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Stardock Makes Good On A Promise

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#1
I got this e-mail today ...

Dear Stardock customer,

My name is Brad Wardell. I'm the President & CEO of Stardock. Two years ago, you bought a game from us called Elemental: War of Magic. We had great hopes and ambitions for that game but, in the end, it just wasn't a very good game.

Elemental was an expensive game. You probably paid $50 or more for it. And you trusted us to deliver to you a good game. $50 is a lot of money and companies have a moral obligation to deliver what they say they're going to deliver and frankly, Stardock failed to deliver the game we said we were going to deliver.

While we did update Elemental: War of Magic (you can still download v1.4). Its design just wasn't adequate to make it into the kind of game it should be. So we decided to start over. From scratch. We made a new game called Fallen Enchantress.

So even though it's been two years, we haven't forgotten about you. This week, we released Fallen Enchantress. It is a vastly better game and, we believe, lives up to the expectations set for the original Elemental. This game is yours. Free. It's already been added to your account.
Hat's off to Mr. Wardell and the whole Stardock Team. :toast:
 
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#2
Damn.

I am beginning to like Stardock more and more. They really do look after their customers, just go look into the forums of any Stardock game and there are often one or more DEVELOPERS of the actual game taking part in the discussions.
 
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I always try to support Stardock, the Galactic Civ titles are some of the best strategy games out there, not to mention the Sins titles. It broke my heart when Impulse was gobbled up, so it's enheartening to see that good people are still at the heart of Stardock.
 

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Yea I like stardock. Their start8 is about the best start button adder for windows 8 I have seen!
 

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#5
I like Stardock, one of my favorite software companies together with Valve, Rockstar Games, and (maybe)Bethesda,

I actually had Elemental too and I was disappointed because It wasn't as good like previous games although I have played it for hours.

I really like their honesty because shortly after release they said that the game was a failure, and promised to fix it. then I forgot about the game for a long time until this "Fallen Enchantress", I got it, and its really great.

Can't wait to see Galactic Civilizations III
 

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Yeah, I like supporting them too. I have all the Sins and GalCivs and Elemental and Demigod.
I skipped their politics game. Seems kind of silly.
I've used Fences (the free version) for a long time. One of the most useful little programs ever.
Unfortunately with Fences 2.0 there is no more free version, but it's only $10. I will probably buy it one of these days as they've added some nice features.
 
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I'm buying that game as soon as I can. I probably won't play it though.
 
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*tear*
 
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After the sexual harassment case, botched release, public apology, and all the other debacles involving Elemental: War of Magic... that's a pretty damn good obligation fulfillment.

Now the important part.... how's Fallen Enchantress?
 

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#10
Just started the download. It's about 3.5 GB.
I won't have time to check it out before I have to head off to work unfortunately.

If you bought E:WoM, and didn't get the e-mail, check your Stardock account anyway as FE will probably be there.
link is http://download.stardock.com
 
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If you look at the whole fences and start 8 think you'll think differently. they promised both would remain free forever and they started to charge for them both.