My suggestion after sitting here for a little while is to make own version of some small non-vanilla changes.
For example different/more modern font/fonts, avatars, menus maybe even converts of battle models to field/world as an add to chibi's, some other non-vanilla mods maybe too. The idea is simple, those things aren't soo time consuming to do, doesn't require much talent either(maybe I back my words looking at some menus/avatars - whenever I see a pic resized without keeping proportions as an avatar/menu... I just think why somebody sign under release post with own nick;]). Anyway such non-vanilla ffVII stuff added to TA installer could clean the forum off constantly repeating questions how to add this and that as most people prefer to ask 20 questions than read a mysteriously named txt file "readme".
It would also make TA mod more popular as young people have different tastes and don't really care much about HD if it keeps style from late 90`. IMHO popularity is more than just filling needs of consumers, it also bring new sometimes tallented people that can keep project running. I have faith in TA, but things happen, people leave from free projects from various reasons, keeping popularity and interest on the project is a key to keep it alive for years.
Implementing things like battle scaled characters in the field would be intensive enough, as all teh skeletons would have to be modified to fit, and it would only work for those characters who have battle models. To create consistency, we'd have to make a battle scale model of every npc @.@ I've had the odd thought about bonuses to add muuuch later, as in when everything (EVERYTHING) is done, like AC costume set for battle, etc but not really that much, and dont count on it or beg for it. It aint happening any time soon.
Short answer, we're sticking to the original.
More popularity of TA could also bring some overall light to FF7 "modding scene" which seems to be horribly seen as band of thiefs/rippers by many outsiders along with the most important one - Squaresoft. I would suggest also to announce the release of TA Bombing Mission somehow more than a release post on this forum. Contact some popular Final Fantasy sites or anything. I dunno really I'm not much into playing, so don't ask me about what popular sites:O, but as for me - I got here by pure accident with 0 interest in FF7 modding=].
We do plan to advertise ourselves a bit more, but i'd like to wait 'til we've hit the milestone of the bombing mission. By that time we will have proved to others as well as ourselves, that we can do everything that is needed. Until then, we'll take whoever comes our way.
I'd like to say that I don't think big advertising is the best idea. Chrono Trigger Resurrection advertised and look where it got them. I think word of mouth is the best option.
Well so it ended in two suggestions with same overall thought:P hope it's redable more than a wall of text it nearly turned by accident:3.
Edit: Oh I'm far from requesting even more begging anything, that was my try to think generally and far from own expectations(I'm old enough to love original style, chibi etc.). Didn't know anything about Chrono Trigger Ressurection(through I even have original SNES with this game somewhere still:O), just I seem it funny that it's like only bigger ff7 mod trully made from scratch and can be harder to find than those ripped and completely illegal ones. Anyway I wish best for the project, thanks for answers. I understand it's hard decision to announce or not the project while Square doesn't officially support ANY modding.