I just wanted to give you all a big thank you for your comments on this thread and others, on these forums and COTI. They have really been a big help and altered the course Mercenary 2 has taken, as I hope you will soon find out. There have been too many of you to thank individually but, collectively, you all have credits in the book itself!
We have been busy this week compiling all the last minute comments and applying them as the book is laid out (we even had a couple of 'emergency' sessions of playtesters coming to our offices to make sure nothing we were doing was breaking anything else!).
I am personally very proud of this book, and can't wait to get it into your hands. The last tweaks on the layout are being done right now, and we are on course (barring any issues) to get it up on Drivethru this afternoon, and out as a printed release in August (heralding a new wave of printed Traveller releases - if you have been waiting for a PDF book to become physical, it is on its way). As we have done up to now, we will be watching your comments on the entire book very closely.
So, what is next for Traveller? Well, we have oodles of new books being worked on right now, from Third Imperium setting books, to new core books (career book for Pirates!), to brand new settings.
The next major shift will be, I think, to take a look at spacecraft construction again, compiling everything that has been developed over the years and ironing out the resulting wrinkles. However, to my mind, to do that properly will involve working on a new High Guard, Core Rulebook and, by extension, Central Supply Catalogue.
However, we are not ready for that
I have a couple of miniatures games to work on first but, at some point, we will start taking a look at this Grand Revision, and I hope you chaps will be on board with your comments and suggestions when the time comes. Which will likely be 2015 at best
Once again, thank you all for your efforts, support, arguments, debates, and suggestions. I sincerely hope you are happy with the results.