I think what many people don’t realize is how unique their situations actually are. I don’t know how big FC’s internal Q&A team is. It exists, I know its at least a few from what I’ve been able to see. The beta testing team was a few dozen. And testlive averaged about 300-400 a day, peaking at 800.
There’s hundreds of thousands of players playing every day. They’re going to have experiences that are different from one another. For me I play on singleplayer and on a modded server. I’ve not had any game breaking bugs. At least none caused by Funcom (had some server provider issues unrelated to the patch).
I have seen some bugs since 3.0 was released. For example, if you hit a stone node with a pick and then punch it, chunks will come off of it like its being picked. But you do no real damage and you get no resources. If you hit it with a pick, it breaks like normal and you get full resources until its depleted like normal.
Not exactly a game breaking bug, and one that Q&A missed and one that we missed while beta testings and in testlive. I mean who the hell thinks about punching a node after picking it? I found it randomly when my pick broke after the first swing on a node and kept clicking and noticed chunks coming off. I could have easily never found it. It could have been someone else.
There was another bug that was mostly visual too that I found, but I won’t give details about it, since I am unsure if it can be seen by players other than the one doing it and I don’t trust this community enough not to troll with it. Its been reported though, so once its fixed I’ll share details if someone reminds me. Got a funny screenshot.
The point is, you cannot catch bugs under specific conditions when those conditions can be 100,000x different from each other. And even ‘common’ bugs don’t always have quick solutions. Believe me, you all can see this for yourselves in the devkit. There’s not a spreadsheet in that thing that says:
This Bug Y/N
That Bug Y/N
And you simply click no to fix the bug. If it was that easy, there would be no bugs.
So when a bug isn’t fixed on a release day, chances are they don’t know how to reproduce the bug, they are working on the bug, they don’t how to fix the bug yet, or in some cases, there is a problem on the user side of things.
This idea of fake accounts and corporate plants is ridiculous. That costs more than simply fixing issues. That is irrational thinking. Like literal see a social worker or doctor level of crazy talk. If you honestly believe that, and are not simply being sarcastic and facetious, then seek help, seriously. Speak to a professional about exactly what you think is going and they will let you know what you need to do. Otherwise, how are you all helping your own situations? Seriously? Insulting people who are actually enjoying the game? What kind of jealousy do you all have that would make you want to do that?