The problem here:
Most multiplayerfans already had left the galciv2 forum because the game has no multiplayer. so, i think its great when 33% of all the singleplayers want pay 20$ for a MP addon.
BTW.: one quistion: how much multiplayer we want to have?
We (me and my friends) just want to play together. So we dont fear cheaters. For us, we only need the possibility to play more races with humans. So we can play by hotseat or email and ftp (savegamesharing).
I think this Hotseatmode if very easy to build in. I think u only have to make an option that i can play with 2 or more races at the same time.
So i ask u: how much money do ju need to build this ?
This isnt a huge multiplaye addon, but i think much people would be lucky if the can use at least the hotseat mode.
U dont need anticheat, network protocols, servers and so on.
May be we can collect the money for this projekt.
I think stardock just thinks to big. just start with a very small MP.
I realy hope "the case of no multiplayer" isnt a dogma or a religion here.
Why we hear everytime that there are thinks that dont fit in multiplayer. All in galciv fits in multiplayer very well. We can play by mail f.e. No need of waiting for someone is ready to build up his nice new ship. Also the big events that bring one race a huge boost is okay. We want to play for fun. This game is a game for weeks, not for a 2 hour game. Believe me, there are people with friends out there...
Also much people here compare galciv with other games like Sins of a solar empire or X3. But this game is TURNBASED. No syncing problems, no need of powerfull internet connection, no ping problems, no disconnectproblems.
If other people think the same way, just send me an email, i collect all mails and will write an email to the edevelopers. Maybe we can pay for that addon if we get enough players.
wow. 3000 singleplayerpeople voted here. So we just calculate: 33% are 990 people. 990*20 bucks are 19800 dollars. 19800 dollars if only the people which have seen the poll are buying that addon. 19800 dollars. just make a poll if the pay the 20$ for hotseat and email addon. I think 19800 dollars are enough to start this changes and distribute via impulse. I cant believe that a simple hotseatmode/emailmode needs more than 300 hours of development (if a developer get 60 bucks/per hour).