I'm currently slacking a bit at work and shopping around for a few early Christmas presents for myself. I am reading some very good things about this game on some wargaming forums, so I've become rather interested. However, before buying I would like to ask a few (perhaps stupid) questions that I couldn't immediately find an answer for.
What kind of DRM is implemented in this game? EDIT: Disregard that, somehow managed to completely overlook the giant "no DRM" link on the right. Great policy, though.
2) I saw on the news page that people who buy the game before this sunday get free access to the Gold edition beta. Do I interpret it correctly that they will also get free access to the finished Gold edition, or will they still need to buy that?
3) How good is the AI? I'm not really a strategical genius myself, but will it provide a decent challenge without being frustratingly hard or blatant cheating?
4) From the trailer the gameplay looks a bit fast-paced for my liking, as I've never really liked standard RTS speeds. Is it possible to play at slower speeds, or is the speed fixed?