I decided to compile a list of questions regarding the game and tried to answer them as best as I can. Better to have it in one place as opposed to answering it over and over again to different people
Link leads to an article I wrote on a community site that I volunteer at.
This post is primarily going to focus on the nonsensical hatred from a lot of fans prior to the release of the game.
It is understandable if old fans are annoyed about the aesthetic style of the game, the new mechanics, the lack of old ones and the entire MOBA feel that the game has pulsing through it.
Here's the thing though, certain community members (YouTubers) for example are creating this almost 'negative-hype train' surrounding the game, encouraging people to hate it or blindly buy into the fact that "It's different so I hate it!"
Here's a key example, I've already watched a few of this guys videos and right from the announcement of DoW 3 his reasoning has been very loose for painting the game in a consistent negative light right through to the current month: youtube.com/watch?v=RfkVQEoXu74
(Please look at the comments below the video, it's a gathering of narrow-mindedness)
I am in full agreement that Relic have not allowed their selves to open up to their fan base or provide sufficient information on a few key aspects of their game even a month before launch. However I am a thorough believer in 'try before you buy' or in this case 'try before you spew hatred for something that you've never even had the chance to try yet' it's toxic, disgusting and quite frankly harmful.
DoW 2 was a fantastic but jarring move for Relic. It was a stellar title but a huge amount of fans left because it was too different or they just couldn't give it a chance. The same appears to be happening again with this third installment and for all we know it could be a fantastic addition to the DoW franchise and family, if people were willing to give it the time of day before making their decision on its purchase.
All in all Relic aren't there just to cater to us old fans, they want new ones and to be successful, as well as helping push the 40K IP into more popular territory which is hugely beneficial for GW (as if they need more money to be honest...)
The game won't be for everyone but at least try it before showing immaturity through spitting the dummy way before the Open Beta arrives.