New end-game hellfire ring from uber bosses, the major new feature from the patch, was doing 3 million damage.
CM just admitted it was a "bug" affecting 100% of the cases and increasing the ring's damage by almost a hundred times - something they didn't notice because they never tried to activate the ring even once before releasing the patch to the public.
Yeah because thats what all big software companies do, right? Make a huge feature and instead of even checking if it works, send it out to public right away?
Or maybe what they do is lie to our face and laugh maniacally as they watch the poor gullible people fall for it.
For all of you who plan on using the "they can't test everything" fallacy as argument:
Testing everything? Of course they can't test everything, no one is saying they could do that. Test the one single item they added as the end-game of the end-game, the main goal of completing all the features they added in the patch? And testing it at least once? Yeah, they're expected to test at least that.
And for those who do not know what "internal testing" is and instead assume it is perfectly normal for this kind of "bug" to be on the PTR because it stands for "Public Test Realm"... this is no corner case or hard-to-find hidden bug, it happens 100% of the times on a major addition from the patch... and if you still don't get it, try to think for two more minutes.
If you really missed the point: this could hardly have been a bug, that would go unnoticed by Blizzard but noticed by every player since their very first hellfire ball. So they either never tested it, or are clearly lying to our faces and pretending it is perfectly fine to do so, repeatedly.
Thanks to whoever got this other quote from Lylirra from the Trail of Cinders issue:
The note was written based on incorrect information, yes (which due to the fact that we missed this issue during testing). We've already identified why we missed this issue originally and have improved our processes so that the same issue won't happen again -- both for in terms of testing changes and confirming information put into the patch notes.
So they do indeed admit to not properly test changes after all. Now if only such processes had been improved...