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  • When does the next update come?

    Hi Guys!

    I was wondering eventually when the normal release of the game will be updated. We have seen at least 4-5 patches to beta but not a single fix to the normal version in past few weeks.

    There are these small bugs like warning message, I do not get why they did not fix it till now?

  • #2
    That is incorrect. We are looking to roll out the update for the live build in the next few weeks after we finalize some of the current items in the beta.

    The reason we haven't pushed an update for the live build yet is because we did not want users to have to update multiple times with a several gig patch within a short period of time.
    Pretty, what do we blow up first? - Myn Donos

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Yoshiro View Post
      That is incorrect. We are looking to roll out the update for the live build in the next few weeks after we finalize some of the current items in the beta.

      The reason we haven't pushed an update for the live build yet is because we did not want users to have to update multiple times with a several gig patch within a short period of time.
      Why do you think users would'nt prefer the idea of updating the game more frequently when they are left with these small bugs which ruin the game experience?

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      • #4
        Take a look at the Dungeon Defender forums. There are many people who can't afford to download multiple gigs several times a month, let alone possible once or more per week.

        We will be able to use the new steam patching system soon that should greatly reduce our update size, but until then we can't update as much as we would like.
        Pretty, what do we blow up first? - Myn Donos

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        • #5
          Originally posted by R3bel View Post
          Why do you think users would'nt prefer the idea of updating the game more frequently when they are left with these small bugs which ruin the game experience?
          many users have already stated on these forums that they do not like high-frequency updates/ patches, often due to download limits etc.

          Some people like regular updates, other people prefer less frequent, but more substantial updates.

          TWI are not able to please everybody.

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          • #6
            Thanks for the update Yoshi, my clan was starting to get dismayed.

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            • #7
              Ok, I see... if you can justify your decision then I also agree with it (even though I dont belong to the group who don't like frequent updates)

              thank you for feedback!

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Yoshiro View Post
                The reason we haven't pushed an update for the live build yet is because we did not want users to have to update multiple times with a several gig patch within a short period of time.
                As much as it pains me to wait I really do appreciate this
                [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

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                • #9
                  New Steam patching system you say......shiny.

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                  • #10
                    Cheers for the explanation, Yosh.
                    [CENTER][SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

                    Blame deuteranopia every time. [/CENTER]

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                    • #11
                      If you were to join the beta, you would get these updates to try out, yes?

                      I would rather get beta updates than real game updates that have problems not found in beta.
                      [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

                      Actual join date - [I]an original Ostfronter[/I].

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Yoshiro View Post
                        Take a look at the Dungeon Defender forums. There are many people who can't afford to download multiple gigs several times a month, let alone possible once or more per week.

                        We will be able to use the new steam patching system soon that should greatly reduce our update size, but until then we can't update as much as we would like.
                        dude, the type of people who play dungeon defender are the type of people who have treadmill powered routers ...
                        ---RO Classic Mode No.1 Supporter---

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Sah. View Post
                          dude, the type of people who play dungeon defender are the type of people who have treadmill powered routers ...
                          Why do I get the idea that you have no idea what you're talking about?

                          It has nothing to do with routers, it has to do with the rediculous bandwidth restrictions ISP's in some countries enforce. Most of you enjoy an almost unlimited amount of gigabyte to download each month, with only a vague fair use policy to worry about.

                          Some get only a limited amount of gigabytes to download each month. Thus making downloading patches of several gigabyte very costly.
                          Last edited by Icey_Pain; 04-29-2012, 08:57 AM.

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                          • #14
                            Wonder if they will fix that bug where people keep shooting me?
                            The player formerly known as "vH69/Punchdrunk"

                            [2Fjg]Pieslicer

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by punchdrunk View Post
                              Wonder if they will fix that bug where people keep shooting me?
                              Its still there...

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