Quoting Bingjack, reply 28
As for Blingjack, I said he was being rude, not that he was the worst out of the barrel, and that I have never seen worse because I certainly have. It just seems to me there is this loyal fanbase following Elemental and any sort of detraction from this is the best game I have ever seen in my life is met with a pretty strong, you don't belong her attitude. If you don't like it, take a hike ultimatum.
That is not what I said. But if you have your issue asked and answered many times over, and yet you still try to keep hijacking every thread for your agenda of the game looking like a game that costs *millions* more to make than Elemental will...at some point, you just have to move on. That is not going to change. Elemental is not going to overnight triple its production budget, and Stardock, while making increasingly visually appealing games, always focuses on gameplay first.
As far as the art "style", completely separate from any *technical* graphical issues, thats a completely subjective issue. Hate on that all you want, as long you do it in a fashion that reflects you realize the people making this game actually read these boards and a care about their customers (unlike what you may be used to from other game companies), and have feelings about the work that they do. Hortz has failed to do that on these boards, and continues to compound the issue with his agenda.
Truth be told, *I'm* not in love with the art style, or more precisely, am indifferent to it. If it were up to me, it would be all gritty and gothic, with everything oozing blood and ichor. I could also care a less if it isnt.
Im fairly sure if the game looked like "My Little Pony" I would still buy it. Why? Because not buying a game for graphical stylistic differences is a luxury for people who are fans of the type of game the market is saturated with. RTS fans. Or people that weren't really interested in the game to begin with.
This game is *rare*. I don't have the option of saying, "Hey, I dont like the way somebody modeled that horse...Im going to buy the other, deep, quality, visually appealing and usable Grand 4X Fantasy Strategy game releasing this month where I can design and name my own units, instead. Because virtually nobody makes them anymore.
And guess what? On top of all that other stuff, Stardock is working really hard to make the game highly moddable, so if I dont like something, I can add to it, or alter it.
So having opinions is fine. Even having persistent opinions that shape your ongoing input to Stardock through the beta process is fine. But having an agenda about an issue that is not going to change, and has already been addressed by the devs, and continuing to beat that horse, which happens to be a wildly unpopular opinion, is not going to win you any supporters. If you've decided that the game will be a failure, if it doesnt look like a game that cost millions more to make, Im doing you a favor by saying maybe you should move on, as this game will not cater to your priorities.