Diablo® III

Where is the stick 1.03b delay?

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Um, applying a patch in general is a complex process, and it's possible they'll discover an issue that keeps them from releasing it on time.

"discover an issue that keeps them from releasing it on time" is what happened with 1.0.3b.

Because of this, various parts of 1.0.3b that WERE implemented and working properly were put in as hotfixes.

Now we get the rest, possibly lacking part that was actually causing the issue, I dunno. I don't know what the issue was, but the quoted statement gives no indication that 1.0.3b was originally much more complex than any patch to be applied.

The reason for Blizzard 'soon' is because issues may crop up, and cause delays. The reason issues may crop up is because the patch process is complex.
So "1.03b will be delayed "sticky has been remove.
Its said that 1.03b is going to be complex.
After reading the patch notes, please explain the lvl of complexity in 1.03b ?

Please be responsible in what u have posted since u are a CM .


Don't be surprised if this thread disappears tomorrow morning. They do not see the threads as a wild west town. So calling out a CM will most likely back fire.
07/10/2012 12:44 AMPosted by Drothvader
Really? And do you have the notes for what 'much more' there is? Can you point these out please, so we can see them too.

http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/5969147067?page=1

Update: 9:00 a.m. PDT: Hotfixes are now live, and the changelog can be found [url="http://us.battle.net/d3/en/blog/6214196/"]here[/url].

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In general we tend to not provide release dates or specific timeframes for patches due to the complexity of the updates, and the possibility that we’ll discover an issue that keeps us from releasing it on time. We discovered a few such issues late into the testing of 1.0.3b, which means it won’t hit this week as previously mentioned.

However, we know that a number of changes in 1.0.3b have been highly anticipated, and so we spent the better part of today pulling specific changes that did not run into testing issues out of 1.0.3b, and turning them into hotfixes. These include the Inferno drop increases among a couple others, and will be applied with off-peak rolling restarts tomorrow morning. We’ll also be updating the [url="http://us.battle.net/d3/en/blog/6214196/Diablo_III_Hotfixes_-_June_Updated_612-6_13_2012#blog"]June hotfix blog[/url] with specific changes (including new drop rates) tomorrow morning after we manage to wrangle up a cup of coffee.


I don't see a list of 'complex' notes for 1.0.3b.
Most of the notes in that list are over a week or two old at least, which are mostly hotfixes.
Perhaps I'm missing something here?
Some people, not playing, are waiting for patches not hotfix i believe.
And, if 1.03b is "just like that" , its really a let down, Blizz.
Or assuming some posts are correct, ninja patches ?
Edited by Ray#6451 on 7/10/2012 5:23 AM PDT
waiting until now,... delay...
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Here is the original post: http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/5969147067

In general we tend to not provide release dates or specific timeframes for patches due to the complexity of the updates, and the possibility that we’ll discover an issue that keeps us from releasing it on time. We discovered a few such issues late into the testing of 1.0.3b, which means it won’t hit this week as previously mentioned.

However, we know that a number of changes in 1.0.3b have been highly anticipated, and so we spent the better part of today pulling specific changes that did not run into testing issues out of 1.0.3b, and turning them into hotfixes. These include the Inferno drop increases among a couple others, and will be applied with off-peak rolling restarts tomorrow morning. We’ll also be updating the June hotfix blog with specific changes (including new drop rates) tomorrow morning after we manage to wrangle up a cup of coffee.

The thread itself is still active, but it was removed as a sticky once we announced the release date for 1.0.3b (which occurred here: http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/6036676877). With the patch just around the corner and the patch notes up, we felt it was okay to go ahead and remove the sticky.

The reason 1.0.3b was delayed was because we experienced issues with some of the changes while testing the patch for release. This is not uncommon, and we elected to postpone the patch until those issues could be addressed. Since not all of the changes were causing issues, though, we decided to implement them via hotfix. This is described in the thread above. The changes we pulled from patch 1.0.3b and added as hotfixes are listed here under "June 28": http://us.battle.net/d3/en/blog/6214196/

Keep in mind that when Bashiok said "due to the complexity of the updates," he was referring to the patching process itself, rather than any specific, individual changes. The process itself is pretty complex, and (as evidenced with patch 1.0.3b) there are times when we have to adjust our original development schedules to accommodate emergent issues discovered during testing.
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