just wanted to share what was my torment in the past two months. The positive side was that I help some people with their mods (public and personal), I hope at least they are happy with my work.
Anyway, the more IMPORTANT part of the article:
First, the work on the mod continues :) During the last week I finished rigging all republic heroes that are not jedi (you can see them in this article) and their escorts. I must remind you that we are still accepting ideas for Bail Organa's escort, so please share any thoughts you have on the matter.
The GAR infantry is really almost done. We need to finish the Mortar Team animations, Phase 2 cold armour for 501st (my next task) and for 104th (this will be hard), Custom pilots for the Ghost Company (similar to Torrent company's LAAT pilots, but with a small difference, that we'll keep in secret for now) and I have to rig some Senate Commandos and Senate Guards. And that's it, all GAR infantry will be finished :) Of cource some coding is needed also, but it's not that much.
Second, we are going to reduce the visual updates of the mod. I'm sorry but I'm really sick of seening copies of GaW around ModDB and I think you will understant. You, guys, always were really supportive and helpfull, I hope this will continue in the future. We are counting on you all, and I know you won't disappoint us. Soon the Mod of the Year contest will start, we are keeping the visual updates for that :)
Stay around, we won't let this mod die unfinished!