Anyway, to summarize, it might be for a while, but how long exactly isn't certain at the moment. All we're waiting on currently are the final boss fight, the 100% complete credits and cutscenes, and a number of bug fixed. How long it may take for those to be complete is unknown, but the credits and cutscenes are almost done AFAIK, so they'll likely come sometime soon. I heard the boss fight might take quite a while though, given HFD's restricted time.
Do bear in mind that the boss is basically done. All that's left is aesthetics and a few bugs.
Do bear in mind that, well, how can peeps know this if you don't post something
I get all excited every time I see the "NEW" notification next to the SMWCP2 board. Aside from the few comments these past few days... I think it's been over a month, right? It gives the impression no one's doing anything! Although I'm sure there's a whole lot of activity going on behind the scenes
A lot of stuff tends to happen over on the IRC that is seldom mentioned on the actual forums. At least that's what I'm guessing as I rarely ever use it.
It used to. 99% of the collab talk these days is SMWCI though, simply because it's fresh and a lot more people are able to work on it. However, yes, there was a time (around last year) when SMWCP2 was a really bustling topic on there versus on here.
Although I'm sure there's a whole lot of activity going on behind the scenes
Not neccessarily. Sometimes you just can't really make fast progress because you have too much to do. This is especially true when you have a job. I just got a new one and you can believe me when I say that pretty much the only times you have for working on something like SMW hacks are the weekends. And even then you often have to do a lot of personal that you just didn't have the time for during the week. In my current job, for example, when I get home, I've got only about four hours left before I have to go to bed.