Been a member since you guys first started this site. Since that time Giantbomb has brought me an untold amount of happiness. When you left us things changed. Everything does eventually you just usually get a heads up about it. I love the new Giantbomb family as much as the old but damnit man, you took a spark out of our lives when you left. I never knew you personally so I have always felt weird about posting anything regarding my feelings about you leaving. I hope you don't think it strange for me to say but even though we never met I felt like you were my friend. Giantbomb and its community seem to have that affect on people. Like you could count on Giantbomb to always be there for you just like a friend is.
I hope you understand I just had to say it "out loud" so to speak. Really miss you man. You leaving us left a void that can never truly be filled. You need to know that. Hope you are having as much fun in the afterlife as you seemed to have here. For all the joy you brought me and countless others it's well deserved. Never forgotten brotha.
@skaleez: Same situation for me as well. Been with GB since inception but this is also my first attempt to really get involved with the community in game. Like you said getting yelled at by 12 year olds or finding a new in game home, either way it should be an experience.
I hope it goes well. I see Patricks point in saying that the backers weren't guaranteed anything back for their backing. Thing is that with most of these Kickstarter projects I would choose to back them for the fact they aren't a big company and dreams seem to happen more with their absence. When a big company gets involved you more often than not see a total lack of integrity, and thats what scares me the most.
I bought it on Steam for $33. Its worth about that imo. I wouldn't of paid full price for it. If you liked the demo you will probably like the game. A lot more opens up in the full game obviously but the main problem I have with it is the interface. There is no graph or any in depth information about your business end of it as far as I can tell, played about 6 hours of it so far. When you buy buildings and turn them into things its very hard to keep track of it all because on the mini-map as well as the screen there is no distinction about what is what until you actually click on it.
The strategy game part of it all is what it is. Its not the best in the world, far from x-com but its not too bad. I am having fun with it but I wouldn't recommend it to anyone unless their attraction for the game is the aesthetic like it was for me. Like I said, its worth the $30 but not much more than that. I hope that they fix things in a patch. If there was a bit more polish it could of been such a great game, as is though its kinda janky and meh for the most part.