Zorba the Hutt (zorbathut) wrote,
Zorba the Hutt

brilliant. just brilliant.

So we got a new bug - one spell doesn't work properly. Like, it's broken. Horribly, horribly, broken. Broken to the point that it would be obvious to anyone who used it for more than an hour, but not if you used it for just a minute or two.

And we got it now - incredibly late in the build process.

Why so late?

Because our testers didn't test it.

You see, it's a pretty lousy spell - it's one of those spells that's either too powerful to be balanced, or too sucky to use. We chose the latter. So, because it was a bad spell, the testers didn't test with it.

Um, guys - this is your JOB. You're SUPPOSED to test everything, even if it's not fun. That's why we're paying you. Understand?

Apparently, the only reason it got found was someone left a different project to join ours. And they gave him a high-level character to join a game in progress, and he saw the spell, and tried it out, because he didn't know it sucked. And it broke.

Note to self: when running game company, hire own testers.
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