I think some people seriously need to re-think their priorities if they are upset about pushing the launch back a week.
I think most people would agree that the currently downloadable BETA is release-quality by most standards. So anyone who is that impatient can play the game right now.
Personally, I just wanted to have extra time to polish the computer AI further, make sure all the new stuff (cut scenes, music, etc.) were fitted in just right. We could definitely have released it tomorrow. Heck, we could have released it in January.
Is that really what people want though? The extra work we are putting in aren't to "finish" the game as much as just keep improving it. The game has largely been done for months as beta testers can attest. It's just polish polish polish.
Hi Frogboy, this is the first time ive repleid to you in particular because i feel quite strongly about this
You guys at stardock have done a great job with the expansion thats for sure, congrats and that you very much, ive been enjoying the betas for months and each one has gotten better and better, AI is really coming together and graphics look amazing, there is only one detracting point.
I think the invisible ship bug makes the final release premature at the moment, it definitely would be ready if it were not for the invisible ship bug, it is so serious it destroys the game, im getting it every single map i play now and i have a save-game im about to send in which crashes every time you try and engage an invisible fleet, this is the only serious issue ive found and i have to say i think its absolutely critical.
Most seriously, the invisible ships and fleets are not even showing up as icons anymore as they seemed to in the older betas, so i have to aimlessly click around to find enemy fleets, this utterly ruins the game when it occurs.
I dont think im being too picky, and as i say were it not for this one silly but very common and very annoying bug it would have been "releasable" a long time ago.
I dont want to put a downer on the generally happy vibe here, so thanks again and please answer all our prayers but getting to the root of this thing