Murteas et all,
I think what people are questioning is the fact that FE (Fallen Enchantress) is being introduced as a new game (possibly with the removal of some WoM play rules) not as an update with additional functionality/content on top of the base WoM (War of Magic), so therefore if you prefer the gameplay of 1.20 WoM you will not be able to play that with the additional content from FE.
Then when the 2nd expansion comes out will that be a modification of WoM again or FE?
I hope that makes sense
Now I'm not that concerned as I trust Brad, Derek and Jon's ability to make the right decisions.
^^ This is how I feel about it, what happens down the road if EWOM gets some cool new features in a patch that FE doesn't get, or FE get's some cool new features that EWOM doesn't get. How would I choose which to play if they both offer similar but different things, and I like BOTH for different features. Personally I would much rather have a expansion that builds upon the original game, rather than giving us something completely new, as that is what a expansion usually does. Then everything would be in one place.
The Total War series did the same thing, brought *expansions* that were really new games, but didn't build upon the original work, and because of that I never played them. I fear the same will happen with Elemental...