Be advised: The online community is worse than Starcraft or COD.
Been playing this game for a while now. Not very good at it compared to normal players. With that said...
I have been playing pc games for a long time now, and I have yet to see an online community that is as hostile to new gamers ("noobs") as this. I'm not just talking about general chat either. Nearly every game is filled with people who I swear do not do anything but play this game with the same army and same maps over and over, just waiting to insult and brag about how leet they are. Of course this doesn't apply to everyone, but the jerks and trolls are the loudest by far.
I really want to love this game, and I do enjoy playing it, even though I lose almost every game. I haven't been playing it for long and I still don't know all the units that are OP like so many others, but the playerbase just sucks.
Regardless, I know how this goes. Hardcore gamers scare away 90% of new gamers, and they don't care. The trolls just troll until they lose their audience and then move on to something else, and the developers have aready made their money so why should they care?
So I hope this post serves as a warning for anyone thinking of purchasing this game. I'm not going to say don't buy it or anything like that, but I wish I had known just how bad it was before purchasing. It's made me seriously reconsider purchasing Red Dragon.