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2-02-2012 @ 3:59PM
I only took a couple low level coding classes and that was crazy enough. One of my programs was perfect except it was missing a single semi-colon, so the whole thing crashed. It took me a long time to figure out what was wrong and as soon as I added that one little symbol, it worked great. I'm sure Blizzard has tools to pick up basic errors like that (it was a really basic error), but still...I'd be terrified to look at, much less touch, their mountain of code.
2-02-2012 @ 4:08PM
As a computer lover, and very computer literate person, I thought programming might be a career for me.One class of "lib.h" and object oriented programming flying over my head like a squadron of F-16s and I was like... yeah, I'm gonna stick to biology and health sciences :P.And just so I don't have to put a separate post up, kudos to blizz for a reasonable policy, no bans/suspensions unless people were really egregious. I can't imagine PvP rankings would be out of whack that much, especially when people realized what was going on, I'd have to imagine most people who weren't paladins probably stopped queueing for ranked matches last night.
2-02-2012 @ 6:05PM
2-02-2012 @ 7:27PM
There was someone who put a decimal point in the wrong spot in a line of code on a game I worked for once and it caused the entire system to crash. Took us about 12 hours just to get access to the files in the ftp server so we could remove anything added within the last week and sift through it all to figure out where the problem was.
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