From: New York
ORIGINAL: Lord Zimoa
Of course, this is an Open Beta and more changes are planned before we release an official version... like French language support, map-editor and whatever feedback, suggestions, bugs, problems, wishes we collect.
This is the reason why we use Open Beta`s in the first place.
We do what we can and are open to suggestions and improvements, eg. we are working on a more elaborate diplomacy system, experimenting with destroyers and other naval improvements as posted, but some of these may only end up in a new game based on the Commander engine, if possible we may back patch into CTGW, but not all will make it, it depends on so many factors, in theory it all sounds easy and splendid changes, but anyone who ever created a game and code knows that this is theory in practice the most simple and tiny changes sometimes cause big problems.
A good example was the animation bug we had in the third party open source video codec Theora we use to play some in game animations, like the turning loading gearwheel... that little bug cost us two weeks to conquer, rewriting a lot of code and disabling almost half of game functionality...
Reason why we handle with care: stability, bugs, balance, MP, localization compatibility, time...
So please test and report your feedback, we are listening and do what we can to accommodate your wishes, but understand not all sometimes can or will be granted and if they don`t get in, be sure we have good reasons. ;-)
Don't let us down! The only reason I bought this is because your studio consistently makes great games!