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As some people know, the initial release for Fallen Enchantress will not have multiplayer enabled. It was decided early on that 100% of the design and development focus for Fallen Enchantress would be on delivering a world class single player experience.

But after release, lots of things become possible.  Advocates of multiplayer tend to be vocal. To gauge genuine interest, how many Fallen Enchantress players would be willing to pay a dollar to support the development time for a multiplayer mode (Internet cooperative / competitive).

To vote, go to:

http://www.elementalgame.com/journals

Please only vote if you are actually in the beta (the admin poll will display what % of users are actually registered users).

Result: 60% would not pay $1 for MP DLC. 40% would.


Comments (Page 5)
on May 12, 2012

Voted no.  I find TBS multiplayer about as fun as watching reruns of paint drying.  The pricing was appealing but I just hate the idea of it sneaking its way into what is otherwise going to be a great single player experience.

on May 12, 2012


No.

(I'm not in the Beta, not because I can't but because it froze my computer when I tried to download it a few months ago...)

 

I'm now playing Dom3 MP but a game like FE which should be complex and intricate and all about feeling (stories, quests, music and sounds, tactical battles) I wouldn't.

on May 12, 2012

I would!   Not only do I like the game, but I could play with my kids.   I would pay an extra 10$ if you would add a Kali character like in MOM who could raise dead units.   

on May 12, 2012

I vote yes, and like many of the others, I feel it'd be worth a lot more than a single dollar. I'm not too huge on playing random online matches, since I know I'd just get crushed by the optimized strategies the majority would utilize. But I do greatly enjoy playing CIV with my brother and a few friends. I contend that adding MP would greatly increase longevity and community interest. I also concur with those who point out that MP should include a full set of features. If I can't bring in my custom faction, custom leader, and custom set of heroes into a game with my brother, I'd be highly disappointed. Being able to play with "my kingdom" is half the fun of Elemental.

on May 12, 2012

No multiplayer! I'm not in the beta, so I didn't vote, but no... just no.

Multiplayer is not for 4X games. Shooters and fast action-packed strategy games (like Company of Heroes) make a great multiplayer experience. But a 4X game takes days, even weeks to finish and sync-ing with your friends for a such a period of time is hard. Now I'm sure it can be done in such a way that it would be enjoyable, and many people would benefit from it, but for me personally, multiplayer in a 4X games a useless feature that would steal focus away from a better singleplayer experience.

What Stardock does best si a great singleplayer experience (GalCiv II). Even WoM, with all its flaws and bugs was a great fun to play. I still play GalCiv II and I don't know anyone else who plays it. Even the people I forced GalCiv II on, didn't like, didn't understand it, and gave up on it. Please don't steal focus from a great singleplayer experience! I would gladly pay an extra dollar for a singleplayer feature.

on May 12, 2012

I would most likely not use it unless there is a PBEM. Still for $1? That's a no brainer for a yes.

on May 12, 2012

I voted no. More content is better for me.

on May 12, 2012

For only one dollar? Sure! But it has to be PBEM or Pitboss since that's the only way I would play multiplayer.

on May 12, 2012

If not multiplayer then coop against the ai please! DO A POLL! 

Funny the polls have gone up but its still around 43% for multi to 57% against.

on May 12, 2012

I'll buy anything with the elemental logo on it ('one of' my first games I bought was ROTK for nintendo= $80 from Toys-R-Us, had to save for some time).  I too believe multi-player with the huge modding capabilities the game'll offer will extent its play life.  I normally prefer hot-seat with the occasional 4-5 player online game but with my love of really epically huge maps then a nice PBEM style does sound appealing.  Wouldn't mind this being put on tha burner for a while till the main game is tightened-up but I would like to have multiplayer at some point.

on May 12, 2012

No, I don't know any computer gamers locally. This game is so intricate that you would have to have a reliable computer partner for a long game.

on May 12, 2012

I would pay 5 $ for Multiplayer and 5 $ for a german version.

on May 12, 2012

yes for a dollar of course. even if i didn't like multiplayer i would pay a dollar for it simply because that's really cheap for a feature that may draw in more people and potential modding community.  a 1 dollar investment would have a fast return in the community.  you have to look at the big picture here.

on May 12, 2012

If it's PBEM, then hell yeah.

on May 12, 2012

It might be a system where you each take turns in logging in and taking your turn, based on past explanations of Elemental MP infrastructure.  That could be quite an interesting way to play too!

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