The amount of disrespect in this thread is offensive.
Let’s not go overboard here, nothing said here is really new or unexpected, in fact it's a lot more polite then most of the criticism we receive.
We started this project in 2006, but it’s not really reasonable to call that the “mod start date” anymore as literally everything has changed since then. DoV in its current state really began in 2008 when we scrapped all our then-made assets and had a detailed discussion of what we wanted to do.
I think it’s fair though to point out that it’s been a long time, and I’m not surprised some people think this mod will never come out and I don’t really care when people express doubt over the fate of this project.
What does bother me though is the sense of entitlement some people have, if DoV was cancelled tomorrow, nobody besides those of us who have worked on the project would have lost anything of consequence. We don’t ask for donations, we are not charging for alpha access or anything else, we wouldn’t owe anyone so much as an apology if we cancelled DoV.
As depressed as any fan or follower of this project may be, I can assure you that nobody wants Dawn of Victory released more than me and the people on our team. We did not put in thousands of hours of effort into this project on a whim.
More than anything I want to see Dawn of Victory released and I really do mean that. It’s become such a big part of my life and I’m so thankful to everyone who put in their time and energy into this thing. When we do finish it, I can assure you the very next day we will be planning out next effort as I can’t imagine a life that didn’t include working with those people on something, anything.
What I will never do though is release anything that doesn’t meet the standards set by Dawn of Victory. That’s why you don’t see untextured models, that’s why you don’t see works in progress and that’s why you don’t see an open alpha or beta.
When me, and those of us on the project all agree it's ready to release, that will be the release day.
tldr: It's me, I was Danman all along.