Thursday, May 22, 2008

PSA: Regarding Release Candidates

Thankfully the newest RC was pulled this morning.

Edit: They said they were forcing people to go back to 6. Apparently, they aren't, so this is especially important!

However, if you are using the Release Candidates it is always your responsibility to read the release notes! This newest candidate released last night gave erroneous prices on mouseover on everything (some were trash characters like L$? or L$g, but it also would give a single digit number for some people- everything appears L$0 until you actually buy it, and it's not). This was stated in the blog entry on release as a known issue. This was also not why it was pulled.

I think it's reasonably obvious how disasterous this could have been. As many vendors now sell their wares in no transfer/copy permissions for various reasons (including grid instability), a buyer is stuck with the items regardless of whether they wanted them or not. Many sellers will not refund money if you "accidentally" buy an item you can't return, nor should they, as there is no way for them to know you aren't just ripping them off. You do have the items you paid for, whether you wanted them or not.

This is a warning to all: CHECK THE RELEASE NOTES! They let this go to release once already (although I do not think that it should have in any way), it may happen again.

(Bright side? They say they fixed the system skirt bug. So next RC release may see skirts working again! However the camera still makes me want to throw up.)


Alyx Sands said...

*Throws up with you regarding the camera*

I'm using the RC 7 right now (with the wonders of changing the channel in the command line to "blah"), and besides the unreadable hovertext prices, you can't buy L$ from within the viewer....dunno if that's worth being able to wear skirts again...

Nivaya Barbosa said...

Everything is worth being able to wear skirts again...;_;

Allegory Malaprop said...

I'm really happy they have found how to fix the skirt bug.

And I don't think there's any way it has anything to do with all this new ridiculousness (in fact....I don't know why they were going anywhere near any of that sort of code! It appears to be working fine, and I don't see the connection unless they've coded things _really_ strangely).

The camera...they've done a reasonably decent job of fixing in the main viewer (enough that I can actually stand it now). I wouldn't mind if they, you know, actually fixed it better, but they seem to be progressively making it worse in the RCs.

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