According to various sources, VividlyPlain has left FE. This is unconfirmed but the sources are generally accurate.
So, from the bottom of my heart, I say thank you, Vivid, for the incredible work you’ve done for AOE3. The developer work that you’ve done and maps that you’ve worked on have been great, from the extra American maps, to the revitalized Unknown, to the African and Euro maps, and all the way to the most recent addition of Wales in the PUP. I wish you the best of luck and I hope that you’ll continue to be involved in the game and community (and I selfishly hope you’ll resume making map mods).