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Scheduled Maintenance: May 14th, 2013
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Flamehunter's Avatar

05.13.2013 , 09:42 AM | #31
Quote: Originally Posted by DAMossimo View Post
So this is just going live sans-testing? God help us...
I dont any point for testing it you test your costumation and try the new race ?

Rafaman's Avatar

05.13.2013 , 10:19 AM | #32
Just to be clear, no testing on the PTS doesn't mean it wasn't tested.

Having said that, I think the PTS should be used for content and not fluff. And I'm sorry to say this is all fluff. If there are issues, which there maybe they should not impact our ability to play and that is what is important. Besides why delay it a week on the PTS when the QQ by some is inevitable anyway. Just drop the patch and lets move on to 2.2.

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05.13.2013 , 10:38 AM | #33
Quote: Originally Posted by DAMossimo View Post
So this is just going live sans-testing? God help us...

Bioware always does private/in-house testing. There is plenty of evidence that the features being released to us tomorrow were released as a closed beta to a number of players.

Why wasn't it on the PTS? Because there is no value. Contrary to what lots of people think, PTS testing (ie: public beta testing) is not the best way of testing software. In general, the "testers" are not interested in rigorous testing. They are interested in previewing. They report the same bugs that are reported in closed beta or in-house testing, but they report them with less detail and accuracy. The main value in the PTS is in doing load studies or crowd behavior studies. Since the changes with this release are just customization-based, there is no point in doing load testing, and the closed-beta and in-house testers are far higher quality and way more diligent testers than they get on the PTS.

For the people who will respond with variations of: "But why did they not fix Bug A, if their own testers and the PTS testers reported it?" The answer is simple for anyone who has ever been a developer on a large product: If the cost to fix a bug is viewed as greater than the cost of releasing the software with the bug in it, then its often given low priority. It's very common for software to have a long list of known bugs that never make it above the not-worth-fixing threshold. The existence of these bugs isn't so much an indictment of the developers, but a sign of a fast-moving product that doesn't have an over-abundance of developers.

And not having an over-abundance of developers is a good thing to those MBA-holders who want to maximize profit. Sad, but true. And annoying to developers in many cases.

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05.13.2013 , 02:50 PM | #34 Click here to go to the next staff post in this thread. Next  
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Tatile's Avatar

05.13.2013 , 03:01 PM | #35
Quote: Originally Posted by AmberGreen View Post
They're FREE ... and posted now. Game Update 2.1: Customization Patch Notes are here!
1k credits for a name change? Hrm.

Also, I assume you'll be posting what's in the Customization packs, right?

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05.13.2013 , 03:27 PM | #36
Whispers sent to an offline character will no longer be forwarded to an online character on the same account.
This was a great feature, it made organiziing PUGs much easier, and I did not encounter any player in game who opposed it.
I really hope that you can get the privacy issues sorted out and add it back.

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05.13.2013 , 03:28 PM | #37
They said that subscribers get up to 50% discount on the Kiosk features, I assume these prices are non-sub by default?
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Tatile's Avatar

05.13.2013 , 03:34 PM | #38
Question: Purchase Name Change from the Cartel Market. Does that mean it's an item we can trade and sell or is it an unlock that's bound to the account or Legacy?

Will be a bit like Field Respec, but on the Character Select Screen or is it like the Species Unlock?

Edit: Wait... the free name changes... Mr. Musco said they were delayed due to technical issues. When will we see them?

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05.13.2013 , 03:36 PM | #39
I'd like to point out that they still haven't ever fixed the whisper/reply system in game after all this time. If I start a reply to one player and a different player whispers me before I send the msg the msg goes to the most recent player instead of the oriiginal target...since they are apparently fixing whispers they should fix that finally.

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05.13.2013 , 03:59 PM | #40
I'm hoping that those prices for hairstyles and hair colors are referring to a pack of new colors and styles and not the one-off price for a hair change.
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