I have been following mankind reborn almost from the beginning and I have seen lots of progress. I’m impressed by the work completed by the devs supported solely by donations. However, as it currently stands, the testing is behind a $35 donation paywall which in Canada is just under $47 CAD. With the information we have, the testing seems to be around just the combat system and tweaking the mechanics around it. I would love to support the game and help, but many community projects seem to die out eventually and a $47 donation paywall just to play an unfleshed out combat system seems to be a bit extreme. I know the hardcore advocates for this game will continue to support it, however I fear for myself and my friends that this project will slowly slip away. Because right now there is no apparent depth (or public information) of the core mechanics that made a game like FoM unique and interesting. This is not a bash to the devs or the community telling them to make it free and release all the information they have about the game. But it would be nice to see something other than occasional development updates (which are usually filled with information — and I’m glad for that) and videos of guys running around shooting each other. I appreciate all the work the devs have done thus far and i’m excited for the future of this game, but right now it seems to just be accessible for only ex-FoM players and fitting their nostalgic niche. I believe if the devs and the community want to see the game grow, then it requires part of the ex-FoM community and a new player base to grow the game. As it stands, this game is very inaccessible for new players and it may be very hard for them to get into the game when there is a steep paywall and not a lot of unique fleshed out mechanics.