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Ships Ahoy - Elemental: Fallen Enchantress

Stardock announces that Elemental: Fallen Enchantress is now available, offering the fantasy strategy follow up to Elemental: War of Magic. As promised, this will be free to those who purchased the first Elemental during 2010 as compensation for the game's problematic launch. Here's word:

Stardock announced today that the long-awaited fantasy strategy PC game, Elemental: Fallen Enchantress, is now available. Fallen Enchantress offers players an immersive new world to build or destroy as they try to conquer the land and its inhabitants. Enter the world of Elemental and create a sovereign with unique talents and abilities along with a faction to align yourself with in an effort to bring the world under your control.

The land is not simply waiting to be claimed, it must be conquered. The lands of Elemental are teeming with monsters, bandits and ancient creatures who will not willingly give up their hold on the world. In addition, other factions are pursuing the same agenda at the same time raising the stakes.

Highlights include:

  • A new game every time. Players can choose the world conditions and have a world randomly generated with randomized opponents, monsters and quests.
  • Unique factions to play with or against. Each faction has its own special units, abilities and powers that require different strategies to achieve victory – or to resist against.
  • Massive scale. Players can zoom in and see individuals working in their cities or zoom out to see the known world presented in a real-time cloth map in one smooth transition.
  • Computer players that get better the more you play. The multi-core AI makes use of the character, factions and units players create in previous games.
  • Custom Scenarios. In addition to the epic sandbox game, Fallen Enchantress also supports custom scenarios. The game includes the scenario “The Fallen Enchantress” to introduce players to the backstory.
  • A strategy game in an RPG world. Fallen Enchantress introduces elements normally found in role playing games such as quests, loot drops, moral dilemmas, unit customization and much more.
  • Unique Locations. The world generator will randomly place one of several unique areas that contain special resources to use. These “Wild Lands” have their own powerful guardians who must first be defeated before the treasures within can be exploited.
  • Multiple paths to victory. Players can win through diplomacy, questing, sorcery, or good old fashioned military conquest.
  • An interactive tutorial. To introduce new players to the world of “4X” strategy games, Fallen Enchantress includes an in-depth tutorial to ease players into the Elemental world.
  • Advanced modding tools. The game ships with a rich array of modding tools including a map editor, tile editor and particle editor to provide players with the means to create new races, quests, spells and scenarios which can be easily shared with other players.
  • All-star development team. Fallen Enchantress reunites Stardock’s Galactic Civilizations team and is designed by Derek Paxton, the author of the acclaimed Civilization IV mod “Fall From Heaven”. The Fallen Enchantress scenario was created by the Civilization V designer, Jon Shafer, and the lore, backstories, and dialog were written by fantasy author Dave Stern.

Fallen Enchantress is $39.99 new and free for those who purchased War of Magic in 2010.

It is available direct from its home page (www.fallenenchantress.com) as well as on Steam, GameStop, GamersGate and elsewhere.

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24. Re: Ships Ahoy - Elemental: Fallen Enchantress Oct 23, 2012, 18:22 draginol
 
Beelzebud wrote on Oct 23, 2012, 17:56:
You admitted to it all, you just don't see anything wrong with your behavior. I don't have to support you, you are not entitled to sales.

To the other person saying I should buy the game anyway: No I shouldn't. I don't have to support scumbags like this. He is not entitled to my money.

I get the feeling that you're not understanding the issue being discussed then. The only thing I "admitted" to is that I sometimes post/email/tweet things that, when derived of context, can be used to make me look like a jerk. And as long as I'm writing lots of emails, posts, blogs and tweets you will be able to find cases where I say something that will make someone mad.

For someone who casually calls people "Scumbags", something more inflammatory than anything I've been accused of writing, I have to wonder if you're just trying to be ironic.

Focusing on the game itself, if you don't want the game, that's fine. I'm not sure why you're posting here then.

First review of Fallen Enchantress has shown up: 87 (http://www.gamingogre.com/review/elemental-fallen-enchantress-review/)
 
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23. Re: Ships Ahoy - Elemental: Fallen Enchantress Oct 23, 2012, 17:56 Beelzebud
 
draginol wrote on Oct 23, 2012, 16:38:
Beelzebud wrote on Oct 23, 2012, 15:49:
I refuse to give Stardock money. Between releasing unfinished games, and their throwback CEO thinking sexual harassment is fine, I'll have nothing to do with putting money in his pocket.

Speaking as the throwback CEO, no I don't think "sexual harassment" is fine. Next time you read something on the Internet remember the phrase "Don't believe everything you read on the Internet".

Please judge the game based on the game itself. A lot of people worked very hard for the last two years to create this.

We can quibble over whether Elemental was "unfinished" or not. However, I agree with those who say it wasn't worth $50.

Games are expensive and anyone who purchased WOM in 2010 or earlier gets FE for free precisely because companies have a moral obligation to make good on their promises to their customers.


You admitted to it all, you just don't see anything wrong with your behavior. I don't have to support you, you are not entitled to sales.

These are your words, people can judge for themselves.

To the other person saying I should buy the game anyway: No I shouldn't. I don't have to support scumbags like this. He is not entitled to my money.
 
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22. Re: Ships Ahoy - Elemental: Fallen Enchantress Oct 23, 2012, 17:27 ASeven
 
Heh, Brad posted in this thread and nobody seems to have noticed it.  
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21. Re: Ships Ahoy - Elemental: Fallen Enchantress Oct 23, 2012, 17:27 BobBob
 
Hitler was just one person in charge of Germany. Those guys at the concentration camps and front-lines were just family men working for their next meal.  
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20. Re: Ships Ahoy - Elemental: Fallen Enchantress Oct 23, 2012, 17:07 jdreyer
 
Beelzebud wrote on Oct 23, 2012, 15:49:
I refuse to give Stardock money. Between releasing unfinished games, and their throwback CEO thinking sexual harassment is fine, I'll have nothing to do with putting money in his pocket.

Brad is but one person working at Stardock. I don't like the way the dude allegedly comports himself (and until the courts sort it out, it is alleged), but if they game is good and you enjoy the genre, you should reward the hard work of the rest of the team, esp if it appears they put in the extra effort to make it solid.
 
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19. Re: Ships Ahoy - Elemental: Fallen Enchantress Oct 23, 2012, 17:05 jdreyer
 
bortin wrote on Oct 23, 2012, 15:15:
quartertothree.com impression of E:FE

I think the game will be received pretty well, considering what I played in the beta and initial reaction like the above.

The thing about that burned once comment, is that you got E:FE for "free" if you had purchased the original way back when, so Stardock can't really burn you twice in regards to E:FE, unless you factor in the cost of spare time (which is really valuable on the other hand!).

Thanks Bortin, this is what I was hoping for. I'll wait for the reviews to come out, (Maybe Out of Eight will do an impressions vid) but it sounds like they made right on their previous mistake. Fantasy 4X games don't come around every day, so glad someone is making the attempt.
 
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18. Re: Ships Ahoy - Elemental: Fallen Enchantress Oct 23, 2012, 17:03 draginol
 
GayBlade wrote on Oct 23, 2012, 16:56:
Looks interesting, but Stardock still won't take my money. They banned me from making purchases from them. All I ever did was ask them to refund my purchases (Elemental and Demigod) per their own refund policy. Anyone who played either game at release knows what rubbish they were...certainly not the quality Stardock usually displayed (Gal Civ I and II and Sins of a Solar Empire).

In any event, I have to resort to less savory methods of acquiring their games these days. Such a shame really...I would have been glad to pay for SoaSE Rebellion and perhaps Fallen Enchantress.

Ah well.

That seems odd. If you'd like, I can look up your account and try to sort it out.
 
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17. Re: Ships Ahoy - Elemental: Fallen Enchantress Oct 23, 2012, 16:56 GayBlade
 
Looks interesting, but Stardock still won't take my money. They banned me from making purchases from them. All I ever did was ask them to refund my purchases (Elemental and Demigod) per their own refund policy. Anyone who played either game at release knows what rubbish they were...certainly not the quality Stardock usually displayed (Gal Civ I and II and Sins of a Solar Empire).

In any event, I have to resort to less savory methods of acquiring their games these days. Such a shame really...I would have been glad to pay for SoaSE Rebellion and perhaps Fallen Enchantress.

Ah well.
 
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16. Re: Ships Ahoy - Elemental: Fallen Enchantress Oct 23, 2012, 16:43 draginol
 
Optional Nickname! wrote on Oct 23, 2012, 16:41:
Having Impulse sold off to Gamestop which now sells Gamestop Games which require Steam for activation/run-time is a deal breaker.

The Gamestop webstore isn't terrible, far from it. I'll wait for GalCiv 3 or SinS 2 based on the current version's strengths to make a Stardock exclusive purchase again.

If you buy direct, there's no Steam or any other client. Just a link to download. No copy protection (other than a serial # so that you can get updates). Just a big EXE setup ala GOG.
 
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15. Re: Ships Ahoy - Elemental: Fallen Enchantress Oct 23, 2012, 16:41 Optional Nickname!
 
Having Impulse sold off to Gamestop which now sells Gamestop Games which require Steam for activation/run-time is a deal breaker.

The Gamestop webstore isn't terrible, far from it. I'll wait for GalCiv 3 or SinS 2 based on the current version's strengths to make a Stardock exclusive purchase again.
 
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14. Re: Ships Ahoy - Elemental: Fallen Enchantress Oct 23, 2012, 16:39 draginol
 
Doma wrote on Oct 23, 2012, 16:13:
ok guys..

Now that this is out.

Get to work on Gal Civ 3.

There will be plenty of time to talk about what comes next...
 
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13. Re: Ships Ahoy - Elemental: Fallen Enchantress Oct 23, 2012, 16:38 draginol
 
Beelzebud wrote on Oct 23, 2012, 15:49:
I refuse to give Stardock money. Between releasing unfinished games, and their throwback CEO thinking sexual harassment is fine, I'll have nothing to do with putting money in his pocket.

Speaking as the throwback CEO, no I don't think "sexual harassment" is fine. Next time you read something on the Internet remember the phrase "Don't believe everything you read on the Internet".

Please judge the game based on the game itself. A lot of people worked very hard for the last two years to create this.

We can quibble over whether Elemental was "unfinished" or not. However, I agree with those who say it wasn't worth $50.

Games are expensive and anyone who purchased WOM in 2010 or earlier gets FE for free precisely because companies have a moral obligation to make good on their promises to their customers.

 
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12. Re: Ships Ahoy - Elemental: Fallen Enchantress Oct 23, 2012, 16:13 Doma
 
ok guys..

Now that this is out.

Get to work on Gal Civ 3.

 
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11. Re: Ships Ahoy - Elemental: Fallen Enchantress Oct 23, 2012, 16:12 BobBob
 
I want the sexual harassment DLC.  
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10. Re: Ships Ahoy - Elemental: Fallen Enchantress Oct 23, 2012, 16:01 avianflu
 
I am very curious but will wait for lots of reviews  
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9. Re: Ships Ahoy - Elemental: Fallen Enchantress Oct 23, 2012, 15:49 Beelzebud
 
I refuse to give Stardock money. Between releasing unfinished games, and their throwback CEO thinking sexual harassment is fine, I'll have nothing to do with putting money in his pocket.  
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8. Re: Ships Ahoy - Elemental: Fallen Enchantress Oct 23, 2012, 15:39 draginol
 
1AngryGamer wrote on Oct 23, 2012, 14:51:
Burn me once......never again

This is free to anyone who bought War of Magic in 2010 or earlier.
 
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7. Re: Ships Ahoy - Elemental: Fallen Enchantress Oct 23, 2012, 15:15 bortin
 
quartertothree.com impression of E:FE

I think the game will be received pretty well, considering what I played in the beta and initial reaction like the above.

The thing about that burned once comment, is that you got E:FE for "free" if you had purchased the original way back when, so Stardock can't really burn you twice in regards to E:FE, unless you factor in the cost of spare time (which is really valuable on the other hand!).
 
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6. Re: Ships Ahoy - Elemental: Fallen Enchantress Oct 23, 2012, 15:02 Frijoles
 
Yay! Free game! Now I just need some free time.  
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5. Re: Ships Ahoy - Elemental: Fallen Enchantress Oct 23, 2012, 14:52 Axis
 
Been waiting for this to release, a must buy if you like 4x and Fantasy.  
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