Well, in that case I will be so polite and tell you what was so annoying.
can't be sorry if you are so "touchy" but I can offer my apologies if something I said or how I said it did, and from a point of view yes you did look like you need for not to teach you the basics of the game but for me to remind you of that, if you can't understand that that is not my problem.
1. "Can't be sorry if you are ..."
That isn't naturally the best way to settle peace. And it's not something that I would call polite if it includes a negative evaluation of the person.
2. "from a point of view yes you did look like you need for not to teach you the basics of the game"
Another case where you blindly and unrequested made assumptions. I consider it unfriendly if you treat someone as an absolutely Newbie just because you make hasty & false assumptions.
For example, I mentioned that "large groups tend to spread all over the screen". I meant situations like this (had no better screenshots around):
You set a target for a group and the units walk up and down, spreading in all directions in an endless snail trail all around. This is especially emberassing when the enemy is just around the corner or if you want to move military quickly out of the city and the whole group gets stuck after the very first unit, resulting in a defeat.
And yet you acted as if this problem doesn't exist at all and describe me that this "was intended (as) it is how armies marched in the ancient world", that I should have tried the demo, use the Pause function etc. etc.
If you would have tried to use a little tiny bit of logic you would have registered that I already mentioned in the very first posting that I played the demo. By the cities that I mentioned in my bug report, every average player should usually recognize that my little empire is far too developed to teach me about the absolute beginner stuff.
Sorry, but at that time I only thought "WTF, is this guy trying to fool me?".
You see, you make assumptions based on your completly mistaken understanding of the situation, you rate others and while the intention might have been good at the beginning, it is annoying as hell nevertheless.
In my view you acted like a fanboy who couldn't handle that someone might say something negative. I only said:
The experience in this area annoyed me so much, that I refused to play this game any further. Yesterday I gave it annother try, just with the same result. If I'd have had this experience with the demo, I wouldn't have bothered with buying this game. Sorry.
I had to search and pick 30-40 single units by hand, again and again. Find them a path by trial & error and this in case of all routes that I mentioned. And what did I say to the developer? Guys, I'm so fed up with this bug that I couldn't play it any further. Would I have experienced this sooner, I wouldn't have bought this game.
Terrible behaviour and over the top? I guess not.
"I did not call any names, I did not swear, I did not do nothing more than speak my mind in a polite and organized manner."
As you might recognize, I quoted you there too. So what was your problem? Is the freedom to speak your mind only yours and for those who don't have anything negative to report? Not to mention that it is the developer's job to handle criticism, not yours.
You didn't grant me to speak my mind first. You obviously misunderstood half of what I reported. After treating me like an amateur based on your misunderstanding, you finished with the heartwarming "I'm sorry, but I'm not sorry because you are so touchy".
My summary: thanks for the hint to the beta patch, the rest was absolutely unnecessary.