We all paid for a product, and we expect the product to be mostly free of bugs. That's a reasonable expectation. So we hope and expect to get a few free patches for the most important known problems -- can't fix all bugs, that's impossible in any complex software, but we expect it to be reasonable stable and without obvious bugs.
Now, we didn't pay for improvements. We've been asking Matrix to provide free improvements in many areas of the game, and while they certainly can do that in order to make a better product, there is a limit up to where it makes business sense to provide free upgrades to a product that has been delivered already (my TV maker doesn't do that). To expect major free improvements is unrealistic.
But, when the current game is reasonably bug-free, we could work out an Upgrade, or Expansion Package for the game, with a selection of improvements from those we requested. Not a brand new game (that would take 5 years), but an upgrade of the existing one.
Sell that for something between $10 and $20, and schedule one such package say every 3-4 months. That's very little cost for us - between $3 and $6 per month, and gives a commercial incentive for Matrix to keep people working on the game. Otherwise, realistically, the stuff that we're asking for will be done only on WITP III and I'll probably be quite old by then
I agree. The game is worth any penny, and also, thats rarely I think, developers and company are.
First upgrade I recommend, my US subs joy further education by the Dönitz U-boat college.
< Message edited by Templer -- 8/18/2009 3:42:01 PM >