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12-16-2010 @ 10:02PM
so they go on to fix minor soulstone issue which barely bothered anyone (i never seen any threads about it), but they still won't fix soulburn - there are dozens of threads on lock forums. they won't fix soul link either. the way blizz does things is unbelievable. they prioritize minor things over major stuff.
12-16-2010 @ 10:06PM
Easy things are easy to fix. Just because those weren't addressed this time around doesn't mean they aren't working on them.
12-16-2010 @ 10:07PM
Maybe it was easier to implement the smaller change with this patch and they're still working on the other? You're assuming a lot.
12-16-2010 @ 10:08PM
Minor things tend to be easier to fix then major issues, hence Blizzard will fix a minor thing quickly because it's very little effort that needs to be put in to fix it, but major tings require a ton more time to actually make sure it works correctly.
12-16-2010 @ 10:11PM
Or, possibly, this was an easy fix to take care of and get out of the way, so they can then focus on the bigger, more time-consuming fixes people are asking about.
12-16-2010 @ 10:13PM
Or they have different people working on different fixes and some are faster/easier than others. But we'll go with lazy/incompetent instead!
12-16-2010 @ 10:14PM
It might be a simple fact of the soulstone bug being easier to fix than either of the ones that you mentioned.
12-16-2010 @ 10:56PM
Hot Fix, meaning, Very Small Patch which is almost not noticeable. If they're gonna change spells used in rotations or spells that make a class good at something they're gonna think longer and test it harder before releasing it in an incremental patch. There's this thing called Balance and in a game like WoW (which attempts to merge both PvE and PvP using the same mechanics/specializations), Balancing can be a harder task. Hence why you most likely see a class change in every, single, patch/hotfix.
12-17-2010 @ 12:11AM
there a lot of things that cannot be changed with a hotfix, and have to wait for a content patch.
12-17-2010 @ 2:25AM
"LOLOLOLOL EZ FIXT IS EZ FIX LOLOLOL"This argument is neither logical nor valid in the case of the bugs the original poster has pointed out or in the case of issues from the beta that (as anyone who was on the beta can testify to) ended stupidly early with major issues untouched. Larger issues that have been known for weeks -- or dare I say months -- and have been "looked into" with no further updates are difficult to explain away with the typical "Blizz is god knows all suckle at teet of Blizz CY@." I'm looking at you Masochism bug, SW: D polymorph bug, fixes that, in order to "fix" would simply mean reverting back to an already working system. Abilities and mechanics that work, then suddenly don't, are difficult for me to believe to be outside the realm of comprehension, such that consumers are left waiting from the drop of 4.0 till a week into release for answers. Should thou criticize the Blizz, thou shalt be smote with ye olde downvote button.
12-17-2010 @ 3:34AM
You were deservedly downvoted. Blue posters have commented many times in response to QQ about minor issues getting fixed first is often because minor issues are easily resolved. Bigger issues tend to require time, testing, and inclusion in a patch. There's also a limit to how radically they can tweak things without taking realms down and patching. Just because you're unwilling to process the above explanations doesn't make them illogical or invalid. It might make YOU illogical though.
12-17-2010 @ 8:22AM
omfg, these site is full of stupid fan boys who dont know a thing about the game.soulstone vs soulburn = same type of issue, minor and simple. the problem is no one cares about one of them and then go all the way to spend time and fix that particular one, instead of the one that everyone is so frustrated about.
12-17-2010 @ 8:39AM
You can always tell who understands the concepts of computer coding and who doesn't."Abstract ease must translate into ease of coding."Right.
12-17-2010 @ 9:27AM
I find it interesting that whenever someone rightfully gets called out, they always, always, always turn around and call everyone who did so to them a worthless fanboy who doesn't know how to play.It's sad how predictable it is.
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