Joined: 09 May 2006
Location: Jurupa Valley, CA USA
That's an issue most couldn't see while playing on Gehn because we have already all passed the Cleft & most have already finish Yeesha Journey (some with ease...some with pulling hair time ).
More importantly, there were no major changes that should have required complete testing of the Cleft, and so no testing was done. This was a minor change that would have gone unnoticed if not for a typo.
I would prefer if it were not thought of as totally a testing shard
That's correct, I chose poorly when wording that description.
Gehn is often a testing ground for new features, but it is not a live testing shard for active development. That is to say, we have our own private testing shards upon which actual development and testing is performed. Gehn has the latest features by virtue of being the shard run by the developers and having the path of least friction, and ultimately that means it's marginally more likely to see little bugs like this crop up, simply by the nature of being the first to incorporate these features. The updates Gehn receives are things we believe are stable and ready for wider testing; the kind you only get with a larger number of players.
That said, we're usually much more careful with testing for the kind of typo that hit this build, but everyone's been busy lately and had less time to spend preparing this release. We have very few active developers these days.
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