Hello, Dave here, your friendly neighborhood atWar developer. They released me temporarily from the insane asylum where I've been for the past 10 months. My wife and I decided to use this small reprieve to get away for a few days. We stayed in a place that had no cell phone reception whatsoever, which was awesome. Now I'm back, and on my last evening of freedom I find myself thinking about how my OTHER insane asylum (atWar) is doing.
I'm glad to see things are still rolling along, more or less the same as always. It was especially nice to see how Amok came and said "hi" not too long ago. (Hi back at ya!)
I miss my peeps who I haven't talked to in a long time like Sid, Croat, Brian, Estus, Pavle, my atWar "wife" MrPhobos, my atWar "daughter"-I-never-wanted Zoe, and everyone else I'm forgetting at the moment because it's 2am (sorry!)
My project that's been keeping me away from atWar all this time is still keeping me extremely busy, but for the first time I think I can say there is a "light at the end of the tunnel". We've staffed up significantly over the past couple months, and I've been investing a lot of time into training my newest employees... as I delegate more to them, I no longer have to do so much grunt work myself. I'm hoping this will pay dividends as we move towards the end of the year.
Anyway, I look forward to working on atWar once more, whenever I start to have free time again. I don't have any ETA but probably the first thing I'll do is finish automating the CW playoffs so we can get those up and running again, without me having to set them up myself each time...
I know, I know, there are about a million other things that need doing too. I'll get to them eventually.
Our server costs have recently gone up, which I'm pretty sure means atWar is running at a loss now. I haven't added it all up, but I'm pretty sure. It's okay, never fear... I will continue to keep the servers going as long as I personally still enjoy being here, which I expect will continue for many years to come. Anyone hoping for me to sell the game will therefore be sorely disappointed! (As I said before, I don't plan to ever sell, and I have received zero serious offers anyway...)
atWar is a labor of love, and I'm glad to continue it on.
So.... keep enjoying atWar and keep hanging in there... you'll be hearing from me.
P.S. if you have any (real) questions for me feel free to post them in the comments below and I'll reply when I can...