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Re: Seriously who writes the patch notes?

by Poodleinacan
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Seriously who writes the patch notes?

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    Why do you insist on writing all this nonsense rather than just stating what's been fixed? I don't care about all this kooky wacky * with enchanted arrows getting mixed in, I literally couldn't care less, just tell me plainly and clearly what you've fixed.

    Oh, and also, if you're going to release an update with all this nonsense in the patch notes can you at least make it benign rather than forcibly taking me offline? I've restarted origin like 30 times and it still keeps popping up with 'You're in Offline Mode, Restart now to get the latest version' like seriously what kind of whack job are you doing to host the service this badly?

 

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Re: Seriously who writes the patch notes?

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Thanks for your feedback @TacticalBazza.

 

Personally, I like that the patch notes aren't just a mountain of technical jargon and that someone has gone to the effort to make it a little fun. 


Darko

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@TacticalBazza 

 

I agree we could do a better job of highlighting changes per client update. It's something we're actively looking into now - so thank you for taking the time to post your feedback.

--Tom

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Re: Seriously who writes the patch notes?

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Yeah, I find them kinda entertaining.
Coders gotta some fun one way or the other, no?
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@Poodleinacan 

 

While I'm glad to hear they are entertaining, per @TacticalBazza it means we can strike a better balance between fun and informative.

--Tom

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They're not even clever. They sound like they were written by a 12 year old, and make it so much more time-consuming to see what was actually changed. 

 

I'm also getting the endless "restart to update" messages. Has anyone posted a fix for this?

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It's just a bit of fun @jackrusselltime and as @EA_Tom said we will pass any feedback on.

 

If you are having an issue then let us know the details of what is occurring and we will do what we can to help.


Darko

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