Just a quick one, have the Devs commented on whether we will be getting replay and spectator functionality at launch (or in later betas for that matter)?
I think this is really important for the long term health of the game. I can't think of a single successful or long lived multiplayer strategy game that doesn't have replay and spectator functionality. A prime example of this is Homeworks Deserts of Kharak, a fantastic RTS that's multiplayer was dead on arrival because of a lack of replay functionality. I'd contrast this with the Wargame and Dawn of War series that have maintained a healthy player base for years after launch as niche titles.
Replays and spectator mode are vital for forging a multiplayer community. Without them tournaments are much harder, it's harder to develop and share strategy, it's harder to to discuss balance (something that will already be a big challenge in this game) and it makes learning the game and improving harder for new players and everybody else.
It's too much of a burden and too exclusive to expect players to record their play and post videos of it online.
This game has huge potential to foster a great niche community for years to come but this could be a really simple thing that torpedos that.
Sorry if this is something that has been addressed but I couldn't find mention of it anywhere else.
I understand spectator functionality may not be possible but we need Replays as a minimum.