IMO, Mike very successfully summarized our general feeling. Hence using the terms of goodwill being wasted to the point of non return.
Mike, when you wrote that you passed the freezing/error message in your H2H GC, what do you mean by this? Did you play it until you were finally able to successively complete a battle, and the issues never duplicated themselves again? On our part, it's just unplayable... we tried over and over again, different nights and so forth, to no avail, to the point where frustration was just too much to handle.
What is incomprehensible to me as a business owner, is how can a reputable and legitimate software company asked $40 per game and deliver a grossly unplayable H2H game? Seriously! We've never posted and/or publicly complained about any CC games, just dealt with all its shortcomings simply because of it uniqueness. I think we have reached our limit. We both have busy lives, yet we always found free time for H2H CC's GC. As reasonable grown-up's we just came to realize that our money has this time been spent unwisely, and it won't happen a second time.
As Mooxe put it, "why did they change multiplayer....... why not just build on whats already in place". All what we were asking was a H2H playable GC and direct IP connection option, and we would most likely have faithfully purchased the next CC edition. Anyways...
I confirm that we both use vanilla version of the game, both patched it with the 'Hotfix' and also used the automatic patch option. We do not used any 'fog' mod. Just the game your company SOLD us.
I agree with you. Please, restore direct IP connection option in the next patch
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