Quoting Asmodean_dk, reply 192
a: Would you rather they released the patch before it was ready?
Of course not. I much prefer things to be ready when they're released.
Point is...it got out in time!
Point is, it didn't for the ones that had already started their campaigns.
b: Yes, you will get an in-game notification that you should update. At least when you start the game. Not sure if it pops up during a play session.
That's very good. Glad to hear it.
Unfortunately this will always be an issue in the wonderful world of PC gaming. There really is no way that a developer, and especially an indie one, can have all the hardware sitting around to test their product on every single possible configuration of an end-user machine.
The other issue is that everyone thinks a bit differently. Just because you and I never encounter a bug doesn't mean that somebody else wont do things slightly differently and bring an issue into the spotlight. I don't think there is a PC game out there at release that really isn't just an advance beta. Until it gets into the markets hands all those unique issues just won't really start to poke out their ugly heads.
The multiple patches leading up to release were really a blessing in disguise. I suspect that if some retailers hadn't broken the market date and released early we would have gotten the original day zero patch very close to its original planned time, which wouldn't have had as many fixes in place as we as are there now. We ended up with a more solid game due to this though obviously there may have been market perception harm from those that got it early. *glares at the solitary one star review of the game on amazon, posted yesterday