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Someone call an exterminator… We have Bugs!!! – UPDATED

So… As anyone who even remotely follows the SWTOR News as much as I do, you would know that Patch 2.4: The Dread War was slated to go LIVE on October 1st, 2013. I’ve been looking forward to 2.4 for quite some time, as it brings with it PvP Arenas, new gear, 2 new operations, new daily areas, and a slew of other random things. New content is always fun to experience, and as an end-game raider I love the gearing/min-maxing game, and I’ve been doing a LOT more PvP lately on my Operative healer, so I’ve been saving all of her commendations to be able to finally dump my PvE gear and buy a full set of Conqueror.

Finally, the wait was over…. Monday was dripping with anticipation waiting for Patch Notes to get posted.

But lo and behold, whilst waiting with bated breath for those wonderful Patch notes, the unthinkable happened: Bioware Broke The Game.

I logged onto the official forums to check on the patch notes status, and this is what I was greeted with:

 

Apparently….. What happened, was that mid-day Bioware accidentally live-applied Patch 2.4 to the servers. When that happened, it kicked everyone off their servers, and when they went to log back in, immediately started downloading the 2.4 patch. However, this was entirely unintended, and was quite quickly rectified. HOWEVER, that meant that anyone that had already started the download/patch, was effectively locked out of the game until the full patch went live. The forums really went berserk at this point…

 

At that point, the immediate crisis was over, however there were still a LOT of players who were affected by this issue, and were effectively locked out of the game on Monday night. I am sure in the grand scheme of things, that’s not an earth-shattering problem, but only someone who wasn’t affected by it would say that.

That brings us to TODAY! It’s Patch Day! HOOORAY 2.4 and loads of new content!

Maintenance appeared to have gone off without a hitch, and everyone started downloading the new patch and get ready to hit the new content with zeal. The PvPers starting queue’ing for arenas, the progression guilds started working on Dread Fortress…..

And then the bugs started rolling in.

Dread Palace is UNCLEARABLE:

(For anyone who doesn’t know, this was an identified bug almost TWO MONTHS ago on the PTS, and somehow, it never got addressed and went LIVE this way.)

Incorrect Skill Animations:

GTN Preview is Broken:

Smuggler Conqueror Professional Gear is MISSING:

The “Whatup” emote that was ‘fixed’ in the patch notes? Nope. Not fixed:

Lastly (for now) – Complaints because the PvE/PvP gear on the PTS was listed as “Placeholders” and went Live without change, and there is anger… much nerdrage.

 

To be perfectly honest… I’m still really looking forward to getting home tonight, spending some time with my kids, and getting into SWTOR to check out all the new content after they go to bed. I’ve been anticipating this patch for weeks now, and I still have a good bit of my previous anticipatory joy. But I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t diminished a bit, if not ONLY for the fact, that I know that the 16-man raid my guild has planned for this evening, to go through Dread Fortress, is doomed to fail because we can’t clear it due to bugs.

Let’s hope that the devs at Bioware are able to quickly and effectively resolve these issues, for the sake of the game and the playerbase.

 

UPDATE: October 2nd, 2013

And sadly, the list of bugs from Patch 2.4 is getting longer. I’m actually starting to feel bad for the Bioware devs…. They are people too, and I’d be willing to bet they are working some seriously long hours away from their families to keep the playerbase from losing it’s youknowhat.

People still having issues from the “accidental patch”

 The Oricon Operations Story is bugged, and is not progressing:

 PvP commendations for matches have been substantially reduced, some people are even seeing ZERO coms for losses.

 Qyzen is a Chatty Cathy:

 Even the Patch Notes Heading was wrong /facepalm:

 Reputation weapons missing from vendors:

 Isotope-5 is missing from all vendors:

 

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4 comments

  1. Hey all! Yeah that unintended patch is sorta hilarious. Thankfully I wasn’t on at that time so I wasn’t affected, but I can only imagine how I would feel if I had to re-install the entire game. I am curious to know how that even happened. I know nothing about game development and patching and things of that nature, but is it really that easy to accidentally release a patch early? Almost seems as if you just flip a switch somewhere and presto…….I mean did someone at the offices forget to turn a light off in a room and flip the wrong switch? “No……don’t flip that……..ahhh sh**!” LoL. I kid, I know there isn’t a switch somewhere, but still kinda amusing to think of. But on a serious note I do hope those that were affected by this untimely patch have had there problems fixed and or will be fixed very soon.

    You would of thought they would of made the Dread Palace bug a priority back when it was discovered on the PTS, but guess not. And apparently a new bug has cropped up with Dread Fortress. Apparently for some the one time mission is not updating after they complete DF. They can run through DF in it’s entirety, but the mission is not updating in their mission log. So once they are done with it, the mission still reads “Complete: Operation Dread Fortress”. But rest assured BW is on the case and that bug is on the “list”. Whew.

    And finally I do agree the new armor sets for the PVE gear is ugly as hell. I’ll be rippin mods out of that stuff like there is no tomorrow. But there is one thing I would like to point out. Isn’t it a slap in the face to those people that battled there way through Nightmare mode TFB and SnV to earn Kell Dragon gear only to have this patch put out gear even better than that and way more accessible to those that either haven’t done those Ops yet or just simply can’t? And what will drop in Nightmare mode DF and DP?? Even BETTER gear than Dread Forged???

    Sorta off the topic of bugs, but wasn’t there supposed to be a new Torocast show? HM or something? Did it happen or was it delayed? I don’t use twitter, but I know you guys said something about looking on twitter for info for the live show so figured I would wait till it got posted. Thanks all. Looking forward to the new show Monday and to hearin HM if it did happen.

    • I also have no idea how the patch went live, and don’t understand how the whole process works. I kinda feel bad for whoever was responsible for the screwup tho….

      I really do agree with your comments on gear tiers, I think that HM DF/DP dropping a tier up from NiM TfB/SnV is very odd, but it’s LIVE now, so there’s not much we can do about it.

      About the new show, we DID record on Sunday (LIVE on Twitch.tv/twonkhammer btw) but as Road and I have been attempting to hook up for the past few days so he can go over editing with me and we’ve been unable to, it hasn’t posted yet. I THINK (don’t quote me on this) it should be going up tonight at some point (Road is a busy man), and there was even mention that we’d be posting on YouTube as well, since we’ve had some requests for that.

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