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How come old patch notes are always mixed in with new?

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How come old patch notes are always mixed in with new?
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Tatami
02.07.2012 , 02:54 PM | #1
It seems every patch has repeated information in them that makes it kinda hard to realize what actually changed. Is there some reason that last weeks patch notes are always included in current weeks?
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AllisonBerryman
02.07.2012 , 02:58 PM | #2 Click here to go to the next staff post in this thread. Next  
Are you asking about the patch notes for 1.1.2, released to all the servers during the most recent maintenance? We always release the preliminary notes for a patch on the forums when we move that patch to the Public Test Server (we published the first 1.1.2 notes last Wednesday), and those notes are subject to change from the time we post them until the patch is deployed to all the servers. We usually update the Public Test Server several days before we update all of the servers, and sometimes the notes we post do change from the PTS version. Does this explain what you're seeing?

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Tatami
02.07.2012 , 03:08 PM | #3
I guess it could. Thanks for answering.
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Krypto-wyrd
02.07.2012 , 04:40 PM | #4
Quote: Originally Posted by AllisonBerryman View Post
Are you asking about the patch notes for 1.1.2, released to all the servers during the most recent maintenance? We always release the preliminary notes for a patch on the forums when we move that patch to the Public Test Server (we published the first 1.1.2 notes last Wednesday), and those notes are subject to change from the time we post them until the patch is deployed to all the servers. We usually update the Public Test Server several days before we update all of the servers, and sometimes the notes we post do change from the PTS version. Does this explain what you're seeing?

When you patch the system, why can't you just post the FINAL Patch notes in the general forum? It is not that hard.

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melsworld
02.07.2012 , 04:43 PM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by Krypto-wyrd View Post
When you patch the system, why can't you just post the FINAL Patch notes in the general forum? It is not that hard.
Neither is clicking the News & Update Links and selecting "Patch Notes"

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Krypto-wyrd
02.07.2012 , 05:21 PM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by melsworld View Post
Neither is clicking the News & Update Links and selecting "Patch Notes"
touche. valid point.

I just have a big problem with the lack of "interaction" that BW has with the playerbase. An average of less than 2 posts per day is very lacking.

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TheDarkerPhantom
02.07.2012 , 05:33 PM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by Krypto-wyrd View Post
touche. valid point.

I just have a big problem with the lack of "interaction" that BW has with the playerbase. An average of less than 2 posts per day is very lacking.
This is the reason they are going to hold Q&A sessions.

I have seen some of these discussion this community has, most of them are not up to the quality to let the Janitor at Bioware respond to, most are not worth the paper they are printed on.


As evidence by this thread, they do post the most recent patch notes, both on the websites and through the launcher.

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Sirsri
02.07.2012 , 05:51 PM | #8
How about you just post patch notes for test in one colour and live in another? (how about all dev tracker posts on testing forums, or about moving things too testing forums in one colour and live systems another).

It is actually rather difficult in the layers of discussion to keep track of what is live, going live, and in testing and when. It's not that hard either, but I'm not suggesting completely rewriting the boards to fix it.

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AllisonBerryman
02.07.2012 , 05:54 PM | #9 This is the last staff post in this thread.  
Thanks for the feedback on patch notes! We can definitely work to make sure it's very clear when we post the public test versions of the notes by calling it out more obviously in that post, and we'll work on making sure that the forums know when the final live notes are available (yes, as others have mentioned, they are available in the launcher and on the website, but we can make sure a post gets into the dev tracker, too, for those who prefer that outlet).

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Sirsri
02.07.2012 , 06:12 PM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by AllisonBerryman View Post
Thanks for the feedback on patch notes! We can definitely work to make sure it's very clear when we post the public test versions of the notes by calling it out more obviously in that post, and we'll work on making sure that the forums know when the final live notes are available (yes, as others have mentioned, they are available in the launcher and on the website, but we can make sure a post gets into the dev tracker, too, for those who prefer that outlet).
The patch notes are linked, in a single small line from the launcher. they aren't actually on the launcher.

They *should* be in game in a window somewhere, in addition to the discussion on these boards.

And yes, what the other guy said, please fix ilum, at least this sort of broken is not the crazy exploitive broken it was before. This is just broken.