Quoting Alstein, reply 10If you consider 1.1 to be the 1.0 of Elemental, and 1.0 the last beta, Elemental looks a lot better.
1.1 has some real issues still, but is a working game with some good points already.
I consider 1.0 to be 1.0. It wasn't a beta. It just wasn't a very good game (with the benefit of hindsight and sleep). Players got their pound of flesh out of us and so did reviewers. And rather than just cutting our losses and moving to a new game, we're investing some serious capital into making it a better game because we love it and the community.
1.1 is no means a perfect game either. Neither will 1.2, 2.0, etc. My comment was that saying it is "unplayable" is uncalled for.
I bought a new copy of the game from a local best buy on the 29th, hoping to get the free expansion when it came out. However, my registration code doesn't work, so I'm currently waiting for tech support to reply to me in order to properly register and update to 1.1 (and hopefully get credited for the free expansion I was promised when I bought it!)
So for now I'm stuck with the disc version, which calls itself 1.0. Playing with version 1.0 (or whatever a retail copy would be), I would call it "unplayable". The core game looks sound-- to be honest, I like it when I can actually play it. However, despite being above-spec (though not by much) frame rate chugs at the best of times, has typos, broken quests... in general, lots of bugs great and small. It also gets stuck and I have to force-quit every 1-2 hours. Now I understand subsequent patches have made great strides-- that's why I went out and bought it, after all-- but paying for the game and barely being able to play it (at least, until tech support gets my registration code working) is frustrating.
I look forward to being able to play 1.1 once the tech support gets back from their holiday. 1.0 has promise, but it's a bad thing to experience fresh from the disc.
Sorry if the tone is a little harsh. Feeling pretty annoyed right now that I bought the game and can't register and thus update it.