But now is the time, and I've ordered a new server with the ram and processing power to handle manipulating of large image files. That will unfortunately delay the beta a little bit as I wait for the server and then build it. But in the mean time I will get more things done on the development side.
If you are a tester who has been playing with Tiamat and giving me some good feedback, feel free to request a miniature scale map. I'm willing to generate a few free maps from time to time for people who are helping me debug and refine things.