It's hard to know for sure how to get the best balance of the nostalgia and the new stuff. But the more I think about it, I am leaning toward keeping it a Gen II hack instead of Red, but I still haven't decided for sure. The Orange Islands part of the game and the ease of scripting in Gold is really drawing me toward staying that way. But we'll see.
Well to be honest red too would be a god choice because all those rumors were actually based on red and it will make the rumors seem more realistic after all You are trying to make the hack like we thought red was supposed to be when the rumors were around
That's true, and it would make hacking easier. I just know that it would also make it take longer since you have to remake all the events and everything. But I'll keep that in consideration when I get around to starting back working on it. You aren't the only one who's requested Gold either (but there are also people who've requested Red as well. So I'll just have to see what feels better).
It should be made on gold version because it makes the hack more unique and it can attract more people to play it. Not only will it bring back our memories of the old rumors the hack will so also be considered a red remake and who would not love a red remake on gold :D.
I never can seem to make up my mind on that. On the one hand, Red would be easier for the Kanto part of the game. But when it came to adding the Orange Islands it would be a LOT easier to use Gold as the base.