This might also just be a good time to pitch in 1.3 items, if you have to delay it longer for more items & additions, why not just combine the rest of the un-added items while putting in 1.3? sure it's more work & time for people to wait but in the long run you'll have less work in the future more time to fix anything and you won't have to constantly go back & fourth a hundred times adding items in that should have been added the first time around. In addition players from all platforms get a bigger better update all around, instead of "Oh sorry it took so long, but here's the rest of that one update we didn't add last time" in anycase thanks for finally getting us the rest of it.
1.3 was massive. It's not something you just tack on. Adding new content would likely lead to creating new bugs which all in all would only delay the update even further.
So here may be a simple solution for both sides. Terraria should have stopped at the original version, no updates. Everything else be DLC, or sold in a season pass. Then the dates could be more accurate, fans can't argue, developers and publishers get compensated.
Enough of all the drama, from both sides of the arguement
Updates as paid dlc in time? I like that idea
This won't ever happen. It is not how Re-Logic ever intended to create Terraria. Besides that, many updates alter game mechanics that aren't just an add on. Different versions are not compatible with each other and the online community would fall apart.The perfect solution. That way I can keep giving money to my favorite indie devs!