I bought the collectors edition of WoM back in 2011 but found the game so buggy that I uninstalled it. Well today I decided to dust it off and see if it has been patched up to an acceptable level of stability and game play. To my dismay, I ran into nothing but hassles simply trying to download any patch. I was forced to go to gamestop where it promptly told me that my registration code is invalid. This bugs me for a few reasons.
#1 It took over 2 hours to get a rep online via their chat. To make things worse, the rep wanted to know my "billing address" which makes no sense since the game is not a pay as you go game.
#2 It also proceeded to install a game stop app on my computer, without asking me if I even wanted the damn thing. When I go to remove the app, it does not appear on the "programs", instead it shows as Impulse which makes me even more wary of this company and any company associated with it.
I bought Elemental War of Magic because I really liked the way it was promoted. Yet this is now the 2nd time I have installed this game only to spend hours screwing around just to install and patch it. Frankly I am very upset and unlikely to purchase any more games with Stardock, Impulse or Gamestop attached to it. I will wait to see how this game runs (if I ever manage to get it fully patched) before I write this $75 purchase off forever. So far the only thing I have liked is the dragon figurine I got with the collectors edition.
Next time I suggest your company actually tests games before launching half finished products that do not work like E:WOM. The game should never have made it past alpha phase testing, let alone be released on CD.