Azanor. I’d like to thank you for everything you did with and for Thaumcraft. It was (and I hope it is and will be) one of the best (if not the best) mod ever. In respect of size, balance, ideas and detail.
I’m happy to hear that you think about letting someone pick up Thaumcraft. However there might be an option I just want to make sure you are aware of:
Stay creative head and owner of the mod but have a team of volunteers help you/do the heavy lifting.
Not sure it will play out but being a team lead could be an experience that you might also benefit of for your job.
I am currently talking with someone who has shown an interest in maintaining TC. We are still working out the details.
Very glad to see you've found someone you're willing to consider allowing to carry on your legacy. I hope it works out. Thaumcraft has been my very favourite mod... well, for as long as I've been playing modded (at least 7 years now). Best of luck with RL; the modded community will miss you, but you've brought us such wonderful things in your time developing TC. Cheers, man.
Azanor, since you are so uneasy about giving somebody else access to your code (or so I’ve heard) have you thought of coming up with a legal agreement with the person you share it with? i.e. if someone shares it without your ok, they would break the contract somehow and be punished.
I dunno how concerned you are, but that is just a suggestion.
Anyhow, thank you for your work. You have had a huge impact with Thaumcraft, not just because people enjoy your mod, but because people have been inspired to learn to code based on what you’ve done.
The way I see it, the fact that some random guy on the internet (you) can create something like TC is inspiring from a different angle than admiring the Minecraft team. (Ya know, Jeb, Dinnerbone, etc.) Looking up to them can be intimidating due to their time and experience.
We know you as a guy who just does this in his free time, so some of us think, “huh, why can’t I do that?” and I think that’s what motivates people.
Ok, yeah, maybe a bit much just because of a mod on the internet, but your impact is probably bigger than you had imagined. I want you to realize that.