I'm an old timer when it comes to games, and I've played MoO 1 since its release for so many years when I was still at college. Then MoO 2 came out and it was just perfect. I've played it till very recently cause there was no better. I was waiting for Moo3 for so many years, and I was so excited the day I got it.
So, I installed my dear Moo3 and was utterly shocked and disgusted to say the least. I stood there for hours fumbling with the game, and for the life of me I could not understand what the hell they did to my most beloved game!
I removed it reluctantly after hours of trying to make sense of such a grewsome disaster. That was the worst game I had ever seen. It was a complete farce and a total waste of money. It now sits in a duty corner because I was not able to get a refund. Years later, I reinstalled it hoping that I matured enough to digest it, only to realise that MoO3 is unplayable, PERIOD. It was not a game, I just don't know what it was other than an utter failure and a complete moronic excuse for gibrish confusing drawings in space or something just nonsensical.
Whatever sales it made, it was due to loyal followers' expectation (which crashed and burned soon after installation), and it surely was not played for more than a few minutes on any machine.
YES, I AM STILL VERY MAD AT THEM even after all this time!!!! grrrrrrr
MoO was dead (except for Moo2 which I still have).
Then, I discovered GalCiv 1. It seemed similar enough but still didn't have the edge, maturity and continuuity I was looking for. Still, l played and enjoyed it as a seperate game, even though my heart was still with MoO2 despite its age.
GalCiv2 changed all that and I finally put MoO 2 to rest. I still hoped to see some of the MoO2 features and ease of use, especially in the interface and fleet management, but also I soon learned to appreciate how different and trully amazing, addictive and challanging GalCiv2 is. It is a solid game that excels in many unique features, and most importantly it is constantly evolving in synergy with cutomers' feedback. Many companies claim that, but only very few actully care and deliver.
I very much enjoy being part of the GalCiv2 experience, and just seeing how the devs care about us, the players, and how they support us constantly and dedicatedly, I can't help but give them back my complete support.
So thank you and much kudos to you, Draginol and Stardock team.
Keep up the excellent work guys
We are all depending on you