The most attention to this topic is coming from the "check this out! LOL, right?" factor but not really because of the "marketing" related to this mod which has lead us to some more or less embarrassing events (Mortal Engines Wiki contributions anyone?), but because this thread got funny at some point. Well, it isn't a good type of attention anyway... I think 0rph3u5 is correct, while this was an internal joke of a part of HLP's Discord it wasn't that bad, but it started to bleed into the topic destined to be a discussion of the mod, not jokes, and can be seen by anyone outside HLP or our own newcomers.
Also do note that I'm no less guilty of this than others.
Oh, and @0rph3u5, it actually might have been a better idea to post this on Discord, since this thread is now going to be mostly morality discussion for the next two pages, I think. And some dirt is going to surface.
My point from before still stands, if this demo is any good, I will praise it, and if it isn't, I will attempt to provide constructive criticism (unlike a certain Discord group in relation to a certain big FS mod from a while back). Even when posts in this thread strongly suggest that developement of this mod took a wrong turn at some point.
And now Bryan See has asked for help since there seems he will have problems with meeting his release date. First things first, I want to give you a word of advice: most of us here have worked on a mod at some point and know that it is a hard and time-consuming feat, and none of us actually paid you to release that mod, so we can't really complain. If you moved your release date I think nobody would have problems with that.
As for other ways we could provide help, I myself am not a model/table artist but I could get you some feedback on your missions, plot and narrative. Plus it could be a good idea to get someone to introduce you to Knossos developer functionality, since it seems to work just fine and most of people here use Knossos anyway. As for other stuff, I personally think many people can and would be eager to participate, but we need you to communicate with us, Bryan See, not just spam "Shattered Stars is a continuity of this, with this that and that". It doesn't help anyone when discussing technical issues and stuff. Everyone here knows that already!
For example, BTA's post on pushing the release date back indefinitely is very correct, doing so will only bring good things to your mod.