Hello everyone! I'm gonna give my feedback on alpha 17. First, I must congratulate the team of 0ad for the whole work they've been delivering to us since the last few years. I've been playing this game since alpha 14 naukratis, but I never intervened on the forum since I only got an ID yesterday, in order to download the excellent mod "rise of the east". As far as I'm concerned, I do not feel any need to complain nor do I feel I have a debt towards the development team since I'm an anonym player (exclusively playing in single mode I must say), and since it is a free rts game provided by people doing this on their free time. So no demands here, but a simple opinion. I must say that this release seems to be the least solid, if you compare it to the two last releases. Indeed, alpha 15 osiris implemented the ptolemaic civ, with new maps and new designs. Alpha 16 patanjali completed this civ, added special formations (syntagma, tortuga for the romans), and added the seleucid civ. What does alpha 17 bring to us? Formations have been cancelled, I don't know why, because they worked perfectly for me (though it is true that some blocks of units used to break formations when selected in aggressive stance), the system of upgrade for citizen units has been cancelled as well (It's a pity because I liked it a lot), and no new graphics for the seleucids have been implemented, and as far as I'm concerned, I was not particularly in wait of a new design for some iberic buildings. In addition, no strategic choice has to be made in the forge anymore. I must say I'm kind of disappointed, and it is not the possibilty to put a garrison on the walls that can compensate for all these losses. So in my opinion, it is a transition release that could have been perfected before being released. I'm looking forward alpha 18 to see what improvements will be added, but for the time being, I think I will revert back to alpha 16, because I enjoy it a lot more. I'm sure there's a logical or practical reason behind every choice that has been made, but as I'm not involved in the developpement, I don't know these reasons (It's also the first time I use the forum, so maybe all the issues have already been discussed). P.S: I apologize for my english, for it is not my mother language.