Yes...it has been a VERY long time since I have even looked at this page. Part of me is surprised that it is even still here. What I find even more shocking is some of the comments that were left behind. Some are flattering and some are not. However, that does not matter. What matters is that after several years of dead silence...I am back.
I will say that the years have been pretty good to me, and I am hard pressed to complain. I am at a pretty good point in my life where everything is nicely in order, and there is really nothing looming over my shoulders. I feel that I can once again shoulder the burden of a project like Galaxies at War.
So, I am sure that you have figured out by now that I want to work on Galaxies at War again. I want to give Galaxies at War that conclusion it never really got. I want to bring it to a place where people can look at it and say "Yes...that is a finished product". I think it is only fair that you guys get a finished product after all these years.
So...here is what I am planning to do.
First and foremost...I am planning on going Steam Workshop exclusive. This means that there will be no downloads available on Moddb. The only supported version of Galaxies at War will be the Steam Version of EAW and FOC.
Second...I am planning on having a much more rapid, but smaller, update timeline. So, instead of my old habit of waiting a year to a year and a half between major updates, I am going to aim for smaller and more rapid updates that address the mod in smaller ways. Fix a bug here. Add a ship there. adjust some DPS up there. Think of it like an ongoing public beta - where you get a steady flow of updates to the mod, and it slowly gets better and more stable over time.
Third...I am going to move my community to Discord. I have already set up a Discord server and I would like to have a more direct means of talking to the GaW fans. I want to hear directly from you, and I want you to have the ability to talk directly to me in a setting that is as close to 1 on 1 as possible. I have learned in life that there are a lot of good ideas out there and there is a lot of good feedback to be had. I want those ideas and I want that feedback. You can join my Discord server right here: Discord.gg
I will need a little bit of time to get the mod up on Steam. However, for the time being, feel free to join my Discord server. Once I get GaW live on the Steam Workshop - the Discord server is where it will be announced.
Thanks, and I look forward to seeing you guys again.