Progress continues, albeit slowly. With a couple brief pauses, due to some things that had to be done first (y'know, those time-critical things in that unformatted mess called life), development is slightly behind. Plans are being made to get back on schedule (and even if that doesn't happen, things will still go ahead at a good pace).
This update is quite brief, as I am working on a few things right now, but rest assured, development continues. R12 will be finished.
EDIT: Definite plans in place. Bump-mapping postponed while ConCen is built, using new meshes and textures. A sectored city is planned, with the capital buildings at the center. In addition, the main quest may be overhauled, if a better version is come up with.