jeraldjunkmail wrote:"It's a state of affairs, and all the fresh air in the world won't do a damned thing to fix it"!" But yeah, I was reffering tot he fact that Lanthius just seemed to make assumptions about other people, than when corrected made further false assumptions. At any rate, I do give Wargame EE credit for being a fairly decent product. My angst with Eugen lies squarely with RUSE, and what it SHOULD have been. The way I see it, is that I am going to give them this one last kick at the cat to make things right between me, the paying customer, and them the contracted developer (if by no other contract than a social contract). So far I am happy. But will reevaluate that in a month or so. If I feel like I am a lab rat by than, than no more money for Eugen, ever.
TrooperCooper wrote:Do it like I usually do (WGEE was an exception to this): buy games about a year after the release for about 10 bucks a piece. By that time they are usually patched out to pretty polished state and have a lot of nice mods. At the same time you are also not forced to use top-notch hardware and can safe a lot of money on that end, too.
OpusTheFowl wrote:I also go back as far as jeraldjunkmail and do remember when games shipped much more stable, mainly for the reasons he stated. But once modems became common in the late 80's and you could patch from BBSs, things changed. Small at first but Pandora's box was opened.
But as it's been about 15 years of the "public test group", I learned long ago to just accept the fact that there will be patches and initial launches will never be perfect. Things change and I'd say that in this example, it's neither better or worse...just different.
Bastables wrote:Rose tinted glasses much?
OpusTheFowl wrote:Bastables wrote:Rose tinted glasses much?
LOL...you really should read the whole thread and see who/what I was replying to least you look a bit silly...
OpusTheFowl wrote:Ok..you want to keep going with this.....sure...
"and do remember when games shipped much more stable"
Do you see ANYWHERE that I say that bugs did not exist? "Much more" is NOT a statement of absolutes in the English language so why you interpreted it that way is a bit of a mystery. They did exist. To be very clear to you, all I said was there was a change when the easy of distributing fixes became common to the degree where BBS numbers were shipped with manuals.
The very fact that I state that I think it's neither better or worse should have given you a clue that I wasn't looking at the past in a favorable light.
So right back at you. Nice irreverent story as I never said game breaking bugs DIDN'T existed prior to BBS.
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