Despite the troubles I've had with my teammates, I have to say that every great empires have their own bloody history, sometimes even among the main family members.
I have watched this series called King Gwanggaeto the Great, and there were two comrades there who fought side by side - the main guy and the bald guy - to escape the hellhole for slaves. They soon knew that they are from opposing countries, and the main guy wanted to befriend the bald guy, but the bald one wants the main guy dead for his capability to move and unite people who even betrayed him at first during their lives in the hellhole.
Their fights went up to the point that the bald guy was able to kill the main guy's wife, and he also made allies with an enemy country who abuses their desperation to also bring down the main guy, but has no intention of giving the bald guy a spot for a country for their tribe.
As the story goes by, when the main guy became King, despite what the bald guy has done to him, he still helped the bald guy when he was in a pinch, and in return he also helped the main guy. They've become the broest of all bros and the main guy even provided him a spot for his country after defeating the enemy nation.
So what I'm trying to say here is, no matter how bad things have become, there's always a way to forgive and work again with one another if both parties are willing. That's how I got my bg artist back recently and as well as getting confidence from my other teammates, hopefully they'll stick around until the development ends.
I'm not a charismatic person who can move my teammates with pure confidence in my decisions, many times my they will doubt every single decision I make, and recently I really had to push my ideas and shut them off, and that I needed to do a lot of things by myself. And if they do agree, most of the time they do not understand what I wanted to portray and was just forced, that's the most frustrating part about it.
Say if I ask my character artist or coder to do that spell scene in Fault Milestone 2 where it shuts the game off because of the epicness (that's what literally happens!), it would be seen as an "extra work", "vanity shit", and/or "useless feature". I always have to bargain /settle down with limitations, not being able to commit my vision thoroughly.
Anyway with all the time spent on research/development, everyone really improved and hopefully we trust each other more. Youko definitely helped a lot in improving my judgment on things and she's doing a great job, almost done at Claine's route. I can't wait to show the actual demo as it really is a huge jump from the previous versions.
As for other concerns, the forums won't die, I'll accept the suggestion of taking the name by myself haha xD. Let's just see how things will go...Thanks everyone. *goes back to work as Youko's been waiting for the proper build for days xD*