Just curious if the patches can revamp the Magic/Spell system, or would the patches only do minor changes, such as on game balancing, interface enhancements or bug fixes? I'm still on the fence with this game. Like everyone says, the game has a lot of potential, and I am still debating about buying it to try it (but the stories of refund hassling sure makes me think twice).
My main concern is with the game's magic system. Honestly I was looking for MoM2, but I'd be equally satisfied if this becomes a fun 4x Magic fantasy TBS game in its own right with its own charms. I'm encouraged with the news on patches being released, eventually this should get the game better. But if the patches cannot change something fundamental such as the game's core magic mechanism then I might as well wait for Elemental 2 (I hope there will be an "E2"), and hope that it'll incorporate real interesting magic system in its core system. GalCiv2 > GalCiv, so I'm hopeful things will get better for Stardock.