Building software is complex, but this is the only industry where severe defects are shrugged off like that.
Name me an industry where ALL software is PERFECT form DAY 1, where NOTHING EVER goes wrong.
You don't know the first ****ing thing about software development in any industry.
Originally Posted by khre.Riov
I used to work in gaming too, long time ago. Place called Kesmai, before I went into medical software (and they got devoured by Origins then EA and gutted).
Wow, KESMAI? So, you worked in the game industry, what.... 20 years ago? Before the public even knew what the Internet was? When you were programming for 8-bit computers? Yeah, I can definitely see how your experience is relative to MMORPGs released in 2010. Hint: We have 3D now!!
I haven't said a thing about the downtime and Cryptic. All I'm pointing out is he's making a bad comparison to World of ********. He's pointing out that WoW had a terrible launch, but remains to be a successful game. And all I said was Blizzard had to deal with probably somewhere around 10-20 times more players five or six years ago. That's a huge difference, so you can't compare this launch with a small amount of players in 2010 to that launch with a number of million 6 years ago.
Thank God they keep people like Pantoflard in games instead of anything important. T Hats a crappy attitude. Building software is complex, but this is the only industry where severe defects are shrugged off like that. Its a crappy attitude to take, and you must not have much pride in your work if garbage like this is acceptable to you. I used to work in gaming too, long time ago. Place called Kesmai, before I went into medical software (and they got devoured by Origins then EA and gutted).
actually... no matter how much quality control u do, problems will always be found, especially with different hardware configurations, different drivers, different OS's and how many different combinations of before mentioned it is statistical. look at toyota, look at manufacturing recalls, look at any industry and u will find they have had to fix things after release. the airline industry builds a plane and look at how much they test it and still recalls are made for defects. this is because 10 millions uses will statistically find more error of more varying natures than 1 thousand. it is called law of averages.
It isn't that they don't have pride in their work, or they don't care.
WOW maybe a great and stable game, but they constantly find new bugs and issues, including catastrophic ones that require an outage (or cause) and they fix it cause they have pride and do care.
Funny thing is, my deceased step-dad's name was Jim. SO that's probably why my eyes "filled in" the text wrong in my brain. That's how dyslexia works. I see something and somewhere between the perception and the awareness it gets over processed so that I think I see something that's not there, or not see something that is, when it comes to letters on the page. That's why I use Firefox because it catch stuff like that, except in this case - Dad is a perfectly proper word.
Add in being a bit angry, and in a hurry, and you get things like this.
As for those of you ragging? Get back to waiting on my table - I promise I'll tip you and the bus boy better next time.
Right. Because if you make fun of someone you don't have a decent job. Maybe I should just quit mine. Tell me, where do you eat so I can serve you food.