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The Old Republic Bug Fix Plans

This update from BioWare's James Ohlen discusses bugs in Star Wars: The Old Republic, reassuring players of the MMORPG that they plan constant updates as well as fixes for emergencies with the game (thanks Massively). Word is:

Almost every week we will be releasing a new patch. These weekly patches are almost entirely focused on bug fixes, minor balance changes and fixing any exploits in the game. These issues are the highest priority items at the studio. They are reviewed by senior leadership on a daily basis. Bug fixes usually take longer than a week to get into the game because we need to fix the issue and then test the fix. Some bugs take longer than that because of the complexity of the issue.

There are issues that we will fix immediately. These are rare and not every issue can be fixed in this manner. We usually reserve these "emergency fixes" for bugs that are stopping players from playing the game or to exploits that could unbalance the entire game if not corrected.

Any game as big and as complex as The Old Republic will have bugs. We’re working as hard as we can to find, fix, test and patch the game to eliminate as many of them as possible.

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7. Re: The Old Republic Bug Fix Plans Jan 5, 2012, 00:19 Sepharo
 
Acleacius wrote on Jan 4, 2012, 23:07:
jdreyer wrote on Jan 4, 2012, 20:31:
Sounds like a typical fix, test, and patch approach. Once you get a million people into your app, no matter how much QA you did, there will be more bugs found. Bravo to BioWare for being transparent about their process.
I'm confused, we're cheering bioeaware for doing patching? Afik every paying and most f2p mmogs patch once a week.

He did say it was typical. It's the plain and clear explanation that's commendable. Hotfixes are rare, patches will be nearly weekly.
 
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