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Kyleran said:Old smoke and mirrors trick. Doesn't matter if they have a list of items to complete, what needs to be added is when do they project each task / all tasks to be done.
I told Mark long ago I don't care how busy they've been, nor how many tasks remain, tell me when you believe they'll be done.
The ability system had to be re-written but not because of the design (it remained pretty much the same as the first iteration afaik), rather because CSE needed something more performant and versatile for the kind of gameplay they envisioned. I think that they've never blamed anyone specifically for this though. I guess CSE has its share of responsibility in the entire refactor of this system since they're supposed to oversee the work of the developers and if they figured out something went wrong only years later then visibly something went wrong on this side too. Overall though I believe that refactoring a major system isn't something uncommon in video games, especially in MMO, so maybe it was more or less inevitable and they had to go through all this.Gynthazi said:For those that don't know, they DID run into massive design issues. A lot of code had to get scrapped and re-written [...]
Agreed. Hopefully they will continue to refrain from announcing a date (or hinting that it's coming "soon"). Actually I think that "soon" should be banned from CSE vocabulary.meddyck said:They should just be quiet about dates and should only report progress that is being made on the game until they have an actual firm date to report.