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Posted: Jan 17th 2012 7:32AM Clemalum07 said

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better to do that than to release a bad patch.

Posted: Jan 17th 2012 7:41AM Zal said

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@Clemalum07

Couldn't agree more. They made the right call.

I'd have been pretty bummed out if I logged in and it was buggy and not working. It'd have looked far worse for their reputation as well compared to delaying it.

So yeah I'm disappointed, but I get it.
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Posted: Jan 17th 2012 8:57AM Dol said

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@Clemalum07
@Zal

If it was really about "providing you with a consistent and quality game play experience", they would have postponed launch instead.
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Posted: Jan 17th 2012 9:11AM Clemalum07 said

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@Dol game is quality to get out of here wiht that non sense. Every MMO has bugs at launch and will have bugs at launch. The game clients are too huge for that not to be the case.

I have played the game since the second day of early access with zero problems the game is great.
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Posted: Jan 17th 2012 9:30AM Malagarr said

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@Dol

Speaking as one of the 5% that is suffering from one of the many problems (mine is the CTDs), I feel like the game was ready for launch when it was launched. It's a quality game. It just has a few bugs. And the CTD issue wasn't even present in beta (played 5 months of beta without a single CTD).

If you're having trouble playing, I completely understand your frustration. But bugs are par for the course in MMOs. Rifts had the exact same problems are launch. In fact, I wish I knew how Trion fixed their CTD problem, since I have to wonder if BW wouldn't benefit from that knowledge...
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Posted: Jan 17th 2012 10:12AM (Unverified) said

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@Clemalum07 True. And what's with this hyperbole article? "Cleared your schedule..."?? Oh no, some *fraction* of the 15-20% of the Tor population that has hit 45+ might have cleared their schedule on a *Tuesday*? Really, article author Eliot Lefebvre? Give us a break with the needless hype.
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Posted: Jan 17th 2012 10:59AM (Unverified) said

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A break from the needless hype about TOR? Way, way, way too late for that.
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Posted: Jan 17th 2012 12:40PM kalipou134 said

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@Dol said "If it was really about "providing you with a consistent and quality game play experience", they would have postponed launch instead. "

Bingo.
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Posted: Jan 17th 2012 1:07PM Loki1 said

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heh people seem to call sheer lack of content and WoW carbon copies

"a bug"
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Posted: Jan 17th 2012 2:02PM dudemanjac said

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@(Unverified) Not everyone works 9-5. This is actually my Saturday, and if I were high enough yes, I would have made time in my day to try out new stuff.
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Posted: Jan 17th 2012 7:32AM dudes said

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Whoops

Posted: Jan 17th 2012 7:34AM (Unverified) said

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Patch delayed a week? That's a pretty big fail. I would say "Star Wars Zombies WTF?" but then I'm sure a lore buff would nerd rage on me about how some alternative media made it so canon.

Posted: Jan 17th 2012 8:12AM Clemalum07 said

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@(Unverified) Oh noes not a week!!!

What a huge fail!!!
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Posted: Jan 17th 2012 8:32AM Celtar said

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While I don't like/care for the whole zombies flashpoint, I think it was better not to release the patch if they had found issues. So I'll give them a +1 for doing the responsible thing.

Personally the whole Rakghoul stuff makes me think I should be running into A.L.I.C.E. at any moment. I'd rather see major patches that introduced more in the way of conflict between the Empire and Republic.
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Posted: Jan 17th 2012 10:53AM TheAngryIntern said

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@(Unverified) Better a late patch than a bad patch that they'd just have to patch again.
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Posted: Jan 17th 2012 7:40AM MMOaddict said

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I don't mind, but I've always wondered. Why can't these things be released in chunks? Like getting the stuff that isn't broken in the patch out, especially bug fixes? Or does it all have to patched in one shot so as not to ruin any code that might be attached elsewhere? I'm not a coder, so I have no idea, hence the question.

Posted: Jan 17th 2012 7:49AM Joaquin Crowe said

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@MMOaddict depends on how they code it, I imagine. Guess they can only do blanket patches instead of changing out chunks of code.
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Posted: Jan 17th 2012 9:23AM Greyhame said

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@MMOaddict

Depends on what's being fixed, how many other fixes rely on fixes you need to delay (like being in the same binary file), etc.

Software is complex, video games even more so. Just updating parts doesn't always work when you may screw up interactions with other parts.
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Posted: Jan 17th 2012 7:40AM (Unverified) said

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There's going to be a lot of ignorant bashing, whining and complaining, but I'm happy that BioWare postponed the patch rather than deploy it with problems.

Posted: Jan 17th 2012 7:55AM Space Cobra said

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Statements about releasing monthly patches are, IMHO, pretty ballsy. DCUO tried it and couldn't match the schedule. Trion's been doing fair in that department, but not a perfect "once-every-30-days" patch.

There are too many problems that can come up. Sure, I like the promise of more patches, but I think the reality is that it can't be sustained.

In any case, I am not fazed. I still haven't gotten a 50 yet; I could, but I am enjoying what is in the game atm.

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