That moment when you hit backspace at the wrong time and delete your post v.v
Okay, I will give the abridged basics of reponses, and can go into whatever more detail I have as requested:The Document:
It's not dead, it was discussed, and it is still there for the admins. However, the changes to the game's engine (the removal of flash) mean certain elements may no longer be relevant to the game. So, the engine is being remade, then the document will be revisited (either of their own free will or when I make them) and we can see what comes of it then. As to if the stuff discussed will be applied now, I don't like the chances, but the admins may be convinced to do a stability update and then hand character creation over to the balance staff and let us run updates, I dunno.
Also, as to the point of the document, do remember that was all me, had nothing to do with the other admins. The goal was to get discussion rolling on updates, this is the information I got, along with a few other things that aren't really useful information here. But as said above, it's still a useful document that will be used, just not as I planned.The Online Game:
It's not being killed persay, because as some of you may remember I have mentioned a few times, the admins have been trying to kill flash for various reasons. While the non-flash version will be inherently aimed at the tablet, that doesn't mean it can't be re-applied to the game as-is. I don't know the specifics of how it all works, because not a coder, but the new engine should be better overall. However it is likely to significantly delay updates here.New Coders?:
This one comes up a lot, and was in the doc, but was one that wasn't heavily discussed. I think the admins are still intent on keeping their code to themselves, so it's a hard one to swing. Do we have good, reliable coders in the community/expanded community who would be willing to do the work? If we have the people, I'll go have the discussion, if not things get a little harder in this regard.Tablet Exclusivity:
I don't know, I think it depends on how the engine turns out. I don't think a phone version will be done off the bat, given how phone are generally too small to make playing the game viable, but that's not to say it couldn't be done, that's a decision the other admins will make when the time comes.Post Deleting:
Well I hope no one deletes anything here. You guys are making fair points, and I know you're frustrated, but you'd have gotten more so if we said nothing, and it's better to talk through what issues you have then to just ignore them and hope no one else notices. I'll not be deleting anything, if others do feel free to repost and let me know if you get warned for it, I'll do what I can to back you up. Just keep it reasonable, legitimate spam I'll kill, and if you're just going to say 'This is trash you guys suck' instead of asking actual questions and making legitimate comments, that will die.
That's about all I saw, as I said, if there's more post it here or PM me or whatever, and we'll talk it through. I know this isn't the news you were all looking for, but it was this or silence and I think we'd all rather get this out of the way than have the looming spectre of something hovering over us while we wait for the engine to be finished. If you've got specific things you want taken to the admins, PM them to me and I'll do what I can to get them addressed.