I ordered my original copy of HW from a game store in the mall back in 1999. i have been a member of the hw community since day one. this game is dear to me and i am worried.
It doesn’t feel like there are very many people working on the development of this game. I am concerned that the player base is evaporating rapidly before our eyes. For many of us, the hw community was an amazing microcosm of friends, clans, mods and fansites. Many of us came here looking to experience that magic again.
How many people are actively working on HWR bug fixes and balancing issues at this point?
After a month of complaining about not having a game lobby, which we all know is very important for match making, clans, and the overall community. We were pleasantly informed that this issue would be addressed, and is important to GB.
How long can we expect to wait for a lobby to be implemented? Just a general, reasonable, time frame would suffice.
Many of us are concerned about the progress and priority of game breaking bug fixes and balancing issues for MP. Not knowing what you intend to address for MP can make people hopeful for things that will not come.
Is there a list of these priorities that you guys can share with us. Even if its is just a list of what you guys are planning to address in patch 3, 4, 5 etc?
Basically, I am really worried. I fear that the longer away from the launch date we go, the less important our concerns will become. It did take almost a month for you guys to confirm that we would even have a lobby. Personally, i ‘feel’ like i might be hoping and expecting a lot more than what will be delivered. If that is the case, no biggie. I would rather know now than to wait for months to discover, this was not the droid i was looking for.
EDIT: new questions outlined below
Did GB release the game to us, without changing a single stat for balancing purposes?
Was Multiplayer planned from the beginning, or was the whole MP aspect of this release something that came about after realizing people might no go for a ‘redo’ of a popular RTS without it?
The website says 'ALL FEATURES of the original games. When can we expect to see these missing features implemented? (Formations, Tactics, Lobby) or is this a typo on the website?
If this is a typo on the website, do you think it should be removed as to not mislead other potential customers?