What happened to maintaining an open monologue between developer and the community? We used to get broad updates on what is being worked on, short and long term goals, and the overall progression of the game.

The idea is to keep the community involved and interested... and the easiest way is to whet their appetites with new information about the game. ID had the perfect opportunity to update fans with some info post-quakecon when there was A LOT of interest in the game, but it has been nearly 2 months now with practically nothing except for a few cvar additions and their definitions.

How about some real info...

Private servers (maybe by next quakecon at their current pace)

Netcode fix

Freezetag (mentioned as a possibility down the road)

Additional tutorials

Integrated demo support/functionality

Community made maps

Social Network functionality

Or maybe there are no new dev blogs because they have no plan.