I got the tec and advent now with no mesh and textures. Man what a fast game load and I can speed up to 8x with all AI and no lag at all. Test a small map balance in 10-15 min.
BRAIN STORM! Maybe release a mini mod that is for large, multiplayer maps to allow massive fleet sizes, using the dummy tweak? No lag at all, and 5v5 action with swarms of ships sounds fun, even if its using the UI rather than actual ship meshes.... just a random thought.
And for the other questions....
I was thinking the screen could be for the forum post and/or the web page. I can make some banner graphics as well. and avatars/tags.
I use Photoshop and Illustrator versions CS5. I can change the fonts to the Avquest font, no problem.
Any thoughts on what you would like for the avatar?
Now for communication time frames.... As you could guess, I do have a full time job that is not internet connected (I'm outside working most of the time)
Therefor, I can chat from ~6pm to 12pm GMT-5 time zone (Eastern US time) And all my posts will be around that time. Thanks.