[bf1942] BF2 news on Slashdot [OT]

Lee Latham leeprivate at cgmlarson.com
Wed Jul 13 14:30:22 EDT 2005

Maybe you should re-examine your priorites, if playing the game is what you 
really like to do.  Wait six months and let other people do the debugging.

Afraid I don't buy the "but what if everyone had that attitude" argument in 
favor of free beta testing of a company's software.  I say, if everyone had 
my selfish attitude, they would be forced to have decent testing/product 
planning procedures and I might not have to wait six months for the stable 

Don't get me wrong--I work for a software company--I don't expect bug-free 
code at any point in the development cycle.  But there ARE best practices 
in existence for the software industry TODAY that will gaurantee at least 
that there is nothing truly embarrassing or show-stopping in a first release.

Anyone who gives EA feedback on this, considering all the stupid bugs it 
has, is a sucker.

At 07:11 PM 7/12/2005, you wrote:
>I myself personally will never purchase another product from EA. I bought 
>1942 and Vietnam and now BF2. I have spent more time researching linux 
>server problems
>and trying to get this game to run smooth than actually playing.
>----- Original Message ----- From: "David Harrison" 
><trogspam at games.telstra.com>
>To: <bf1942 at icculus.org>
>Sent: Tuesday, July 12, 2005 7:53 PM
>Subject: Re: [bf1942] BF2 news on Slashdot [OT]
>>Heh, I think the big thing is what PA summarised beautifully, as they are 
>>wont to do, and something I've been saying for ages - gamers are still 
>>prepared to shell out money for games without discrimination as to the 
>>quality of the boxed product:
>>" "We purport to be angry, but it is largely an ethereal anger, suitable 
>>for forums on the Intertron. There is no connection between my 
>>willingness to purchase shoddy products and the continued production of 
>>said products. At any rate, there is no connection that I am able to 
>>perceive." "
>>I haven't touched BF2 yet based off my experiences with both BF1942 and 
>>BFV - I'll wait until 6 months down the track when its actually what I 
>>would consider "release quality" after it's been patched repeatedly. I 
>>advise other gamers to do the same when they ask me, but judging from the 
>>number of people playing on our servers it seems everyone really would 
>>just rather get a buggy game earlier.
>>-- david
>>---- Original Message ----
>>From: "ScratchMonkey" <ScratchMonkey at MatureAsskickers.net>
>>To: <bf1942 at icculus.org>
>>Sent: Wednesday, July 13, 2005 6:14 AM
>>Subject: Re: [bf1942] BF2 news on Slashdot
>>>For those of you who wonder why games are constantly being released
>>>"before they're ready", check out this post:

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