Herpes has been kicked off the development team because of failure to meet deadlines. I have now taken over skinning.
Fear not, BetaV2 will still be released as planned, and NOTHING will stop that.
However, I do want to call attention to some exciting new-old-news: kdark1701, who recently had equipmental troubles, has returned in full force to the dev team, providing the in-game sounds. He is the only member (besides myself) to persevere with development from the beginning. Thank you...