Adynathos, how do you feel currently regarding a standalone? With RUiN, Spellsworn, the Unity version all coming along, if I were in your position I would probably feel more "antsy" about making the standalone.
I mean I hate how a lot of the arguments in here are like "Focus on the Dota version, it'll increase the popularity. THEN make the standalone" (including my own post in here earlier). When you guys were making the wc3 version in the early days, that was not even a valid argument to be made. You and Zymoran had this brilliant idea of warlock and then made it a reality. There was no "strategy", just a vision, and passion to make Warlock happen.
It's clear to me that you'll only find that same passion again if you work on a warlock standalone. I can tell you guys aren't passionate about the Dota version (purely by the lack of development on it). And if you tell me the lack of development on the Dota 2 version is due to demanding real life commitments, let me ask you, did you not have demanding real life commitments during the time you made the WC3 version? What made you sacrifice some real life commitments to work on the wc3 version? The answer is probably the passion you had when you were developing the wc3 version.
Personally I decided to take a small course load this semester to be able to spend time doing things I really love (ex. modding Dota 2). Why the hell would I do that? Because I find a lot of value in it. And I bet you highly valued your early development days creating Warlock in wc3. I'd like to think that developing warlock was a big part of your lives. Hundreds of thousands of people have played it and enjoyed it, and people are now devoting a significant amount of time in their daily lives developing games based on Warlock. Myself? I've probably spent around 3000+ hours of my life doing warlock related things. That's a pretty big deal, and you (Adyn/Zym) should be damn proud of yourselves.
Anyways my whole point here is please please allot time for doing what YOU LOVE TO DO. Nobody finds time, people make sacrifices to allot time for other things. Adynathos, if a standalone is in your heart please chase after it.