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Tatile
04.23.2013 , 05:47 AM | #51
Quote: Originally Posted by MaDwurschT View Post
Aric Jordans pants are probably still bugged. I mean .. it seems to be on the priority list along with all those necessary fixes :X
Maybe their "pretty mean bug" made everyone's skin turn out like Vector's when he's naked...

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DarthTHC
04.23.2013 , 07:26 AM | #52
Quote: Originally Posted by supafreak View Post
Im actually really proud of you for delaying the patch and telling us about it. Kudos for not releasing a broken patch only to need to try and fix it on Thursday when everyone is angry. I am sincere in my congratulations . Late and working is always better

edit* based on past broken patches, I can guess that yeah this bug was probably beneficial to us which is why it's being nipped in the bud
I'd go with the slicing lockbox missions being way overtuned - giving us too much money.

The only sort of non-beneficial bug I can see them stopping for is one that destroys character data in some way, so I guess that's an option too.
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SentinelDranoel
04.23.2013 , 07:46 AM | #53
Thank you for the commendations update. I complained 4 times immediately after 2.0 dropped in the forums. If I can play for a couple of hours everyday and max out well before a full week, then there is a problem. In fact I have maxed out each week in less than 5 days off of a short flashpoint and a few dailies.

I think it is better that you expanded the limit than reduce the amount we get from turning in the daily and weekly. Those missions were the real reason it was easy to hit the weekly limit.
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EnkiduNineEight
04.23.2013 , 07:48 AM | #54
Quote: Originally Posted by GadgetDon View Post
I've said if the 50 limit on Planetary Commendations wasn't fixed by the time my subscription ran out, I'd be gone. I've in fact been working with a new character to see how much of a pain the limit is - and it's been a pain.

I still say that there should be no limit on Planetary Commendations. But raising it to 100 reduces it from a pain to an annoyance (and maybe just to a philosophic disagreement). So thank you, BioWare, for listening. Would thank you more if it was gone completely, but thank you.
Not only is this a step in the right direction, but honestly they should raise everyones currently held planetary commendations to 100 for every character if they are not already at 100 (or higher) I lost a LOT of commendations with the change on my alts which I was using to help my other characters along. Also, my currently advancing character has been screwed as well bumping into the limit all the time but not being able to buy commendation equipment/mods above their level so they are useless, lost to the aether.

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poypoyking
04.23.2013 , 08:48 AM | #55
Can you remove the patch notes from the launcher? I started the launcher, went to get coffee, and when I got back I saw the patch notes and assumed that it was already done downloading. So I proceeded to log into each of my toons and send out companions on the mission discoveries I had been saving. When crew started coming back with abysmal returns I checked back on the forums here to report that things hadn't been fixed.

The mess of the crafting/crew skill missions this expansion have been bad enough, but posting fixes to some of the issues on the launcher when they haven't been fixed yet is poor form. Granted I couldn't send all my crew out on missions as there were some duplicate missions but I still burned through 9 missions on 7 toons.

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EricMusco
04.23.2013 , 08:50 AM | #56 Click here to go to the next staff post in this thread. Next  
Quote: Originally Posted by DarthVitrial View Post
This, exactly. I am curious what the bug was, though....
I got the all clear to explain to all of you what the bug we encountered was to hopefully give some visibility into our decision. What we encountered was a user interface bug where buffs and debuffs were no longer displaying any form of graphical countdown to show their duration. AKA that little white overlay which disappears slowly as an ability is timing out was gone.

I know at first glance that might sound really minor, but think about it during your actual gameplay. Any class which has a DoT, HoT, debuff, buff, or proc that has a duration would no longer be able to "at-a-glance" see how long was remaining on that skill.

When looking at this bug we felt that it would make some Classes, especially those based around DoTs and HoTs very difficult to play. The last thing we want to do is introduce a bug which, for a subset of entire Advanced Classes, makes the game frustrating to play. Because of this we opted to push this Game Update until we could work on correcting the bug.

I hope that gives you all a bit of insight into the bug and our decision to delay the patch.

-eric
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Wallach
04.23.2013 , 08:54 AM | #57
Sounds like a reasonable bug to avoid pushing live. Any ETA on when the patch may be deployed?

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BigjoeHoe
04.23.2013 , 09:05 AM | #58
So let me get this straight bioware you Pushed a HUGE patch that fixes lots of problems i think the biggest everyone wants is the Slicing missions fixed i think everyone's tired of getting F'ed over on that one, for a Bug that all the player has to do is TURN ON THE F-ING COUNTDOWN COOL DOWN feature in the UI under preferences(which if you don't have it set up already then you are really bad at this game) Bioware you better have this patch out tomorrow.

What happen to you guys Doing sooo well and now this.....

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Sanic
04.23.2013 , 09:08 AM | #59
Quote: Originally Posted by BigjoeHoe View Post
So let me get this straight bioware you Pushed a HUGE patch that fixes lots of problems i think the biggest everyone wants is the Slicing missions fixed i think everyone's tired of getting F'ed over on that one, for a Bug that all the player has to do is TURN ON THE F-ING COUNTDOWN COOL DOWN feature in the UI under preferences(which if you don't have it set up already then you are really bad at this game) Bioware you better have this patch out tomorrow.

What happen to you guys Doing sooo well and now this.....
It's not ability cooldowns it's the debuff/buff timers on mobs.
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Callaron
04.23.2013 , 09:10 AM | #60
Thanks for the update (and insight)!
Thanks for showing us you listen to our feedback, Bioware!
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