Halflife.nu has conducted an interview with the leader of Empires. There are three exclusive shots of aircraft which are coming after Empires 2.0's release (Nov 30).
- Continuing on that topic: Some potential 2.0 players are still suffering from lag shock, browsing this interview with a thousand-millisecond stare. What can you say to assure them that this beta won't set off flashbacks?
- Krenzo: A lot of the reasoning behind holding off with 2.0 for as long as we did is that first impressions of mods mean a lot more than they used to. 1.0 did have a lot of problems with lag being one of them. We worked hard to release every two weeks to fix the lag, and by 1.07, lag was no where near as bad as it was with 1.0. Yet, that didn't bring anyone back. We bled a lot of players with 1.0 and on, and I actually expected people to start coming back once we fixed most of the problems. However, we just couldn't get people to overcome their first impressions and come back.
- With 2.0, we held off for long after we could have released to make sure that this time around, everything is as perfect as we could make it. Hundreds of bugs have been fixed, all weapon models have been redone, and all weapons and vehicles have been meticulously balanced. It's guaranteed that 2.0 will not cause any flashbacks of 1.0 except when players remember how much fun they had.