I just want to make certain the Stardock team hears and remembers a few comments that may be lost amidst the (well intentioned) slew of bug reports and feature requests which have followed Beta 4, some of which have gotten a bit over-the-top IMHO:
- we are all extremely grateful for your efforts to create what is shaping up to be a classic game, and perhaps a worthy successor to the record-holder, MoM
- a large part of this community (including myself) is having a great deal of fun with Beta 4
- Beta 4 is definately a major improvement over Beta 3, and it accurately reflects both your hard work and your attention to the forum suggestions
- most (not all, unfortunately) of our comments are generated out of our love of this game, and our desire to help you create a perfect game
In short, THANK YOU for perservering with this and WELL DONE for what you've accomplished so far !!!
PS - also it seems to me that many of the critical posts stem from the desire of some people to make the game easier / more predictable, so that it can be beaten after 5-10 hours of playing ... PLEASE DON'T GIVE IN TO THAT!!! There are many simpler games out there, there is always the option of cheating, and I for one LOVE games which are easy to play but VERY HARD to play WELL...