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1-27-2009 @ 11:14AM
I don't seem to think that everything that blizzard has done to this point was perfect, although the past couple of weeks have seen me lag out of Dalaran more often than not. While we all have been yelling and posting about "when is 3.08 coming out?" I just don't think that we were the reason that the patch came out as flawed as it did. My thinking on this has to do with the PTR, and the lack of people testing this patch. I mean, why would anyone want to test a patch when there is so much to do in-game? My Death Knight just 80, and although I know most have hit 80 already, there are still heroics and rep to grind, and holiday achievements to collect. So my question is this, why would anyone take time to test this patch if there is no reason to do it?
1-27-2009 @ 11:19AM
Flawed logic is to state that the audience craving a FIX to problems, in the form of the patch could be to blame for a bad product being shipped.The dev team let us down by failing to test what they rolled out properly.It's not however as bad as everyone says. 3.0.8 is better than 3.0.3 was for MANY reasons.Today's patch likely addresses many of the issues in 3.0.8 so let's just wait and see.However, we need 3.1 to be bug free or at least we need to strive for it. We all know that Bliz has a history of producing bug-ridden work. You can't get around it because of the way they develop, and the sheer complexity of the game environment.But logical bugs are the root of the cause. Game balancing is overcomplicated for them and as a result of continually complicating the experience through new content and features, the result is a convoluted mess that can't be tidied up without painstaking care.
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