The next patch is incoming and contains around 150 fixes & improvements as well as a bunch of balancing changes. The hardcore mode & new skills are being worked on, but we decided to do this very thoroughly so it's going to take more time than expected. With each patch you'll find more and more hints in docs/data folders, but they'll only be activated when we're happy about all the additions.
before tonight? I planned a game tonight with a friend... (Belgian time!!)