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Uhhh they made a kajillion monies on the game, maybe they all decided to take a week off of work? I would

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yes i know this is romania, but surely they have somekind of internets at thier houses, surely if they WANTED to get it done, they could.
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yes i know this is romania, but surely they have somekind of internets at thier houses, surely if they WANTED to get it done, they could.
They need to test the game with specific test rigs. Who said they even have rigs capable of running BC2?
They also need their network to play test the game with each other, like to simulate higher pings and different connections. Basically at home it's not a controlled environment so if something goes wrong you have no idea what it is.
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Really? That just sinks low, yes its only a patch. But going on to saying QA Romania is the only QA dept? Um... ok.. Like you cant send that patch off to another DICE office for a day or two while the strike happened?
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It's a bit annoying and they should have other QA departments, but I can understand if for some reason it had to be done at EA's Romania HQ, why there would be a problem.
Do you understand how application development works? There processes and procedures in place to help ensure bad code doesn't get release. There is a promotion and hand-off process once developers are done with the package. QA then takes it and tests it. You can't just ask another group to test code.... no group would want to due to liability.

Also, do you know how much it costs to run a QA dept? With a staff of 20-30, you are probably looking at $3-5M USD.
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Do people not have cars in Romania?
In countries like Romania public transportation is like the only way to travel. I don't know why they can't work on it at home or carpool, but the scenario is quite different than the UK or U.S.
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In countries like Romania public transportation is like the only way to travel. I don't know why they can't work on it at home or carpool, but the scenario is quite different than the UK or U.S.
Why does everyone seem to think that Romania is some 3rd world country?
Watch a clip of top gear here and see what kinda cars they have!!!
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Why does everyone seem to think that Romania is some 3rd world country?
What a clip of top gear here and see what kinda cars they have!!!

You can find nice cars in Vietnam, Cuba, and Laos as well?
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Source + rest of article
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My take: Complete BS, has to be even a lamer excuse than BP. Oh dear, the transportation dept is on strike... oh no! that patch just gonna have to be delayed. Hey boys! Lets go grab a cold on at the pub!

Really? That just sinks low, yes its only a patch. But going on to saying QA Romania is the only QA dept? Um... ok.. Like you cant send that patch off to another DICE office for a day or two while the strike happened?

Also someone said on the net, this strike was planned. And EA/DICE still say they cant work. So shame on them. And probably shame on me for getting upset about it. But lets be real, thats a pretty lame excuse.
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post #29 of 55
This information is outdated. The patch reached QA a few days ago and failed. They found the source of the problem and are working on another build.
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If there were a tube strike in London, it would stop a massive amount of work. Public transport in cities is absolutely vital!
And if MTA shut down all of Nashville would stop functioning.
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