Tribes 3 is now known as Tribal War. Reasons for this wasn't of legal terms, more of being original.
We've been working incredibly hard, and if you'll have a look at our gallery located at the Tribal War ModDB page, you'll see what we've accomplished so far in the model department.
The map department is busy recreating all of the maps from Tribes and Tribes 2.
Code development has been going very smoothly. Justin has already redesigned the controls for the mod; jetpacking included.
We've accomplished the fact that pressing the Right Mouse Button now allows us to fly up a distance soon falling due to loss of energy.
How we did this was energy-based weapons and packs will use the same script concept as the flashlight and sprint scripts. Using either will drain your HEV-suits energy.
With the fact that you will not be sprinting and you wont have a flashlight but you will have the jetpack, weapons, and energy packs (sensor jammer, cloak, etc). The will now 'drain' energy from your suit.
More coming soon, we're planning to release promotional map screenshots.