Video: Interesting, I look forward to seeing what is next. It's very basic, as it's still young in the build so beyond the storyline concept, I have no other comments about it.
Spinal issue: I can help remove your spinal column. I found a nifty trick I picked up from a Predator movie.
Tools: I hope the quest editor presented was not the only incarnation. The other tools well we will see them when we get them.
Particle Effects: Neat, but lets see.
Alien fonts: Should these be fonts we find, which may bring up issues with usage rights or fonts we create ourselves which would be kinda cool.
3D Backgrounds: I like the painted backgrounds and the commander BTW. If 3D backgrounds are going to be a resource hog, I'd rather make it up with storyline and graphic enhancements elsewhere. If less than 1/3 of the time is in alien interaction screens I can and would be very happy with great 2D backgrounds.
Planets: What can I say? I just hate them. Before I wasn't sure how I felt, now I know. It's tough noogies for me, I know that. I just can't stand the idea of exploring a planet with a lander 1/20 the size of the planet. I looks like a matchbox car rolling on a soccer ball. The exaggerated surface features of the moon make the craters look like they are 100 miles across. Sorry I have a hard time getting behind this part.
Upcoming Schedule: I would rather definitive short term schedule for the next phase than rolling out the speculative schedule to May.