What?!?! The beta is still going on and the game has gone Gold Master?!?! Thanks for the System Link Ubisoft, but I and my family will have to hold off on this one. We will not knowingly purchase a game that needs to be patched (fixed) at launch.
i still think this need loads of work november 13th would be a fantastic date for them 2 bring this out imho
You do know when you buy a game, there should not be an update (fix) unless it was deemed Gold Master too early (i.e. the code was not complete). Ubisoft is still beta testing the game, yet it has achieved Gold Master status, meaning it is bug free, but the beta players are still reporting bugs.
No need to be condescending when answering someone's response to the thread topic. Online, as stated in my previous post is not the point of contention. It is the issue of offline multiplayer that has brought about our concerns.
In nearly any other industry, selling a product with unreported, known issues is a grave offense of the business ethic. Imagine the car manufacturing industry announcing the production of a car, with its current release date a mere week or two away, but in the same breath they announce that they are still in the process of testing its safety. Or what if the book industry sold novels to the public, while the original manuscripts were still processing through the editors.
Would anyone think to purchase, let alone drive, a car under such cir****tances? Would they trust the manufacturer if the car dealer said the updated parts would be ready to be installed on the release date, but more "fixes" would probably follow. What about the novel? Would readers be happy with an unedited book if they were promised that, at later periods, corrected pages would be E-mailed to them at no extra charge?
These are obviously examples of poor business practices. Our family has made gaming a hobby for two decades now. It is just very sad to see the state in which we are finding the current generation of video game entertainment.
Last edited by RidgetopMum; 05-16-2012 at 05:45 AM.
The beta is an old build since the game just went gold.
Not that the game will be bug free (none ever will and i don't know why you expect a bug free game), but Ubi will fix Most bugs sooner or later.
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If the game has gone Gold Master then the beta would be from an old build. I read that in the Q&A, as well. But they also said that the beta players are reporting bugs that they already knew about, yet they've had to release three patches to fix previously known bugs. Shouldn't the beta already have had the previously known bugs removed so that the data they receive from the beta players is not redundant and time-wasting?
For those of us that don't go online, buying a game with bugs that the developer is aware of, but chooses not to tell the general public, is the cause of concern. Your "old build" argument is irrelevant, to say the least. The game has gone Gold Master, and yet it has not been thoroughly debugged, as can be attested to by the continued beta testing. Why is it unreasonable for a consumer to expect to receive a properly functioning and sound product when an item is originally purchased?
Try to apply your same logic (reasoning) to nearly every other product on the market. Most manufacturers of consumer goods would be out of business in no time at all were they to conduct themselves in this manner. It is a very sad testament to the times when people are defending these practices.