Hi, can you give us a guess, when a new HQ will be ready? The last one was shipped in September 2011, a long time ago. HQ once was supposed to come out four times a year. Well, that never really happened, but I think it's time for a new one.
And it would be very nice if you could give us some hints to what it might include.
CGI has a backlog of articles that require either their approval or some sort of decision to be made. In the unlikely event they were to do all that today, there would still need to be time for the art and maps on a few articles to be done (that step isn't done until the article is approved), and any edits/changes from CGI made to the text. A few articles are also awaiting a final canon check. So, my guess would be a minimum of 3-4 weeks from whenever CGI does their part. Note, however, that some of the articles have been awaiting their review for many months. Realistically, I have no idea when they will get around to looking at them. If you want to see an HQ sooner, my advice is to call or email CGI directly. They tend to be more responsive when they start hearing from customers.
Which brings me to your second point. As most here know, CGI has a pretty poor record when it comes to keeping to a publishing schedule. In the past, we would provide whatever information we could about upcoming releases. In virtually every case, the information we gave ended up being rendered invalid by some last minute change at CGI. Sure, I know enough to tell you roughly how long it would take the HarnWriters team to get an article ready for print, but once it's handed over to CGI, all bets are off. As a result, we no longer announce content ahead of time. It's a shame, but it's better than posting what will surely become misinformation.