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why does origin always get publishes first?

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Demonous, Jul 5, 2008.

  1. Demonous

    Demonous Rares Fest Host | Ches Jul 2010
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    Feb 13, 2006
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    nothing against people that play that shard, but its pretty lame they give origin everything first, like last pub for example people on origin got more points for certain turn ins which was fixed by the time the rest of the shards got it, so they got an advantage there, i think it should rotate to different shards every publish and would be much more fair that way, i mean i could have definitely used this weekend to turn stuff in on chessy, instead ill have to do it in the middle of next week which ill have less time to work with....
  2. Kiminality

    Kiminality Guest

    That's the entire point of Origin, right there.
    A step between full roll-out and TC, to test changes in a production environment.
  3. Juicy Fruit

    Juicy Fruit Guest

    They are the live test shard, Don't think you are missing out on anything, if something goes wrong they will get a revert, your not missing out on that.

    Imagine you taking a skill to 120 and the next day finding out you have to do it again ... They are just a live version of test center, the pub in not ready to go live yet, so its not our time ... its final step in testing is to goto origin. Barring any major probs then we all get it.
  4. Tamais

    Tamais Reporting for Lake Austin since April 2014
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    May 13, 2008
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    it is because they were set up as the real time test shard. While it might seem that it's great they get everything first, they also find alot of the bugs and problems that are missed on the testing shard. I play LA and am very glad that origin does such a great job finding the problems for us. They have saved the regualar shards tons of grief. Thank you Origin for being the guine pigs.:thumbup:
  5. Cause it used to be a test shard ... and was converted to a Live test shard with a dedicated volunteer population ... to give a Normal(type) shard FURTHUR time to test new pub's in "realtime real conditions" ... ie. bug hunting/reporting ...

    sees stuffs first ... higher likelyhood for reverts ... better one than many.

  6. love2winalot

    love2winalot Guest

    Plus when Origin was first open, they told everyone why they created it, and that it would get a updates/publishes first. This was a part of the reason so many players transfered over there, or created charaters there.
  7. I can remember those days before the birth of Origin, shards were picked to get the pub first often had BIG problems since alot of stuff at TC cannot be tested as we players NORMALLY do not play there except to test something.

    So to have real people test something on a shard before it hits all the other shards is a great idea and I am so glad they are there to do it.
  8. Larisa

    Larisa Publishing Manager, Stratics Leadership Team
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    Sep 8, 2006
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    Yeah trust me do NOT envy us here on Origin...there are days we'll get like 8 reverts in one day *laughs* so while it's great being the live test shard, sometimes it's a royal pain in the arse.

    Fun to test new stuff with actual charactors that we play, we can catch more things here then on TC but getting published, republished and re-re-published can be annoying :)

  9. Joyous2K

    Joyous2K Guest

    I think it is because they do such a good job testing and submitting bug reports. That way when it is released to the rest... the new content is pretty much a seamless fit with old. LOLsky
  10. Desperado

    Desperado Guest

    Is a good Idea since when it does not work there is nobody to complain so then they pass it on so we all get to complain lol
  11. Kariny

    Kariny UO Lake Superior News Reporter
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    Apr 7, 2004
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    Origin gets them cause LS was sick of being the test hamster after TC. lol
  12. PASmountaindew

    PASmountaindew Babbling Loonie
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    Nov 12, 2001
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    1. something from which anything arises or is derived; source; fountainhead: to follow a stream to its origin.
    2. rise or derivation from a particular source: the origin of a word.
    3. the first stage of existence; beginning: the origin of Quakerism in America.
  13. Doomsday Dragon

    Doomsday Dragon Visitor

    Jun 11, 2008
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    Origin was never a test shard before it went to where it is. It was opened for the purpose of testing before everything goes live.

    Before origin they used a different shard but I cannot remember which. It was the same deal the first production shard to receive publishes before any others got it. then they opened origin for that purpose and the previous shard is now like any other.

    TC has always been just that. They didn't take TC and rename it origin.
  14. Jirel of Joiry

    Jirel of Joiry Certifiable
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    Feb 2, 2004
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    Trust me I'm glad Origin get's it first! I remember before there was a Origin and they would roll out a pub. AGGGHH Reverts! Could you imagine how cluttered UHall would be with posts howling about being reverted! lol Thank you Origin for what you do!
  15. Flora Green

    Flora Green Guest

    What Larisa said. Also, if they take things away without notice (ToT 1 dyes!!) we are on the losing end, but you all find out and have a couple extra days to stock up! (I'm still mad about that).
  16. Tsk! ... I'm one of "The Originals" ... that played on Test Sosaria ... from its inception to its demise.

    Uber cows and neon tubs ...
    And not one "reset", though every login ... carried the same same warning ... about its "difference" from "regular shards"
    Resets (reverts/total wipes) WERE to be expected.

    iirc correctly, it was one of three "Test" servers (two remained internal, one always, one occasionally accessed to "public" AS "test")

    The wailing and moaning of the "TC regulars" .... heheheh ... was quite distressing ...

    Anyways ...Test Sosaria was its name ... anfd the return of the archives will show that it WAS Test Sosaria for just short of a year, before "Origin" was the ... pretty much unannounced, "new incarnation" ...


  17. Orvago

    Orvago Stratics' Finest
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    Feb 26, 2004
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    This is correct. :thumbup1:

    This is correct too. :thumbup1:

    Test Center (Test Center is the one where you can set skills/stats and is either a clean shard or a clone of an existant backup of a particular shard, usually rotated for testing) and Test Sosaria (Test Sosaria became Origin) and Volunteer Shard (I think that is it, been so long, played only as a Counselor on the latter of the three).
  18. becuase its the newest shard and has way less people playing on it and they have other shard to copy the game from case they mess it up lol
  19. AKA hacker testing site : :lol: