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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.

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
feillyne Apr 10 2010, 4:13am 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
horny97 Apr 10 2010, 4:24am says:

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

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Rodier
Rodier Apr 10 2010, 4:37am says:

B for sure

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pclover556
pclover556 Apr 17 2010, 10:37pm 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
Pimmetjuh Apr 10 2010, 4:41am says:

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

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AirborneSn1p3r
AirborneSn1p3r Apr 13 2010, 5:28pm replied:

C then

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liberty_wings
liberty_wings Apr 10 2010, 4:44am 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
bartpp7 Apr 10 2010, 4:50am 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
symbolzzzz Apr 10 2010, 4:51am 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
Khalus Apr 10 2010, 5:13am says:

B plz

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cronos35
cronos35 Apr 10 2010, 5:22am 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
kazarr Apr 10 2010, 5:36am 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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OziD
OziD Apr 10 2010, 5:43am says:

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

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PredatorX
PredatorX Apr 10 2010, 6:34am says:

C, please.

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M3rett0
M3rett0 Apr 10 2010, 6:47am says:

C or B,but i prefer C

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HeartbreakOne
HeartbreakOne Apr 10 2010, 7:30am 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
Warlock_23 Apr 10 2010, 7:46am says:

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

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Chronohawk
Chronohawk Apr 10 2010, 7:55am 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
feillyne Apr 10 2010, 8:14am says:

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

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Railgunner2160
Railgunner2160 Apr 10 2010, 8:43am says:

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

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Railgunner2160
Railgunner2160 Apr 10 2010, 8:55am replied:

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

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Shadow85
Shadow85 Apr 10 2010, 8:48am says:

B is my way

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FatalExtinction
FatalExtinction Apr 10 2010, 8:49am says:

Option C here for me :)

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NRedAlert
NRedAlert Apr 10 2010, 8:55am 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
Zenta12 Apr 10 2010, 9:05am 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
NyangenRound Apr 10 2010, 9:27am says:

C ftw.

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C&C_FOREVER
C&C_FOREVER Apr 10 2010, 9:31am says:

C!! plzzz

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master_oli-p
master_oli-p Apr 10 2010, 9:34am 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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Soultempleguardian
Soultempleguardian Apr 10 2010, 9:41am says:

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

Right...?

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yamen21
yamen21 Apr 10 2010, 11:12am says:

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

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RocKRebel
RocKRebel Apr 10 2010, 11:24am says:

I have to say C.

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venom1942
venom1942 Apr 10 2010, 11:55am says:

I pick C!

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

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Gedio
Gedio Apr 10 2010, 11:58am says:

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

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█Black/Brunez█
█Black/Brunez█ Apr 10 2010, 12:01pm 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
Geared4War Apr 10 2010, 12:07pm says:

I say B, I can wait

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darkfirez5
darkfirez5 Apr 10 2010, 12:25pm 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
Harv Apr 10 2010, 12:30pm says:

C. unskinned buildings and units is cheesey

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NukeFlames0025
NukeFlames0025 Apr 10 2010, 1:23pm 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
feillyne Apr 10 2010, 2:13pm 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
ShEsHy Apr 10 2010, 2:15pm 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
AK74M Apr 10 2010, 2:33pm says:

cccccccccccccc
c
c
c
c
c
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killman123
killman123 Apr 10 2010, 2:34pm says:

BBBBBBbbbbbbb plz

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mobius117
mobius117 Apr 10 2010, 3:04pm says:

C, for sure

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Glarg
Glarg Apr 10 2010, 3:43pm says:

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 Apr 10 2010, 4:23pm says:

I go with C.

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Raketa
Raketa Apr 10 2010, 4:52pm says:

C but only when UAN is 100% finished

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maaster_yoda
maaster_yoda Apr 10 2010, 4:56pm 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
Lt.SnoWolf Apr 10 2010, 5:38pm 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
Silvermarch Apr 10 2010, 5:42pm says:

Definitely B.

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cybeats681
cybeats681 Apr 10 2010, 6:32pm 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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