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Publish 86 has been on Test Center for nearly a month now; any update anytime soon?

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Ender, Aug 12, 2014.

  1. Ender

    Ender Crazed Zealot
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    Mid-August was the goal, right? We should at least be seeing additional changes on TC1 soon I would think.
     
  2. Promathia

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    Kyronix answered you already on Saturday.

     
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  3. Goodmann

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    I wouldn't hold your breath were probably looking at the first of september. I do like the updates at least we know there working on it and not at Dave and Busters all day long :shots:
     
  4. old gypsy

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    I have no desire to rush them with any changes. Would rather they take their time to get things right, both for their sake and for ours.
     
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  5. Ender

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    Well that is what Test Center is for...
     
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    True. And Test Center is where things should stay until they are ready, however long that may be.
     
  7. Winter

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    EXACTLY!

    I have been very critical of the developers in the past going from TC1 to Origin to all shards in just a few days. Major bugs got through just because everything can't be tested in such a short time. The developers have already made adjustments to the original publish and more are coming our way. There will always be bugs, but at least we are given a proper test on TC1.

    I am anxious to see the new global loot system, but think Broadsword is doing it right this time.
     
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    Indeedily doo!
     
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  9. Kojak

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    and we should all be riding around in horse and buggies

    it's been like 6 months since any kind of publish and this one doesn't exactly have a ton of new stuff in it - what's the holdup - get on with it already - jeez
     
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  10. Ender

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    I agree it needs time on Test Center, and that's why I want to see the update to the publish on Test center as soon as possible. That'll likely introduce a whole new mess of issues.
     
  11. Goodmann

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    I think they should implement Player Developers to help push out publishes. Same guide lines as the EM program but they help push content/test to production shards. The rate at which they are going now is not acceptable , we are seeing 2-3 decent publishes a year (that's 365 days). If the team is to small to push out more pubs hire some in game help. Look at some of the stuff free shards are doing content wise it blows OSI out of the water and there are people in our player base that are more than capable of doing that and beyond. Just an idea...
     
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  12. Ender

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    It really is just far too slow. We haven't had a full publish in almost a year (Publish 85 to all shards in November 2013).
     
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    I hate how they are finally fixing the problem of rushing out Publishes and now people are complaining about that.

    Lets see:
    Complete overhaul of the games Global Loot
    Completely new PvP System which can make or break PvP

    Just those 2 alone need as much time as possible to test, balance, and finely tune.

    Or should we just go back to complaining about rushed content thats full of bugs or completely underwhelming?
     
  14. Ender

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    Considering how rare updates to this game have gotten....
     
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  15. Kojak

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    "complaining about rushed content" - quote of the decade

    a snail could crawl faster than our content - lol
     
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    ....Right, because in the past when we got new content, it was really tested thoroughly.

    It has nothing to do about the RATE of new content. In the past Publishes have been rushed off TC, rushed off Origin, and surprise surprise they turned out buggy. Everyone has always complained about that fact, and now its rectified.

    If you are complaining about the RATE of new content, thats a whole different thing. But considering its a 16 year old game, with a small Dev team, with a major transition to Broadsword, its no surprise that the rate this year has been slower than past years.


    And I am sure someone is going to be THAT person and bring up Player Run shards. Yes, it is quite amazing what they can do when they have no bosses, aren't worried about revenue, don't have 27 shards, don't have foreign markets to worry about, can start completely fresh, plus all the other numerable things.
     
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    NO GYPSE WAGONS
     
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    Keep the publish on TC1 till its READY. So tired of things being rushed off of it and Origin.

    This excuse has worn thin. Its been nearly NINE MONTHS since the change over. If anything, going under the BS umbrella should have helped to speed things along. (Less EA meddling)

    However, when you compare the last nine months of DAoC with the last nine months of UO, you can see where BS is putting its resources.
     
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  19. Ender

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    It's true, there really isn't an excuse at this point.
     
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    Keep telling yourself that. That way if they give in and force it out on us I can quote you to yourself when you start complaining that they rushed it.
     
  21. Kyronix

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    Actually, we started at Broadsword in February, which means we are coming up on our six month anniversary. In the process of transitioning UO from Mythic to Broadsword I was reminded of this quote, "Space is big. Really big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the road to the chemist's, but that's just peanuts to space." I think it really captures some of the challenges involved in moving the development of a project the scope of UO.

    We are just as excited as everyone else to see 86 hit production, and appreciate everyone's feedback so far! :D
     
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  22. Ender

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    Yeah sure, quote me saying they should do that. I didn't.

    Just that the length of time it takes them to develop anything is far too long.

    Now I HAVE said that I hope they don't delay the rest of the content because VvV isn't ready which at this rate will be a couple months.
     
  23. Thrakkar

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    Hmmmm...
    This quote...
    Your avatar pic...

    Now why aren't there any towels in UO?
    Or are they?

    Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm......
     
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    Beware. He might be a despicable Vogon, ready to read his poetry at us.
     
  25. Kyronix

    Kyronix UO Designer
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    Just wait till 86 ;)
     
  26. Cyrah

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    Well, maybe this also means they thought up some new fantastic awesome really neat deco stuff to go with items on new list for turn in rewards! Like Paintings and wall rugs and furniture the npcs never want to share. Or not... I still have hope is all. :)