Homeworld 2 Demo Tomorrow

Homeworld 2 Demo Coming Soon is the press release announcing the plan to release the demo of Relic's now-gold space-based RTS sequel tomorrow. Here's the word:
Vivendi Universal Games (VU Games) announced today that, in conjunction with Relic Entertainment, it will release a sneak-peak to Homeworld(r)2, the sequel to 1999's award-winning, space-based real-time strategy game, tomorrow.

The demo will include looks at both the single- and multi-player campaigns of Homeworld 2, including the tutorial mission, two single-player missions, and two multiplayer missions, which will be playable over both LAN and the GameSpy network.

"We recognize that our community's support of Homeworld 2 is both incredibly valuable and vital to the success of this game," said Chris Mahnken, producer of Homeworld 2. "The community has been requesting a demo of the game for many months now, and we are proud to be able to deliver it to them."

The 141 MB Homeworld 2 demo will be released via the VU Games website tomorrow. The company will also make the demo available to all press and community sites that wish to host it.
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Yay
Sep 2, 2003, 18:54
nmg
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Yay Sep 2, 2003, 18:54
Sep 2, 2003, 18:54
nmg
 
I look forward to hearing people bitch about it.

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No subject
Sep 2, 2003, 18:55
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No subject Sep 2, 2003, 18:55
Sep 2, 2003, 18:55
 
I wouldn't be surprised if the demo release is in some way related to the comments that stupid little prick from Sierra made on the Relic forums. Perhaps not directly related, but in some way, at least.

Good, I can't wait.

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Sep 2, 2003, 18:58
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No subject Sep 2, 2003, 18:58
Sep 2, 2003, 18:58
 
Here's hoping that the CD protection doesn't prevent me from playing the game. It's STILL "protecting" me from playing Cataclysm.

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Sep 2, 2003, 19:01
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Sep 2, 2003, 19:01
 
I hope for Sierra's sake that the demo is good. After that asshat's comments last week, the forum fanboys are probably ready to crucify anything that comes from them right now.

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Sep 2, 2003, 19:04
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Re: No subject Sep 2, 2003, 19:04
Sep 2, 2003, 19:04
 
Did I miss something? Who/what has happened at Sierra's forum?

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Sep 2, 2003, 19:10
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Sep 2, 2003, 19:10
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mmm
Sep 2, 2003, 19:27
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mmm Sep 2, 2003, 19:27
Sep 2, 2003, 19:27
 
What he said, and the way he said it was really unprofessional imo.

The comment about the community support was probably added because of this, but I imagine that they were planning a demo around now anyway.

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Re: No subject
Sep 2, 2003, 19:28
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Re: No subject Sep 2, 2003, 19:28
Sep 2, 2003, 19:28
 
well maybe the relic forums were pretty bad. Ever think of that ?

I am really looking forward to HW2. Really, I am. Much better than a call of duty demo.

W00t for homeworld, w00t, w00t, w00t !

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Re: mmm
Sep 2, 2003, 19:29
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Re: mmm Sep 2, 2003, 19:29
Sep 2, 2003, 19:29
 
Everything leading up to that statement was useless bitching anyways. Sure what he said was unprofessional, but who cares. They are *all* whiners on that board from what I've seen. They need to grow up.

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Re: No subject
Sep 2, 2003, 19:29
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Sep 2, 2003, 19:29
 
Heh I just started replaying Cataclysm this weekend. Bring on the Homeworld goodness!

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Re: Yay
Sep 2, 2003, 19:52
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Re: Yay Sep 2, 2003, 19:52
Sep 2, 2003, 19:52
 
I frequent that board, havn't whined a bit either (don't post much though). Sure there are whiners, but thats a case of ten people making enough noise to sound like 100. Still doesn't take away from the Sierra Rep's unprofessionalism. He's paid to deal with the community, if he's not capable of ignoring the 13 year olds that are bitching and answer or communicate the useful information that more mature members of that community do use or think up, then he shouldn't be working in that position, No?

If the guy can't deal with the "pressure" of an active fanbase, then he's got issues of his own. It's easy enough to put the asswipes on an ignore list, or ask moderators to ban/discipline them (which moderators would be likely to do for a reasonable industry rep). If the guy has to sink to a 13 year olds level and scream back at them for abuse he MAY have recieved (which I hadn't noticed BTW if there was any) on an internet forum (shocking!) then he's not doing his job correctly (if he's supposed to be repping Sierra in the first place) I don't see any of the Relic people having a fit due to criticism. [i]Maybe[/i] it takes more integrity to be a developer than a publisher?

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Re: mmm
Sep 2, 2003, 20:02
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Re: mmm Sep 2, 2003, 20:02
Sep 2, 2003, 20:02
 
Ok, I'll go over this once more. It does not matter what the people on the board were like or how they spoke to him. YOU, UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WHATSOEVER, NEVER INSULT THE CUSTOMER. NO EXCEPTIONS!!!! Why is this so hard for people to understand? Jesus Christ! Have a look at my posts on this subject. Penny arcade is saying what I've been saying all weekend and getting flamed for. When you represent the company it's your JOB to eat shit and take the high road in situations like this. Working in advertising for 15 years, I feel for Rodberg, I really do because I know first hand what he's dealing with, but...
I close as I've been to it, I have NEVER let a customer "have it" for bad or unreasonable behavior.
Customer relations made simple:
1.The customer is ALWAYS right, even if he/she is wrong.
2.The customer is the person who ALLOWS you to have a job.
3.NEVER BITE THE HAND THAT FEEDS

This guy need to realise that he's lucky to have a job at all, well probably not anymore....
I wish him lick landing another PR gig somewhere because it's not likey for a while.

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Sep 2, 2003, 20:05
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No subject Sep 2, 2003, 20:05
Sep 2, 2003, 20:05
 
SWEET - that looks nice

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Sep 2, 2003, 20:11
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Sep 2, 2003, 20:11
 
jm0ris0n, the Relic communities are mild compared to the torrential seething stream of raw bitterness and vitriol that is Tribalwar. Yet Alex has dealt with them in a pretty professional fashion.

Personally I think he just had a bad hair day, it happens, unfortunately it is very unprofessional to have said what he did publicly. Especially to the community that is probably making up the bulk of your pre-sales orders.

Still, looking forward to the demo. This is a game I have no reservation about as opposed to Tribes 3.

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Simmer down now!
Sep 2, 2003, 20:27
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Simmer down now! Sep 2, 2003, 20:27
Sep 2, 2003, 20:27
 
Will you kids shupt up?! You're going to play it, and you're going to like it! I'll turn this goddamned car around and we'll go home right now if you don't simmer down!
Billy, stop teasing your sister!


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Re: mmm
Sep 2, 2003, 20:31
Prez
 
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Re: mmm Sep 2, 2003, 20:31
Sep 2, 2003, 20:31
 Prez
 
I don't know if all these little bitchers qualify as 'customers' since "Sierra sux... I'm never buying Sierra's shit again...Blah-Blah-Blah..." I hear this constantly. Shut up about it and put your money where your mouth is. But I do know this, WebDemon- You are a pompous ass.

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Re: Simmer down now!
Sep 2, 2003, 20:32
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Re: Simmer down now! Sep 2, 2003, 20:32
Sep 2, 2003, 20:32
 
Will you kids shupt up?! You're going to play it, and you're going to like it! I'll turn this goddamned car around and we'll go home right now if you don't simmer down!
Billy, stop teasing your sister!

Is the demo nearly here yet?

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Never Again
Sep 2, 2003, 20:33
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Never Again Sep 2, 2003, 20:33
Sep 2, 2003, 20:33
 
After Sierra canned Dynamix they will never be trusted again - ever.

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Hmmm
Sep 2, 2003, 20:42
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Hmmm Sep 2, 2003, 20:42
Sep 2, 2003, 20:42
 
So he flamed the fanboy site (who will all buy the game anyway) and in the process hass generated mainstream news for a title with an obviously limited marketing budget right before the release of the demo? Bad decision or marketing kudos?

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No subject
Sep 2, 2003, 21:20
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Sep 2, 2003, 21:20
 
And never tell the community that they are small and inconsequential. These are you biggest fans, the ones which go beyond just liking the game, and who truly take and interest in the continued development of the game series. I could understand if he was reffering to a 5 year old game, and even then its wrong to say that, but Homeworld is a big and successful franchise with a large community.

And I'de like to see these game which he claims have bigger sales potential than Homeworld 2. HalfLife2 and thats about it, I mean Homeworld is big...

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