I just wanted to let the developers know the two reasons i will buy this game and spread the word.
Mod friendly- If this game is as moddabel as they say, that alone is a sale to me.
16 player MP- Speaks for itself. If it ends up 8 I am ok with that as well.
I played and loved civil war 2 but have not been interested in the other time periods and civil war was my only purchase. I like the roman time period [not as well as medieval or american revolution] alright but the two reasons above guarantee my purchase of the game.
While the modding is great, the bigger selling point for me is 1-6 players (yes 8 would be even better). A strategic level game using WeGo with up to 6 players can provide a very rich gaming experience. The WeGo aspect allows players to input their turn on their schedule, vs having to coordinate all players being online at exactly the same time. I've already got 5 others players ready to start our first multiplayer game!
Currently playing two multi-player games as a beta tester and I can report that the mp experience is very rich and rewarding. The WEGO system is superior to any other system out there. It is very easy to set up. Once you set the number of days for each turn and everyone is signed up the game automatically rolls along generating turns. AGEOD have really taken their games to a new level with this new engine. Empires is one of the best strategy games I've ever played. Accessible, yet difficult to master. A game I will be playing for a long time to come. Thousands of hours of intriguing game play...
First off ajarnlance, I'm VERY jealous that you get to be on the beta! I applied a week or so ago, but I'm afraid I applied a bit too late. Anyway, your report is EXACTLY what I hoped. While your report isn't a surprise, it's great to get verification and assurances. Thanks for the reply!
Holy cow, 16 players!? That is fantastic, and is more than enough players IMHO. So this begs the question: what factions are playable? I have done a quick search and not found an answer. It sounds like any faction is playable?
Yeah it stinks to have missed the beta, but that means we are close to a release date! I'm excited to try this out.