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BioWare taking the whole week off for Thanksgiving?

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BioWare taking the whole week off for Thanksgiving?
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Laurreth
11.20.2012 , 04:18 PM | #51
Quote: Originally Posted by JovethGonzalez View Post
We just put Game Update 1.6 on PTS, and we're still working to resolve various issues from 1.5 last week, so we're going as fast as we can!
I was totally expecting a 12-16h maintenance today, to the point that not having any announcement actually worried me

Don't let the temporary understaffing get you down, just had two weeks of that myself.

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Arkerus
11.20.2012 , 04:51 PM | #52
Quote: Originally Posted by Urael View Post
You attacked my character. I showed you that I understood sacrifice first hand. It seems from your writing that you only have an "accidemic" understanding of sacrifice. I detailed over the course of my posts with two examples of understanding first hand sacrifice. I also detailed a plan of action for communitcating with ones customers that would take little or no effort ( e.g. work from home). We can see that even though The community team was not very active since the 17th, Joveth took the time to let us know that they were still here. I thanked him for it. It is all germaine to the conversation. Since you were the impetus for this particular derailment. Your deflection and strawman have been found wanting.
What strawman? I called you out for being an inconsiderate <whatever> because you feel Bioware needs to be here responding to your wishes (or wishes of others).

No. They don't. Its a holiday. I respect their time and understand that for a service like this, time can be precious.

Get over it.

We just got 1.6 on the PTS . The lights are on but they are short staffed.
Hooning in the rex : http://youtu.be/xtXUM6yPMCY

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Arkerus
11.20.2012 , 04:54 PM | #53
Quote: Originally Posted by monkgryphon View Post
I thank veterans all the time, but when you decide to use it as a pedestal, I lose my respect for you. I still love and support all armed forces, but you, sir, are the bitter one. Especially since someone else got to you enough to use your service as a high horse.
I agree. Its ridiculous and inconsiderate to the men and women of the armed forces to use that as leverage in a conversation that isn't even about serving in the military.

This conversation has run its course and needs locked. It has done no good except to point out some folks expect Bioware to be responding to their demands the week of Thanksgiving.
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CosmicKat
11.20.2012 , 05:11 PM | #54
Quote: Originally Posted by Arkerus View Post
I agree. Its ridiculous and inconsiderate to the men and women of the armed forces to use that as leverage in a conversation that isn't even about serving in the military.

This conversation has run its course and needs locked. It has done no good except to point out some folks expect Bioware to be responding to their demands the week of Thanksgiving.
Maybe instead of jumping on Ureal you should stop and thank...

The people working for your utility companies on Thanksgiving whose work allows you to cook your food, keep your beer cold, and have light and heat.
The people working for the phone companies and internet providers who allow you to talk to your family and friends.
The people working at the gas station who allow you to drive to your friend's/relative's.
The people working for the community you live in for plowing the snow, fixing traffic lights, etc.
The police, firefighters, doctors, and nurses who have to work in case something happens.
The people working for the airlines, airports, security, railroads, buses, who allow you to travel.
And yes, even the people working for EA/Bioware for working to allow you to relax and have fun.

It's ridiculous and inconsiderate to think the world stops to celebrate holidays, when many of the things you and I take for granted require people to work on holidays.

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monkgryphon
11.20.2012 , 07:50 PM | #55
Have a nice holiday, Bioware guys.

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Xatasha
11.20.2012 , 08:16 PM | #56
Quote: Originally Posted by Urael View Post
I earned my rights. I gave the united stated of America 5.5 yrs of my life in the USN. I was in the gulf escorting tankers on my FFG after the Stark insident and During the Vincennes insident. We had iranian speed boats armed with rpgs and 50 cal machine guns more than capable of hulling a naval vessal. I know about service and not having time off with my family. I worked an online service. I understand about not having time with ones family. I have personal experience. I know what I am speaking about. I know what sacrifice is. Do you?

You are a very bitter person from the tone of your writing.
I might know you I was on the USS Reeves CG24 during the same time. Taking care of some of those speed boats with our 50 cal guns

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AboB
11.21.2012 , 01:01 AM | #57
Some perspective:
Quote: Originally Posted by CosmicKat View Post
Working during holidays isn't reserved for cops, fire fighters, nurses and other essential services. Some of us do it all the time because that's our job. It's a requirment of almost all jobs in high tech as all high tech services run 7/24/365. A lot of completely non-essential data centers run 7/24/365 because they have to as they service the entire world, or because they need to run everyday to get your paycheck to you.

Some people love to work on holidays, even volunteer for it because the overtime is great.

People of different religious beliefs celebrate different holidays. What is a holiday to you, is a Tuesday to them.

TOR is a global service and American Thanksgiving is only observed in the U.S. Bioware is a Canadian operation and I'm sure if they had taken Canadian Thanksgiving holiday off, people would be freaking out.
^Yes, even M. Bison may have to work long shifts, and he may or may not enjoy it- but at least he is being payed double-time!
Quote: Originally Posted by CosmicKat View Post
Maybe instead of jumping on Ureal you should stop and thank...

The people working for your utility companies on Thanksgiving whose work allows you to cook your food, keep your beer cold, and have light and heat.
The people working for the phone companies and internet providers who allow you to talk to your family and friends.
The people working at the gas station who allow you to drive to your friend's/relative's.
The people working for the community you live in for plowing the snow, fixing traffic lights, etc.
The police, firefighters, doctors, and nurses who have to work in case something happens.
The people working for the airlines, airports, security, railroads, buses, who allow you to travel.
And yes, even the people working for EA/Bioware for working to allow you to relax and have fun.

It's ridiculous and inconsiderate to think the world stops to celebrate holidays, when many of the things you and I take for granted require people to work on holidays.
^However, worth noting is that as little as one hundred years ago, there was a day of rest implied for the Christian masses* (myself not numbered among them) - sunday. Our Grandparents would perhaps be aghast at the idea of forcing people to work sunday.

And finally. . .
Quote: Originally Posted by Bertrand Russell
The road to happiness lies in an organized diminution of work
Well, because I promised some perspective. So there is that.

P.S. CosmicKat, I am not picking on you, the quotes were randomly chosen due to personal relevance/inspiration.
*pun not intended

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monkgryphon
11.21.2012 , 01:13 AM | #58
Quote: Originally Posted by AboB View Post
^However, worth noting is that as little as one hundred years ago, there was a day of rest implied for the Christian masses (myself not numbered among them) - sunday. Our Grandparents would perhaps be aghast at the idea of forcing people to work sunday.
I believe that came before Christianity. It was something this popular reformist was criticized for doing, and was used to slander him. This is neither here nor there, though.

Let's all just get along, and have patience.

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Sindorin
11.21.2012 , 01:44 AM | #59
Quote: Originally Posted by Urael View Post
I earned my rights. I gave the united stated of America 5.5 yrs of my life in the USN. I was in the gulf escorting tankers on my FFG after the Stark insident and During the Vincennes insident. We had iranian speed boats armed with rpgs and 50 cal machine guns more than capable of hulling a naval vessal. I know about service and not having time off with my family. I worked an online service. I understand about not having time with ones family. I have personal experience. I know what I am speaking about. I know what sacrifice is. Do you?

You are a very bitter person from the tone of your writing.
Cool story bro. Tell it again.

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symke
11.21.2012 , 02:48 AM | #60
It was their decision to launch such a big update so close to holidays and it was their decision to be a 24/7 service. Which means they are bound by their own decisions. And they show very poor understanding of that.
Next few weeks could prove to be of the biggest impact for future of SWTOR.
They have to convince F2Ps that this game is worth sticking with and not to go GW2 way, which is also F2P. They have to show those new players that their work means quality. Right now, they are doing very poor work. 1.6 update!
Take some people from update department and put them to work with bugs. Not now, of course. It's to late for that. But it should have been done before this update went live.
1.4 bugs are still in, 1.5 bugs are now in so in a few weeks time, we can all hope to get even more bugs from 1.6 and then what? This game becomes known as Bugtor? It feels like the only thing they are interested is PR to those that don't play this game. "Look, we have update after update. Isn't that great.? No other companies can manage that!". I can just hear them brag like that.
Only community service subforum has any sort of dev or mod responses. And even they are so week and of almost no help that is laughable.
Step up EA/Bioware of whoever is in control now!