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Delay Quantum Collapse to include Skirmish mode?

View Poll Results: Delay Quantum Collapse to include Skirmish at Launch?
No, Release it now and update it for Skirmish within a week 26 46.43%
Yes, No skirmish mode at launch will give you bad reviews. 30 53.57%
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06-07-2009, 09:00 AM
#1
Joined: Apr 2009
Posts: 318
Delay Quantum Collapse to include Skirmish mode?

With the recent release of 2 other RTS games i noticed that lots of people complained about no Skirmish mode and for some that was a deal breaker.

I believe Quantum Collapse has great replay value even without Skirmishes since the missions are so ridiculously varied. Still, since day one i've been thoroughly looking at defects in Quantum Collapse trying to have none and avoid bad reviews.

I would like to submit Quantum Collapse to Apple tomorrow and keep working on Skirmish for an update that should be ready in about a week. But i'll leave this up to you guys.
06-07-2009, 10:26 AM
#2
Joined: May 2009
Location: Malaysia
Posts: 135
Release it as planned and immediately announce upcoming update for it.

06-07-2009, 10:39 AM
#3
Joined: May 2009
Location: The Underworld
Posts: 9,230
Yes, but then you will have a lot of people who will likely say, I'll wait for the update when skirmish is included. Then when the skirmish update comes out, those people may have moved on versus buying the game.

While it means a delay, I think you should include that mode. The next update will then just be bug fixes and such instead of including something some people will say it should have had from day one.
06-07-2009, 10:43 AM
#4
Joined: May 2009
Posts: 237
i would wait and make skirmish mode cuz people will just be saying stuff like ill wait for update or would buy then give bad reviews

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06-07-2009, 10:46 AM
#5
Joined: Jan 2009
Location: The Internet
Posts: 1,533
Release it now, and promise a skirmish mode asap. Maybe offer it at a slightly discounted price too, until the update. Then people will be encouraged to buy it early, to benefit from the free update. A similar strategy was very successful for iDracula

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06-07-2009, 10:52 AM
#6
Joined: Apr 2009
Posts: 318
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fletch View Post
Maybe offer it at a slightly discounted price too, until the update. Then people will be encouraged to buy it early, to benefit from the free update. A similar strategy was very successful for iDracula
I think that might be the thing to do.

I mean it's a hard choice, piss off skirmish lovers or piss off people who expect to be playing the game very soon.
06-07-2009, 11:05 AM
#7
Joined: Jan 2009
Location: The Internet
Posts: 1,533
Quote:
Originally Posted by JavierDavalos View Post
I think that might be the thing to do.

I mean it's a hard choice, piss off skirmish lovers or piss off people who expect to be playing the game very soon.
That's true. But I think by releasing early and promising an update, you can get the support of both. No sensible skirmish-lover is not going to purchase the game just because they have to wait a week or two for their favorite feature to arrive. Just make it really clear in the app description that the update is on its way

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06-07-2009, 11:13 AM
#8
Joined: Apr 2009
Posts: 315
Quote:
Originally Posted by JavierDavalos View Post
I think that might be the thing to do.

I mean it's a hard choice, piss off skirmish lovers or piss off people who expect to be playing the game very soon.
Release it now and get the skirmish update out ASAP. I might just be speaking for myself, but I generally like to play through some of the campaign to get used to the different units, buildings, and controls before starting skirmishes/multiplayer battles anyway. I'm assuming that the campaign will slowly introduce units and buildings. That way, you don't have everything thrown at you from the start, thus overwhelming you.

I think the problem people have with the other RTS games and a lack skirmish modes is that the developers haven't even commented on whether or not they'll be coming or they have promised them (A LONG TIME AGO) and have yet to delivery. If you're seriously committed to putting in a skirmish mode, explain that in detail. Then start delivering updates quickly to build people's confidence. I'd say that among the people here at least, you've established yourself enough that we'll believe you that a skirmish mode is coming.

Just my opinion, though.
06-07-2009, 11:16 AM
#9
Joined: Apr 2009
Posts: 1,639
Quote:
Originally Posted by florbastang View Post
Release it now and get the skirmish update out ASAP. I might just be speaking for myself, but I generally like to play through some of the campaign to get used to the different units, buildings, and controls before starting skirmishes/multiplayer battles anyway. I'm assuming that the campaign will slowly introduce units and buildings. That way, you don't have everything thrown at you from the start, thus overwhelming you.

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06-07-2009, 11:38 AM
#10
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: England
Posts: 211
well i said wait. i mean skirmish is essential. but i would say yes then sumbmit it tomorrow with a discouted price so loads of people buy it then when u update it raise the price. an RTS game is kinda no way near as good without skirmish...