Hi to all of you, what we see from the last week is clearly a support and hearing of the community. New game mode, new map, balance patch (ok we need numerous of them ^^) Sure new factions will come too, satisfying many of players.
DoW3 is fun and fantastic to look at if two good opponents fight them self. But we need support, officially. What will really shine, will be an official tournament, organizing by Relic him self. Sure you have good casters at your desk! Do it, Organize yourself a strong tournament with of course some real good cash prize. It is not a waste of money, it is a money for publicity, for your trust to RTS "pro" gamers, those who will stay for years. You don't need to put 300.000 dollars on it, but honestly 10.000 dollars with 5.000 dollars for the first should be awesome.
If you decide to do it, observator mode is needed. It could a strong hammer of the table to say : hey you want observator : here it is and to celebrate that our own international tournament! So now, go trainning, and come to win the 10 000 dollars with you are good enough. Take care, warp is plenty of guys like you, but only one will be their master!
Secondly, it will be good to see a support of fansite, buy small present, key delivers to them, announcement on your own page of their tournament, and a fansite page on your web site. Community fansite should feel that they are supported. And really. After, if they decided to to some tounrmanet with cash prize, they just do by themself, of course!
I think, support the game is the right arm, support the community is the left arm.