I know, you all have seen it. Funcom saying they are releasing a “hotfix” for crashes and other problems with CE. I’m not sure about the rest of you, but I’ve played enough of these games to know there is a clear difference between a hotfix and an actual game patch. And I’ve noticed every single time they say they’re pushing a hotfix we must download a 9-10gb update for said hotfix. There really needs to be some clarification here. Not once has Funcom mentioned that we would need to download such a big patch when they push these live. It really frustrates me and I’m sure it frustrates a lot of others that aren’t able to jump right in because of unexpected updates. With any other game I’ve played, the term hotfix referred to a server-side patch that required no download from us whatsoever.
My point is, there really needs to be better communication when it comes to pushing patches live. CE is a very good game. I very much enjoy playing, but lack of communication is really annoying.