I must say, I liked Elemental: War of Magic. Yes, there were problems, but I remember having a lot of fun when it first came out. As each patch came, it seemed to make the game much less "fun" and much more of a chore to play.
I got the Beta for Fallen Enchantress a few months ago when it came out, tried it, and decided to wait a bit to play.
I reinstalled it last night. I LOVE the art of this game, I think there have been massive improvements in the user interface, structure, presentation, and a whole bunch of other things (and remember, I liked the first rendition of the game).
Here is where my problem comes in now. IT IS TOO SLOW!!! Even on fast pacing, almost nothing can get done early (haven't gotten any farther in a game yet). I would love this game if:
1) movement were doubled
2) research was cut by 50%
4) training was cut by 50%
Someone helped me double movement way back in Elemental WOM, so I have that part. Is there a way to cut research and training times by 50%? Money, well, I guess it can be cut, but more than anything it is very BORING clicking end turn several times while waiting for construction.
I could even understand that, except that I am playing on FAST. There needs to be an option for faster and fastest if this is the state fast will stay in (and that was meant seriously, not as a joke). There could also be slower and super-slow for those that want that, but I want to love this game so much, but it flat-out needs to be FASTER, especially with a "fast" setting. Right now, the fast setting is slow, and that seems rather counter-intuitive to me.
Also, the one other major thing to me:
Can I please have a setting so that the squares are squares not diamonds. I do not want a diagonal board, I want a straight one. It always starts diagonally. I hate it. I change the main map (1st thing I do, every time...EVERY BLOODY TIME) and it stays, but on the battle map it starts as diagonal EVERY time (and I have to change it, EVERY TIME).
Two things, and if anyone has any ideas on how to mod it/change it through editing (if we can do that) I would love to know:
1) Double speed of things
2) Change map facing from diagonal to straight and KEEP IT.