Azanor, since you are so uneasy about giving somebody else access to your code (or so I’ve heard) have you thought of coming up with a legal agreement with the person you share it with? i.e. if someone shares it without your ok, they would break the contract somehow and be punished.
I dunno how concerned you are, but that is just a suggestion.
Anyhow, thank you for your work. You have had a huge impact with Thaumcraft, not just because people enjoy your mod, but because people have been inspired to learn to code based on what you’ve done.
The way I see it, the fact that some random guy on the internet (you) can create something like TC is inspiring from a different angle than admiring the Minecraft team. (Ya know, Jeb, Dinnerbone, etc.) Looking up to them can be intimidating due to their time and experience.
We know you as a guy who just does this in his free time, so some of us think, “huh, why can’t I do that?” and I think that’s what motivates people.
Ok, yeah, maybe a bit much just because of a mod on the internet, but your impact is probably bigger than you had imagined. I want you to realize that.
Though it is sad to see you having to put down your gauntlet after having enjoyed so many generations and iterations of thaumcraft, I'm glad to see that folks are interested in taking up the mantle of the mod for the newer generations of thaumcraft. I do hope things go well for you with your irl stuff, and whoever decides to pick up TC will treat it with the care you've given it for so many years. cheers Azanor.