I have a bit of good news concerning the mod's direction.
First off, Wilkerson has started work on a new map for the mod. If you recall, he's one of the two new mappers on the team. LOgan (yes, with a capital O) has also joined the team as a mapper. This brings our count up to FOUR quality mappers, so expect new map screenshots next media release.
Work on DED has been progressing quicker than usual. Modeling is still at a standstill, but that's to be normal during exam time.
Making a good estimation, I'd say that the mod is on schedule for a July 2006 release. This is excellent news, as that means we've enough time for everything that needs to be done.
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