Sammy, I completely agree with you in everything. Yes, the fact that DM is hanging or not on other tools is completely undocumented and nobody has never talked about it. You're right saying that many other things (Map Builder, Lucas' Launcher new features) have been announced ages ago and have never been mentioned again. Especially, the Map Builder was announced a lot of time before they decided to put a custom map in DM4, but it has never released. One/two years ago, the team said the builder was going to be released soon, instead stopping talking about it and forgetting about what they said.
Same for DM4, when one says "Release Date: Summer 2017. We'll get an official date as we get closer."(Really took from when DM had to be released in 2017) and, twoyear later, completely stopping to talk about it and trying to stop the users' questions by saying "We'll make a status update soon" , it obviously gives the idea that the project has been cancelled.
I know DM has been delayed due to the add of a custom map, but i think that two years are way much to complete a mod. Basically, while every other release of the mod was separated from each other by a few months -a maximum of an year- this is the longest time between the latest release, in summer 2016, and the never coming update, just like the time between windows xp and windows vista (2001- 2006).
And, please, everyone stop saying "it will be out when it's ready" like they announced it yesterday, because if a mod has been announced and not released for more than two years, it is obvious that the tired users ask to know when this mod will be released.
Anyway, i don't want to be rude, i've got a last thing to say only: don't call Sammy's post "misinformed" only because he was right with everything but one thing that nobody knows and "exaggerated" only because he wrote what he thinks in an impulsive way. I also agree in saying that DM4 could have more frequent updates , while the last one was released six months ago, with the last February status update.
Finally, i've got two slogans that express what is happening these days:
1- "Donut Mod 4 - RIP February 2018"
2- "Donut Mod 4 - The Never Released Update"
I couldn't keep all of this inside of mine.