So, i've been reading all these threads about how everybody wants to get into the beta and i recalled how i got into dow2 because i liked playing its open beta so much. I imagine the open beta for dow 3 is higly likely at some point, seeing as dow2 and coh2 had one.
But what about the people who might miss it for various reasons? With all the mixed opinions about dow3 on various forums some dow, coh and warhammer 40k fans might skip it, even though they might have liked if the had the chance to try the "multiplayer demo". So i thought that making something akin to "starter edition" from starcraft 2 might be a good idea. Basically it allows to play for free but with only one race, only in custom games and only on some maps. Some campaign missions are available as well. So for dow3 that could be something like only space marines without the possibility of unlocking aditional elites (presuming they are unlockable). Allowing automatch in addition to custom games is important imo.
For starcraft 2 it wasn't such a big deal since it was so overhyped that probably every RTS fan that was likely to get it did just that, and they added that option only some time after release. But for dow3 this might seriously enlarge the community in my opinion. And sales too ofc.