The October Bugfix Month Might Be the Single Best Event Ever

I originally wanted to wait with my personal review of the October Bugfix Month until everything is said and done.  But I gotta be honest, the 10-day roundup got me pretty excited so I’m going to chime in early. And what can I say, the event might actually be the single best one ever! This is probably me overreacting, but who cares. The devs simply nailed it!

The Thirst For Fixes

It’s funny that this label it applied to something completely unrelated to content design. Not a new dungeon, no new campaign, no new storyline. It’s a freaking bugfix month! I mean, shouldn’t every month in a MMO be a bugfix one? Like, bugs are an ongoing issue, so fixes should be as well.

The reality in Neverwinter however is different. If a bug isn’t significant enough, it rots, sometimes for a very long time. Granted, such issues are normally small, but a huge pile of small issues can turn into a big one eventually. Players can get the impression that the game is not properly maintained and with many issues around, everyone has something to bark about. That’s why the bugfix month is so great. Stuff indeed piled up over time and the thirst for fixes, significant or not, has definitely gone up.

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Community Interaction

But the fixes themselves are only part of the story here. It’s great we’re getting so many of those, and I mean really great. But what might matter more to some is developer interaction on a daily basis. Guys coming in and giving direct feedback to players is something truly amazing. I know that can’t be the standard, and won’t after the event will be over, but it’s nice to actually witness the devs working the game every day. It also shouldn’t be understated how this direct interaction adds to the future motivation of reporting issues.

This is the time for all those theorycrafter and testers to reap the benefits of their work. They’ve spend hours to find some of those bugs and finally see them resolved. Some even said they might run out of bugs to report, which would be remarkable. I guess we’ll see about that, but for now, call me impressed. The level of participation, interaction, approval and enjoyment from all sides is just unique. So by all means, let’s do this again at some point!

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j0Shi plays the Neverwinter MMORPG since the open BETA in 2013 and is a regular contributor to the blog and the whole UN:Project. Originally a Guardian Fighter, he has built up ALTs of all classes and plays on BIS/near-BIS level.

7 thoughts on “The October Bugfix Month Might Be the Single Best Event Ever

  • October 11, 2017 at 3:23 pm

    It is nice to see bugs are now getting some attention yet i still say WTF like we should be thanking them for fixing there game. So what happens after october will they go back to putting most bugs on ignore unless it causes cryptic to lose monies ?

  • October 11, 2017 at 3:55 pm

    Plus, I’ll wait to get excited until I actually see these fixes in-game and *working*

  • October 11, 2017 at 4:52 pm

    It’s great that we are having a bugfix month, but this is probably the one and only one we are going to get that will be as responsive as this one.

  • October 11, 2017 at 9:41 pm

    Neverwinter community is like my mum. “Hey mum I did something gerät! ”
    “Meh. ..cant you do it always?”
    Thank you devs. Good work!

  • October 11, 2017 at 10:19 pm

    Lol it’s rather like
    You: mother I did my homework
    Ymom: but it’s full of mistakes
    You: well… who cares?
    Then finally you corrected them and you want to be praised… Lol?

  • October 12, 2017 at 1:55 am

    It’s probably more like:
    Me: Hey I corrected all the mistakes in my homework
    Mum: Meh…It’s still not good and you shouldnt have done them so Who cares

    But perhaps I have only issues with my Mother 🙂
    And I apriciate the right direction of the event. (Cześć Piotr btw. 😉 )

  • October 12, 2017 at 8:41 am

    I think it’s something like:
    Me: Mom, I did a lot of REALLY difficult advanced physics homework.
    Mom: Yeah, but it sucks, and it’s full of mistakes, and can’t you do all of the homework that your 5000 teachers are asking for?

    Me: Mom, I fixed a bunch of mistakes, which was even harder than doing the homework in the first place, cause every time I go back to fix mistakes I might mess up something else by accident, cause it’s really really complex stuff.
    Mom: It’s about time, and there’s probably still a lot of mistakes left, and this is probably the only time you will ever fix your mistakes, and you probably only did it cause you think you’re not gonna get dessert. Which doesn’t matter cause most of the time I don’t give you dessert anyway, I just keep trying to find sneaky ways to get you to do chores without giving you dessert.

    I say too: thanks devs, really nice job! 🙂


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