First Two Elemental Expansion Packs Free if You Buy Before October 31

By Alice O'Connor, Oct 27, 2010 6:20am PDT

Still seeking to make amends for Elemental: War of Magic's "disastrous launch," developer Stardock has announced that everyone who buys the PC fantasy strategy title before October 31 will receive its first two expansion packs for free.

Earlier this month, Stardock revealed that work on the first expansion pack would begin after it launches Elemental patch 1.1--an update that will be available in beta form to all players in "early November." Back then, Stardock had only revealed plans for the first expansion to be released free. The expansion will also be when veteran modder Derek 'Kael' Paxton will take over from the former lead designer, Stardock CEO Brad Wardell.

There's still no solid word on what the first expansion pack will bring, let alone the second, but Stardock has previously spoken of new quests, factions and the like. Stardock vows that as well as developing expansions, it "has committed to providing significant amounts of free post-release content and updates well into the future."

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  • I'm gonna have to agree with most of the folks here. This game is likable, but lacks that certain something that makes it fun. Not sure it is the color palette, the graphics or maybe just the plain game mechanics.
    I don't feel that its beyond repair especially with the influx of new content coming.
    Remember, new content doesn't necessarily mean simply adding on top of whatever is there, it could also mean, they will spend considerable time and effort fixing and adding that special "magic" that makes it fun.
    Without that quality I am afraid that as much as folks may like or dislike, the game will wither on the vine.