Ok, this is a rant that I expect to be ignored. I'm just flabbergasted by the unrealistic expectations that many in this forum have, and at their implications that Overhaul has done anything but bust their humps to turn out the best experience they could. So, here’s a bit of perspective…
I work in critical embedded software, where software bugs can mean lost lives. A development team of 10-15 can turn out about 30,000 lines of certified code.
In 24-30 months.
For one customer.
On one hardware platform.
So, yeah…no one is going to die if BGEE crashes. But my best guess is that there is about a team of 6, doing development on a code base 2-3 orders of magnitude larger, trying to get it working on 4 or 5 different operating system platforms, with a nearly infinite diversity of configurations. To expect a bug-free, flawless roll out under these conditions is near insanity.
And in spite of the endless abuse heaped upon them, Overhaul continues to work feverishly to improve the game, introduce options to satisfy conflicting feature requests. On top of it all, they continue to show a positive attitude and communicate much more clearly and openly than I’ve ever seen any game company do.
Thanks, Overhaul. Please remember that for every raving idiot, there are many more of us who love the work that you’ve done, and look forward to the new and exciting features you hope to deliver in the months and years to come!