It would be a huge project for any programming tool to add non-programming support anywhere near as sophisticated as C2's - there is an absolute ton of features in there ranging from top-level features like functions and loops down to unique internal optimisations to make it run fast enough, all built up and tuned over a period of years. I would be super surprised if anyone could get anything remotely comparable even after say a year, if they are starting from scratch, and they'd have to have a 100% focus on it the whole time.
Ashley you are right on that for sure but it is a bit different on their end.
The Godot team is not doing everything by themselves, they also seem to "outsource" a lot of their work kinda like C2 does with plugins.
I don't mean to say that C2/C3 should be open source and free for any kind of community modding, what I mean to say is that they have more people actively working on their engine, which obviously results in less time of development for whatever feature they are looking forward to add to their engine.
Besides from all that, I think what the community would like to see is some more information about C3.
I fully understand if you don't want to share explicit information about features you work on
because of the risk that people could steal those and make their own thing out of it.
The thing we would like to see is for example some sort of monthly progress report like you already do all the time about awesome new technology and updates, perhaps is there a reason for the lack of information for the last couple of months?
Are you not allowed to share further information? Is C3 already in a state were it's about to get cancelled?
Even though I started with C2, I can clearly see that the development of C1/C2 really got pushed by the help from the community.
When you plan to take out the help of the community from C3's development (I highly doubt that you would plan to do so), then what is the point of waiting for C3 for the next years in first place when others offer something equally good with more community integration?
This is why I think that any kind of information regarding the current state of C3 would be nice and well appreciated by the community.