As far as I remember, there was a quite long beta testing phase running for Warlock.
Surely, the game runs smoothly without any greater bugs or CTDs !
But to be honest, isnīt it also the task of beta testers to give feedback to the game ?
So I wonder how so many things could be go to release without chnages.
Just have a look at the suggestion thread.
Didnīt they realized, that the game suffers at so many things, beginning with city spam, very dumb AI, lacking diplomacy options, no summaries ingame and at the end of the game, simple city management without considering the tile fields (i.e. vulcano more frutile than sand giving more food output or similar things) and so on....
In my opinion the game could have been so much better with some more polishing or gamer feedback.
Hope they work on it with patches and DLCs....