Sword of the Stars 2: Lords of Winter Cheats
Yep, that is what happened. Kerberos and Paradox knew the game was not finished, which is why they delayed the retail release. However, Kerberos was out of funds and Paradox wasn't going to give them any more money so the game was released digitally so they could use the digital sales for further funding to finish the game.
There is supposed to be another patch coming out tomorrow.
He also said:
What I would like to ask of you...
Oh I know that is hardly what you expected to hear right now, but before your temperature rises, please hear me out becuase this portion is in reaction to ALL the posts I have read which seem to subdivide into certain clear groups.
If you are a Kerberos and/or a SotS fan then please just enjoy the game as you can over the next few weeks. I know you want to help as much as possible but to be honest you should NOT be rewarded for your support with more work. Your feedback is appreciated but in no means are you expected to act as testers or hunt bugs. Literally your patience and continued support is more than enough.
If you truely feel like you have been dumped into an unannounced beta test on this game, then please, I ask you to put the game away and not look at it till someone fires off the "all done" flag. I am not going to tell you that you should not feel this way. What I am going to say is that if you feel this way then you should not feel victimized any more than if you had made a pre-order and then been informed of a delay. I know this does not make it all right but at least it should make it clear that no one wants to use you as a beta tester nor was that ever the intent.
And finally, if you are in the camp that still feels robbed by the time you have reached this point of my post I can only offer what I can. We are fixing it and we need folks to either cheer, step aside or get out of the way cause vitriol is not going to help right now. If you demand a refund then I completely understand and you can be assured, the cost of that will make it directly to us. We will feel your "voting with your dollars", you can be sure about that and we accept that as fair play. On the other hand, if a free copy of the orginal SotS will help tide you over while we get this game shined from turnip to jewel, then please write to "email@example.com" and we will set you up. If nothing else, if you are not familiar with how we support our products, you can play it and then ask the old-timers how much it changed over the years and that may reassure you.
But, if I did:
'A free copy of the original SotS? Are you bribing me...? Awesome!'
My only gripe is that they really should have annoced this before hand. People are assuming this is the final release, websites have already started pumping out very bad reviews, which will only hinder their reputation.
If they had stated that they were releaseing an early version that we can test before the game officialy launched in November, there would be a lot less negative comments on it
most people have paid for the alpha/beta versions of minecraft, or some other alpha game. This is more or less the same thing, youve helped keep their development going. If they hadnt gotten more money from us to fund the final delvelopment of the game, it could have been canceled all together. Many games have been almost completed but have run out of money, and then been canceled