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Update on Ranked Warzones in Game Update 1.2

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Update on Ranked Warzones in Game Update 1.2
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Glimmerstrike's Avatar

04.11.2012 , 07:50 PM | #1111
Quote: Originally Posted by WrecklessMEDIC View Post
Exactly. They're damned if they do and damned if they don't. Release Ranked Warzones with issues and we have another Ilum debacle. The players will complain that it's broken.

Hold it off for further testing to make it better and people will still complain that now its taking too long. I feel for ya BioWare, I really do.

P.S. Yes, I am a fanboi and proud of it. Thanks.

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04.11.2012 , 07:50 PM | #1112
bottom line is that the devs knew about this long before today. there is no reason to withhold that information until the last possible minute
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04.11.2012 , 07:50 PM | #1113
Quote: Originally Posted by matekwong View Post
Guys don't forget they have another big task atm:

Making new ME3 ENDING.

Give them some time.
Ranked PVP coming as DLC after all the fan protests. Bioware sure is clever.

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04.11.2012 , 07:50 PM | #1114
Quote: Originally Posted by Kaphik View Post
I'm glad that BW is taking the time to get ranked warzones done right. With the sheer amount of stuff coming in this patch, I'd rather have most of it released now and the stuff they couldn't get working the way they wanted it to put in when it's ready.

If you are so full of anger and disappointment because of what BW is doing, you're probably way too emotionally invested in the game ad/or completely burnt out, if not outright obsessed. You need to learn balance and moderation.
and i would be willing to bet anything rated warzones will still be buggy when they get released, the coders in this game are so bad people will queue for rateds and their characters will get deleted or something.

you honestly think they didnt know that rateds wouldnt be ready until a few hours ago?
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04.11.2012 , 07:51 PM | #1115
Quote: Originally Posted by SmearBlood View Post
People need to learn patience. Yes I am getting sick of bioware/EA also but to unsubscribe because a date was pushed back once or twice, how juvenile. With that said, Bioware is doing a terrible job at making changes to this game and letting the community be involved. They basically are like, we don't care what you think we are going to do it our way in the end anyway.
You promise, then deliver. That's what builds company reputation and customer loyalty.
Repeatedly promise, and then repeatedly fail to deliver, and you do the opposite.

Bioware should never have made these promises. The should never have set a timeline without knowing whether they could meet it or not; certainly not without doing a little preliminary work on identifying the scope of the problems.

This is a business mistake par excellence. It is a textbook case of amateur business practice; poor planning; poor understanding of customer base and consumer expectations. Consequently, the focus in 1.2. has been misapplied, and the whole process botched.

To notify expectant paying customers that a hotly anticipated feature is delayed for the foreseeable future a few hours before due release is the sort of stuff that sinks games. These days people are not going to wait - Bioware needs to learn quick smart that we are not living in the bad old days when content was only ever released on CD, and people would wait for years for expansions and updates. We live in a digital age where paying customers expect efficiency and promises to be delivered.

People will not continue forking out money month-after-month without getting what they were promised. Bioware has failed, spectacularly. They will learn that word-of-mouth will warn off prospective new customers, and that existing customers pull the plug.

Bioware needs to get professional administrators and customer-service gurus onto their team to avoid making textbook business mistakes. And all within less than 12 months of initial release!

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04.11.2012 , 07:51 PM | #1116
Quote: Originally Posted by Rambofant View Post
6 year development and 4 month live service without any meaningful PVP content cannot really be called rushing something can it?
^ This. Nuff said.

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04.11.2012 , 07:51 PM | #1117
Quote: Originally Posted by Dezzi View Post
You'll miss them when you're the only one playing.
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04.11.2012 , 07:52 PM | #1118
Quote: Originally Posted by JAgony View Post
Bit spoiled, aren't we?
Spoiled by what, exactly? Anybody who has played any previous MMO has been shafted by the developers of that game in the past in some way. I, and nobody else in this thread, have been spoiled by perfect, on-time updates in the past in any online game.

Delays and push-backs are par for the course in these games, every single one of them. I, and many of us, are offended by the shyster business practices exhibited by bioware and the complete disrespect and violation of the community. Many of us re-subbed for, prepared for this, and were ready to plunge deep into this new feature with 8-man teams. Bioware took away this feature hours before it went live.

They then proceeded to tell us they would like to have it in before 1.3. They knew this update needed much more work, months even, yet they chose to announce it hours before it was implemented. That was a violation of basic consumer trust, and there is ample evidence to suggest it was intentional. People have every right to be offended by the handling of this situation.
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04.11.2012 , 07:52 PM | #1119
This is ridiculous i was pumped for the ranked warzones. This is going to make a lot of people unsub.
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04.11.2012 , 07:52 PM | #1120
its like it has been stated before, Its not that the content isn't coming out, its that It has been upsold to us for months and never heard of any problems or any delay until the day of the patch, cummon fanboiz.... use your brain. They KNEW about the problems weeks in advance, yet they CHOSE to not remove it til the day of???????

If anyone thinks this was an honest move on Biowares part is deluding themselves. It was such a dishonest move to gain more subs. That is why I am upset, They are playing it off.... like it was a last minute oh crap this isn't gonna work. cummon!!!?!!!

They knew, they didn't communicate so they could save face and get more subs, now that they have all the 15$ they could possibly get, "OHHHHH, BTW, NO RATED WARZONES." "We are so sorry for the inconvenience (while they sit counting their moneys), we will be working hard to get it out to you soon! (snicker snicker)"
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