Joined: 23 Feb 2013, 19:28
Location: Nebraska, USA
A little disappointed its turning into an MMO, but I can understand when you describe how you want to develop the game, i can see that your only choice might be to only have it as an mmo. Mixing the 4X genre with a new mix of spice does sound very appealing even though in a MMO setting it'll be interesting to see how you develope this into that so long its not another eve-online like game. I would very much like have a solo option though, forcing people to do multiplayer in all my experiences with MMOs, do not do very well when the optional singleplayer experience is not there, yes being part of a huge universe with 100s or 1000s of people is great to be apart of, but I think the game would have to be developed in such a way, that people aren't fixed on that. Making it so we can actually do our own things to develop our empires or what not without the burden of non stop PvP all the time. I made some suggestions in the feedback section about how to possibly implement an Imperium Galactica MMO properly without destroying the core franchise.
I do like the free-to-play option, this of course means your doing the DREADED micro-transactions I didn't want haha but thats ok, if the games free-to-play i'll forgive you for that
the interactive trailer demo from what I saw from the released video was as I personally expected, a demo to show off a small portion of the tech the engine can achieve, it already looks really impressive and I am preying you are going to implement LAND AND SPACE battles as was in IG2.. I think this has to be a design descion that is extremely important if you want to have any hope in keeping any of the core fans that loved the IG series as a whole, otherwise I feel you are going to loose us fans, and just gain different types of players that just appeal to the masses like every other mmo. This could be something very special indeed, but you have to tread extremely carefully here in this MMO grey area.
im glad your going to have some of the IG2 races... and I expected it not to follow IG2 storyline, as its already been stated you guys want to go into a different direction anyway, AND this game isn't called Imperium Galactica III.....