I appreciate your good intentions in this, and I'm looking forward to seeing how the game changes from hereon in.
Elemental’s original release schedule was to have the first release (War of Magic – Book 1: Relias) and 2 expansion packs (Book 2: Cerena and Book 3: Magesta).
What we’re going to do is that for users who own the game by a certain date will get (at least) the first expansion pack for free as a token of our appreciation for hanging in there with us. As some long-time Stardock gamers can tell you, our expansion packs aren’t minor things.
Have a good weekend!
As I think I've mentioned before, the single map that comprises the current "campaign" is not what most people would consider a campaign. It was an evenings play. In other similar games, a "campaign" would be a long series of such scripted maps. I do hope that you aren't thinking that that was reasonable, and that the next books, whether they're free or not, will be significantly more substantial.
Remember, we were promised a "Rich, story-driven campaign developed by Random House’s Del Rey." and that's still in the feature list on the website.
Edit: Ack! Doublepost! Somehow. Not quite sure how I managed that.