Ok, so i read a lot of complaining from the release of the first screenshot. But as usual, 1% of haters can write 80% of post. So i want to just post a good opinion of the game.
I'm a real RTS lover, i enjoy RTS, classical one. When i decide to play a game, i play it, not only one or two years, but 10 years or more. How many of haters, of players even saying dow was better, continue to play this game. I'm sure nearly non of them. It is easy to say DoW 2 wasn't so good. It was just really harder to keep players on RTS now days. And if a multiplayer game as no player ... it is dead.
So relic decide to try something to bring a solid RTS for a long time, they need to attract people and players, and they need the RTS lovers too.
Today i play regulary sc2 (from the beggining), broodwar (yes i still play it), and dawn of war2 cause i can find opponent in automatch (but it is long). I play grey goo too a lot, but, bad launch, and now no more community, so just skirmish too sad.
Look to some last rts : age of empires online : bad launch, no support, no observator mode or replays at the launch --> dead // look grey goo : the same. Look DoW3 : we should have everything from the beggining. They even decide a way to help for balance : 3 main races, and epic units that you can ban. Game is looking to need skill to be brilliant, action on map seems intense and fun. Graphs are discutables, but animations are not bad. So lot of positive point to have a real solid rts. I just want that. I dislike Warhammer 40000 universe, but gameplay is a key of my interest. DoW and DoW2 were really good, i prefer dow2 for some reasons. DoW3 could be a solid alternative to RTS game. If support is real, and not only on 1 year, this game can have the gold success.
So to Relic : i beleive in DoW3, i ll spend effort on community as i do on DoW2, of course feedback are important, and some bad points are present and need adjustements, but DoW3 seems to fit excatly what i want from an rts. So promise a real support, and keep the same community manager for years.
To haters : i know you want a perfect game, sure you can help to improove the game, do it with intelligence!
To all others that just read post and never say a word : DoW3 is good and can be awesome for the RTS genre. So do your opinion by yourself, not only in reading the flame post.