Alright, Oto is alive and Oto is well-aware of what's left.
I've got myself oriented.
Basically I will start working on the intro this week simultaneously with other stuff, which includes getting the final copies of the tracks in order and ready for putting together - pending the one-or-two tracks that may be left.
I have a vague bunch of ideas for the intro, but I think I'll keep them mostly to myself until beta time. If anyone wishes to participate in this process, or even wants to toss in ideas about what they might want to see in the intro - I'm around a lot these days.
My current plan for the final release is still the same. I've been thinking about compression options, but unless people are strongly (and vocally in favour) of a fancy h264 release - I plan a conventional, 640x480 24fps XviD for the final. I'll be discussing this with Jasper and Orwell, and whoever else wants in, once we actually have a full project.
Now, there was ONE nasty problem (there always is one, huh): Zaphod Beeblebrox has disappeared off the face of the .org and has not responded to messages since early october. I do not have his final track, and his beta was not even complete - forget quality concerns. The current plan for that is "oto to the rescue!", where I plan to take the same anime he used and pull a similar idea. I think that would be more than fair.
Otherwise thanks again to everyone who participated. I would really like to promise a release in mid-January, and it's looking realistic-ish right now.
"...for her, I'm obsolete and unhealthy; but I'm wealthy enough - allow me, lady, to look in sorrow upon this world."