I just got paid yesterday and I was planning on paying for the Patreon edition for a month, but this recent situation has got me thinking. With zero info being added to the Trello and zero info being posted to non-Patrons (FFS, who's stupid enough to throw $3 at a game just to find out if it's dead or not?) about the status of the game, it's little wonder that the forums are nearly dead and people keep asking what's going on. Hell, we still get the "I heard from someone that they're stopping YL1 so they can work on 2, is that true?" question and we still have never gotten an answer.
It's like we're going step-by-step down the same path that a large number of crowdfunded games go through, where devs announce [BIG CHANGE], be optimistic for a month or so, then fade away as they realize they got themselves too far into the deep end. Hell, I wouldn't be surprised if the YL dev's 3$ Patreon post at the end of the month was the usual apologies and promises that always signify the end.
1. Why is our only (possibly) important news locked behind a paywall?
2. Is there a Trello for the new engine rewrite?
3. Are we still going to get the public release in time for the usual "every six-ish months" pattern?