atrox Mar 5, 2014 @ 5:23pm
Possible Release Date ? - Some questions
I'm a little confused about planned/varying/lacking dates of release.

Well, reading here and official forums - mainly understood "when it's done".... Which, at a first glance, is nice of course.

But: I heard that "mainly done" and "when ready" too often during quite some software projects - when mentioned often, most of them ended up in bad quality, buggy, hard to maintain stuff - or were even cancelled.

After 6 months progress I'm still seeing only a better alpha version (still hate you devs naming this a beta - clearly lurking DK fans into buying an alpha):
* half ready tutorials
* no campaign / main story at all, only sandboxes
* buggy core
* still bugging/freezing units
* still serious performance problems
* still heavy CTD problems, especially running game for longer
* just to name some...

Questions i could not find good answers:
- What are the milestones on what features ? Are there milestones at all ? Are the features complete ?
- What part is focused - multiplayer of campaign ? Will there be a campaign ?
- Will there be a beta ? If yes, on what base ?
- What are the exact features planned for a release ? What will be called release ?
- Sorry about critically asking, but it's in my mind: Is there a realistic year of that whatsoever release yet ? (Or are you having fine parties with my money?) ?

Sorry for getting little doubts about this project somehow....
Last edited by atrox; Mar 5, 2014 @ 5:46pm
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strich  [developer] Mar 5, 2014 @ 6:16pm 
Hey atrox,

Thanks for providing your feedback - Critical or not it is appreciated.

I'll expand upon some of the points you bring up and leave others to other members of our team:
The Campaign
The campaign is in progress, but you will not see it at all before the official release of v1.0. As the campaign spans the entire functionality of the game it will not be ready until the game is complete. We also want to keep the campaign unspoiled until the game is where we'd consider it a polished product.
Milestones and features
We have a project plan that spans every feature and milestone that we follow fairly closely. However we generally like to get features in based on need so we can prototype them and see whether it is fun or needs more work. This is part of the reason why you may feel the game is a bit of a mess at the moment.
Tutorials
The tutorials are now quite old and have a number of known issues with them. We are in fact in the middle of re-doing them along side some other cool stuff I think you'll be excited to see when we're ready to reveal it.
Release date
Release is last half of 2014.

Hope that helps clear up a few things for you.
Last edited by strich; Mar 6, 2014 @ 5:09am
s[R]g Markezzz Mar 6, 2014 @ 4:35pm 
Originally posted by strich:
Milestones and features
We have a project plan that spans every feature and milestone that we follow fairly closely. However we generally like to get features in based on need so we can prototype them and see whether it is fun or needs more work. This is part of the reason why you may feel the game is a bit of a mess at the moment.

Is there a page where you can view the milestones? If so, where can you see the milestones and these are marked with a date?
v0id  [developer] Mar 7, 2014 @ 4:08am 
I can see that this would allow some deeper look into the progress, but If we would publish all concrete future milestones, it would destroy the surprise effect of our WFTO Wednesdays & Patches.
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