DaFranker wrote:icepick wrote:That said I wouldn't be surprised to see this grow into something much different than ftl.
That does seem like the natural course of events if the project does stay alive. However, I'm compelled to think of Overdrive possibly becoming to FTL as Onlink was/is to Uplink. If you liked Uplink but have no idea what Onlink is, you're definitely missing out on lots of awesomeness.
Of course, Onlink had the tiny teeny minor little difference (and perhaps advantage, arguably?) that they had actual access to Uplink's source and were working from it as a base, while Overdrive builds up from scratch with a completely different architecture and a big new design goal.
That was my thoughts as well and its why I've supported and promoted this project from the start. To be honest I think the best thing the admins could do at this point is acquire (hire, ask them to volunteer, etc, etc) the people working on this project and them make it official or provide them with the source so they could work on it more.
(also R.I.P Onlink, you shall forever live on in the minds of wanna-be hackers everywhere)
Also as a thought on the project, have you considered adding some built-in moddability? For example something like a ship designer. Right now you have to go to a third party to use one but a built in one would be totally nifty.