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The story of a fiasco

Discussion in 'Civ5 - General Discussions' started by Naokaukodem, Dec 18, 2010.

  1. Naokaukodem

    Naokaukodem Millenary King

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    Yes, the only thing, and i didn't care precisely for any "policy saving problem" or i don't know what other bug or exploit.
     
  2. Wardancing

    Wardancing Warlord

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    The autoupdating thing was a concern of the anti-steam crowd before release. Offline mode transfers some small amount of data if it finds an internet connection. It could be sending current version, and comparing to players current version, we dont know, cause steam didnt exactly tell us what that information is. As someone in this thread stated, they didnt go into offline mode, they unplugged their net cable, and that to me seems the only way to truely accomplish an offline mode.

    The other way to accomplish this, is to find every IP address that is owned by Steam and Valve, and add them to your firewalls block list. This way, you can keep an active internet connection, and disable all of steams autoupdates and version checks, and the 'this game isnt accessable, please update' crap.

    Happy holidays
     
  3. Rohili

    Rohili King

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    You complained that the social policy change wasn't communicated properly, making things "unclear, confusing and contestable". Yet when it is pointed out that 2K Greg had been constantly updating us on the patch changes, you now argue that it is their fault that you were not interested in reading their patch notes! What kind of unreasonable argument is that?

    That's illogical. If you were interested in multiplayer fixes, that means you would have a reason to read the patch logs, and therefore you should have discovered all the gameplay changes.

    Bottomline, you are just blaming the game developers for your own ignorance and lack of initiative.

    In your case, I doubt it would make any difference. Since you play multiplayer, wouldn't you have to patch in order to play with other players who would have patched their game?

    (I don't play multiplayer so I don't know, but other games are like that, so I presume Civ would be too)
     
  4. Naokaukodem

    Naokaukodem Millenary King

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    It's perfectly reasonable. Look, how could i GUESS that they would make policies not savable anymore? If I would have known, sure i would have look the changes. The best would have been a damn prompt when the game was patching, with the changes and the most game breaking changes in HIGHLIGHTS and CAPITAL letters.

    Instead of what, I got nothing and even thought it was a bug in a multiplayer game so i quited, as i said previously.

    Stop trying to be rhetorical. I was not simply enough interested in their game considering the lacks in multiplayer and their past experience of online game. Not more complicated than that.

    I thought about it. They simply should have say in their prompt something like that: "note that if you want play multiplayer, you will have to update your game". Then, as I had a game to finish, I would not have patched.
     
  5. Naokaukodem

    Naokaukodem Millenary King

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    Then I understand more their concerns, which I was blind of at the time.

    As to unplug my internet connection, considering i go daily on internet but was not playing Civ5 daily, was not envisageable.
     
  6. bryanw1995

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    yes, I'm sure that's incredibly annoying for people who buy/sell lots of games.
     
  7. Dale

    Dale Deity

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    You're an idiot mate. So not only have you pirated Civ 5 (which you admitted in a past thread), you are now saying it is Firaxis's fault for you not checking the patch thread which has been advertised many times in numerous forums for months?

    Your stupidity just amazes me. I didn't think CFC could get any more stupid, yet you've just taken it to a completely whole new level.

    Good job mate, good job! :goodjob:

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  8. sadu

    sadu Warlord

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    The resell thing is a biggie, and that wasn't mentioned at all on the box. Plenty of times I have bought a game for say $100 (Talking NZ dollars here, not USD) and sold it almost straight away for $70 because I just didn't enjoy it. I'm out of pockt $30, no big deal. Being out of pocket $100 is a totally different matter.
     
  9. Rohili

    Rohili King

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    I did get such a patch log when my game was updating, so I'm not sure what you are complaining about. And seriously, you expect the game designers to highlight and capitalise the patch notes, as if they were writing a book for five-year-olds with attention deficit disorder? How would they know which patch changes are important to you anyway (what you might think is game-breaking might not be so to other players)? :crazyeye:

    Lol, I guess that explains why he didn't see any patch notes then...
     
  10. Naokaukodem

    Naokaukodem Millenary King

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    Yeah. I usually buy my game used for the attractive price and sell them the same price or a little lower (and sometimes higher!!!). When I buy my games unused, I sell them also when completed, unless I play multiplayer. That would have been the case with Civ5, but with this broken multiplayer, no way! The fact is that now i'm freaked.

    Not me. Nothing.

    It's all in the first post and, sorry, but quite far of your concerns.

    LOL oh noes highlighting things is like a book for five-years-old witrh attention deficit order! Oh noes! Oh yeah, DON'T highlight things then!

    Seriously, you found this alone? :eek:

    Blah blah what-you-might-think-is-game-breaking-might-not-be-so-to-other-players... are you serious? Wow, I didn't know philosophy could act in such a case! Well done Chuck Norris, you just prooved I'm wrong! :crazyeye:

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  11. Islet

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    Circular reasoning. You couldn't have guessed, to know it you would have to look at the patch notes.

    And if you somehow knew about it from other sources, then you'd know that policy-saving wasn't available anymore and you'd better finish your current session.

    Other than that, I agree that forced patching through Steam is a bad system especially for a Singleplayer-centric game such as this, with the rules of the game up to the whims and fancy of the developer.
     
  12. Naokaukodem

    Naokaukodem Millenary King

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    Yes it's circular reasonning but I was just answering someone who had a circular reasonning and aswered by the absurd.

    I had the feeling i had to end sooner my game, seeing some of the changes that didn't please to me. However, it was asking too much from me to end it up that fast. I play to my own speed.

    Yes, that what made me uninstal that game... default unable to save SPs is really a rape, obviously there's something wrong at Firaxis...
     
  13. Dralix

    Dralix Killer of threads

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    Seriously OP, there are two things you should learn here, that you should keep with you for every game you play.

    First, when a patch is released, err on the side of "my current save game might be incompatible with the new patch." If it's important to you to complete the current game, then don't patch.

    Second, when a patch is released, it's in your best interest to read the patch notes before applying.

    When we throw Steam auto update into the mix, it adds another lesson. Don't log on to Steam if you don't want to apply the patch. This one I'll agree kind of sucks, and maybe Steam updates can be a little less automatic, like maybe give you the option of declining the update, even if that means you are not able to play in online mode. But again, best to err on the side of "logging on to Steam will update my game."
     
  14. Islet

    Islet Chieftain

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    Steam refuses to run unless its updated to its latest version. Kinda forces the update upon the player against his wishes. Why Firaxis chose Steam as its preferred DRM is none of my concern, but as a customer, I want to have an option for a separate retail version.

    That means you already knew the contents of the patch. Hence, either you've read the patch notes or already roughly heard about the patch contents from external sources. So then, why did you claim that you were misinformed about the patch?
     
  15. Naokaukodem

    Naokaukodem Millenary King

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    READ. I read the log once, but not when it has been updated.

    Enough of that rhetoric and "all what you will say will be withheld against you" crap now please.
     
  16. Deussu

    Deussu The Omniscient

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    I understand the OP's frustration. I had read the patch notes well in advance and I never approved the bit about social policies. I find it important to be able to save them, so that those industrial policies could have some love too.

    Sure, someone could use them to suddenly go for honor etc. when an attack occurs.
     
  17. Naokaukodem

    Naokaukodem Millenary King

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    Nothing wrong with that. After all, you would not have any benefit during the time you save them.
     
  18. Islet

    Islet Chieftain

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    Now, I can agree with you that the patch contents were not particularly good, I can agree with you that auto-updates through Steam is a bad system.

    What I cannot agree with you is your claim that you were misinformed about the patch contents.

    Your scenario of events is wildly inconsistent when various posters came forward and told you that you weren't misinformed.

    Here is your version of events:


    You said that you first discovered no SP saving via Multiplayer, suggesting that you didn't read the patch logs. Maybe you did, but no one can be certain


    Okay, then you said you weren't interested in reading the patch logs

    Immediately, afterward you said you were only interested in multiplayer fixes in the patch logs (Inconsistency #1)

    Following which, you said that some changes in the patch didn't please you and you had to end your (Single-player) session soon. This meant that you had read about the changes to Single-player in the patch logs, when you earlier claimed that you were only interested in Multiplayer (Inconsistency #2)

    And finally, you claimed that you've read the logs all along (Inconsistency #3)

    You thus couldn't have been misinformed by the patch contents as you've already read it.

    Even if I accept your latest claim that you only read the earliest patch logs and not its subsequent updates, you already knew a patch was coming and there would be changes to your singleplayer game. Hence, you were not misinformed, but simply didn't want to be informed about the patch contents.

    But, yes, autoupdates are a real pain.
     
  19. Soronery

    Soronery Prince

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    Play strategic balance resources. This really should have been standard.
     
  20. JohnnyW

    JohnnyW Gave up on this game

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    I wish this forum had a +1 system so I could upvote Islet.
     

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