Never…EVER play on patch day.

Tabula Rasa’s latest patch went live this morning. The much discussed Rage changes (like them or not), Military Surplus (auction house), new consumables (portable waypoints ftw), and weapon/armor itemization all made it in much to the delight of most players. These are all great additions/changes and helps enhance the game dramatically. I was really looking forward to logging on this afternoon to check it all out.

The little voice in the back of my mind kept telling me, “Dude. Don’t be an idiot. You know what happens on patch day. You’ve gone through this before. But in case you need me to remind you…”

“DON’T PLAY ON PATCH DAY…EVER! NO! NO! NEVER! NEVER! Go play CoX or fire up one of those single-player (gasp!) games that you’ve never finished if you need a fucking gaming fix! Just don’t play TR today!”

Well, I just told that little voice to STFU and logged on anyway. First thing I did was repair my items that were trashed from a run through Devil’s Den the night before. At first, I thought…”whoa! What a killer repair cost!”, but all my stuff was at like 50% or less durability so I didn’t think much of it. Then the dreaded flood of “WTF!” and “j00 screwed me so bad NcSoft!” messages started flying down in General Chat. It was then that I actually checked my wallet and realized that I had just spent over 80K in repair costs. EIGHTY FREAKIN’ K!

A few minutes later a message from an admin flashes across the chat:

“With this morning’s patch it appears that repair costs for items has been negatively affected by the change to item rarity. In short, repairing purple items can end up being prohibitively costly. Also, while new items have a item health of 100, items already in-game still have a lower health of 20, causing items to need to be repaired upon login.”

“We are diligently working to resolve these issues this morning and have a solution out as soon as possible.”

The little voice was back. “See motherfucker? What did I tell you? Never play on patch day. Reap the whirlwind bitch.”


I have to give credit to the devs of Destination Games for their quick fix on the repair costs bug today.  I just logged back on and they gave me back every last red credit I spent on that mishap.  Hoo-rah!   Even still…next time I’m listening to that little voice in my head (even when it tells me to burn things).

3 Comments to Never…EVER play on patch day.

  1. kanker's Gravatar kanker
    December 11, 2007 at 9:08 pm | Permalink

    Always check the forums on patch day.. always always.. lol… unless you don’t care.. like in WoW.. Oh the patch is gonna screw stuff up and I can’t raid?.. SWEET!!!… hehe

  2. December 12, 2007 at 1:15 am | Permalink

    Wow, it looks like you were right there in the fray when all the patch “magic” went down! Sometimes I think patches in MMOs are the closest we get anymore to a tangible sense of danger!

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