Originally Posted by 1Kurgan1
Expected this, the Beta test was too close to launch time, pretty sure they had already "gone gold" by the time the beta was running, so any fixes from the beta would have to be in a patch.
Thats why I have been playing WoW since 2005 and after BC came out that game has always run like crap for me with many different hardware configurations that are so far over Recommended Specs it isn't even funny? SCII may have had a great launch, but some of their other titles haven't so you can't base it on just that.
Considering Blizzard's future title delays I think basing it on SCII is just right for me as their future titles also have been delayed resulting into extended beta in their upcoming Diablo 3 which leads me to assume they are coming out with a trend. But then again we're not entirely sure whether it'll be coming out on consoles as well and that could change alot of things. To be quite honest Battlefield Bad Company 2 hasn't been perfect for me to this day, there are still random crashes and server kicks and my DLC kits even don't show up sometimes also they have an issue with my ATI card running with MSI Afterburner while I know this only effects a small amount of people, its quite frustrating for me to have my computer BSOD just because I forget to turn off the software. Fortunately though I didn't experience any of this in Battlefield 3 BETA and am still quite hopeful on what they're going to bring at launch, I don't expect much though as the only complaints I had in the beta are not being able to choose a squad and falling through a map lol.
Originally Posted by NC37
ZOMG you didn't just go there. Shall I start with a whole essay on how broken every expansion has been at their launch, or just go right to the fail that is Cataclysm? Blizzard is not perfectionists. I've been in their betas and seen their products at launch. They are very far from perfectionists. They've gotten a perception of quality from their older releases which were quality games.
I'm not surprised by DICE here, or any other dev that needs to do this. You will always find more bugs even after you get the game in printing. In this day and age, this is just a given. Specially since it is relatively easy to patch titles.
Uh are you speaking of game bugs or game balances? because so far there may have been a raid boss or two that were "Glitched" but I've grinded through a tonne of MMOs and they don't really compare stability wise. I wasn't referring to MMOs anyway as they have to manage a whole in-game world, not just a couple of in-game maps and performance issues.