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Game Update 5.4a

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DzastinBiberi
08.31.2017 , 05:42 PM | #1861
Quote: Originally Posted by EricMusco View Post
All SWTOR servers are once again available. Get in there, friends, and thank you for your patience today.

-eric
Is it safe to buy from CM?

I dont wanna spend CC and get nothing or something like that.
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ConstantVariable
08.31.2017 , 05:42 PM | #1862
Quote: Originally Posted by kookygirl View Post
OK fine so then how about by the time the server is back up, WHOEVER LOGS IN within the next 48 hours after the servers are back online, would get the pet? Fair enough? Or do I have to be more specific for you sensitive little snowflakes who have complained so much so, that they've had to make ops easier to run.
Wow someone is a little sensitive...or simply doesn't understand the concept of sarcasm. I'll try to be more clear in the future when I'm making fun.

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Quraswren
08.31.2017 , 05:42 PM | #1863
Quote: Originally Posted by ConstantVariable View Post
Why offer up codes to a few people when clearly this issue affect EVERY SINGLE PLAYER in the game?

And a code for a pet certainly isn't going to solve this problem. This is a recurring problem. I'd be happy if they just axed the incompetent people, hired quality developers and testers and did their jobs right.

If this kept happening to my development organization you could damn well be sure there would be people looking for jobs afterward.
I'm not sure I could agree with you more. If this happened where I am with the frequency it does here, the proverbial phrase, "heads would roll." comes to mind.
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VirtualMorrigan
08.31.2017 , 05:42 PM | #1864
Quote: Originally Posted by jedifather View Post
folks arent understanding the issue , eric did NOT have to give any codes at all. he did so out of the kindness of his heart and yall sit there and criticize him for not being nice ENOUGH its ridiculous
He tried to keep the crowd calm and it backfired. And he went huffy when people were not sufficiently grateful. I'll grant that he maybe didn't mean to come over like that, but it sure was not handled well.

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KevinMJarvis
08.31.2017 , 05:43 PM | #1865
My only day off of work all week for the double cxp, and this is what I get. Dammit all

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Skarzak
08.31.2017 , 05:44 PM | #1866
Quote: Originally Posted by EricMusco View Post
All SWTOR servers are once again available. Get in there, friends, and thank you for your patience today.

-eric
10:40... Nice job!

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VirtualMorrigan
08.31.2017 , 05:45 PM | #1867
Quote: Originally Posted by Quraswren View Post
I'm not sure I could agree with you more. If this happened where I am with the frequency it does here, the proverbial phrase, "heads would roll." comes to mind.
If this happened where I work, the office would be pleasantly quiet the next day.

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Amantionus
08.31.2017 , 05:45 PM | #1868
Quote: Originally Posted by savagedialects View Post
well yea giving everyone 54398673498607039856349863498 credits would make everyone happy too. besides the point. you know what im trying to say! they wanted to fix the game their players enjoy, and in trying to do so they made a mistake. im sure literally everyone has done the same thing in their lifetime. do you deserved to get shouted at because you had good intentions that backfired? be glad they give a **** enough to fix it and keep us on the same page.
I would put something like that in the "game breaking" category. Something that would utterly tank the economy would be a problem. Being able to level a character in a week instead of 10 days hardly approaches the same sort of area of importance.

Yes, the incorrect values needed to be fixed. But it was not, as best I can tell from this side of things (player instead of developer), game breaking. It could have waited for the regular patching cycle.

Have I made mistakes? Yes I have. I worked on nuclear reactors in the Navy (chemistry and radiological controls). I made mistakes at times. The Navy solution was not "try again" or "keep trying". It was "you are disqualified and will be replaced right now and undergo retraining". Why? Bacause messing around with nuclear reactors requires great care, attention to detail, and following very specific procedures. I also have some experience with programming, it's been a few decades now, but as I recall, you had to do a great deal of checking, rechecking and testing on any program before you released it out into the wild. It would appear that such a common procedure was not followed in this case (even they admit it was a rushed "emergency patch").

That is my point. I get what you are saying and I even agree that it needed to be fixed. But time and place as they say. The roof might be leaking and need to be fixed, but you don't rip off all the old shingles during a rainstorm or before buying new paper and shingles... You check the weather, you buy your paper, shingles and nails...then and only then do you tear off the old shingles to put on the new ones. My impression of the situation is that they decided to proceed with a patch without properly vetting it first, sort of like tearing off shingles before buying new roofing materials with a rain storm moving in...

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Durokon
08.31.2017 , 05:45 PM | #1869
Quote: Originally Posted by savagedialects View Post
dude i have a founder title. ive been here since beta. im just NOT a baby about it because i know how it is lol

coding a mmo isnt *********** easy esp when their parent company gives them almost no support
I never once said anything about it being easy. Its sheer incompetence on Bioware's part. They have a PTR to test things out on before pushing them to the live servers, but instead, they completely screw up and push it to live anyways. One prime example is the recently additon of the Crisis on Umbara flashpoint, which got 2 extra days of QA, and yet THEY STILL RELEASED IT, BUGGED TO HELL AND BACK.

But no, please do tell me about how it has anything to do with coding.

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nightsoflove
08.31.2017 , 05:46 PM | #1870
My game started up, but never updated. Is that meant to happen?