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By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Feb 05, 2013
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"Paradox is still trying to improve its quality assurance processes and take a tougher stance with its partners."
I certainly hope so, as "Naval War Arctic Circle" has been blasted to bits on the PI Forums, and rightfully so. I wrote a detailed letter of complaint to PI about the dreadful state of the 'game' and to their credit they did not try to make excuses but offered compensation. Trouble is, they shouldn't be put (or allow themselves to be placed) in that position in closing proverbial barn doors. They need much stricter QA, particularly with 3rd Party titles.

It's a shame "Warlock: Master of the Arcane" (typo Jamie?) did not meet with more success as it is hand-over-fist way better than "Civ V", imo. Presently having a right old good time with it.

All of the coming new titles and DLC are of interest for me, particularly "March of the Eagles" and "Leviathan Warships", though "East vs. West" looks just as distracting. Have to start saving and mark the account with a big "Paradox Only - Do Not Break Unless Game Released".

Thanks Jamie. Reminds me just what good titles are coming the way of my PC's HDD.
By Hammerjinx (SI Core) on Feb 05, 2013
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I also liked Warlock, but I'll admit I was a bit underwhelmed by the selection of spells available. The magic system was a lot more robust in Master of Magic. You chose a distribution of power across mana, research, and skill. Skill increased the amount of mana you could spend in a turn, effectively reducing cast time. So, you had the option to slide up the mana bar to raise/support a huge summoned army, then slide it all back into place after wiping out the threat and disbanding the unneeded units. Skill also meant that at the beginning of the game it might be all you could do to summon a single weak unit in a turn, by the end of the game you could summon a number of powerful units in a turn, or fireball a heap of cities.

I've seen some people criticise Warlock for a low range of different units, and I would like to see more there also, but really I'd like to see a heap more magic, and some changes to make the spells feel more important.
By JustCommunication (SI Core) on Feb 06, 2013
JustCommunication
Oh hang on, it was me who wrote that. Jamie!
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Feb 06, 2013
herodotus
Sleep typing perhaps JC.