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June 15th, 2010, 09:12
Brad Wardell has announced Beta 2 for Elemental, which you can apparently access if you have preordered. It's a limited beta with a lot of features disables/removed; here's the post:
We are pleased to announce that Elemental: War of Magic BETA is now available.
To those who have pre-ordered the game and would like to subject themselves to misery, agony, famine, and grief, you may voluntarily take part in the buggy, unfun, imbalanced, flakey, psychologically damaging beta.
Here are two helpful links:Be aware that Beta 2 is not representative of what the final game will be like. We do, however, invite beta testers to give any feedback they would like at this point even if they think its something were going already planning to address.
The anticipated release date of Elemental is August 24, 2010. We are currently running ahead of schedule so that date is looking pretty firm.
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June 15th, 2010, 09:12
I do not like the cellshaded style, however it seems an ok game to me. Gonna give it some "investigating time".
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I've hated cellshading for every single game that has used it, except that skating game.
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June 15th, 2010, 10:00
Heh. Funny that so many RPG players find graphics that important
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June 15th, 2010, 10:03
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Heh. Funny that so many RPG players find graphics that important
By disliking something, you're not implicitly placing importance on it

That said, of course it's important - but for a game like this, it won't stop me from playing if it's good.
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Originally Posted by DArtagnan View Post
By disliking something, you're not implicitly placing importance on it
By not commenting on anything else, you are.
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June 15th, 2010, 13:10
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By not commenting on anything else, you are.
Assuming something is important, because I comment on another comment like I did - with no further knowledge of my preferences, is projection.

If you want to understand people, it's best if you don't project too much.

No, it's a minor point in a game like this, but I still hate cellshading in general.

You see? It's not important.

You can choose to believe I'm a liar about this - or you can accept that my dislike doesn't implicitly place importance on whether the game uses cellshading or not.
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Originally Posted by DArtagnan View Post
Assuming something is important, because I comment on another comment like I did - with no further knowledge of my preferences, is projection.

If you want to understand people, it's best if you don't project too much.

No, it's a minor point in a game like this, but I still hate cellshading in general.

You see? It's not important.

You can choose to believe I'm a liar about this - or you can accept that my dislike doesn't implicitly place importance on whether the game uses cellshading or not.
You sound like a politician
But like you said, gonna look past the graphics (like i did for all the avernum games) and focus on gameplay for this game.
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June 15th, 2010, 14:59
I don't like it either, but it's a minor point for a strategy game, where 99% of the weight of the decision to buy or not is gameplay.
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June 15th, 2010, 17:03
Originally Posted by DArtagnan View Post
By disliking something, you're not implicitly placing importance on it

That said, of course it's important - but for a game like this, it won't stop me from playing if it's good.
Well, disliking something means it is important enough to dislike.

Tried Beta 2 for the first time today. A lot more fun than beta 1, but still very rough. Quite a few crashes, glitches and bugs, but it is a beta after all.

I love the intro-movies they've made for the different betas. They are all in 8-bit style with nintendo-like music. I hope they will be available to look at as extras when the game ships.
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Well, disliking something means it is important enough to dislike.
You mean like feces?
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June 15th, 2010, 17:55
if you don't like the graphics use the mouse wheel to adjust the game back to using the cloth map as in beta 1.
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June 15th, 2010, 18:33
You dont like cellshading ?

You obviously didnt play Borderlands
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June 15th, 2010, 18:39
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You dont like cellshading ?

You obviously didnt play Borderlands
Yup, I like Borderlands.

Still don't like cellshading
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Originally Posted by DArtagnan View Post
You mean like feces?
Yes. Shit is important enough to stay away from (or remove). Otherwise I wouldn't care.
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Yes. Shit is important enough to stay away from (or remove). Otherwise I wouldn't care.
Ahem, ok

I give up…
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June 15th, 2010, 21:38
i have the beta, it is rough but you can see alot of potential.

I love how you can make your own troops…and it is obvious the combat engine is not up and running yet.


This is gonna be a keeper.
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June 15th, 2010, 22:07
Anyway to get into beta without preordering ?

And what is the pricing for the game anyway ?
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June 16th, 2010, 01:37
Originally Posted by SveNitoR View Post
Heh. Funny that so many RPG players find graphics that important
The original quote didn't mention graphics - it was the art style. They are very different issues.

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June 16th, 2010, 10:24
Ok, then let me rephrase my comment: Funny that so many RPG players find the art style that important
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