It's sad. Top Gear's contribution to this game has made it what it was. If he is truly done than that is one more nail in the coffin.
Well with the sorry state of this game is it any wonder he is undecided to come back.
Kix could at least help him fund the hosting lol.More likely they don't really care.
Kixeye does not care about their community. Top Gear provided something that enriched and inspired creativity within the VC community, but he has apparently lost interest in the game. His ship calculator allowed you to come up with strategic builds and focus on fleet level, but now people will coin more refits and make mistakes in their builds. It works out in Kixeye's favor if TopGear stops updating it...so why should they care?