Patch unlikely (Link)

#1twa556Posted 7/5/2013 7:34:54 AM
"All discs have the potential to experience the issue, unfortunately, though it's never guaranteed that the problem will occur (for many people, possibly even most, it simply doesn't happen at all -- it never occurred even a single time during the entirety of our QA process, for example). Part of the reason no patch has been developed is because the trigger for this particular glitch remains completely unknown, and it's not possible to fix a problem you can't fully identify.

Sadly, because it's gone on this long without the dev team locating the source of the problem, I think it's safe to say the game is going to remain unpatched. Even if they were able to successfully trace the source of the problem now, there's no guarantee Nintendo would approve a patch after the game's been out for such a long time -- and there's been no evidence to suggest that the dev team is on the verge of making such a breakthrough anyway. And aside from releasing a patch, there's really nothing else we'd be able to do with our current budget and manpower, so... yeah, I think it's safe to say that, unfortunately, our apologies are all we can provide in response to this issue.

I really, really wish we could give you guys something more, but this glitch seems determined not to be denied. Sorry again."

-Tom"

http://xseedgames.com/forums/showthread.php?3806-The-glitches-thread-%28TM%29-no-spoilers!&p=172656#post172656


I loved Xseed for quite some time but know my loyalty is wavered. I bought the game at launch and I've barely played it because I hate experiencing glitches like this.
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#2BeanBeanKingdomPosted 7/5/2013 11:53:16 AM
This sucks. This game deserved better.
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#3Shad0wg00nPosted 7/5/2013 12:39:49 PM
At least it's not completely game breaking and doesn't wipe your save data or anything like that. Ah well, moving along.
#4BMK2010Posted 7/5/2013 3:50:56 PM
A patch was never going to be released, let's be realistic here, Pandora's Tower came out at the end of the Wii's lifespan, it's dead... and let's be even more realistic here, Nintendo would only patch "their" games, like Skyward Sword.
#5Dark WyvernPosted 7/7/2013 11:09:40 AM
Disappointing, but expected.
#6EvenSpoonierPosted 7/7/2013 4:16:42 PM
If I were an investor, I would be seriously concerned that XSeed's business model is not robust enough to handle the risk of having to do the ethical thing -in the worst case, a recall and replacement- in the case of a serious QA lapse.
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#7Dark WyvernPosted 7/7/2013 5:40:11 PM
If I were an investor, I would be seriously concerned that XSeed's business model is not robust enough to handle the risk of having to do the ethical thing -in the worst case, a recall and replacement- in the case of a serious QA lapse.

I'd say their biggest problem is that they need to get their hands on more big name titles if they want to grow. I mean, I definitely would like to see them to continue to operate and not go away; they've certainly built up a lot of good will in my book by bringing over some titles that we may not have gotten otherwise (3 Wild ARMs titles for example). I'm not going to let a glitch that can be circumvented if necessary ruin my perception of them. I'd have no problem buying some stock on the TSE, it's way up from last year actually.
#8stahlbaumPosted 7/18/2013 3:43:39 PM
EvenSpoonier posted...
If I were an investor, I would be seriously concerned that XSeed's business model is not robust enough to handle the risk of having to do the ethical thing -in the worst case, a recall and replacement- in the case of a serious QA lapse.


What is the benefit of a recall and replacement if they can't pin point the issue and they've already said that all disks can contain the issue? Recall a potential defect and replace it with a potential defect? Ok...

If I were an investor, I would question why a company would just ooze money by doing what you suggested.
#9RPGNinja123Posted 7/18/2013 9:43:09 PM
What a shock! I have said this all along that a patch was never coming but CERTAIN people were way too naive. Although I do feel bad for those that put in genuine hard work to find the source of the bug and there is nothing to show for it.

Tom was always doing damage control from the very start though and it was quite clear he wasn't going to do anything about it.

I hate to say "I told you so but..." yeah.
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#10RPGNinja123Posted 7/18/2013 9:44:50 PM
Dark Wyvern posted...
If I were an investor, I would be seriously concerned that XSeed's business model is not robust enough to handle the risk of having to do the ethical thing -in the worst case, a recall and replacement- in the case of a serious QA lapse.

I'd say their biggest problem is that they need to get their hands on more big name titles if they want to grow. I mean, I definitely would like to see them to continue to operate and not go away; they've certainly built up a lot of good will in my book by bringing over some titles that we may not have gotten otherwise (3 Wild ARMs titles for example). I'm not going to let a glitch that can be circumvented if necessary ruin my perception of them. I'd have no problem buying some stock on the TSE, it's way up from last year actually.


The problem is that it can't be circumvented 100% of the time and that is a gamebreaking glitch any way you look at it.
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