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Who would like the Devs to fix the bugs and exploits in the game now before they...

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Damien Softstep, Feb 1, 2010.

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Fix the bugs/exploits or bring more new content with more bugs/exploits?

Poll closed Oct 27, 2012.
  1. More Content-More Bugs/Exploits...

    25.4%
  2. No new content-Fix the current Bugs/Exploits...

    69.8%
  3. I dont play the game who cares all i do is post on Stratics now...

    4.8%
  1. Damien Softstep

    Damien Softstep Visitor

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    introduce new content into the game and bring more bugs and exploits into the game?
     
  2. Restroom Cowboy

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    Re: Who would like the Devs to fix the bugs and exploits in the game now before they.

    Unless UO was written completely from scratch...there will never be a UO without bugs or exploits.
     
  3. Mitzlplik_SP

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    Yay! Didn`t even take till tomorrow......

    :thumbup:
     
  4. Mapper

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    Re: Who would like the Devs to fix the bugs and exploits in the game now before they.

    Can they bring new content into the game without bugs please?
     
  5. Damien Softstep

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    Re: Who would like the Devs to fix the bugs and exploits in the game now before they.

    You didnt say pretty please maybe next time...
     
  6. Restroom Cowboy

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    Re: Who would like the Devs to fix the bugs and exploits in the game now before they.

    No...see my previous comment for reason why.
     
  7. Serine

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    no way
     
  8. SirZ

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    Re: Who would like the Devs to fix the bugs and exploits in the game now before they.

    Fixes! Fixes! Fixes!
    Bioware were are ya? Come and fix our bugs! :)
     
  9. GreywolfUK

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    Re: Who would like the Devs to fix the bugs and exploits in the game now before they.

    UO without bugs would not be UO :mf_prop:, but I would like to see them concentrate more on fixing what is broken than just keep adding more and more content, I would like them to add more things occassionally, but priority should be given to bug fixing.
     
  10. Salya Sin

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    I don't play in a lot of the areas that have exploits or bugs... in fact, I can't name a single exploit or bug that I know about but I do think they should spend a bit of time on those problems before adding anything new to the game. I read Stratics enough to know they are out there and bothersome to great many players... sooo... for them I say... fix... then add. :)
     
  11. JC the Builder

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    Re: Who would like the Devs to fix the bugs and exploits in the game now before they.

    Adding new content and fixing bugs are not mutually exclusive. Every MMO in existence does both at the same time. You are shooting yourself in the foot if you sit down and say "no more content until all bugs are fixed". The UO bug lists contains thousands of items. It would take 10 years to fix them all. And in that time, thousands more will be found.

    Also not everything you consider a bug is actually one. A lot of people complain the ranking system in factions is bugged but I have seen zero evidence of it and it works exactly as stated in the UO guide.
     
  12. Konge

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    BioWare games have plenty of bugs... They're great games but they still have bugs... I've found some in their newest game, Mass Effect 2 already. Numerous graphical irks. BioWare makes great games, but to ask them to fix a 12+ year old game? That's a stupid idea, imo. To REMAKE the game, interesting concept.

    To the OP.

    No, they'll NEVER be able to fix all the bugs/exploits specially with a decreased work force. So you want the game to go into maintence mode then? That's what this will do. Or have you not noticed every patch that fixes something breaks something else?
     
  13. ColterDC

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    Re: Who would like the Devs to fix the bugs and exploits in the game now before they.

    How about starting with just removing the ability to run illegal 3rd party programs while playing UO.

    Removing the scripts and speeder programs would make UO 1000 times better IMO.
     
  14. Martyna Zmuir

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    Re: Who would like the Devs to fix the bugs and exploits in the game now before they.

    I just finished Mass Effect 2. I can attest to massive, increadibly annoying game stopping bugs. However, compared to the EC it is a highly polished masterpiece of elegant code. (Note: I only play in the EC.)

    The Dev Team needs to suspend ALL content additions (factions, insurance, New Magincia) and focus on bug squishing. The EC needs help, its embarrasing. SA needs to be finished and everything needs to work right (Cavern of the Discarded anyone?)
     
  15. five oclock

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    Bugs bug bugs....the Day UO don't have bugs is the day UO gets turned off. Sorry to say that but its the truth..

    Heck look at Pac man. Its 30 years old, and has a bug in it... :D Litterly.
     
  16. Ezekiel Zane

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    Re: Who would like the Devs to fix the bugs and exploits in the game now before they.

    Even if rewritten, any and all software of this size contains bugs.
     
  17. Viper09

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    Re: Who would like the Devs to fix the bugs and exploits in the game now before they.

    Talk about a biased poll...

    Where is the balance of content and fixes option?
     
  18. Martyna Zmuir

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    Re: Who would like the Devs to fix the bugs and exploits in the game now before they.

    Perhaps due to the fact that people are tired of them compounding the bug issue by continuously releasing poorly tested and flawed content (especially after being informed by multiple people...) and then promptly disappearing down their rabbit hole to sit in silence for weeks on end.

    Sorry, but 'Ask the Devs' is a joke. 25 questions answered in two months, 10 of which were done all on 12/2/09... Unless there is a dearth of questions, that sad.
     
  19. five oclock

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    This sounds like the people at Mircosoft and Apple too. :D
     
  20. Viper09

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    Re: Who would like the Devs to fix the bugs and exploits in the game now before they.

    Well if someone is going to post a blatantly biased poll then there is no point in even having the poll in the first place.
     
  21. Martyna Zmuir

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    Re: Who would like the Devs to fix the bugs and exploits in the game now before they.


    But 67.8% of all people know that 83.65% of all statistics are made up anyway... :stir:

    Anyway, what I believe the rash of strikingly similar threads recently is tending to indicate is: that more people are dissatisfied with the apparent Dev Team stagnation and the poor quality (measured in bugs & mistakes, NOT holiday content) of the last 4 months worth of patches and the lack of interactive communication...or any communication.
     
  22. Viper09

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    Re: Who would like the Devs to fix the bugs and exploits in the game now before they.

    Lol at that first part :p

    But the recent threads posted here on stratics are typically the same people that have been posting the same things over time. Which isn't much of a surprise since stratics here is just like one small group of people out of a bigger portion who play UO. The same group that has been here for years with a few new people every now and then. Granted a lot of threads also seem to concentrate on explosion potions and the EC client.

    I do agree that there has been a lack of communication, but it has been that way since the loss of the community rep. in the mass firing. But bugs? I haven't really noticed many new bugs that haven't already been here for a long time already.
     
  23. Martyna Zmuir

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    Even the Stratics community is dwindling... And while it may be the same people saying the same things, its because they want them fixed - RE: the EC.

    As for explosion potions... Muhahaha...



    A severe lack of communication. Been this way for years, ever since they dropped the In Development, In Concept, & In Testing pages...

    The EC is choaked with bugs as a client.. Heck, even the holiday content was poorly tested for it. Go look at a halloween tapestry in 2D, then go look at the same one in the EC... Or the garlands...

    Simply blithly calling the EC "a beta" and dismissing its issues is getting old.

    Personally, I'd rather have them concentrate on getting their poop together, their ducks in a row, and their code working smoothly before they release more poorly 'tested' content fraught with MORE bugs.

    And no, saying that some bugs have been around forever, or that bugs should be expected is not a valid arguement. Its an excuse, and a lame one at that.
     
  24. Viper09

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    UO will never be ridden of bugs, it will always be this bad. Especially with how much attention EA is giving to this game and its ancient code.

    But I didn't mean to say that we should expect bugs. In fact I didn't say that at all. I was just mentioning the bugs I've been encountering are the same ones that have been around for a long time. Old ones that should have been fixed. That was in no way intended as an excuse.

    What I think UO needs to do is just start over with a completely new code that they can work with easily instead of working with the existing ancient code. The ancient code where something as simple as changing the color of a robe can create a horrible bug with something completely different, lol. Just an example but you get it.
     
  25. Martyna Zmuir

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    This has been tried.. Three times. Each ended in cancellation a few months before beta. (and the last two looked DAMN good pixelcrack-wise for their time)

    EA doesn't understand UO / Ultima as a franchise.

    EA doesn't understand what makes an MMO sucessful.

    The worst thing to happen to UO was when Garriot sold his soul to EA, and sold out the Ultima legacy.