+1 tourney addition.
To clarify: Is the plan that those who own the game (escalation) would just be able to play MP, without the additional tourney version purchase?
I personally don'y care TOO much on this point, but just want a sense of what to expect.
Also, am curious how upgrades will be handled?
Will tourney addition be a crippled version that will remain the same forever, or will it have all of the latest greatest stuff as the game evolves?
Someone asked about strategic zoom above -- that's a good example of the sort of feature that I would be curious about.
I guess my biggest fear would be the "Strategic Zoom" situation happening again.
And by that, I mean a situation where SD adds a feature, but they invest so much time in it that they cannot justify "giving it away."
SO, a decision is made to require an additional upgrade/product purchase.
And because lots of folks won't make the purchase, this only serves to fracture the MP community.
And because the MP community is still pretty small.. The MP experience is strangled in its infancy... never even gets a chance to ramp.
Yeah, that would be bad. Please don't do that.
I STILL think that SASS would be a more sensible model for this.
It could lower the barrier to entry, perhaps to just a couple of $.
And the ongoing investment would justify continued development, attention, and upgrades.
That's my 5 cents.