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Who is going to wait till the first update before playing?


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BruceVC

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Sup All

 

So the release of PoE is relatively imminent, 2 months or so. Its been an amazing roller-coaster ride. Some of us have been following this game since KS release and some of us have participated in the Beta, kudos to those Beta testers who probably had some frustrating moments but ultimately helped  contribute constructively towards the stability of the overall gaming experience for non-Beta testers like me

 

But my question is when PoE is first released there will still be some understandable technical issues. And Obsidian, as most software companies do, will release that first initial patch\update after about month or so..so my question is who is going to wait for that first patch before playing. Or are you far too excited and will be playing PoE the moment its released

 

I generally wait for that first patch  :geek: 



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Nope, I'm going to play it right away. I have faith the release will be reasonably stable and lacking critical bugs.

 

Waiting a month would also limit my ability to smack talk in the forums.


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I'm already playing the beta. Thus, I've already inoculated myself to the bugs so much so that they won't bother me too much on release.


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SUP ... there is a strong stand-up paddleboard community in this area, as well.

 

Early adopters are born this way, we must taste the bleeding edge for all its irony bitterness. Day one or none. 


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Since I won't know for sure if they'll release a patch, I'll start playing as soon as I'll be able. I'll get the patch when it'll be (if it'll be) out; I don't believe they'll force me to start the game over :p



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I would be surprised if it really would take a month for the first update after release. These days, it's not uncommon to release the first patch within a week. And for many, I think there'll even be a patch waiting on installation (because even after "going gold", they'll probably keep working on things).

 

I wish I could wait. And maybe I'll wait a day or two out of sheer necessity. But honestly speaking, no, I don't foresee myself waiting very long. I want to get into things and I'm going to pick the game apart and critique everything as I always do.



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I'll probably wait until the second or third patch, even.

 

For one thing, the game will ship on 26th March, which is right before the start of the busiest time of the year for me at work. I won't have much time to play until end of May / beginning of June.

 

Second, I want to take my time enjoying all the extra goodies I got for backing the game: novella, almanac, strategy guide, art book, soundtrack ... I'll even RTFM. I want to be well acquainted with the lore and setting before I start playing.

 

Last but not least, the more bugs are fixed before I start playing, the better my first time through the game will be ;)


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I have learned a lot by playing other KS games like WL2 or Shadowrun and that is to always wait for few patches first :)
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I'll have to wait until after the weekend to play it regardless, so I guess any possible massive game-breaking release days bugs should be taken care of by then, but yeah I have no intention of waiting until the first parch or anything like that -- I'll be playing it asap. The obvious sound issues aside, I thought the build Josh was playing on the Twitch stream looked great, so I'm not too worried about the games' stability.



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I'll have to wait until after the weekend to play it regardless, so I guess any possible massive game-breaking release days bugs should be taken care of by then, but yeah I have no intention of waiting until the first parch or anything like that -- I'll be playing it asap. The obvious sound issues aside, I thought the build Josh was playing on the Twitch stream looked great, so I'm not too worried about the games' stability.

Streamed content gets additional prior stability passes though. That's not to say that the game won't be as stable on release, we'll have to wait and see.
It's probably day 1 for me, unless I have other stuff to do.



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Assuming I get the game when I have free time, I'm diving right in!



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Assuming I am free, I will play and submit bug reports as I go.

The game will no doubt be rough around the edges even with a day 0 patch, most games are these days. Will probably take a while post-release to get things feeling right. As long as they follow the same trend as Larian and inXile and give good post-release support, listen to feedback and add new features it should end up being alright.


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There's always at least one broken quest in an rpg on release so if I'm buried in work or knee deep in another game I'll put it off. But if nothing else is going on then I'm not going to be able to stop myself from diving in. I won't regret it unless it's released with a real showstopper.



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I will play it on release, being well aware that I will encounter bugs.

 

As soon as I can play it, I will be like

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26th March is right in the middle of university vacation fo rme. I'm sure as hell am not going to wait. If there are some game breaking bugs that stop me from moving on through the main plot line, I will just do side quests or stuff. 



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I'm going to wait five years.


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I'll have to play it at least some on release, even if I don't truly finish it for a long while. I like knowing/relating to what people are talking about, even more so here since I can't just totally avoid reading the PoE forums. Patching has never been a reason for me to wait to play, really. Only if I can't start the game at all, or something. Haha.

 

Plus, this: ;)

 

Waiting a month would also limit my ability to smack talk in the forums.


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No waiting whatsoever. Bugs or no, here I go! Geronimo!!


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I'm going to be playing the minute it's available. I can handle any amount of tiny bugs. As long as there are no major plot-stopper bugs (and even if there are, I'll just come and rant on these forums:) 



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I'll need to finish tetris before getting around to PoE. It'll be a while. 


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