Most of the time you won't get a comment on your thread in here. But everything gets read, and sometimes it results in a fix. Obviously it's not as easy as "I reported it, it should be fixed".
"Good error reporters" keep reporting bugs, and expect nothing but a better game for it.
And a good development system would log each bug as they are found and list them. I do realise that some bugs either cant be addressed quickly, or cant be isolated,or even are a low priority no matter how much they drive us nuts. It is understandable that the development team has priories to follow, this I get, but when you see the same bugs getting reported time and time aging, and no response what so ever it is slowly driving me nuts and has totally devalued our selves as beta testers.
Its like the multiple difficulty settings, as beta testers we where posting about this bug, at no point did any one from stardock take the simple time and courtesy to explain that it was not a bug, but a feature. it was rude that the way us beta testers found out about that was in a CEO youtube post, after months of requesting to have this bug fixed.
I am 100% happy to put my time and effort into this beta testing, but the sad part is I am getign nothing out of it. Oh sure a better game at the end, but so far annoying or game braking bugs that Ive been listing since beta feerl like they are ignored. and we see these bugs repeatable posted, and the issues stay around patch after patch after patch.
The ongoing change log is fantastic, but the known issue list is short, insulting short at times, it is like a slap in the face.
Bug - cut scenes do not respond to changes in the sound settings.
Bug - combat sometimes happens multiple times
Bug - health bonuses in AI cites after taking them
bug - sometimes goodies huts don't show up on cloth map
Bug - spawned guardian units casting spells
Bug - berserk on units with multiple members (may have been fixed, haven't seen a post about it, but haven't be able to play a game long enough between updates as of late)
bug - sometimes you cant walk into a square for no reason.
Bug - cloth maps option corruption (finally fixed, thanks Derek but why was this ignore this bug for 8+ months when it seems it was a quick fix between it finally being acknowledged and the patch going live)
Surly their are open source bug tracking programs SD could use to help resolve this issue,every day I am losing more and more faith in this process, and starting to question why. When you see 9 month old bugs only getting actioned now, you start to wonder how over worked are the development teem or the bug trackers.