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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 1495
09-21-2011, 06:11 PM
Originally Posted by Heretic
As I use it, "soon" (as distinct from "very soon") in development terms means, "It's on the schedule, it has a due date, that due date is in the next few weeks." Where it gets a bad rep is in that things do go wrong, schedules get changed, things sometimes don't go smoothly. The major complication is that there is considerable lag time between when a developer checks in a change and it goes through the pipeline to come out to the player-facing server.
So in effect, "Soon" has no real meaning to us, since your last "Very very soon" could mean anything from a few hours, to several weeks. In other words, business as usual, and no point sticking around waiting for something which inevitably can be released at any time (or not at all).