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(Yes that's right, we're letting you decide when we release, and what content that release contains). ;)

This is the current state of play;

EC Contains:

- 3 entirely new factions.
- New Units.
- New Abilities.
- New Buildings.
- New Super Weapons.
- New Gen Powers.
- New AI for all factions and difficulty levels.
- New 'Tactics System', unique to EC. (More on this later).

EC Lacks:

- Infantry models and skins
- The majority of WEA building skins, and a few other building and unit skins.
- Many ability/upgrade cameos.
- Most Voice work.

Now the problem we are facing is that many team members have reached a stage in their life and education that prevents them having much free time to devote to modding. Some other team members have lost interest, or are starting to.

So the question we put to you, our fans...

Is if:

A. You would prefer us to release now with what we currently have. Meaning we would be releasing an imperfect dev which would have minor errors and lack of skins in places.

However, if we release now, this does not mean we will stop working on the mod. We can release future versions with additional and updated content.

Or

B. If you'd prefer to continue waiting for a more finished version of EC. The problem with waiting is we can't predict how much free time we'll have, or how much enthusiasm our team will have to continue modding.

Or

C. We release a Version of the Beta with an almost entirely finished UAN faction only. You would be missing out on the other two factions but you wouldn't have to see the un-skinned and unfinished parts. UAN would be almost entirely finished.

Please clearly post your answers, and if possible, state your reasons for them.

We will weigh up the answers and come to a decision.

Thanks for your feedback,

- This is the EC team signing off.

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feillyne StaffSubscriber
feillyne

Well, the way I see it, WEA building skins, a few other skins, ability/upgrade icons, and voice work, are all to be done.

Infantry could be cut off from the release, at least for some time...

PS Voice work and cameos - I suggest a competition. Or something that get fans rolling.

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horny97
horny97

Gotta be C, i can wait for the rest and beta would also provide feedback etc.

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Rodier
Rodier

B for sure

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pclover556
pclover556

It really sucks how life can just take away the fun outta things, but you know I have to patience to wait... I say B, but stay interested in finishing this. Once you guys finish this, it'll be amazing!! I have faith in you guys to finish regardless of your lack of time and the busy schedule you have as students and probably parents or husbands... I wouldn't know, but I do know that you all have the incentive to finish this. Again I say B due to my faith in the team.

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Pimmetjuh
Pimmetjuh

I'd would like a release where there is one completely finished faction and not half-assed.

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AirborneSn1p3r
AirborneSn1p3r

C then

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liberty_wings
liberty_wings

i want the option C!!!'cuse i'm a bit tired of waiting for the final version!!if we can't play with the other sides almost we cany play with the UAN!

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bartpp7
bartpp7

I'd like a copy of the most resent release aslong as it doesn't crash all he time

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symbolzzzz
symbolzzzz

I really would like B
Sine half made mods make (me) feel and think that for some reason its not very good.
And if you have half made half missing items it would feel too incomplete and not nearly as much fun.

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Khalus
Khalus

B plz

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cronos35
cronos35

i say B. cuz if A, the mod wouldn't be eye catching, if C, the other 2 factions wouldn't have that much of a thing to put out. so i say B.

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kazarr
kazarr

C or B, preferrably C.
Also, I wouldn't mind doing some voicing for you, if only I had proper recording equipment...I'm from Europe myself, and I can imitate a wide variety of European accents decently, for one.

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OzzyD
OzzyD

I go with C, the best thing would be tough if you can make an autoupdater.

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PredatorX
PredatorX

C, please.

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M3rett0
M3rett0

C or B,but i prefer C

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HeartbreakOne
HeartbreakOne

Personally, I'll go for B...
To make a good mod you have to be patience. I know the release is great for all of us, but early release can drop the fan's curiosity for the mod, which means your mod won't be as "big" as it should be...

You can go ask your fans to help your works. That will do...

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Warlock_23
Warlock_23

B, I'd like to see this complete :) dw I'm patient :P

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Chronohawk
Chronohawk

c. But don't give up! I'll wait as long as I have to for this mod, it is so good!

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feillyne StaffSubscriber
feillyne

B, all the way - if you mean letters. :-P

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Railgunner2160
Railgunner2160

B option is preferred but I'll take C too....

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Railgunner2160
Railgunner2160

correction, I'll take C, I'd like too see this mod completely finished, Especially the AC side...

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Shadow85
Shadow85

B is my way

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FatalExtinction
FatalExtinction

Option C here for me :)

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NRedAlert
NRedAlert

A or C for me. This mod looks great, and I know how Real Life takes up most of your time. I wouldn't be bothered by a part-release.

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Zenta12
Zenta12

I would say A or be B I would say probably B I think I Can stand to wait a bit longer

I wouldn't really choose C because i cant stand games with one faction

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NyangenRound
NyangenRound

C ftw.

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C&C_FOREVER
C&C_FOREVER

C!! plzzz

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master_oli-p
master_oli-p

I would probably be unwise to release anything at all at the moment, I part finished pre-beta can easily get your mod bad press, and you'll waste time compiling it, something by the sounds of it you don't have.

I would suggest then pressing on and getting as much done as possible in the shortest time. When you can I would suggest releasing each side in three (or possibly more) betas, so you can show of your work...

so what I'm basically saying is C, but not yet, work on that faction some more, and only release what’s done...

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Soul-Guardian
Soul-Guardian

Take your time and finish it.
We will just have to wait patiently.

Right...?

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yamen21
yamen21

C C C C C C Cc C c C c cc

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RocKRebel
RocKRebel

I have to say C.

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venom1942
venom1942

I pick C!

To bad though i wish that people would get more interested :/

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Gedio
Gedio

--I'd say B or C, I can wait.--

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█Black/Brunez█
█Black/Brunez█

B, by preference. I really want to play this mod, but a half-finished release can automatically kill the "this mod is EPIC" feel.

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Geared4War
Geared4War

I say B, I can wait

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darkfirez5
darkfirez5

I'd say C for sure, nice to see how the mod is going for ourselves, and means you don't have to use the unfinished units

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Harv
Harv

C. unskinned buildings and units is cheesey

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NukeFlames0025
NukeFlames0025

Well i guess i can go with B only because i would feel much better to have waited patiently for the complete package than something that's half finished.

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feillyne StaffSubscriber
feillyne

Wow. Gave Karma+ for everybody, but I myself received -1 for B. Oh, go to hell if you really want to. = /

I could help with cameos - I want to f_cking avoid to see another mod go to the dogs.

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ShEsHy
ShEsHy

I vote C. If nothing else, we'd be able to personally see your work, and a release would attract new fans and possibly new members to help you finish the mod faster.
Either way, this mod must not die! The main reason why I still come to this site is this mod, and if it dies, Generals will probably die along with it.

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AK74M
AK74M

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c
c
c
c
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killman123
killman123

BBBBBBbbbbbbb plz

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mobius117
mobius117

C, for sure

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Glarg
Glarg

A.

There is no sense in sitting on something that is mostly done. The Shockwave mod team has been sitting on a new version which has been mostly done for over a year, but still have not released it.

Just release it as an alpha.

Additionally, the community can provide feedback and suggestions if they see what you have so far. Some may even be inspired to help out.

Regardless of what you choose, than you for the openness.

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SG1Shadow
SG1Shadow

I go with C.

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Raketa
Raketa

C but only when UAN is 100% finished

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maaster_yoda
maaster_yoda

I'd personally like option B, I like to have a full game to get to get to grips with, instead of just one faction! ...But it looks as though C has the most support!
Though I think Feillyne has a good point, a competition could really get the interest perked up :D I already can't wait for any kind of release! :P

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Lt.SnoWolf
Lt.SnoWolf

C because i want to have a nearly complete faction and i would like if you keep the old ZH factions so atleast we can have some delicious mixing.

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Silvermarch
Silvermarch

Definitely B.

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cybeats681
cybeats681

gotta go with option B. i've waited this long, how much longer could it take? besides, there's no way you guys would back down from this mod. look at how much you've put into it.

but if worse comes to worse, then option A would work for me.

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