Would you be willing to play Europa Barbarorum II as an open beta with all bugs and unfinished features granted in order to aid development?
See poll above.
I'm curious on what's the purpose of this poll.
We haven't reached a beta stage, otherwise we would of had a closed beta session, w/ fan volunteers, prior to the open beta.
And even before that we would of had a closed alpha session, so the title of this poll would be better Open Pre-Alpha.
This time not, we had to change a lot of things and redo most of the work such as: units, animations, UI, buildings, etc..
Although we have showed a lot that doesn't actually mean it's all you'll see in EB2, it's just a part of what we planned.
Alpha and beta stages are quite close to each other, I'm pretty sure even R2TW with all the faction previews you have seen so far hasn't reached an alpha stage. So let's not be over dramatic about forever...
I can understand some persons just want a reason just to play it, but you're not the ones who suffer the most.
We want even more than you to see it released, it's been years and years of hard work and we are annoyed daily that we're just not there. But we have to continue as in the end we're also fans of EB and plan to enjoy the spoils one day.
In conclusion, we'll have some closed alpha and beta sessions before we release an open beta. This way we will try to remove the most annoying bugs and problems so everyone can have a good experience w/ the open beta.
Afterwards we will try and build on that into a more complete product.
I am curious of the total war community's opinion on the matter for no other purpose than to gauge reaction.
Last edited by Shaxx; February 27, 2013 at 05:10 PM.
And if you consider how much time has passed and the amount of work that has been done we're around there, a closed alpha, which is quite similar to your statement.
About De Bello Mundi, good to hear about the beta, it's a mod I'm really looking forward.