It was a common problem, haha. Though I don't think I lost any of mine. Though I only had the OW sprites for my Hero/Heroin and the title screen image. Yes, I know those are odd things to be done first. xD Think I had some maps too as possibilities/ideas for locations in the game.
Yeah, the Team threads were a nice idea, but I don't remember a single team made that got anything done. I guess Icy Productions which I was also on got a 3 gym? beta out, but the leader quit/lost files or something.
Same I suppose. I always find it funny that the hacking team I made, Team Elemental was one of the most popular ROM hacking teams in 2011, we had a ton of people volunteering, and yet we never got a single thing done. I started making a game in December and have gotten more work done on it since then than however many years I spent back in the day.