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Captain_Underpants53 #1 Posted 14 January 2019 - 11:37 PM

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Well, the Great Christmas Patch of 2018 has less than 48 hours to go.  Questions remain.

 

Will the bugs remain behind?  Will they honor their promise that the XP-55 and Vampire op orders will not expire?  Will we ever forget this debacle?

 

But, most importantly, will this patch live on in infamy as the worst ever?

 

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Glad

to say but this patch has been smooth for me.. Sometimes ill get a blackscreen or a delay in game play.. Not all that bad for me.. 



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its only worse ever if your a joystick user.

I had disconnect problems on one night. And a black screen. Same night.

Otherwise its all been working as intended.


Too bad i didnt play enough to grab that tier 9 plane with a 9 point pilot. 

... that could be worth some money to me.

 


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View PostCaptain_Underpants53, on 14 January 2019 - 06:37 PM, said:

Well, the Great Christmas Patch of 2018 has less than 48 hours to go.  Questions remain.

 

Will the bugs remain behind?  Will they honor their promise that the XP-55 and Vampire op orders will not expire?  Will we ever forget this debacle?

 

But, most importantly, will this patch live on in infamy as the worst ever?

 

:amazed::unsure::facepalm:

 

Hi Cap, what time exactly does the GCP expire, Cdn EST or UTI?  I want the Typhoon pilot before WG yanks it.

 

Will the bugs remain?  These aren't mere bugs my friend, they are cockroaches that will never be completely gotten rid of.  These bugs will be around when the last human on the planet has turned to dust and the remaining robots will tell legendary stories about the unbelievable things humans used to do with their mythical ancestral computers.  :facepalm:

 

I'm lackadasically working on the Vampire on the premise that they will screw us over yet again.  If it stays, maybe I'll put some effort into it.  I'd like to have both, truth be told, but we'll see.

 

I don't think this is the worst ever patch. For my money (well it was my money, it's theirs now) it was 2.0.5, done in broad daylight.  That's the Pearl Harbour of patches as far as I'm concerned, but this one is a very close second.  One's mind boggles.

 

I finally had to switch back to mouse and board since my stick went to H**l and I put the fire button on the 2 side button (no trigger y'all understand) and got an RSI on my right thumb from using it.  I have to say it's kinda nice to see the bottom of the plane for a change and being able to use the free camera...erm...freely.  The change in the game style is kinda nice, actually.

 

If the upcoming patch repairs the ills of the stick, I'll be pleasantly surprised and I'll probably bounce between the two from now on.

 

I keep playing this game for the same reason I used to go to work day after day, namely to see what could possibly top the last debacle.  Seriously.  Never been disappointed in either case.

P.T. Barnum was right.

 

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Chuck_norris10 #5 Posted 15 January 2019 - 01:09 AM

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This bug is about equal to the server problem they had maybe 2 years ago with major rubber banding etc.Actually it's identical but they had everyone d.loading ping plotter because they would not acknowledge it was on their end.

 

 


 

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clear your cache..... LOL...



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View PostDrunkenstyle, on 14 January 2019 - 08:12 PM, said:

clear your cache..... LOL...

 

Don't have to, they cleared my cash for me.  Wait a minute....:trollface:

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BB3_Oregon_Steel #8 Posted 15 January 2019 - 02:03 AM

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Ok, 

 

I've had some frustrating moments.  Essentially the system goes wonky and your plane is stuck like glue in air, able to turn and shoot but not able to move, like a UFO stuck in flypaper.  Sometimes I can aim and hit things while stuck, other times I can aim, have flashes appear on the other stationary aircraft but cause no damage and I've even had occasions where my plane can electric slide inside of a mountain and I can look at what a gnome's view might be of an air battle. 

 

Sometimes the screen will go black but I guess I'm still flying because I will eventually smash into something or something will shoot me down and I'll be sent back to respawn into a new black screen or start flying to once again be stuck in UFO flypaper or start electric sliding into stuffs.  There's also the semi-active wonkiness wherein you can aim and shoot at aircraft, have the little flashy things appear, but cause absolutely no damage but, you can shoot your machine guns at ground targets (not the cannons, just the machine guns) and you can damage those until someone shoots you down and you can respawn, often into a black screen crash into something view or possibly the aforementioned UFO flypaper view or, maybe, if you're really lucky, you can again shoot at airplanes until you start the electric slide or the whole flypaper thingee. 

 

I also learned that once the game goes wonky, it's going to stay that way so the only solution is to hit the exit button and go do something else for a good long while. 

 

Of course, I don't fly with a joystick, I do it with a mouse and keyboard so I guess I side stepped that little bit of fun.  

 

Otherwise everything worked just fine. :great:

 

Did it cause me some frustration, yes it certainly did.  The game seems to become unplayable far more frequently than it should.  I mean, every large game system has it's gremlins but WOWP's seems to have way more than it's fair share, which is kind of surprising to be honest.  I mean, if you can handle 10's of millions of users in WOT and millions of users in WOWS, you should have the stuffs necessary to make at game work for thousands of users in WOWP's.  

 

So I don't have any idea whether what I've described are native to this particular patch or whether they are just continuations on the same old stuff that I'm just encountering but honestly WG, get your act together and deal with this.  You're trying to drag this game back from the land of the dead and ticking off players over stuff like this is not exactly helping with that.  

 

That being said, I thought the holiday events were great as were the Santa Bags so full points there, but that just kind of contrasts where the frustration can land.  There were times when I was all ready to earn some candy canes but had to stop for the day because I simply couldn't get into a game with any assurance that one of the several above issues would force me to go off and do something else. I could have and was willing to invest some real time in game, but essentially these technical glitches limited and shortened that time. 

 

I kind of look at this as a golden opportunity lost by all of you at WG.  You had a great event, the whole holiday atmosphere thing was totally there.  This should have been a slam dunk win for WOWPs but a lot of what you could have gained was left on the floor because you couldn't pull your technical issues together enough to keep the game up and consistently running. 

 

You need to develop new content if you want to keep moving forward, but you really need to invest in making sure your game works so that players, such as myself, who are willing to give you a second chance, don't end up bailing and playing something else instead. 

 

 


Edited by BB3_Oregon_Steel, 15 January 2019 - 02:13 AM.

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View PostBB3_Oregon_Steel, on 14 January 2019 - 07:03 PM, said:

Ok, 

 

I've had some frustrating moments.  Essentially the system goes wonky and your plane is stuck in glue in air, able to turn and shoot but not able to move, like a UFO stuck in flypaper.  Sometimes I can aim and hit things, other times I can aim, have flashes appear on the other stationary aircraft but cause no damage and I've even had occassions where my plane can electric slide inside of a mountain and I can look at what a gnome's view might be of an air battle.  Sometimes the screen will go black but I guess I'm still flying because I will eventually smash into something or something will shoot me down and I'll be sent back to respawn into a new black screen or start flying to once again be stuck in UFO flypaper or start electric sliding into stuffs.  There's also the semi-active wonkiness wherein you can aim and shoot at aircraft, have the little flashy things appear, but cause absolutely no damage but, you can shoot your machine guns at ground targets (not the cannons, just the machine guns) and you can damage those until someone shoots you down and you can respawn, often into a black screen crash into something view or possibly the aforementioned UFO flypaper view or, maybe, if you're really lucky, you can again shoot at airplanes until you start the electric slide of the whole flypaper thingee. 

 

I also learned that once the game goes wonky, it's going to stay that way so the only solution is to hit the exit button and go do something else for a good long while. 

 

Of course, I don't fly with a joystick, I do it with a mouse and keyboard so I guess I side stepped that little bit of fun.  

Otherwise everything worked just fine. :great:

 

Did it cause me some frustration, yes it certainly did.  The game seems to become unplayable for far more frequently than it should.  I mean, every large game system has it's gremlins but WOWP's seems to have way more than it's fair share, which is kind of surprising to be honest.  I mean, if you can handle 10's of millions of users is WOT and millions of users in WOWS, you should have the stuffs necessary to make at game work for thousands of users.  

 

So I don't have any idea whether what I've described are native to this particular patch or whether they are just continuations on the same old stuff that I'm just encountering but honestly WG, get your act together and deal with this.  You're trying to drag this game back from the land of the dead and ticking off players over stuff like this is not exactly helping with that.  

 

That being said, I thought the holiday events were great as were the Santa Bags so full points there, but that just kind of contrasts where the frustration can land.  There were times when I was all ready to earn some candy canes but had to stop for the day because I simply couldn't get into a game with any assurance that one of the several above issues would force me to go off and do something else. I could have and was willing to invest some real time in game, but essentially these technical glitches limited and shortened that time. 

 

I kind of look at this as a golden opportunity lost by all of you at WG.  You had a great event, the whole holiday atmosphere thing was totally there.  This should have been a slam dunk win for WOWPs but a lot of what you could have gained was left on the floor because you couldn't pull your technical issues together enough to keep the game up and consistently running. 

 

You need to develop new content if you want to keep moving forward, but you really need to invest in making sure your game works so that players, such as myself, who are willing to give you a second chance, don't end up bailing and playing something else instead. 

 

 

 

I dont think their servers could handle all the new content and people just like a few other times.

If so dont expect a fix for a loooong time because one thing this company will never do is upgrade them to handle peak traffic that only happens during an event.

If they start asking everyone to d.load pingplotter again then you will know it's gonna be a long one.


 

 


 

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View PostChuck_norris10, on 14 January 2019 - 06:11 PM, said:

 

I dont think their servers could handle all the new content and people just like a few other times.

If so dont expect a fix for a loooong time because one thing this company will never do is upgrade them to handle peak traffic that only happens during an event.

If they start asking everyone to d.load pingplotter again then you will know it's gonna be a long one.

 

Well then, that becomes a problem. 

 

When I first started playing WG's products, I first dipped my toes into World of Tanks but I didn't stay there all that long.  Essentially at that time, WG had a lot of upper tier players and not nearly as many lower tiered players so if you went into the que with a T1 or T2 tank what would typically happen is you'd be in the que for 15 minutes and then the matchmaker would kick you out and you'd have to start all over again.  You could spend 45 minutes or more just to get your little T1 into battle so you could be one shot by a more experienced player and have to do it all over again. 

 

WOT's had a capacity problem which they didn't resolve until much later so I eventually chose WOWS as my main game at least partly because I could actually get into a battle within a reasonable time and play enough to actually get the skills to advance. 

 

Today WOWP's is my second game because I like the changes made with ver 2.0 and I've seen enough investment in the system by WG that leads me to believe that the platform is not dead and that my investment in time here is not wasted.  However, this platform is never going to become even close to being a competitive draw for my time with WOWS  as long as technical issues are common place enough to force me off the platform as often as they do today.   

 

And I'm one of the lucky ones.  If WOWP's goes wonky, I have plenty of red ships that are demanding to be sunk in WOWS so I can switch over and not just be wasting the time I have for gaming on a dysfunctional platform.  On the other hand, if I'm here because I have a driving urge to be the terror of the skies and I could care less about those floaty things on the water or those boxes with tracks on the land, then stuff like this would likely be enough for me to bail on the game and go flying somewhere else.

 

So WG, I guess the question is, do you want to be the system that aces of the sky are just dying to be in or do you want to be no more than you are today, a really glitchy platform which only the masochistic diehards and casual part time players who have other alternatives will tolerate.


Edited by BB3_Oregon_Steel, 15 January 2019 - 02:32 AM.

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View PostDeltavee, on 14 January 2019 - 08:08 PM, said:

 

Hi Cap, what time exactly does the GCP expire, Cdn EST or UTI?  I want the Typhoon pilot before WG yanks it.

 

Will the bugs remain?  These aren't mere bugs my friend, they are cockroaches that will never be completely gotten rid of.  These bugs will be around when the last human on the planet has turned to dust and the remaining robots will tell legendary stories about the unbelievable things humans used to do with their mythical ancestral computers.  :facepalm:

 

I'm lackadasically working on the Vampire on the premise that they will screw us over yet again.  If it stays, maybe I'll put some effort into it.  I'd like to have both, truth be told, but we'll see.

 

I don't think this is the worst ever patch. For my money (well it was my money, it's theirs now) it was 2.0.5, done in broad daylight.  That's the Pearl Harbour of patches as far as I'm concerned, but this one is a very close second.  One's mind boggles.

 

I finally had to switch back to mouse and board since my stick went to H**l and I put the fire button on the 2 side button (no trigger y'all understand) and got an RSI on my right thumb from using it.  I have to say it's kinda nice to see the bottom of the plane for a change and being able to use the free camera...erm...freely.  The change in the game style is kinda nice, actually.

 

If the upcoming patch repairs the ills of the stick, I'll be pleasantly surprised and I'll probably bounce between the two from now on.

 

I keep playing this game for the same reason I used to go to work day after day, namely to see what could possibly top the last debacle.  Seriously.  Never been disappointed in either case.

P.T. Barnum was right.

 

Cheers

 

1800 EST or Daylight or whatever we got going on now.

 


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Captain_Underpants53 #12 Posted 15 January 2019 - 03:17 AM

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View PostDeltavee, on 14 January 2019 - 08:20 PM, said:

 

Don't have to, they cleared my cash for me.  Wait a minute....:trollface:

 

LOL

 

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Captain_Underpants53 #13 Posted 15 January 2019 - 03:22 AM

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Someday a truly competitive flying combat game will come along.  Guess where we will all go?
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El_Mulo #14 Posted 15 January 2019 - 03:47 AM

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I m from Argentina but I wish a compettive US company buy this game and take it to where it deserves.

And that MUST happens before that  truly competitive flying combat game appear and we have to begin again from zero.

 


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View PostCaptain_Underpants53, on 14 January 2019 - 10:22 PM, said:

Someday a truly competitive flying combat game will come along.  Guess where we will all go?

 

There will be a thunderclap when the vacuum fills in.  :teethhappy:

 

Thanks for the time ref, Cap.


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Hope the js bug is fixed by friday when i get home from my 20 day shift here in the bush building ice roads.

 

 


 

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View PostwylleEcoyote, on 15 January 2019 - 01:07 AM, said:

Too bad i didnt play enough to grab that tier 9 plane with a 9 point pilot. 


... that could be worth some money to me.

 

Yeah, still in doubt about that ; I've come so close and maybe would have gotten it without THE bug. Might still get the plane with 2 evenings to go ...

But it really bugs me to pay these dipshits for anything at all at the moment.

 


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View PostGonerNL, on 15 January 2019 - 10:31 AM, said:

 

Yeah, still in doubt about that ; I've come so close and maybe would have gotten it without THE bug. Might still get the plane with 2 evenings to go ...

But it really bugs me to pay these dipshits for anything at all at the moment.

 

 

You have 31+ hours as of right now.  Good luck bud!

 

DOH!  20 + hours.

 

And I was a math genius in school!  But then they had to throw in that adding and subtracting stuff.  Oh, well.

 

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I'm just waiting for hammy to start a new topic about the devs focusing on him in battles.:)

 

 


 

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LOL

 

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