Just wanted to let everyone know that I'm not dead or anything. I have been paying attention to the last few posts. Thing is, I just didn't have much to say and I didn't want to run about making useless posts before I could offer some concrete information. So here's the overall status of the project:
Intro: three-quarters finished. I can't quite finish it until I know for sure if I'm getting something from the last few participants. On that note...
Body: bluetrain has already said that he is mostly finished, so I'll wait for him. (Sorry I didn't say this beforehand, but I hope your exams went well and good luck on the one you still have to take). For the other two, they were given a two week ultimatum to get their segments in. OropherZero decided to politely back out of this project, and I don't blame him, as I have the same sentiments of, "It's better to back out than to hand in a half-assed, rushed track and feel bad about it afterwards." Hopefully he'll consider getting on board with the next project instead. IcyCloud is a variable. She said she'd try to get in a track, but could not guarantee it. (She's extremely busy with important school stuff, so again, I don't blame her.) If she hands in something, terrific. If not, then Take-chan will (hopefully) amend the song mix to remove the two dead sections - one dead section if it's only Oropher's track cut out (sorry about the extra work, sweetheart v_v ).
Outro: sayde said that it's impossible to start on the outro until all of the segments are in, but assured me that it will only take a few hours to edit it once he's got them. I'll be finishing up the intro at the same time as he's doing his part.
Project Beta: it'll take me a couple of days to put together the whole project after the intro and outro are finished, but once that's done, I'll be distributing a final beta of the entire thing via PM to the participants. For filesize reasons, I'll be dropping the resolution a bit. What I'll basically want to know at that time is if any weird compression issues occurred in your segments, if everything is timed correctly, and if you have any complaints about the information in the intro/outro. General technical stuff, more or less.
If there's anything else I haven't addressed, as always, let me know. I can't give you an exact date of when this will be released, but with any luck, it will be shortly after Thanksgiving or at the start of December. Hope that answers everything.