To understand what's going on in these two quotes -
Fair point, but you see my meaning.
We're still waiting for a fully fleshed out fantasy game to begin with.
To put it another way:
Do you HAVE to have multiplayer, even though the game might only be half finished as a result?
Or would you prefer to see a finished game get multiplayer in an expansion?
We must also go look at the original poster's remark to remember something. Two sentences from Draginol:
It was decided early on that 100% of the design and development focus for Fallen Enchantress would be on delivering a world class single player experience.
But after release, lots of things become possible.
So...all the messages from people commenting, "Don't you think you should finish SP first?" are really kind of moot, clouding the original question based on the vote and skewing the decisions of people currently voting.
Why do I say this? Let me beat a dead horse/explain:
Based on the information given in the first sentence by Draginol (above) it implies that the game is focussed on SP development, and that the single player component is what is currently being developed at 100% capacity. Zero (that's 0%) production has gone into MP at this point in time. We have to assume that when production is done and the game has gone gold - that's when SP production has stopped until such time that DLC for it is developed or an expansion is made with more SP content. It should be assumed that the game will be a 'fully fleshed out game to begin with' - and so you won't have to wait any longer...it will be a 100% playable game. The game will not be 'half-baked' as people seem to imply. Even if it were, MP has nothing to do with it because it was not made during the initial development period.
Let me reiterate this in another way: We have to assume here that since Stardock is basically doing another run on the game they had envisioned the first time around, they have learned from past mistakes and as Draginol quoted, SP is in fact top priority while it's in development.
As we all know a game should be done when 'it's done', all other content isn't necessarily needed to play the game (yes, including MP) - otherwise there'd be alot of pissed off people waiting for more content. If certain units/content are not in the game that were promised, I would guess that it will be in one or both of the expansions (I do not consider the MP DLC as part of either of the expansions Stardock has promised). I'm also guessing if there are people that call a game 'fully fleshed out' only when more SP DLC comes out, well then they wait considerable lengths of time (and are always pissed) for many, many other games that are in the market place now...
Also, because a game goes gold does not mean they are not going to be supporting SP issues that may crop up going forward and then develop only for MP. This is another wild misconception.
Finally, once the game has shipped, added DLC is just that - added DLC. It can/should be able to be used in both the SP and MP versions of the game at any time. However, all this added content is not necessarily needed to play the original game and doesn't fix things; it only enhances it.
I would enjoy MP to be added as DLC content/expansion - and I support and approve my messages...