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    Hurah ! it trulley is a great day !


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    At the beginning of this month, I noticed that the expansion pack was available to pre-eorder at my work. It seems we had some prior warning about its release date.


    P.S: I am uncertain about how many copies we'll get so I ould advise pre-ordering this. Nothing worse than coming up empty when you go to store to pick this up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Demon of Light
    At the beginning of this month, I noticed that the expansion pack was available to pre-eorder at my work. It seems we had some prior warning about its release date.


    P.S: I am uncertain about how many copies we'll get so I ould advise pre-ordering this. Nothing worse than coming up empty when you go to store to pick this up.
    Hah, well, I would advise NOT preordering. As a matter of fact, I would advise waiting at least 90 days to see what kind of bugs, er... unwanted features remain after 2 hasty patches have been done.

    Have we learned nothing from the previous release?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Celt
    Hah, well, I would advise NOT preordering. As a matter of fact, I would advise waiting at least 90 days to see what kind of bugs, er... unwanted features remain after 2 hasty patches have been done.

    Have we learned nothing from the previous release?

    I Whole heartedly agree

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    Yup, I am not planning on buying it unless I see some good proof that almost all my beefs with the game are fixed and that no significant new ones have been created.
    maybe those guys should be doing something more useful...

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    One more in agreement.

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    Yup waiting 2 months for the original RTW washn't enough. 6 months seems best. And even then the beta testers-er, customers might night have found anything.

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    Thankfully Demon appears to be willing to beta test the expansion for us cynics, for which he deserves much gratitude. The advantage of cynicism is that all your surprises are pleasant ones, and this is a case where I would dearly love to be surprised.
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    So is anyone buying the expansion straight away? CA will go out of business if it doesn't come up trumps!

    Sure Rome has its problems but what game doesn't? I for one will be buying it the day it comes out, especially now it seems to be a "Fall of Rome" one rather than an Alexander add-on. I just hope CA have increased the modding possibilites (like being able to add factions if you're reading this CA)

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    If I wasnt going into the army soon, I'd preorder it almost immidiately

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Blind King of Bohemia
    So is anyone buying the expansion straight away? CA will go out of business if it doesn't come up trumps!
    This is why their refusal to deal with the load AI issue is so frustrating for me. I very much doubt anyone who has experienced it will be rushing out to buy the XP, and the last thing CA needs is frustrated fans warning people off the XP because something as fundamental as saving the game is broken.
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    Only thing that seems odd is that it got into a gaming magazine before the internet. I guess they could have payed for marketing rights in hopes of increased sales.

    So how long until an official announcement from CA. and anyone have an idea on the start date 14 AD perhaps.
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    I will be buying it very soon after its release, I know what the bugs are and they can be annoying, but the gtame is still very fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pode
    Thankfully Demon appears to be willing to beta test the expansion for us cynics, for which he deserves much gratitude. The advantage of cynicism is that all your surprises are pleasant ones, and this is a case where I would dearly love to be surprised.
    To be perfectly honest, I'm inviting sombody else to beta test it. I WISH I could test it but policy dictates that I can only check out console games for free. (they can be easily repackaged) Computer games are a different story. I'd actually have to buy the sucker knowing full well that I can't return it. That sounds less than attractive.


    I am also noting that interested parties might want to reserve the expansion if they intend to buy it. Being that this is an expansion, there likely won't be so many copies shipped to stores. Also, a product of my work environment is that I habitually advise people to reserve games. Literally, my response to queries regarding upcoming games is "Blah Bla blaa, did you want to reserve that?"
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    Quote Originally Posted by kekvitirae
    If I wasnt going into the army soon, I'd preorder it almost immidiately
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    I'll buy it, just so I can install the EB adaptation to it. :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Divinus Arma
    I really think this is unsubstantiated. I looked at both rtw heaven and gameworld or wahtever the site was that was linked there.

    I can't find anything on this.

    Unless you are trying to start a fire in this forum, I suggest that you post something substantial to back up your coments.

    Not that you are a liar, I just think that you should support your claim with a decent quote and persistent link to the actual web page. RTW Heaven is not good enough.

    I hope you are right. Bugs and all, I will pre order. I am a slave to TW.
    Errr ... if you click on my link you will see the news right there on the front page of RTW heaven web page. They have the info I am quoting and a link right there. Try doing more than glancing at comments, try reading them thoroughly before you get your panties in a bunch

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    I would wait 6 months after release before deciding getting a copy, like many others. CA had taught me alot over the past 2 months!

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    The broad details of what/when the expansion is are irrelevant.
    Its the little details like bugs/target market/design decisions where most of the TW community is going to decide for/against buying the expansion.

    PS: sod signing up to be an institutionalised murderer.
    maybe those guys should be doing something more useful...

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    I will probably wait about 2 weeks after its release. Hopefully C.A would of sorted out the bugs and improved gameplay a bit by the release of it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by thisismyusername
    Errr ... if you click on my link you will see the news right there on the front page of RTW heaven web page. They have the info I am quoting and a link right there. Try doing more than glancing at comments, try reading them thoroughly before you get your panties in a bunch
    I think you missed my point lad. I'm looking for info beyond a 3rd party comment such as rtw heaven. The link they have does not give you any info. It goes to the magazine and then you have to search for it.
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    Well....i was looking for some info on this expansion announcement and all i read is some marine vs. army and the army vs. marines. I thought this thread was about an announcement, but it's only some magazine saying that there is an expansion coming for RTW, and as far as i know, the current (april issue) magazine is written always 2 months behind (so it was written in february), just as almost all magazines. I don't see any real confirmation or proof of any expansion, not even on the .com website. All i see is a big "spartan warrior" written on the top and the old stuff below.

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    Sega bought CA didn't they ? Maybe there won't be an expansion then, maybe they'll do a stand alone or a new game instead, depends on legal issues I guess.

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    By the way here is the news on game stop:

    http://www.gamestop.com/search.asp?s....x=14&find.y=7
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    $34.99? That may or may not be accurate I guess but that's a bit more then I'm willing to pay for an expansion pack. It's ure is way more then I'm willing to pay for a patch.
    My mind about buying it has just been made up. I wasn't too sure anyway with certain 'features' most likely not repaired and if TW remains the non challenge it has proven to be that's my love affair with the series over.

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    It wont matter anyway. With a release date of 10/17, I'm pretty sure there will be another patch until then. That's half a year away

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    Quote Originally Posted by kekvitirae
    It wont matter anyway. With a release date of 10/17, I'm pretty sure there will be another patch until then. That's half a year away
    one can only hope... just don't use the word "sure". you might find yourself taking that back...

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    I'm glad they chose something easy like an obvious XP, one that almost everyone knew was coming; even down to the name "Barbarian Invasion".

    Hopefully this easy task will give them time to take RTW in it's rough finish, sand it down, give it a new finish, and polish any problems out.

    I'd rather just get a new campaign plus some new factions like Goths etc with NO new features as long as the game is bug free. Why start adding new, expansive new technologies to a game that isn't even finished itself (you all know what I mean). To do so would be reminiscent of putting a 300HP engine in a Honda Civic which has a body which is rusting through, the floor pans are giving out and what you have in the end is an engine with amazing potential yet flaws in the housing so that you can't even experience the joys of such a monster without the door falling off.

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    I'll put this in capital letters

    THERE IS AN EXPANSION. IT IS MORE THAN ALLEGED.

    If you can reserve a game at Gamestop, you can sure as hell bet that it is guarenteed to come out. I believe the date supplied (10-17) is accurate but that might change. What is certain though is (again the the cap lock) THERE IS AN EXPANSION AND YOU CAN RESERVE IT AT GAMESTOP (or more than likely any other damn store you want to reserve it at).
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    By the expansion, you mean patch 1.3 for Rome which we as the consumer helped fund.
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