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PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2016 10:39 am 
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I'm asking this mostly out of curiosity because I don't know a thing about game development, but also out of annoyance - why has there been no patch in so long?
I know darkgod was on vacation for some time, but why did we not get a patch with the bug fixes that were done by then? What's the point behind holding back on releasing fixes and already finished content?

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2016 7:47 pm 
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Because the next patch is a major version and it's not ready yet :wink: DG likes to release substantial patches.
And we had a small bugfix patch literally 2 days ago.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2016 9:38 pm 
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Sheila wrote:
DG likes to release substantial patches.
And we had a small bugfix patch literally 2 days ago.

I'd (and I know of a bunch of other people) much prefer more frequent, smaller updates than one huge update. For example the first Halfling racial not working on steampowers was fixed in June (according to darkgod), yet that fix has not been added to the main client.
Also, that patch literally didn't include any game-affecting fixes.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2016 12:38 pm 
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last time i checked, launcher was laggy as f***, and completely unusable, so i have to move things manually.
so, i sort of appreciate not having to do that for every single small thing.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2016 4:30 pm 
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Radon26 wrote:
last time i checked, launcher was laggy as f***, and completely unusable, so i have to move things manually.
so, i sort of appreciate not having to do that for every single small thing.

Nobody forces you to update the client you play on. If it's "such a big deal", then just wait a few patches. Your point makes literally no sense - either you don't update and then you've got what you've got right now, or you do and then you've got a better, not so stagnant experience

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2016 12:47 pm 
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As other have said, major releases contain much stuff. I try to keep patch releases in sync with fixes of the main branch but sometimes I:
- deem them too potentially dangerous to risk breaking saves
- deem them too untested
- forget

As for frequent releases; the process is very cumbersome, both for me, players, stores. Nothing prevents you from trying the master branch on git though; hell I love that as I can get testing on stuff not released yet :)

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2016 1:40 pm 
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darkgod wrote:
Nothing prevents you from trying the master branch on git though; hell I love that as I can get testing on stuff not released yet :)

How does one do that?

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2017 8:52 am 
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Cold we maybe get a summary of majorish changes\additions coming with 1.5, for those of us too lazy\stupid to look through git?


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2017 9:35 am 
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I'm pretty sure that is how the change list is made.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2017 11:14 am 
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You'll get it when it's time.

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