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4-26-2011 @ 3:15PM
Ok, can all the Android whiners now shut up? /rantThere is a bug on the current iOS app that does not let one of my characters chat saying "This character is not in a guild". It says that while displaying my guild's logo next to the message. Have seen other people complain about this on the forums and have not see any official word answering this rather big problem.
4-26-2011 @ 3:21PM
It's currently in a testing phase, use a different character for now and post in the thread on the forums.Also, I don't think android users are "whiners" for wanting what they'd been told was coming since the iOS app was updated. (Coming from someone who has both an android and iOS device)
4-26-2011 @ 6:01PM
As someone who is of the Cult of Mac (but not an iPhone user) and a lover of Android, I always thought it was funny when someone said something like that.I am nearly 100% sure if the roles were reversed and Android had been developed first over the iPhone version of the App, there would have been just as much "whining." Just my two pence.
4-27-2011 @ 11:31AM
The bug isn't iOS specific; I'm seeing the same thing on the Android version as well.As for the whining... there are two factors involved. The squeaky wheel and market share.The saying goes "the squeaky wheel gets the grease." Its hard to get what you want if your desires are not known. Making them known is better than sitting around hoping.Market share dictates IT. Evangelism for your platform of choice helps drive interest and development for that platform. Without interest and development, your platform will likely die like so many before it in the wastelands of the IT industry. At that point, you'll be forced to a platform you would otherwise avoid.Bringing attention to your platform of choice is a healthy part of how the industry works. Making personal snipes at those who picked a different platform isn't so helpful.One other observation - fanaticism for a platform isn't as strange as some would think. I've heard people say "it's just a tool." But for many, to include skilled craftsmen, the tool means a lot. There is nothing like a finely honed tool that you enjoy working with. And while a skilled cabinetmaker might be able to hew out a cabinet with nothing but a hammer and a screwdriver, they can only excel at their work with a full set of proper tools. Though no two carpenters may select the exact same set of tools or be quite as happy with each others' selection as they would with their own.
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