No ETA, the beta is being tested currently. To stay more up-to-date, join the discord.
To summarize the problem with that: Discord is a closed off solution most developers seem to be turning to now and days to deliver news when quite a few don't want/can't use it.
I myself refuse to clog my discord server list up with anymore and I highly doubt im the only one in this position. If I did join I would likely leave immediatly after I get some news and im not going to resort to having to do that everytime for obvious reasons.
In other words: Can you please either have someone assigned to keep this thread up to date or use some other means then discord to deliver the latest news? Even twitter is a better option since at least every fan can see said news without worrying about a extra discord server they had to join only to read the mod news and nothing else.
Long story short - im not adding another discord to my list and if I can't get the news im just going to rightfully assume the mods dead like most players in my position after a certain point due to the lack of news on it anywhere else.
Im not saying discord is a bad way to interact with fans( on the contrary it a pretty good one ), im saying it's bad to have it as the only fully active one.
Here's a fitting medaphor: The mod news updates are stored in a room with only one door into it and fans need to enter the room to read/hear the news. Now what if certain fans couldn't fit through the door, had a reason to avoid the door, or pretty much have the door blocked for whatever reason?
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While I do understand your stance, I will like to say that discord is good because it is firstly accessible, it is easier to maintain than a forum these days, and leading to my second point, I don't want to lie, forums, for the most part, have died out. Why send one person from an already busy crew to maintain one forum thread for a select few, when the majority use an easier tool? This thread is basically an information-filler, it informs you of the principles of this mod, then it directs you to the discord, where we will be able to respond to your questions quicker.