The way you worded your original post is quite amuzing though, Dalzk. It sounds like: If a respectable athlete falls over during his Olympic Finals race, but manages to stand back up and finish the race in Last position, we will still give him a medal for eventually finishing the race.
How about: If connectivity is working smoothly (I can connect to games as frequently as I can on other RTS's such as RA3/CnC3/WC3/SC2) by the day the game is released, then I will invest in the next game by Stardock.
At the moment, i cannot even refer my friends to purchase the game. I asked them to join me in paying for the Beta Testing of Demigod and they refused, if i asked them now it is exactly the same situation as before, asking them to pay for Beta Testing Demigod. Perhaps after a few months.