Pretty disappointed, this launches in December? in Backer Beta Discussion Posted August 28, 2014 That was said just a month ago? /shogun's brow furrows Without coming right out and saying it, I read that as developer speak for "It won't be what we want when we release". I'm making a leap here, sure, and it's fair to caution against comparing to mature systems, but it's tantamount to 'softening the blow' when we recognize at 1.0 that the combat system doesn't achieve the high expectations this team put forward. They sold us on their impressive resumes, but this tells me they are bailing water to hit those benchmarks. If I'm right they're going to make concessions to simplify the mechanics so it is some measure of predictably playable in order to hatch 1.0, and keep refining the system while people are trying to enjoy their first run through the world, with a combat system that doesn't reach or exceed any gold standards. I will try to stay optimistic.