Nomad, stop defending this game as if you are developed it alone. Ok, no more comparisons. let's wait beta or release and then talk constructively.
Its very important for me how they realise a landscapes details. Can I see a grass, grain etc or I need to imaginate that like it be in other CC parts by holding right mouse button. I think type of terrain is a big part of CC tactics.
I already send a request for beta, but I think after my posts I have no chance
I can defend the game because I have more information than most of the players around here, but a lot more.;) If I say how the game is exactly as a CC, it is exactly as a CC.
Being very critic is not a bad reason for be accepted in a Beta. People are accepted in Slitherine/Matrix beta by the chances of to aport something or help with the development process. Being a more active user in a forum and older member from this community can clearly help. You have a 6 days old member, I have a 18 years old member. You can see the differences and probably they would not accept me in any beta by these reasons, who knows.
But when I have been in a beta, I have tried not play the game, just search problems, most of the people here are signed the beta because they want play the beta, just few minutes, this type of people are usually ignored in more of the games, they want people which they play even if it is not fun, people which they find problems and be active even giving feedback.
But Slitherine beta goes by stages, you can not be accepted now and you can be accepted in the end of the beta. They will go adding more and more people, depending from several other points.
For end, just because I say how some of you ignored the point, there were a closed alpha before and it started more or less one year ago. http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=4444596 These days are the aniversary. Have fun. After be waiting 4 years (at least for me) we discovered new info about the game.