From: north central Pennsylvania USA
I recieved an email from a long standing member of the forum, who expressed several points of concern about the latest version of WAW. So in case there are others here is my reply.
He stated concern that a patch was issued so close to the release of the game. My answer: Be glad. Matrix is fast, unlike the vast majority of gaming companys that are out there. But more to his point, you can't release this scope of change with out some problems, it just can't be done. If Matrix had a year or so to do this, I'm sure there wouldn't be as many and when all is boiled down I don't think there will be that many. Most will be peeks and pokes to fine tune. We as a group put the pressure on and Matrix gave us something very good in a very short time as things like this go.
He voiced concern about having to tweak his system to run the game. My answer: If you ran 4.5 the chances are you'll have to do nothing to run the new version. However if you can't there is a strong chance we can get you going with very easy fixes. Things that many of us have done long ago to our systems. I stress the word easy here, very simple walk throughs. I would say however again VERY few will have to do such a thing.
In light of all the bug reports I had said I liked the game, did I mean it. My answer: You f***ing betcha!! I had thought before that 4.5 was the best there ever has been and so far (I haven't played all the new features yet) what I have seen is great. I have already said it is the best. What word would you use to say it is even better still? Most have read the list of what has been added/tweaked in the game, well I've found two things that weren't even mentioned, I mean sheeze that is so cool. With the scope of all that is in this game, errors will happen, but Matrix has already said another patch will come when the dust settles and things are reported, I know it will
I was kind of surprised to get the email to begin with. So maybe my voice carries some kind of weight I wasn't aware of, most likly not. However when your CD arrives, it will play just fine and it will be like no other, ever, anywhere. Matrix is the best and they've proved it again.