The engine supports 255 unique materials. Each material may use its own shading technique, and supports unlimited doodad objects (e.g. grass, rocks).
Active and dedicated servers will be released with the game
Lan support will be fully supported.
NonLife will ship DRM free.
This is not planned for the initial release.
Sometime after the initial release we plan to offer a free set of modding tools. Including a material editor for defining custom material palettes, a world editor for setting up complex single player campaigns, and a script editor for defining new behavior.