I am over on the Sins of a Solar Empire site alot and have been following Elemental for some time. After the terrible launch i was afraid that Elemental would be awhile before being ready to play. I ran into a copy at WalMart last night, and it 'is' Nine months later, so i thought i would ask: Is the game ready to play yet?
I have a fondness for Fantasies and for Sci Fi, and have loved both the Sins game and the modding over there, as well as Demi-God, but to be honest Demi-God had problems, and still has problems, it looks like Stardock has abandoned it and will simply write it off. Which disappoints, because i had hoped that with the promise it showed, and with those people that did 'buy' the game, that Stardock would continue to fix it and support it with DLC, but it looks like they aren't.
So that now brings me to Elemental, with all the word out for Forgotten Enchantress and i believe another expansion, as well, or should i say stand alone games with the Elemental Name on them.
So, has Stardock done right by the community? Have they patched and worked and fixed Elemental War of Magic? Or have they let most of the players continue and written them off in favor of getting two more titles out the door? If Stardock supported their products, which up until Demi-God i was totally convinced that they did, but after the horrible launch and follow up on Demi-God, and the terrible launch of Elemental, I am beginning to change my opinion.
Right now, i don't know if i should buy another Stardock game.
So the question is, to the players and buyers and people of the community is : Is Elemental ready to play and enjoy and mod?
Or is it not.
I appreciate your help and comments and please don't feel me unecessarily harsh, i don't mean to be. Elemental looks Beautiful! But both you and i know that no matter how 'pretty' it is, that if you can't play it is isn't worth purchasing.
I had hoped that i could take Stardock's word, but after Brad said that the game was 'ready' and if we didn't agree, then we shouldn't buy his games. When clearly from all the launch reviews showed that there were many Stardock fans that simply disagreed, the game was in horrible shape and it shouldn't have shipped. All of that made me believe i 'couldn't' take Stardocks word for it anymore, so i am asking the players. What do you think?
Thank you very, very much for your time and feelings,