Difference of opinion, wow, good stuff nonetheless.
Because I know nothing: of programming, business, and public relations; I don't judge too harshly.
Anonymity, entitlement, and the ability to always be right makes for entertaining comedy. More right morer righter mostest correct omnisciently righteous
Frogboy, stop looking at the internets while on vacation, you cwazy!8P Not to mention leaving your material alone for a while for a fresh perspective. With writers it's six weeks. With programmers it's what, eleven minutes?
Here I will digress
Anyone remember Dungeon Lords;)
This all makes me think of the Diablo2 release(for instance)and how the forums were ablaze with the usual troop of posters going on about this crash and that bug and the injustice. I got my copy at lunch(launch heehee) and had to go back to work, and proceeded to read these posts filling my head with gloom and doom.
Such is the case with Elemental. A day one purchase turned into 'I don't know when'. Any other company, it would have turned me into 'Forget about it'. Anyway I got my copy on the 26th after v.1.05. By the time I got home and installed v.1.06 was out. Coolness.
I installed Diablo2 and expected the worst, I was even running WindowsME at the time(i was a tech and trying it out for my job)but D2 was fine on my system. I installed Elemental and expected the same, it runs mostly fine on my system. With such disparate configurations of various hardware and drivers, I cannot imagine trying to release a PC title.
So far Elemental is playable, has some quirks, as the enemy and I build our cities, my performance seems to drop. After about 90+ turns the drop becomes noticeable(10-15fps guestimate). That is continuous play. I should load them up again and see if it was just the memory thing.
I am having some issues with combat, like killing a few enemies in Tactical, then killing the last retreating enemy with Auto Resolve, and only getting credit for that last kill. Is that an intended penalty?
I don't like Auto Resolve using all my mana either. Since AR is used(by me at least)against a no brainer type fight it should be resolved with melee, not strongest attack(hurl boulder)first. But I know nothing of programming;)
Now I have really digressed
Like Diablo2, I think Elemental will still be enjoyed in ten years, or at the very least well remembered in ten years. Maybe more because the game also reminds me of Lords of the Realm2 which I still enjoy. Unlike Dungeon Lords.