++faction customization, as you go
++still being updated
+broad scope of units
+vastly non linear gameplay
+many ways to play
-limited provence interaction
-no smooth transition between easy and hard
Do not buy this game... yet
so after about 20 hours of gameplay i thought it would be appropriate to tell people not to buy the game that i find insanely addicting, you're likely seeing mixed results mostly talking about bugs and various other issues and yes those are a problem, a major one, online multiplayer is either impossible or extremely clunky, the game crashes often due to node issues the longer you play (sounds like allocation problems), your interactions with provinces aside from raiding and the occasional event are very limited, and while i feel this is likely for the sake of balance I still feel they could have done something with it.
so why do i keep playing it? simply because it has so much of what i've always wanted in a game, the potential to be insanely evil, with consequences for doing so, the ability to rule my nation with an iron fist and a cold heart, and reasons to do so, a true and practical necromancy with the potential to create an army from the remains of the dead, deals with the devil, trouble with the church, the capacity to become a dark lord, raise armies of monsters, create your own faction rather than being given options within a set of factions, become a brilliant commander, a dragon slaying sniper, a powerful wizard, or mighty warrior, with subclasses in all of these to boot! Good games leave a small part of themselves with you, Great games let you put yourself into them...
but even though Eador is a great game... it is not a stable game and I simply cannot reccomend it for that very reason