We are under fire ^^ .... Ok, before starting, i just want to say, we should all keep calm and polit.
So, i was speaking on my website about AoE4, suddenly, some say, yes but it is relic behind, and what i have heard is DoW3 is not well received at all. The worst of DoW sequel.
So this is exactly what RTS players that haven't play the game feel. Lot of them, just look to steam chart, and even here, i read often ..."look to steam chart, the game is dead".
That is false!
I look to dawn of war 2 launch 4000 players, 6 month later 1000 players. Launch of Chaos Rising : 663 and except really far later always under 1000 players, only retribution was better : launch 2239, 2 monhs later 3200 and then more than 1500 players.
Now look to dow3 : 25000 palyers at launch, and it stays around 1000 . (with a up these last day that i don't count). After all the bad press, i think, it shows the game can live. And it is not "the worst" . The worst was Chaos Rising, and retribution succeed to bring players for a good amount.
Im not saying dow 3 is in good health and coming from 25000 to 1000 so quickly is a bad sign, but it can stay around this level. Nearly all actual palyers play multiplayers or skirmish, no more on solo, so you still have a real core of players. I remember on Age of mythology, multiplayers were from the launch to 2 years later around 2000 players, and it was easy to find a pvp in automatch.
The bad press is just a pain to let new RTS players try this game, and even the impact on AoE4 could be present, cause RTS is a small world, and AoE lovers know right know that relic seems to have fail with dow3. They ask me, how was the support, the launch, why DoW3 is a bad game..... So i explain honestly everything saying i love dow3 but too many haters to clearly let Relic in a good position to work.
I think everything is said