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Let me start by saying that this post comes from a place of passion for this series. I’m not one to complain too often. I usually like to give CA the benefit of the doubt when it comes to controversial situations. They’ve made products that I’ve thoroughly loved my entire life, Warhammer most of all. I’ve regularly defended this trilogy since 2016 when it first came out. It’s a phenomenal series of games and I love it. I want it to continue for years and years to come just like the rest of you do I’m sure.
But at this point, I’m concerned.
- CA releasing an unfinished game before it was ready. - Bugs galore - Incredibly slow release schedule for patches and DLC - Poor steam reviews - Players dropping more and more by the day - Consistent negative posts from the community
I can go on. I’m not going to come right out and say that the game is destined to fail or that CA should have delayed it. What’s done is done. All that matters is what they can do moving forward.
CA can (and should) come back from this and bring the game back to life, but they NEED to get it together and get it together fast. Now is the time.
Immortal Empires needs to be downright impressive. Brought up to TWW2 standards at the very least. Some bugs are fine and honestly expected but it can’t be worse than the Game 2 combined map. You can’t have a 5 year old game outshine your brand new game. That’s ridiculous.
Communication needs to be way better all around. Keep your community informed. Be honest with your players who give you a lot of money for your products. Why do we have to beg you for a simple roadmap? Come on.
Patches (especially minor patches) need to come way faster. 3 months to fix replenishment for Tzeentch and Slaanesh? Seriously? That’s a simple data change. What have you guys been doing the last 2 and a half months? 1 minor patch during all that time is baffling.
If CA can do all these things, then I think it’ll be fine. We’ll bask in the glory of Warhammer for many years. People will continue buying the DLC’s. Otherwise, I don’t think the game will survive, loathe as I am to say. It’ll be joining Three Kingdoms in video game heaven. People are getting more and more sick of this by the day and I’d rather see the game go out with a bang after 5-10 years of great DLC’s rather then a whimper 1 year from now.
Rant over. Thanks for reading.
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