Come along with me as I drop off the deep end. There is no way this goes any where. As a software engineer (WMS) I know that as you get further along in development, your ability to change things shrinks. Even if you plan for flexibility and try to keep things as independent as possible, you will still find yourself tied to the limitations of system. Systems are built on top of other systems, such that you can't change a small part without changing many other things. There is a point in any project where it is easier and better to just start over, than it would be to implement it in the existing framwork. Catnip has mentioned a time or two that porting to Unreal Engine is cost prohibitive. This indicates to me that Catnip would like to move to Unreal Engine. There are number of issues that Catnip would love to address or features that they would love to implement, but it just isn't feasible in the current design. I get a feeling from a lot of the people involved, that some things would be done differently today. Catnip could essentially start on version 2 of SOTA, in Unreal Engine. Take the largest zone size in SOTA and make that the game world in SOTA 2, for now. I think the player base could fit into one zone comfortably. Within that one zone, have one town with housing lots. Have one wilderness area for adventuring and resource gathering. One dungeon with a boss. Have one house type, one boss type, on enemy type, etc. That way you don't have to worry about updating hundreds of things when you make one change. Take the Star Citizen approach of using this zone to work on all the systems. Take as much time as they want to work on skills, crafting, PvP, artifacts, and any other system they want to implement. Catnip would be able to implement new systems easily. Only work on additional content once the systems are satisfactory to Catnip's standard. The craziest part yet is that I have a good feeling that if Catnip was open about the struggles and desire to make changes, that I do feel they would be successful with a crowdfunding campaign. You would have your typical trolls but I get a sense from a lot of players that there is still enough goodwill to help Catnip get to the next level. I mean, I don't see millions but 100's of thousands is doable. I would have no qualms about contributing.