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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 8)
on May 13, 2012

That depends.

 

Can that dollar be given, lets say instead, for more single player content? If so that's where I want my dollar to go.

on May 13, 2012

Still, 41% of 388 is less than 100 dollars for MP. 

on May 13, 2012


Seanw3:   Math, Dude !  ...  (Okay, I know I shouldn't even comment on this, because you will soon catch your mistake, and correct it, but ... that will be then, and this is now.) 

Anyways, a 41% positive response rate, out of 388 respondents, is worth more like $159.       Okay, so Big Diff ...

(BTW: Shouldn't I get a Karma point out of this ? ... After all, I did just catch a mistake, by one the most  Brilliant Minds  that posts on these sites !  )

on May 13, 2012

I am a skilled politician so I don't need math. The important thing is that it feels like less than 100 dollars. 

on May 13, 2012

I played many FfH2 multiplayer matches, and it was great. With a big dose of roleplay, and many funny situations. I want something simillar, and FE seems that way. I definetly would pay that 1$, and my friends will do, if game will have enjoyable multiplayer mode.

on May 13, 2012


Actualy, i can say more. Some of my friends interested only in mp mode. And they will buy game only if it will have multiplayer. But i perfectly understand, that we are not a majority. For us any game is thing that must be played with friends.

on May 13, 2012
I'd pay for it so long as its done properly. Which i guess goes without saying.
on May 14, 2012

I'm a little more concerned about the NUMBER of votes since friday... even if it's only people who are in the beta voting, it still seems a bit on the low side?

on May 14, 2012

I would like to do a play by mail with seanw3 and das123. The game would take forever, but it would play out like a novel

on May 14, 2012

Just Internet, no Hot Seat or LAN?

If the latter, definetly would pay $1. Hell, i could pay more for the latter options. Indeed, i might even buy another copy if LAN were possible.

If the game is actully good and if Multi-player consist of Internet, Hot Seat and Lan  (also Play by Mail, I never understood whay anyone would play by mail but lets put that in for those that do.)  And if I have the option of playing the single player game as multiplay, with no dumbing it down just to make it faster for the Instant gratification Generation.

Then yes I would

on May 14, 2012

If my wife had any interest in a 4X fantasy game, then yes. Unfortunately the only TBS game she has any patience for is Heroes of Might and Magic.

on May 14, 2012

Tuidjy
I would not. This game's strengths would not shine in multi-player, and you are wrong in thinking that it is easy to just add something like multi-player to a finished product.  One has to plan ahead of time, and that would adversely affect the quality of the single-player.

But I would pay a dollar to make sure no effort is spent on multi-player.

 

So if the single play was opened to multiplay with no other changes except to put in simultaneous and maybe a turn timer with no other changes you would oppose this?    Why? 

 

on May 14, 2012

I would support a multiplayer mode that focussed on play between friends only.  Honestly I feel that competitive play between strangers doesn't really suit this type of game.  However, the ability to have co-op (versus AI) and competitive play between friends (including human alliances battling it out with or without AI players/teams) friends would be a really awesome and welcome feature for me.  Just don't set FE MP up like WoM MP - include tactical battles, allow full mod support (same mods on all computers), and focus on the friend co-op/competitive games instead.  If you had that log-in system to have turns and battles in arranged games (with emails to people when their turn is ready, or when they need to be available when battling a friend) that could work even better than the traditional setup where everyone has to be available all the time.

But if you don't want to worry about the friend competitive, just provide co-op play with features such as Bellack just suggested and that would be fantastic!

on May 14, 2012


Co-op with people you know would be interesting.  Otherwise would be too long to make it work very well.

on May 14, 2012

No.

Draginol, you guys get too distracted. Enough with the polls. How long have you guys been working on this game?

 

Fix the bugs and the mid to late game OOM crashes. Release it already.