I want this game to be successful. I think dow3 is decent RTS game. I like the game. however players keep decreasing. Why people don't play this game?
I think relic tried to sell this game people who play league of legends, starcraft2, in terms of graphic and gameplay. Truth is that they aren't buy DoW3, they will play starcraft2 or LoL.
Poeple who played dow1, dow2 or coh1 will buy dow3 and play it. They are the target customers. dow3 has no features which dow1 or dow2 have. It's whole different game. I'm not talking about squad leader, cover, wargear. I'm talking about game play itself and maps. small MOBA maps are huge mistake. it's the worst part of game. too many new and complicated stuffs, such as power core mod, escalation system, elites point and doctrines. It overwhelm people.
Relic made great games, dow1, dow2. Relic should have developed the series instead making whole new RTS. Fixing balance won't bring people back. Remove complicated systems. remove power core mod, add annihilation ranked mod. Add popular maps, bigger maps from dow1, dow2 which make the game more dow series. Make dow3 more like dow series.
ps : last Relic stream was bad. one of game designer played dow3 terribly. she doesn't seem to know how to play the game, and she is the one who makes the game. It's something that let me down.