Elemental 'Day 0' Patch Now Available on Impulse

Although its only been available for a day, Stardock has added a slew of new content and fixes to its fantasy turn-based strategy title, Elemental:...

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Although its only been available for a day, Stardock has added a slew of new content and fixes to its fantasy turn-based strategy title, Elemental: War of Magic.

Users who purchased the game at retail now can download the "Day 0" patch via developer/publisher Stardock's Impulse digital delivery client. The patch adds new spells, a "Faction Editor" and additional mod tools. The release also fixes a bevy of issues, including tweaks to Elemental's AI and fixes for multiple crash bugs. Full patch notes are available on the official Elemental forum.

According to BigDownload, the 4X (explore, expand, exploit, and exterminate) fantasy strategy title will have its online component activated next week, as the feature is currently unavailable. A free content pack and a demo for the game are both due in September.

For more discussion on Elemental: War of Magic--including its reportedly shaky launch--check out this morning's chatty post.

From The Chatty
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    August 25, 2010 8:34 AM

    I thought Stardock wanted people to not buy this game

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      August 25, 2010 8:41 AM

      Also, to anyone, like you Ben, saying the game is like an "early beta" then well, please stay away from our games in the future. I consider it ready for release and if others disagree, don't buy our games.
      That comment made me uninstall Impulse and I'm not going to give him a penny.

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        August 25, 2010 8:48 AM

        Thats great PR. He was similarly intolerable during the Demigod release. Its one thing dealing with consumers who have a wrongful sense of entitlement in regards to what to expect from a developer (which are certainly numerous), its entirely another when someone has bought a game that was clearly released feature incomplete and is hoping to get a return on their investment.

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          August 25, 2010 8:49 AM

          I'm hoping both of you take the same stance on EA stuff, yes?

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            August 25, 2010 9:01 AM

            Please link us where EA has said specifically to "stay away from our products"

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              August 25, 2010 9:24 AM

              Oh please, you'll never get a straight answer like that outta EA, but you know how much they think of you.

              Stardock is a small shop, give them a fking break.

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              August 25, 2010 10:38 AM

              I'd actually wish they would sometimes. But they don't even like/care about their products (nor us) enough to say something like that. No, it's all about pushing something out for money to them.

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                August 25, 2010 10:40 AM

                Though I will say, in general, they have been being slightly better. Maybe Activision would have been a better example?

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                  August 25, 2010 10:48 AM

                  My point is when was the last time ANY head developer of a game came right out and said "please stay away from our games in the future... don't buy our games"????

                  I have never, ever read of a single developer that labors for years on a game to make some assinine comment like that.

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                    August 25, 2010 11:11 AM

                    He already admitted it was dumb and apologized for that.

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                    August 26, 2010 9:26 AM

                    When was the last time ANY head developer of a game:
                    (1) came out and talked directly with his game's potential customers
                    (2) only to get constantly ridiculed and flamed over and over TO HIS FACE while he is apparently trying to be helpful/informative?

                    He tried to be nice. When that failed, he told them to fuck off. Honestly, I probably would have too. As a person, that's exactly how I'd feel. Now, of course he needs people to buy the game so they can stay afloat. However, doing without a few people like that probably wouldn't hurt them in the long run.

                    Then he went ahead and apologized, because obviously losing your temper like that isn't cool and gets people like you on his case. But isn't it pretty obvious and understandable WHY he did it?

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                      August 26, 2010 12:25 PM

                      you know... a good way for a dev to not get poop thrown at them when they decide to come out and talk to their customers, is to not sell them boxes of poop. and if you *are* going to sell customers boxes of poop, then stand in front of them... you really shouldnt act all surprised and indignant by what inevitably happens.

                      i mean, from the other side of the coin, isnt it pretty obvious and understandable why the customers did what they did as well?

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            August 25, 2010 10:38 AM

            dont remember the last bad EA game that i bought

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              August 25, 2010 12:56 PM

              I know, I can never understand the bad press from EA as well. Some of my favorite games are from EA (dead space, crysis, etc).

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        August 25, 2010 12:56 PM

        You probably should have skimmed the whole thread before you just take his one comment and read it out of context. He was being ridiculed and bashed, and you would have responded harsher than he did.