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Commendation for Matrix on PCK - 5/1/2008 8:18:50 PM   
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In an era of companies dumping bug-ridden and incomplete games on its loyal fans, I would like to publically commend Matrix for having a pretty clean release and launch for PCK. While PCWS gave them some good experience, I view PCK as different enough that there was potential risk for some issues.

I am glad Matrix has stayed independent from the big distribution companies and thus avoided the pressure to release crap.

IMO, Matrix and BFC always somewhat competed for the independent wargame company mantra, but with BFC's sideways moves with CMSF, and Matrix's great release with PCK, I vote we hand the undisputed crown to them.
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RE: Commendation for Matrix on PCK - 5/2/2008 2:54:58 AM   
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Thank you wood, I'm glad the release has been relatively problem-free. We're chasing down one last bizarre issue affecting a few customers. Other than that I think we've pretty much fixed everything that has come up as far as actual bugs.

I should be able to post a 1.01e tomorrow for an official 1.01 release next week.

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RE: Commendation for Matrix on PCK - 5/2/2008 5:45:02 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: thewood1

In an era of companies dumping bug-ridden and incomplete games on its loyal fans, I would like to publically commend Matrix for having a pretty clean release and launch for PCK. While PCWS gave them some good experience, I view PCK as different enough that there was potential risk for some issues.

I am glad Matrix has stayed independent from the big distribution companies and thus avoided the pressure to release crap.

IMO, Matrix and BFC always somewhat competed for the independent wargame company mantra, but with BFC's sideways moves with CMSF, and Matrix's great release with PCK, I vote we hand the undisputed crown to them.

I want to be careful in posting a response to this as I'm not completely certain what the exact nature of the relationship between Matrix and Koiosworks is. If they are one in the same, then, yes indeed, hats off to Matrix.

I own three games that wear the Koiosworks label. All are as thewood1 describes, at least in terms of the quality elements involved, stability, and, so on. While there are aspects of one of the designs that I've taken issue with, the quality of presentation is always outstanding.

Conversely, there are some games that Matrix "publishes" that are far less sound than those from KW. I'm not gonna go potty on them here, or elsewhere, for sake of making a point, but this particular line of products, those from Koios, deserves a lot of credit for the TLC that's typified their issue.

PoE (aka ivanmoe)

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RE: Commendation for Matrix on PCK - 5/2/2008 3:53:13 PM   
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You're quite right that a lot of credit goes to Koios for the relatively problem-free release and some of the fixes since. We did this as a team effort with a lot of involvement from Matrix too though and it probably consumed 50% of my personal work time for the last year and a half, so I'll accept a bit of credit for Matrix too. Also not to be forgotten are the other key members of our Matrix team, including Stridor and Mobius who have been invaluable from start to finish.

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RE: Commendation for Matrix on PCK - 5/3/2008 2:47:43 PM   
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I knew you were in head first Erik just by your posts, so I want to compliment you on a great game even though I don't have it yet.

Regards,

Greg

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RE: Commendation for Matrix on PCK - 5/4/2008 4:36:18 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Erik Rutins

and it probably consumed 50% of my personal work time for the last year and a half, so I'll accept a bit of credit for Matrix too.



Good grief-I guess I should quit procrastinating and buy this game.

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RE: Commendation for Matrix on PCK - 5/4/2008 9:44:40 AM   
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Grell,

Have you picked this up yet? I think I saw on another forum that you had PCOWS - If you can swing it, PCK is pretty good game.

Rick

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RE: Commendation for Matrix on PCK - 5/5/2008 6:21:16 PM   
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I would also like to mention how happy I have been with Erik's tireless responses to questions.  Thank you!

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RE: Commendation for Matrix on PCK - 5/8/2008 9:54:46 AM   
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I am going to add a 'me too' to this thread. I am especially pleased that PCK runs on lower spec systems - I travel a lot for my job and my company laptop isn't too hot on 3D acceleration  PCK runs really well (if not as prettily as on my home machine!). The fact that the eye-candy is less sweet does not diminish the gameplay at all, which is superb.

I really enjoyed PCOWS and am now enjoying the expansion and development of a great system. Keep up the great work - I do not know of any other company that discusses with and listens to its community so much. Hats off especially to Erik for his tireless efforts on the forums.

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RE: Commendation for Matrix on PCK - 5/8/2008 11:21:35 PM   
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Yes, the commendation is well deserved. The 1.0 release is playable and stable, even in multiplayer. Congrats for the release!

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