Hey guys! With what's been happening lately (or rather, what hasn't been happening) I thought I'd give you all a status update on the mod and related projects.
A few months back, Yamashi went off to work on a TESO emulator for the closed beta, which garnered some attention - in short, Zenimax caught wind of the project and shut it down permanently. The TESO emulator isn't coming back any time soon and can be considered buried for now.
Now, in conjunction with the shutdown of the TESO emulator, I've been unable to contact Yamashi or anyone else working higher up on Skyrim Online for about two months now. I've been hoping that they would show up, but seeing as it's been a while now I thought it would be appropriate to share what I know with you.
Skyrim Online is currently in a development freeze due to Yamashi being off the radar, and we have no other developers. This means that for now, the mod is not being actively developed and new features won't show up for a while. I'm as saddened as you guys are - until I can get an update from Yamashi or Tytanis about what's going to happen, I know as much as you do.
This doesn't mean that the forums are going away, nor any of the services associated with the mod (chatting, server list, etc) - I'll still be here to help out with any issues you have. However, new features won't be coded until Yamashi returns. As for what he's up to, I'd rather not speculate. It's his private life and I don't want to be poking around in it.
For now, though, the mod can be contributed to if you're proficient in C# - the repo is available here ( https://github.com/yamashi/SkyrimOnline ) and you can freely fork it.
If you've got any questions, post them here and I'll try to answer them to the best of my abilities.