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Backer Beta Build 278 is live

Backer Beta Patch Update Build 278

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this game gets patched slower than a crippled sloth wading through tar. hey obsidian, when can we play the game your internal people get to play?


Edited by Hormalakh, 17 September 2014 - 12:56 AM.

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this game gets patched slower than a crippled sloth wading through tar. hey obsidian, when can we play the game your internal people get to play?


They have a vested interest in this game being better, and in the forums giving feedback and new ideas, they're obviously using the time for a reason. Maybe because everyone expects a significant jump in quality per patch, and they want to deliver that.
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this game gets patched slower than a crippled sloth wading through tar. hay obsidian, when can we play the game your internal ponies get to play?

Everything good takes time.



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Just antsy to see the cool changes. Don't mind me when I'm grumpy.



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this game gets patched slower than a crippled sloth wading through tar. hey obsidian, when can we play the game your internal people get to play?


Why d'you figure they're playing builds of the BB rather than the whole game?

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this game gets patched slower than a crippled sloth wading through tar. hey obsidian, when can we play the game your internal people get to play?

Why d'you figure they're playing builds of the BB rather than the whole game?

I'd be okay playing the same version as the internal testers! :p

But no, probably for the best that I not be spoiled like that.

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Waiting for a new build... but nothing... I can't help but feeling bored a little bit... Maybe I should give Wasteland 2 a try meanwhile...

Whenever the new beta build is ready for testing it must be a big change in version number...



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Come back Wednesday or Thursday I guess



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 Maybe I should give Wasteland 2 a try meanwhile..

Hope you're not waiting for Obs to get you the GOG keys for that... :p


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this game gets patched slower than a crippled sloth wading through tar. hey obsidian, when can we play the game your internal people get to play?


They have a vested interest in this game being better, and in the forums giving feedback and new ideas, they're obviously using the time for a reason. Maybe because everyone expects a significant jump in quality per patch, and they want to deliver that.

 

 

Nope, they just don't really see the BB as particularly important. I'm not being grumpy or facetious, I honestly think it was a stretch-goal gimmick that is now a pesky afterthought.



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Nope, they just don't really see the BB as particularly important. I'm not being grumpy or facetious, I honestly think it was a stretch-goal gimmick that is now a pesky afterthought.


Because they haven't taken into account bug reports or mechanic improvements? But they have, so...? A gimmick or just an underestimation of community involvement on the part of mechanical improvements? The prior implies Obsidian was/is defrauding backers for a monetary stretch goal, the other a minimal misjudgement within the realms of a good Kickstarter.

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this game gets patched slower than a crippled sloth wading through tar. hey obsidian, when can we play the game your internal people get to play?


They have a vested interest in this game being better, and in the forums giving feedback and new ideas, they're obviously using the time for a reason. Maybe because everyone expects a significant jump in quality per patch, and they want to deliver that.

 

 

Nope, they just don't really see the BB as particularly important. I'm not being grumpy or facetious, I honestly think it was a stretch-goal gimmick that is now a pesky afterthought.

 

 

Or maybe they just don't want to put a patch out until it makes sense to do so? I want a new patch too, but I don't want them to put it out before it's ready. Commenting on OE's attitude towards the Beta without any inside information seems rather pointless, not to mention disingenuous.


Edited by Matt516, 23 September 2014 - 03:03 PM.

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Or maybe they just don't want to put a patch out until it makes sense to do so? I want a new patch too, but I don't want them to put it out before it's ready. Commenting on OE's attitude towards the Beta without any inside information seems rather pointless, not to mention disingenuous.

 

I agree that we can't always understand intent based on actions (or lack of actions). I do feel that bit more communication would be nice, especially when you set an expectation of a patch every week or two, and you're barely hearing anything after the 3 week mark. The whole we only talk when we have good news to share isn't an approach that I'm a big fan of, personally.

 

But really... WL2. Not going to have any time for PoE anytime soon anyway.



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Yup. Loving Wasteland 2 atm. No, I'm not in a hurry for a BB patch but will try it as soon as it drops.



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this game gets patched slower than a crippled sloth wading through tar. hay obsidian, when can we play the game your internal ponies get to play?

Everything good takes time.

Which is exactly why they should delay the game till next year.

It's the perception that they aren't iterating/improving fast enough to release an amazing game in less than 3 months that has some people like me worried.

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I am quite sure they will delay the game to beginning of next year. I would appeciate a little bit more comunication when (roughly) the next beta build will reach the backers. Here in Germany the Ranger Edition of Wasteland 2 has been shipped and first impression is really nice. So for folks who are a little bit bored this could be an alternative while waiting for things going on...



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this game gets patched slower than a crippled sloth wading through tar. hey obsidian, when can we play the game your internal people get to play?


They have a vested interest in this game being better, and in the forums giving feedback and new ideas, they're obviously using the time for a reason. Maybe because everyone expects a significant jump in quality per patch, and they want to deliver that.

 

 

Nope, they just don't really see the BB as particularly important. I'm not being grumpy or facetious, I honestly think it was a stretch-goal gimmick that is now a pesky afterthought.

 

 

Not sure if serious or not.....

 

Obsidian often cops flak for having buggy games released, if they have a chance to both a) let the people who helped make this game possible in the first place play it early and see what it is like and b) get these people playing and testing the game on a wide range of machines and hardware why would they pass on it?? I'm sure this is helping them immensely.



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The main point of the BB is testing/commenting on the mechanics of the game for issues. Theres not really a problem with waiting for significant changes to update.





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