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Forum post of the day: Don't be bothered by bugs

I don't really need to tell you that WoW has been a little rocky since patch 3.0.8 launched. The forums are filled with players who are angry and threatening to cancel their accounts. There are some that think we need to give a Blizz a break.

Snagger of Quel'dorei pointed out that there are risks involved in launching new programming. The PTR cannot quite grasp the effect of millions of users. I've experienced bugs in new software releases in many areas. Everything from the Windows XP security bug in service pack three to software developed for my employer that regularly crashes the computer. We come up with work-arounds and the the developers work to resolve the issue. What we're experiencing is not unique to WoW. If you're missing out on your favorite WoW activity, try something else: run battlegrounds, work on reputation, help some lowbies, roll a healer.

Others refuted this point by saying that Blizzard makes enough money produce a quality product. The OP argued that not all problems can bee solved by throwing money at them. Aquinas of Feathermoon pointed out that his issue is not with the bugs, but with Blizzard's promises that releases will come out when they're done. This patch met Blizz's standards of quality, bugs and all. He suggested that Blizzard should reassess their patching process.

I have faith that Blizzard is working diligently to resolve the issue as quickly as possible. Remember that we were quick to forgive the pain inflicted at Wrath's launch. In due time we will be enjoying a mostly smooth gaming experience once again. When the next patch is released, it will take some time to work out the bugs again. Such is the nature of software patching.

Filed under: Patches, Analysis / Opinion, Bugs, Blizzard, Forums

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