Next year (not going to say "when" next year) You're right i didnt want to hear it.
Seriously, We are having much success right now, but there is still much work to be done. SoA 2 moves at its own pace, and for the mod to be good we need to keep it that way.
As Shimmer said we are doing multiplayer testing right now so you will see my ugly mug on ICO from time to time. We had an excellent comp stomp game where the hard AI just ripped us apart.
The Federation, and Klingons are complete, and the balancing is almost done. Those are the two factions you will see in 0.03a. I just need to redo the UI to add all of the new Klingon units. We hope to release soon. Hopefully by christmas. The Romulans, and Dominion along with the pirate faction will be released later in 0.03b. Those factions are far from finished despite the fact we have full ship lineups for them. Patience i guarentee will pay off here.
The 1st two demos were just a taste. The next series of demos will blow you away (pun intended).
Tho 0.02 was featured in PC gamer i cannot find the article anywhere. Can someone PM me to point me in the right direction, or scan it, and send in a PM please?