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Thats right, we are giving you the choice. Please post telling us what you think.

Posted by mbob61 on Apr 9th, 2010

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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.


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.


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 Staff Subscriber
feillyne Apr 10 2010 says:

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 Apr 10 2010 says:

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

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Rodier Apr 10 2010 says:

B for sure

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pclover556 Apr 17 2010 replied:

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 Apr 10 2010 says:

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

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AirborneSn1p3r Apr 13 2010 replied:

C then

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liberty_wings Apr 10 2010 says:

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 Apr 10 2010 says:

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

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symbolzzzz Apr 10 2010 says:

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 Apr 10 2010 says:

B plz

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cronos35 Apr 10 2010 says:

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 Apr 10 2010 says:

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 Apr 10 2010 says:

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

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PredatorX Apr 10 2010 says:

C, please.

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M3rett0 Apr 10 2010 says:

C or B,but i prefer C

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HeartbreakOne Apr 10 2010 says:

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 Apr 10 2010 says:

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

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Chronohawk Apr 10 2010 says:

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 Staff Subscriber
feillyne Apr 10 2010 says:

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

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Railgunner2160 Apr 10 2010 says:

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

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Railgunner2160 Apr 10 2010 replied:

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

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Shadow85 Apr 10 2010 says:

B is my way

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FatalExtinction Apr 10 2010 says:

Option C here for me :)

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NRedAlert Apr 10 2010 says:

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 Apr 10 2010 says:

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 Apr 10 2010 says:

C ftw.

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C&C_FOREVER Apr 10 2010 says:

C!! plzzz

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master_oli-p Apr 10 2010 says:

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 Apr 10 2010 says:

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


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yamen21 Apr 10 2010 says:

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

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RocKRebel Apr 10 2010 says:

I have to say C.

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venom1942 Apr 10 2010 says:

I pick C!

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

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Gedio Apr 10 2010 says:

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

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█Black/Brunez█ Apr 10 2010 says:

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 Apr 10 2010 says:

I say B, I can wait

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darkfirez5 Apr 10 2010 says:

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 Apr 10 2010 says:

C. unskinned buildings and units is cheesey

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NukeFlames0025 Apr 10 2010 says:

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 Staff Subscriber
feillyne Apr 10 2010 says:

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 Apr 10 2010 says:

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 Apr 10 2010 says:


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killman123 Apr 10 2010 says:

BBBBBBbbbbbbb plz

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mobius117 Apr 10 2010 says:

C, for sure

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Glarg Apr 10 2010 says:


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 Apr 10 2010 says:

I go with C.

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Raketa Apr 10 2010 says:

C but only when UAN is 100% finished

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maaster_yoda Apr 10 2010 says:

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 Apr 10 2010 says:

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 Apr 10 2010 says:

Definitely B.

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cybeats681 Apr 10 2010 says:

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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