Because I wouldn't have bought AJE in the first place and spent the money on a period I wanted..thats the problem. I only bought it under he assumption I'd need it for future AJE games. So we have spent erm £19 without needing too..so yes it does matter really. We bought a game we didn't really want because we thought we'd need it for later releases.
did you not read what I said ? You "thought" you would need it. If there was nothing in the original you wanted there was nothing at all compelling you to buy it when you did for content you "thought" might arrive. what if the game had bombed and they didnt produce anything else for it ? you would be complaining about that then ?
Its your assumption that was the problem not the way they are selling their game. And thats not even accounting for the fact as to why you though all the games in the ancient series would simply be DLC for one original and not separate games in themselves. Who told you that would be the case ? Was RoP DLC for WiA ?
At first it was going to be a dlc. I'm not going to go through the ageod forums, but I know dlc was the plan. This standalone release was a surprise to most of us. His assumption was not wrong. Doesn't make much difference to me, but let's get the facts straight.
In fact, a post about the expansion from the Ageod forum that states AJE WOULD BE REQUIRED. http://www.ageod-forum.com/showthread.php?27208-New-scenerios-or-DLC
Yes, now, we can confirm the fact that Birth of Rome is the next AJE extension !
BIRTH OF ROME is the first of the expansion packs that the AJE team is preparing for this historical strategy title that should cover ultimately all the Roman era. It shall be available on January 2013, at the price of de 19,99 €. The AJE team is working intensely to allow you simulating the following new wars :
-The 3rd Samnite War opposing Rome and the Etruscan and Samnite tribes between 298 and 291 BC, that will bring Roman control of central Italy.
-The Senones War (284 to 282 BC), a violent Gallic tribe in Northern Italy at war against Rome. Victory against those powerful Celtic warriors allows the Romans to take their revenge against those who plundered Rome en 390 BC.
-Pyrrhic Victories (280 BC to 272 BC) where the Senate of Rome finally manages to capture Tarentum and southern Italt after having repulsed one of the greatest ancient warrior king, Pyrrhus of Epirus.
-The First Punic War, a very long campaign between 264 and 241 BC, pitting Rome versus Carthage for the control of Sicily. A balanced struggle, focusing on naval operations. A shorter version starts in 256 BC.
-The Mercenary War (241 BC to 238 BC), a fight between an exhausted Carthage and her own rebelled mercenaries in Africa. Not suited for sensitive minds…
BIRTH OF ROME requires ownership of the ALEA JACTA EST game, as it is not a standalone product.