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I've played since closed beta. Game never crashes basically. I've tried the odd mod that made it unstable, but in general, no crashes for me.
The game loads very quick both on boot up and all through the various menus and in-game activities. However, I believe I have adequate hardware.
AMD Ryzen 5 2600, 16gb RAM, 8gb videocard (Radeon RX 590 Sapphire Nitro+) and a SSD. Runs butter smooth except the start of 1000 men sieges on highest settings. Otherwise, butter smooth 99% of the time.
Time will tell on the latter but if you have any thoughs on buying it now or in the future whats the difference in buying it now or then? If money is the issue then wait for a sale.
For me there are bugs for sure, but I have yet to have it crash on me. So I am happy to pay the money to support the development of the game I hope will be everything I want in the future. If not I still got some entertainment for the money I paid.
And soon you realize you have reached the end of content.
There's little beyond the early game.
The game is barren of any real content at this point.
Definitely not worth it at this time, but the potential is there.
Wait a year or two, because I don't see it nearing completion any time soon.
While I reached my goal of "50 cent/hour", I still wish I hadn't been peer-pressured into buying on release because ultimately, I'm not sure whether it's hardly more or even slightly less than warband with nice graphics.
I do believe that we'll get a great game one day but personally, I low-key wish I hadn't bought it just yet. Though, as I said on my negative steam review, I'll probably change it to a positive recommendation in a couple of months. Or at least I hope so.