Next stop, City 17!
... I hope
Because I will be disappointed if the series ends. I hoping this goes in to Half Life 2 & even Half Life 3. Of course Ross wants to work on new projects and have a new video projects come out. Very understandable. I'd be happy if the quality and amount of Freeman's Mind episodes drops in order for Ross to focus on everything else.
Honestly though, I bet the biggest portion of the fan base is from Freeman's Mind alone. 90,000 out of 100,000. And it only took a year after leaving Machinima to get that far if I'm correct on that. Why not do other projects while carrying on FM at a slower rate with less quality... Who needs motion blur, filters, and high FPS! They're a cool bonus but I come for the dialog and commentary. Something is better than nothing, ya know! If its not broke don't fix it! Keep the biggest thing the channel has and gain a few more hundred thousand subscribers in 2015! At a slower rate, you'll still probably get through the entire game of Half Life 2 before or right on time for Half Life 3 another decade from now. I'd be hilarious to hear your take on Freemans reactions to everything that changes in the new future world. So much so I'd be literally metaphorically shocked that you wouldn't take advantage of that! You'd get a whole new swarm of fans obsessed with it! Because it wouldn't be the same old same old Half Life 1. It'd be a whole new game and world where everything is different from before and different as you progress through the game... And with Half-Life 3 right around the corner, and most likely for reals this time... It'll be a popular Internet thing for this series to re-latch on to and gain a momentum of new subscribers for your new projects you have been wanting to work on.
I've been a fan for what seems like a decade. Maybe an actual decade, I haven't kept score. I created an account today just to tell ya this plus I'm gonna attempt to stay in the loop on any future projects you work on.