We get it Jinx you hate demigod. That is why you asked for a refund and bitched that they wouldn't give a full refund even though you downloaded and played the game,... er wait... no it was "personal reason". You clearly love Demigod. Seriously, if you don't like the game fine, give a suggestion. Please stop coming on to say DOTA rules, demigod sucks. It really isn't useful to anyone.
I have given several suggestions before - mostly on the IRC channel. Furthermore, citing qualities of a game that I feel are bad is also a constructive criticism. No where have I ever said "demigod sucks" and left it at that. I don't even hate the game, I hate some aspects about it but I don't hate it. Just because I wanted a refund and have made complaints about aspects of the game doesn't mean I think it's a garbage game. Get your head out of your ass.
Regarding the refund thread, it's been gone through before. Stardock's policy wasn't clear at the time of pre-order. In all my experiences with games that had a pre-order attached to a beta, refunds were always possible. The product has not yet hit the shelf thus we shouldn't be forced to pay.
It's great that stardock has such loyal fans like you who will go as far to lynch any dissenters. You even make long and pretty thorough posts which aggregate a lot of the current demigod knowledge into one place. Unfortunately, this side effects of this include high horse syndrome.
And Jinx...you talking about how Demigod doesnt have as much variety and customization - IT ALREADY DOES, and the game is still in ints ENGINE TEST PHASE!!! The developers have even stated this phase isnt even meant to be enjoyable, yet each Demigod still has more depth than the ones in DotA.
I'm aware it's in engine test phase. Nonetheless, I argued the volume of skills, which you convieniently neglected to mention. Finally, about demigod having so much more customization of demigods, how are you seeing this? Their word alone?
I will agree that demigod has more customization options per demigod than dota has per hero. However, it wouldn't be by such a tremendous margin that it outstrips DoTA's character volume advantage. Demigods have about twice as many skills as a hero in Dota, yet there are planned to be 8 or 1/11th the selection of Dota. With ~8 skills, how many radically different builds per demigod do you actually think will be possible? Stardock/gpg may prove me wrong, but I'd venture "not many".
If you want to knock DoTA, that's absolutely fine. I enjoyed that game when I played it, but I haven't played it in 2 years. What I AM doing is using that as a measuring stick against Demigod. DoTA, a free mod, should theoretically be blown away by Demigod which has production value and a nice budget.
Finally, before you start stepping on DoTA, please play it - and get good at it. It's very evident by most people's DoTA vs Demigod posts that they haven't even played DoTA and if they have, they got their asses royally handed to them. DoTA is not noob friendly. When you begin for the first time, you don't see the subtleties of the game and a lot of people walk away thinking some heroes are overpowered, the recipes are too complicated, or that they're simply "too good" for the game.