Hmm, was about to ask the same. I guess, yes, it got purged too, as far as I can see.
Regarding that, and I know it is really only (very) marginally on topic here, but meant to ask for a while: can those recently deleted threads be accessed somehow by an average user (like an archive somewhere or something), or are they gone for good?
Hope there won't be too many more updates to this (for the sake of ValentineMeikin's mental health, at the very least)...
Good luck and godspeed!
I left it to ValentineMeikin. Tried to do some minor stuff, but I pretty much gave up on it, seeing how the directories for items, monsters etc. change with every other update either way, so working on that is probably pointless. As for save files, I only have the older version, so unless you want one from update 2, I can't help you at the moment.
In regards to the translation effort - They are apparently 'undecided' on the next update, going by the latest translated tweet. I am uncertain if this is referring to when the next update is, or if its what the next update number is (tweet included for context)
Adding my own ten cents, as the one who is working on the translation...
I WAS going to work on it when 3.1.0 came out, but I only just really got ready to do it... for there to be more mini-patches than ever before. I do not honestly see progress on the translation until 2019, and that's pending them moving onto other projects, crossed fingers. If they put a posting up on Fantia or their Twitter that they're doing an expansion pack, free or paid, 'in the near future' when they finally do stop doing mini-updates to Chapter 3, 4, 5, whatever it finally gets up to, I'll celebrate. This isn't like something like Ragnarok Battle Offline or similar, where the translator can move onto Chapter 2 after doing Chapter 1. The way the patches are doing, ALL progress is lost.
The old thread was deleted because no one updated the OP in time. So according to the new forum rule it was delete.
There no rules again making a new thread if the old was delete for this reason - as long as the new thread opening comply with the new forum rules.
Yeah, I had the same problem. While not all progress is necessarily lost, some gets removed and the other stuff would have to be copy-pasted all over, for every single update, since stuff like status effects, stats etc. are also regularly updated, meaning you can't even carry over the previous maps or just about anything else. It would be incredibly tedious and just not worth the time and effort to repeat the process for every single update, I'd say. That's also why I mostly stopped, working on it before it's done just isn't worth the effort.
So, What I do is create an odd situation. I decrypt the assets for each version, which allows RPG Maker MV to render the maps properly, and edit the data directly in-situ.
I then copy it to a donor version of the game, which has the encrypted assets in place, test the game also in-situ,
If a content update to the level of more stages and/or endings happens, I'll use that donor version to update what I can to the correct version, keeping most of my progress.