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Give it a rest with the patches, please

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Drahcir Nasom
Independent Manufacturers
#1 - 2012-04-04 20:11:37 UTC
In November we had 1 patch
In December 3 patches
In January 4 patches
In February 4 patches
In the last 18 days of March we had 8 patches, and that was just the main client, I think there were 3 or 4 for the launcher
and now in April we've had 2 in the first 4 days

Please, Please, Please can we go back to no more than 1 patch per week, it's getting really annoying having to patch almost every other day.

Drahcir
The Wordinater
Recreational Muggings
#2 - 2012-04-04 21:11:35 UTC
Drahcir Nasom wrote:
In November we had 1 patch
In December 3 patches
In January 4 patches
In February 4 patches
In the last 18 days of March we had 8 patches, and that was just the main client, I think there were 3 or 4 for the launcher
and now in April we've had 2 in the first 4 days

Please, Please, Please can we go back to no more than 1 patch per week, it's getting really annoying having to patch almost every other day.

Drahcir


I disagree, the 'frequent' patches generally take less than a minute to install and fix problems that in the past would have had to wait for one of the major expansions. I like it.
CCP Explorer
C C P
C C P Alliance
#3 - 2012-04-05 01:41:48 UTC
The Wordinater wrote:
Drahcir Nasom wrote:
In November we had 1 patch
In December 3 patches
In January 4 patches
In February 4 patches
In the last 18 days of March we had 8 patches, and that was just the main client, I think there were 3 or 4 for the launcher
and now in April we've had 2 in the first 4 days

Please, Please, Please can we go back to no more than 1 patch per week, it's getting really annoying having to patch almost every other day.
I disagree, the 'frequent' patches generally take less than a minute to install and fix problems that in the past would have had to wait for one of the major expansions. I like it.
Our plan is to push out fixes more frequently and as soon as possible after they have been made and verified so that players get their hands on them sooner. We were already able to do that in a number of cases with client updates that updated certain parts of the client (Python code only), while full client patches (including any binary, DLL and art assets updates) were still more cumbersome. With the new launcher then deploying full client updates is easier and we plan to take advantage of that to improve the overall quality of EVE.

Erlendur S. Thorsteinsson | Senior Development Director | EVE Online // CCP Games | @CCP_Explorer

Bienator II
madmen of the skies
#4 - 2012-04-05 03:08:26 UTC
i really like what you are doing. quick responses to bugs is a good thing. had no issues with the launcher so far.

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Victor Arkayne
Unwitting Accomplices.
Initiative Associates
#5 - 2012-04-05 06:41:19 UTC
More patches means more problems get solved faster.
Besides, are you on Dial-up or something, because my patches download and install in a matter of minutes.
Keep up the good work Devs.

P.S. I know I'm Amarrian, but I'm really excited for new missiles/launchers!
Neo Agricola
Gallente Federation
#6 - 2012-04-05 06:45:35 UTC
Drahcir Nasom wrote:
..., it's getting really annoying having to patch almost every other day.


Yes it is annoying as hell, to patch 4 clients every day. But I prefere beeing annoyed for 10 mins (for patching) over beeing annoyed for 4 h because I can not jump or whatever bug thex fixed.

I hope that hole patching thing will get better, as soon as that Launcher thing is working properly...

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Scrapyard Bob
EVE University
Ivy League
#7 - 2012-04-05 11:21:55 UTC
Neo Agricola wrote:

Yes it is annoying as hell, to patch 4 clients every day. But I prefere beeing annoyed for 10 mins (for patching) over beeing annoyed for 4 h because I can not jump or whatever bug thex fixed.


And if you do junctions (assuming the 4 clients are on the same box), then you can just patch once and be done. (Other then the client data patches, which are still a pain.)

Also, more frequent patches being rolled out means that the developers and QA folks stay current with the patch process. That makes it more likely that the patch day will go off without a hitch.
KanashiiKami
#8 - 2012-04-05 13:38:42 UTC
they are probably trying to fix their broken update system and using multiple patches to test their progress. and i think it is working ... for now ... at least launcher is doing what it should for past 2 patches.

WUT ???