Augustus of the North
- Jan 31, 2009
Have you ever worked in software development?Sounds like they're consistent about their bad communications strategy at least then. Thanks for the heads up, I can avoid buying any further Paradox games knowing this.
Patch was always going to drop friday closing time Sweden, after they'd had a week of free QA at the playerbase's expense. They just don't care enough about the pain the bug is causing to move the hotfix release forward, easier for them to do it all in one go - who cares if the DLC is functioning for days after release in the meantime.
Also I can't imagine how complex the issue is seeing as how it was perfectly functioning recently. If it really takes them this long to work out how to undo what they themselves just broke, well that explains a lot.
And would you not find "we'll have a fix by the weekend... woops no, it's going to take another week" to be a *worse* communications strategy?
The bug might not even be as simple as you seem to think, since it depends what they changed to cause it - and what else this might interact with elsewhere.
And as well the hotfix may be to do *several* things, some of which you've not even noticed because they haven't affected your games so far. And even then it still needs to run through the system before it can be given the OK for release.