As spring nears its end, it's painfully obvious that Tamriel Rebuilt's Spring Release has slipped once again and will not release in spring after all.
A lesson has been learned: Tamriel Rebuilt works badly with deadlines. While the March (then Spring) deadline allowed focused development, meeting the deadline itself proved to be unachievable time and again.
There is good news, however: the next version will be released and it will be released very soon, within a few weeks.
The problem with the Spring Release continues to be quests: they have been submitted, tested, edited, and then tested again.
However, as Old Ebonheart is a political hub with all of the Imperial factions represented, this created a unique problem of many, interlacing quests over a relatively small spread of characters. Some, like the Burgrave of the Ebon Tower, are used in half a dozen quests, leading to even more development and testing time.
What's more: with the coming of spring came exams, graduations, and family- and work-related issues. With focused development during their "free" time, this work has burned several people out. In the end, driving ourselves into an early grave is not something that we are very keen on, so Tamriel Rebuilt had to linger in development just a little bit longer.
Nevertheless, we are very nearly ready for release. The current (as of 20th June) list of quests and status makes this very clear:
In comparison, these are the quests currently part of TR_Mainland:
Virtually everything else has already been finished to a satisfying degree. With merely a few more weeks of testing and development time, the unmerged quests and questlines will have been tested and processed and Tamriel Rebuilt's quest count will increase by no less than a quarter.
A bitter lesson was relearned, but however long this will end up taking, it will be way worse in Almalexia.
Thank you for your continued support and patience.