From: The Imperial Palace.
ORIGINAL: Mike Scholl
Like virtually every game ever released, AE could use another 60-120 days of testing. And like virtually every game company, Matrix would like to see some cash flow from the project yesterday. It's always a struggle, and AE will probably be the same...
Well said, Mike. AE/WITP are so huge that even if Matrix followed my suggestion and allowed people to pay to test the game, the testers *still* wouldn't be able to catch everything, because few AI games would make it to August 1945, and no testing-PBEMs would.
Me, I have lots of sympathy for game designers and programmers, and I generally cut them slack on patches and the like. I fully expect a series of patches for AE, and I'm cool with that. That sentiment is especially strong in this case, where the dev team comes from these forums, and where the game in question is so huge and is on a topic so close to my heart.