Let's begin with the very first thing I notice upon starting up a fresh install of SoA:
difficulty, I step into the room with the lightning machine in Irenicus Chateau. Lightning bolt fires. It takes Imoen down to near-death in one shot. Why? Because someone
thought it would be funny to have lightning bolts bounce off walls without actually playing the game to consider the ramifications of such a stupid decision. Good job.
But let's set that aside, shall we? That's peanuts compared to what you guys really
busted with this patch. I can no longer hear sound when right-clicking any monster. Not the jailkeeper golem, mephits, Aataqah the Genie, goblins, nothing. None of them produce any sound whatsoever. And yet NPCs like Minsc and Jahiera still work. ....I don't get it. It pretty much ruins the entire game for me and after spending hours
of painstaking reading, research, downloading, installing, testing...getting my mod order setup to absolute perfection. I've pretty much completely lost any interest, whatsoever in playing.
You guys. Had over 5 months. To playtest this utter insult of a patch out. Yet you couldn't even pickup on the most basic of glitches? Really?
I wrote a mod for an old 1991 DOS RPG in about 6 months, fixing virtually every single bug in the entire
game, alone, with only one year of high school-level knowledge in Java, and knowing nothing whatsoever about their programming language. I found the tools, decompiled the language, studied the methods and variables, reproduced the bugs, developed the patch, tested it thoroughly..devoutly over several character builds to ensure that every single thing worked as intended. That was me being lazy
. I could've done it in 3 months, had I devoted full time to this project instead of just for fun.
What did you do, Beamdog? Grace us with Trent Oster RPing a barbarian in bed? ...Oh. Must be nice, slacking on your projects. Coming up with excuses. Dumping half-finished work on the consumers you seem to despise.
I was honestly prepared to give you guys some
deserved praise this time around: You finally got off your sedentary rocks and fixed the bug where importing dual-classed characters was cutting their HP in half. Congrats! It only took you, pfft..what? S_E_V_E_N yEArS
, but hey, you got it done. Should I expect the right-click sound not playing bug to be fixed sometime within the next decade, as well? Please, grace me with a response. I sooo
do look forward to hearing what went wrong this time around!