Ya.. uh... anyway, I have a question.
Can you tell us what # of development staff are full time dedicated to only Ikariam?
Curious what the team size is, or is the Dev team spread across all GF games on a "as needed" basis.
Without going into too much detail: in general there is usually one "Ikariam dev" and a bunch of "if more manpower is needed we'll pull from this pool" pool of devs. That does the trick in 99% of the cases. We just hit that stupid 1% where it doesn't.
Looks like this answer belongs in the soft merge Disaster thread.
I am sorry about asking for any news update. That One poor dev must be busier than a one armed man in a wallpaper hanging contest.