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Welcome to Game Update 2.8: Spoils of War!

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Welcome to Game Update 2.8: Spoils of War!
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Renghis-Khan
06.10.2014 , 01:35 PM | #21
Amazing update. I've seen some dodgy updates in 23 years of gaming but never have i encoutered one that prevents one from playing at all. Gratz!

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GidroX
06.10.2014 , 01:51 PM | #22
It is an update for not playing SWTOR anymore) It is about playing "casino in da space" simulator and catching bug moments to discuss them when you are buying Tokens...
P.S. Game is AWESOME---Update is Failure(fix requiered) //bad eng-RU//

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Renghis-Khan
06.10.2014 , 02:05 PM | #23
The trick is (worked for me anyway) to create a new toon, enter gameplay, log out and log in with the desired toon again.

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Eraan
06.10.2014 , 04:10 PM | #24
Shadows look pretty bad on character now. Really, the whole shadow system needs complete overhaul and engine needs to be upgraded to DX11 (and multi-threaded rendering).

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Kyuvaxx
06.10.2014 , 05:29 PM | #25
the game has crashed 3x since i logged in, took me an hour to finish oricon, the shuttles are broken, takes 5 mins to load into planets and now im a f2p player? holy hell, who broke it?

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the_kof
06.10.2014 , 06:08 PM | #26
There are so many programmers here that have experience implementing a patch....BIOWARE take note of the above comments, apparently they are all experts at creating MMOs.

I haven't logged on, but I am sure that the folks at BW are working to fix these issues. They probably want to be free of all the complaining.

Im really really sick of everyone overreacting about stuff with this game. BW and EA rip us off etc....this is unacceptable....well, I am guessing that these issues have happened on a lot of MMOs. It sucks, but it is part of life.

Now I understand frustration at the bugs. I think that rather than attacking BW for not being able to work, just report the issue with respect. They didn't run over your dog, they just had a patch go live and not work. It happens. I am sure that they are fixing it. I am betting we would hear more from BW if we started using constructive criticism rather than attacks.

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Projawa
06.10.2014 , 06:24 PM | #27
Quote: Originally Posted by the_kof View Post
There are so many programmers here that have experience implementing a patch....BIOWARE take note of the above comments, apparently they are all experts at creating MMOs.

I haven't logged on, but I am sure that the folks at BW are working to fix these issues. They probably want to be free of all the complaining.

Im really really sick of everyone overreacting about stuff with this game. BW and EA rip us off etc....this is unacceptable....well, I am guessing that these issues have happened on a lot of MMOs. It sucks, but it is part of life.

Now I understand frustration at the bugs. I think that rather than attacking BW for not being able to work, just report the issue with respect. They didn't run over your dog, they just had a patch go live and not work. It happens. I am sure that they are fixing it. I am betting we would hear more from BW if we started using constructive criticism rather than attacks.
They are obviously shorthanded. Or the foundation of the game was coded in such an asinine way by the original programmers who are long gone with no documentation such that bugs like this are inevitable in any substantial revisions (pity the replacement guys who have to learn and untangle the cobwebs in this game engine). Or their most talented coders are working on GSH/3.0 and 2.8 is the product of contractors and coders who just graduated in May. I'm sure management could be better at scheduling tasks and allocating resources. 2+ days for a fix is unacceptable- any hint of compensation or some nice swag? But I'm not one to talk because I'll still be playing.

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BuriDogshin
06.10.2014 , 06:43 PM | #28
These bugs may have arisen not from a problem with the code per se, but may be an inter-team communication issue.

For example, imagine that at the same time the developers patched the client and server code for the game, the system administrators -- often an entirely different group of people, perhaps at a different site and maybe even working for a contractor, and perhaps eager to take advantage of the downtime of the servers -- decided to upgrade/patch some of the infrastructure, such as the operating systems or database software.

It is not unknown for an OS or database patch to break applications that use the OS or DB. And it is not inconceivable that the developers did not even know the OS/DB patch was coming until it was too late to test the game software on it, especially if it was a hotfix to, for example, fix a newly-discovered security vulnerability.

These things happen. keep in mind that SWTOR is not a man-rated or mission-critical system; no one dies when bugs pop up in the game. Implementing the procedures and checks to prevent them, as is done on man-rated and mission-critical systems, would substantially increase the cost and slow down the development of new content. It is easy to Monday morning QB this, but how would you feel if BW announce they were delaying the patch release because they needed to test it on brand new versions of the OS/DB software they were just informed were being put in place?

And BTW, to me a lot of these bugs look like database communication issues.
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skyknightandy
06.10.2014 , 07:24 PM | #29
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I have a question about the prizes that we win. So if we win the same prize multiple times is there a way to exchange the prize for something else? or maybe even sell it to another player??
Just a suggestion, I think you guys should allow us to exchange a prize or to sell them to players that wants to buy them. because I keep getting those speeders I got like 4 of them and I don't know what to do with them anymore

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GaCowboy
06.11.2014 , 01:39 AM | #30
Lovely update. I have not been able to log in all night. Now it says the servers are down. Guess ill try again tomorrow. Sucks to give away your hard earned money like this.