Assume it is for Entrenchment unless specifically stated otherwise. There is much work to be done with the Diplomacy build. I do not feel it is release worthy yet. That is just my opinion. Jay is the project lead.
I may get back into this, but from an "artist" point of view. TBH i am not interested in the mechanics of SoA2 at all. Just the artwork, and modeling aspect. Jay, and the rest of the SoA 2 team are in charge of the game play aspect, and what makes SoA 2 tick. I am a Model, and Texture artist. Not a programmer. Not a game designer. Not a code monkey. I have NO say in the gameplay design. That is how i want it to be. I just want to build models.
So i have taken it upon myself to re-mesh each, and every model in SoA 2. There have been major issues coming up with the current SoA 2 meshes. VERY frustrating issues. To the point of Game Breaking issues. If you followed The Optimization Project topic. It gets into much more detail on what these issues are.
I now understand why these issues are happening, and i am now taking steps to correct these issues. It is the way my own models, and how ALL of the 3rd party models were meshed. We meshed the models the way we meshed them, because it worked very well for other games, and saved a ton of poly's along with it. However the methods we used DO NOT work for Sins. Sins is very unforgiving of the flaws that are in these meshes. No blame is to be put, because we honestly did not know that the way we meshed would cause issues like this. Not to worry, because we CAN fix this now that i know what not to do. I will be doing a one for one replacement of every model in SoA 2 with a new one of my own making. Mindful now of what causes the errors we are currently having. The only challenge is to match, or better the poly counts of the current meshes.
Why should i do it? because no one else will. It was our goal from day one to replace all of the 3rd party work with our own original models anyway. I think some more UI work is in order as well
No promises on "when" this will be done with my busy schedule. Just know it is in work.