The Lord of the Rings: The Battle For Middle-earth Website
has a status report on the upcoming version 1.2 patch for the Tolkien-inspired
real-time strategy game. The post offers an updated list of changes planned for
the patch, along with the following explanation for its tardiness:
1.02 has seen an unexpected rollercoaster ride of events. I would know first
hand since I sit with the The Battle for Middle-earth (BFME) development team.
Unfortunately, in the technical world, I’ve learned that nothing is ever a sure
bet. In other words, always expect the unexpected!
Delaying the 1.02 patch further into April was definitely not our intent. As can
be the case, we hit some technical bumps that were causing the game to shutdown.
After implementing all of the balance changes, technical fixes, the “code
matrix” (as I like to refer to as the inner-workings of the game) started
producing some ugly errors. We found ourselves in a position we didn’t expect to
be in at this time and the team is working on getting the patch back on track.
Our confidence level is high that you will have the 1.02 patch in late April.