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10-12-2010 @ 1:22PM
And no one on the PTR saw at least some of these 'known issues'?
10-12-2010 @ 1:26PM
Most probably they did, but blizzard just heard about them too late. Otherwise they wouldn't be "Known Issues".
10-12-2010 @ 1:27PM
I found this one but the "report bugs" feature had been removed:"Overwriting any active glyph by using a second active glyph will still use Vanishing Powder and erase the first glyph (despite an error message afterward), instead of preventing erasure of the targeted glyph."
10-12-2010 @ 1:41PM
They either heard about them too late, or they weren't a priority. For instance, I reported the Sen'Jin Fetish issue on beta mid September.
If it wasn't for the PTR, these bugs would still exist, but many of them would still not be known. If Blizzard always waited to fix all of the bugs they knew about before going live with a patch, no patch would ever make it to live.
10-12-2010 @ 1:50PM
We reported lots of these.It comes down to what is fixed in the time they release it.If a bug is considered non-critical, they may wait until later to fix it, or fix it when they can.Lots of these were reported early on in the PTR.Pets losing the "Attack" command on their action bar has been around for several build.sI find it interesting they list a bug for Cobra Shot since Cobra Shot isn't learned until level 81.
10-12-2010 @ 1:57PM
I can say from experience that the Earthquake issue was a known issue on the PTR. It stands to reason that many others are known issues that are not game-breaking, meaning they feel OK about releasing the patch.As another example: for a time on the PTR, the Froststorm Breath from BM Hunters' Chimaera pets was usable against friendly players. This led to insane amounts of griefing, as people are generally asshats. But I have to say it was fun to be on a holy priest and keep those offending hunters focused so I could see who their targets were and preemptively heal them. But all-in-all, it made the PTR almost unplayable at the target dummies while this bug was active.Long story short: they've known about these bugs since the PTR testing phase, but some they just haven't worked out yet.
10-12-2010 @ 1:58PM
Known issues are known.There isn't a game in the history of computers that has ever gone live without known bugs. If the severity and priority aren't that high then the software is released with them in it and they're patched as and when. It's standard opertaing procedure in all software testing and nothing to worry about.
10-12-2010 @ 2:19PM
I bet the reason the Chimera's Froststorm Breath is "inconsistent" with the tooltip is because they changed how it worked.Like posted above, people found out you could grief with it. If you did a faction-change (and they were given out free all the time on the PTR) you could use a Chimera to attack your own faction. Tons of jackasses stood around cities and griefed everyone. The attack was OP. It 3-shot everything.Some people reported in Orgrimmar you couldn't even load in before you were dead. Dozens and dozens of Hunters running around killing people.There was a defense. The attack is considered an aura, so you could use a /cancelaura Froststorm Breath macro to stop it. Some places you had to mash it non-stop to survive.I am thoroughly of the opinion the people who did it to grief should be banned from the PTR. They shut down some of the cities and testing by griefing non-stop. They would stand by the test dummies and keep attacking people. Without the macro you couldn't survive. These things did insane damage.
10-12-2010 @ 4:49PM
"I can say from experience that the Earthquake issue was a known issue on the PTR."Haha...you could log into the PTR and just stand in Ironforge and see people casting Earthquake and talking about how stupid it looked.It's a tough fix, I bet. Spell's got potential from an art perspective, but I'm not 100% sure how they can make it look right...
10-12-2010 @ 5:09PM
Thanks for all the feedback!
10-12-2010 @ 5:35PM
@cutaia More like I saw it was a known issue on the PTR's known issues list and thought, "I gotsta know!" It looks pretty ridiculous.
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