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The Launcher Still Sucks

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Cal Stantson
Percussus Resurgo.
#1 - 2013-07-11 17:04:09 UTC
Just a reminder to CCP, in case they thought that people were starting to like it.
Miilla
Hulkageddon Orphanage
#2 - 2013-07-11 17:04:48 UTC
Verunae Caseti
Viziam
Amarr Empire
#3 - 2013-07-11 17:05:37 UTC
It's a launcher. It launches.

What's the problem?
Cal Stantson
Percussus Resurgo.
#4 - 2013-07-11 17:08:03 UTC
Verunae Caseti wrote:
It's a launcher. It launches.

What's the problem?


It takes longer than the old login screen and it's a pain for switching between characters on the same account.
Miilla
Hulkageddon Orphanage
#5 - 2013-07-11 17:08:38 UTC  |  Edited by: Miilla
Finally, a Launcher that launches dead corpses!


M U L E!
Derdrom Utida
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Caldari State
#6 - 2013-07-11 17:12:15 UTC
I still miss themed login screens.

I hope they come back.
Frostys Virpio
KarmaFleet
Goonswarm Federation
#7 - 2013-07-11 17:16:23 UTC
Cal Stantson wrote:
Verunae Caseti wrote:
It's a launcher. It launches.

What's the problem?


It takes longer than the old login screen and it's a pain for switching between characters on the same account.


On the flip side, I didn't get a single patch destroying my game since it was launched.
Ciyrine
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Caldari State
#8 - 2013-07-11 18:45:37 UTC
Mine still doesnt work. It crashes so i have to use exe file. Which is great
CCP Atropos
C C P
C C P Alliance
#9 - 2013-07-11 19:37:46 UTC
Ciyrine wrote:
Mine still doesnt work. It crashes so i have to use exe file. Which is great

Have you happened to file a bug report?
O'Ran
Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#10 - 2013-07-11 19:40:42 UTC
+1 missing the old login screen.
baltec1
Bat Country
Pandemic Horde
#11 - 2013-07-11 19:47:01 UTC
I have no idea how people are having so many issues...
Ishtanchuk Fazmarai
#12 - 2013-07-11 19:53:29 UTC
Verunae Caseti wrote:
It's a launcher. It launches.

What's the problem?


It's a launcher. It launches. That's the problem. I used to log in into the game itself with a single step, now I'm bothered with a waiting room.

That, and the funny fact that I totally missed the Odyssey feedback survey as rather than be sent along with the Newsletter, it's been publicized as a part of the cluttered mess that bothers me between press EVE icon->Play the game. I totally was ignoring it along with the rest of the stuff in the waiting room. Ugh


(I know that launchers are industry standard. 640 kb of memory also were Industry Standard (capitalized) for years. I surely would like to see the degree of the guy who figured that customers who want to use a piece of software, actually want to be kept waiting by another piece of software instead)

Roses are red / Violets are blue / I am an Alpha / And so it's you

Tippia
Sunshine and Lollipops
#13 - 2013-07-11 19:56:36 UTC
baltec1 wrote:
I have no idea how people are having so many issues...

Because it's a very brittle piece of software. My launcher flagged EVE as not an valid app after having run the first time… Lol
Ciyrine
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Caldari State
#14 - 2013-07-11 20:17:12 UTC
CCP Atropos wrote:
Ciyrine wrote:
Mine still doesnt work. It crashes so i have to use exe file. Which is great

Have you happened to file a bug report?


What for? There are entire topics about the launcher not working and to use the exe workaround.

Not to mention id rather not wait on a program to load so i can load the game.

Ive lost easily 10hrs updating, uninstalling, repairing the game trying to get launcher to work. Then searching on the web for workarounds. Finally i have the exe option so gave up the fight with the launcher. The other day i read if u reset the settings on the launcher it would work. So quickly before it crashed i did that. It worked that one time i did it. But next time i started the game the launcher crashed again. So im done.

Now ur a dev. If u think ur co workers arent aware theres a problem u have my permission to make an announcement at ur next staff meeting.
Ishtanchuk Fazmarai
#15 - 2013-07-11 20:18:51 UTC
Tippia wrote:
baltec1 wrote:
I have no idea how people are having so many issues...

Because it's a very brittle piece of software. My launcher flagged EVE as not an valid app after having run the first time… Lol


I laughed hard! LolLolLol

Roses are red / Violets are blue / I am an Alpha / And so it's you

Hannott Thanos
Notorious Legion
SCRUBS.
#16 - 2013-07-11 20:36:50 UTC
I'll jump on the "how do you people get so many problems?" bandwagon. Seriously though. How? Are you the guys still hanging onto windows XP SP 1 or something? Because up to date hw/sw are for casuals.

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Trudeaux Margaret
Fancypants Inc
#17 - 2013-07-11 20:41:21 UTC
As a Mac user, this is my first day of seeing this notorious launcher. The only problem I have with it is that I now have to quit the game entirely when switching between characters. I have two accounts and multiple characters on each, and it might make sense to have to quit the game to switch accounts. But it makes no sense at all to have to quit to change to a different character on the same account.


> anyone willing to give me like a 5 min politics crash course?

> grr goons, lowsec is full of elitist sh*s, all roads lead to the bittervet pl

Verunae Caseti
Viziam
Amarr Empire
#18 - 2013-07-11 20:41:56 UTC
Ciyrine wrote:
Ive lost easily 10hrs updating, uninstalling, repairing the game trying to get launcher to work.


Protip: Queue uninstalls and installs before you leave your machine. Then you don't lose any time.

Much better than sitting there staring at a progress bar for 10 hours.

Brilliance!
Arec Bardwin
#19 - 2013-07-11 20:43:40 UTC
baltec1 wrote:
I have no idea how people are having so many issues...
Seems just about right.
Ranger 1
Ranger Corp
Vae. Victis.
#20 - 2013-07-11 20:51:09 UTC
Trudeaux Margaret wrote:
As a Mac user, this is my first day of seeing this notorious launcher. The only problem I have with it is that I now have to quit the game entirely when switching between characters. I have two accounts and multiple characters on each, and it might make sense to have to quit the game to switch accounts. But it makes no sense at all to have to quit to change to a different character on the same account.



I believe that process is on the short list for incorporating, most likely in a way that is more powerful than before. However I haven't seen any ETA for the next series of enhancements.

Eventually the launcher should be able to do much, much more than the old log in screen/method was capable of... however in the meantime it does seem limited in comparison.

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