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Matrix: Any More New Releases Planned For The Holidays? - 12/5/2011 4:54:26 PM   
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Just curious if there will be any more titles coming out before Christmas? I'm looking for gift ideas for the missus to me because honestly,I'm not the easiest to buy for. She tries, she really does but the things I want I usually just go out and get them myself and most things I am interested in she has very limited knowledge of unless it is fishing goods.

I already bought DW: Legends and Unity of Command (great game btw) but want to see if there was anything coming down the pipeline here as opposed to checking out what steam has to offer.

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RE: Matrix: Any More New Releases Planned For The Holid... - 12/5/2011 5:12:09 PM   
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Yes, three more releases in the next seven days. Two this week, one early next week per the current plan.

Time of Fury, Panzer Corps DLC3 and Field of Glory: Decline and Fall.

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RE: Matrix: Any More New Releases Planned For The Holid... - 12/5/2011 5:20:51 PM   
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And the Empires in Arms comprehensive standalone patch??

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RE: Matrix: Any More New Releases Planned For The Holid... - 12/5/2011 8:02:45 PM   
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Yes, three more releases in the next seven days. Two this week, one early next week per the current plan.

Time of Fury, Panzer Corps DLC3 and Field of Glory: Decline and Fall.

Regards,

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Thanks Erik. I see in the Time of Fury forum that when asked if the game will be making a December release Iain McNeil said 'Yes - we expect the game to release tomorrow! :)'

Hmmm. Need to take a better look at Time Of Fury. I own SoP but didn't get too far into it. The Pacific theater just doesn't interest me too much. Although I don't own Panzer Corps I played the heck out of Panzer G and Allied G on the PlayStation back in the day and attribute those games to my introduction into 'computerized' wargaming.

As far as Empire in Arms, can that be a solo game against a competent A.I. and one where a complete noob can pick up on it fairly easy? My knowledge of the period is minimal at best.


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RE: Matrix: Any More New Releases Planned For The Holid... - 12/5/2011 8:15:49 PM   
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As far as Empire in Arms, can that be a solo game against a competent A.I. and one where a complete noob can pick up on it fairly easy?


lol @ that!

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RE: Matrix: Any More New Releases Planned For The Holid... - 12/5/2011 8:45:12 PM   
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Is this a joke at my expense? Dang JD, I'm trying to make a lil conversation.   Work has been a touch slow these past weeks.

Tell me what you know of EiA Scotty. (is Scotty some kind of insult that I don't know about? Not that I care about your feelings, just curious)


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RE: Matrix: Any More New Releases Planned For The Holid... - 12/5/2011 10:09:41 PM   
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Well - it's totally fair to say I haven't looked in the EIA forum for quite some time - so I have no idea what the game is like now - however - it had a very, very, VERY bad reputation when it was released. And it was most definitely not considered n00b friendly!

Some to do with the programming and playability - others to do with people expecting one thing and getting another (serious board gamers not getting what they were expecting) - other things to do with playability - I got the impression that it just didn't transfer well to the PC - I think someone worked out that for 8 players as 8 factions to play the game to it's end would take something in the region of ?? number of years - lieterally.

I just remember I used to pop in there (the forums) - never posted - but went there for my laughs. I wasn't laughing at peoples issues - they did genuinely have issues - but the flaming going on was - well - Red Adair would have a problem putting some of the fires out.

One thing I would say though - through all the smoke and fire, the developer was (seemingly to me) very calm and always, always trying to improve the game and playability - he seemed very dedicated and I have to say he must've had very, very thick skin - because some of the sh!t thrown at him was not nice at all.

That's all - you just reminded me of some of the things I read there...heading there now myself to see what it's like...

A word of caution though - I have no idea (as I said) what the forum is like now - but I would suggest caution when you go asking if the game is good and the Ai is competent - maybe read a bit in there before you go asking - and when you do ask - make sure you have your anti sh!t filter on

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RE: Matrix: Any More New Releases Planned For The Holid... - 12/5/2011 10:15:12 PM   
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RE: Matrix: Any More New Releases Planned For The Holid... - 12/5/2011 10:44:55 PM   
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And the Empires in Arms comprehensive standalone patch??


Yes, we have a whole bunch of updates that are still on our schedule, many of which have been delayed due to release work.

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RE: Matrix: Any More New Releases Planned For The Holid... - 12/6/2011 12:20:35 AM   
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Well - it's totally fair to say I haven't looked in the EIA forum for quite some time - so I have no idea what the game is like now - however - it had a very, very, VERY bad reputation when it was released. And it was most definitely not considered n00b friendly!

Some to do with the programming and playability - others to do with people expecting one thing and getting another (serious board gamers not getting what they were expecting) - other things to do with playability - I got the impression that it just didn't transfer well to the PC - I think someone worked out that for 8 players as 8 factions to play the game to it's end would take something in the region of ?? number of years - lieterally.

I just remember I used to pop in there (the forums) - never posted - but went there for my laughs. I wasn't laughing at peoples issues - they did genuinely have issues - but the flaming going on was - well - Red Adair would have a problem putting some of the fires out.

One thing I would say though - through all the smoke and fire, the developer was (seemingly to me) very calm and always, always trying to improve the game and playability - he seemed very dedicated and I have to say he must've had very, very thick skin - because some of the sh!t thrown at him was not nice at all.

That's all - you just reminded me of some of the things I read there...heading there now myself to see what it's like...

A word of caution though - I have no idea (as I said) what the forum is like now - but I would suggest caution when you go asking if the game is good and the Ai is competent - maybe read a bit in there before you go asking - and when you do ask - make sure you have your anti sh!t filter on


Oh, it's not that bad anymore. The game has definitely had its growing pains, not unlike the ongoing pre-release delays (years!) also associated with World in Flames. It's just that these ADG boardgames are damned complex with all of their face-to-face interactions so trying to faithfully and completely port them to a turn-based PC game is a royal pain. It doesn't help that everyone wants something different and that makes it impossible to please anybody! I'll give MWiF credit, it's implementing a score of options to handle most all variations.

The good news about this long awaited EiA patch is that it will make official the various fixes and updates that resolve most of the multiplayer pbem issues. So vets should be able to jump back into the game. And when Matrix succeeds in making it a comprehensive stand-alone patch, it will be resolve another nagging problem associated with the current convoluted update scheme. Hopefully this will also attract some new players. It really is a decent game and with some continued support it will only get better.

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Yes, we have a whole bunch of updates that are still on our schedule, many of which have been delayed due to release work.


Thanks Erik. Let's please go official and not another round of public beta? That's not necessary for this one.

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RE: Matrix: Any More New Releases Planned For The Holid... - 12/6/2011 9:43:54 AM   
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Well I did go and look at the EiA forum and it has indeed calmed down. Nice to see the developer still very active and still very compassionate to peoples issues. As I said - he's always stood by the product from what I remember.

Part of the problem IIRC was that there were different versions and I think the game was either trying to be both, or it was one and some people thought it should be the other.

Anyway - some of the community was very vocal (to the point of being rude to the developer at times) who kept his flame suit on and continued to work on it.

I'm glad to see it's coming good...I saw a group of 7 people actually finished a game - two and a half years - and by all accounts I believe that's because of the way the game plays PBEM - not people slacking with their turn!

It still doesn't come across as a user friendly game though.

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RE: Matrix: Any More New Releases Planned For The Holid... - 12/6/2011 12:05:47 PM   
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Field of Glory: Decline and Fall is due out next week. But there is a preview of the armies in the expansion here.

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RE: Matrix: Any More New Releases Planned For The Holid... - 12/6/2011 12:53:24 PM   
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any news on Conflict of Heroes??

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RE: Matrix: Any More New Releases Planned For The Holid... - 12/6/2011 1:16:09 PM   
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Well I did go and look at the EiA forum and it has indeed calmed down. Nice to see the developer still very active and still very compassionate to peoples issues. As I said - he's always stood by the product from what I remember.

Part of the problem IIRC was that there were different versions and I think the game was either trying to be both, or it was one and some people thought it should be the other.

Anyway - some of the community was very vocal (to the point of being rude to the developer at times) who kept his flame suit on and continued to work on it.

I'm glad to see it's coming good...I saw a group of 7 people actually finished a game - two and a half years - and by all accounts I believe that's because of the way the game plays PBEM - not people slacking with their turn!

It still doesn't come across as a user friendly game though.



When I was recently pondering purchasing a Napoleonic game I never seriously considered this one..I was a beta tester and because I never played the board game I was completely lost..eventually I just excused myself from the classroom when testers started talking about Empires in Arms and the mod Empires in Harms...anyway Time of Fury is coming out today so that is what I'm going to wrap my head around for awhile!

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RE: Matrix: Any More New Releases Planned For The Holid... - 12/6/2011 2:24:32 PM   
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any news on Conflict of Heroes??

Still going through testing

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RE: Matrix: Any More New Releases Planned For The Holid... - 12/6/2011 3:16:25 PM   
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Conflict of Heroes is now scheduled for the first quarter of 2012. It's coming along well, but was not quite ready in time for a pre-Christmas release.

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RE: Matrix: Any More New Releases Planned For The Holid... - 12/6/2011 3:57:36 PM   
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any news on Conflict of Heroes??

Still going through testing


are you a tester JD?

and thanks Erik

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RE: Matrix: Any More New Releases Planned For The Holid... - 12/6/2011 4:02:04 PM   
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I am yes - which reminds me, I must get some testing done tonight - I've had a manic week last week what with sales and Christmas shopping and DIY!

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RE: Matrix: Any More New Releases Planned For The Holid... - 12/7/2011 7:56:40 AM   
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I am yes - which reminds me, I must get some testing done tonight - I've had a manic week last week what with sales and Christmas shopping and DIY!


short of telling me anything at all - does it come with the JD stamp of approval?

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RE: Matrix: Any More New Releases Planned For The Holid... - 12/7/2011 12:45:40 PM   
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It's coming along very nicely.

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RE: Matrix: Any More New Releases Planned For The Holid... - 12/7/2011 1:37:19 PM   
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Conflict of Heroes is now scheduled for the first quarter of 2012. It's coming along well, but was not quite ready in time for a pre-Christmas release.

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RE: Matrix: Any More New Releases Planned For The Holid... - 12/7/2011 1:53:54 PM   
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It's coming along very nicely.


and what do i get for £5?

i know youre tempted

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RE: Matrix: Any More New Releases Planned For The Holid... - 12/7/2011 2:59:53 PM   
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PM me...

Joke.

Seriously though I enjoy testing it...I think I can say (without breaking the NDA) that it's not a straight boardgame to PC conversion - though the essence of the game is most definitely there - you will know you are playing Conflict of Heroes if you've played the boardgame.

It's coming along - looking rather sleek.

When a forum goes up is when more can be posted and discussed I guess - with AARs and such.

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RE: Matrix: Any More New Releases Planned For The Holid... - 12/7/2011 6:15:33 PM   
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What is Conflict of Heroes JD? Is it like Panzer Grenadier or Squad Battles?

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RE: Matrix: Any More New Releases Planned For The Holid... - 12/7/2011 6:25:40 PM   
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PM me...

Joke.

Seriously though I enjoy testing it...I think I can say (without breaking the NDA) that it's not a straight boardgame to PC conversion - though the essence of the game is most definitely there - you will know you are playing Conflict of Heroes if you've played the boardgame.

It's coming along - looking rather sleek.

When a forum goes up is when more can be posted and discussed I guess - with AARs and such.


can you say if its got PBEM? is it turn based?

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RE: Matrix: Any More New Releases Planned For The Holid... - 12/7/2011 8:33:18 PM   
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Sorry lads - hands are kind of tied at the mo.

I guess if you know anything about the boardgame then you'd know that it's individual units scale (tanks, arty etc) and squad sized units (rifle squad, smg squad etc).

If I get my finger out and get back to testing it'll be released sooner rather than later

Nothing would give me greater pleasure than to give some info on it as it is turning out a cool game - but NDA means no real info can come out yet. Suffice to say it's coming along nicely, has a fair few variable options to vary gameplay and a fair few firefights.

That's all folks.


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RE: Matrix: Any More New Releases Planned For The Holid... - 12/7/2011 11:45:26 PM   
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thanks JD - was merely suggesting i kick your ass at PBEM when its released!!!

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RE: Matrix: Any More New Releases Planned For The Holid... - 12/12/2011 1:01:19 AM   
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If I get my finger out and get back to testing it'll be released sooner rather than later



Are you the only beta tester??

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RE: Matrix: Any More New Releases Planned For The Holid... - 12/12/2011 10:28:55 AM   
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no - there's a few

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RE: Matrix: Any More New Releases Planned For The Holid... - 12/12/2011 11:07:25 PM   
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Hmm it not being actaully like the boardgame is a worry. My expectations have now decreased massively.

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