For those of us who live parts of our lives as ‘Ascended’ (that’s RIFT to the unknowing) the latest round of windows updates and in particular those of us running Win 7 (64-bit) has proved to be….how can I put it politely; somewhat annoying.
The issue has been caused by windows update; KB2859537.
Trion released a patch within a few hours of this windows update being released and after people had updated to this patch, they found like me that the game would not load, you black screened and were issued with a Rift Crash Reporting Screen.
I, like many others assumed this was an issue with the patch but long story short that was just a coincidence and it is in fact to do with the security update mentioned above. Looking back I most definitely did the windows update first then some time later decided to fire up RIFT, load the patch and try to play = THAT PATCH BROKE MY GAME!!!!!
This in itself has been seen by many as a big issue. I know nothing about coding – period but the forums are full of angry people venting a lot of steam at Trion and here’s why;
As I have already stated, I know nothing about coding and too be honest I never even give it much thought. I take my hat off to anyone involved with this as to me it highlights the amount of work that must go on – back end for all coders, be they game developers, software writers or whatever. So go grab yourself a pint (or a babycham for the ladies) and have a beer (or babycham) on me as you all do a great job.
The big issue as so many people quite rightly point out is why are Trion advising people to delete a security update in order to play a game. Yes I’ve read all the info about what this vulnerability is but I cannot accept this to be best practise. In Trion’s defence I think they issued the above as a work around to stop the fan boys from crying as they can’t play their beloved game but was this a rushed decision that ultimately was the wrong decision?
I think we all need to bear in mind that as technology evolved / evolves issues come up that cannot be foreseen – just deal with it. Trion will (as others will) fix it as it’s in their best interest to do so – stop crying about it and show a little patience.
Trion have today advised that they have pinpointed the issue, have fixed it which is currently being tested and they hope to release a patch tomorrow. I for one am happy to wait and in fact I posted to that effect on the forum. I have plenty more games that I can play whilst I wait and I wont roll back, delete updates of any kind just to play a game.
Are my views wrong? Let me know what you think and I’d certainly be interested to hear from any ‘coder’ and what their view on this is.
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