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How is the game updated?

EdemonEdemon
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edited November 2016 in General Chat
It's really a serious question.
I was just wondering: Why does it take so long to update the game? What's the process of your maintanences? I mean, there are games that get updates weekly, and we just need to spend like 20 minutes to download the new patch. Maplestory, on the other hand, takes 12 hours with a maintanence just to put the new patch online, like you guys were creating it. I know how hard it is to create new content; since you guys need to transalate, bugfix and everything, but why does it take that long to just implement it?
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  • AkihikoT_AkihikoT_
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    edited November 2016
    Edemon
    Edemon said:

    It's really a serious question.
    I was just wondering: Why does it take so long to update the game? What's the process of your maintanences? I mean, there are games that get updates weekly, and we just need to spend like 20 minutes to download the new patch. Maplestory, on the other hand, takes 12 hours with a maintanence just to put the new patch online, like you guys were creating it. I know how hard it is to create new content; since you guys need to transalate, bugfix and everything, but why does it take that long to just implement it?
    Part of it is I don't think Nexon has a test server, and they're using more than just KMS, so they can't just copy paste the code even since it will affect other parts of the game too. If you've ever played Skyrim with add-ons you'd have an idea. Some add-ons don't work together so you either need to fix it, or find something that fixes the issue for you, but to do this you would have to go through every line of code and know what to look for, or put it in and then tweak it, check it and tweak it again and repeat. I feel like it shouldn't take THIS long though since they should have done the translations and such beforehand, but I can understand 2-3 hours to go through line by line to ensure nothing is wrong with the code.
  • EdemonEdemon
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    edited November 2016
    AkihikoT_
    AkihikoT_ said:

    Edemon
    Edemon said:

    It's really a serious question.
    I was just wondering: Why does it take so long to update the game? What's the process of your maintanences? I mean, there are games that get updates weekly, and we just need to spend like 20 minutes to download the new patch. Maplestory, on the other hand, takes 12 hours with a maintanence just to put the new patch online, like you guys were creating it. I know how hard it is to create new content; since you guys need to transalate, bugfix and everything, but why does it take that long to just implement it?
    Part of it is I don't think Nexon has a test server, and they're using more than just KMS, so they can't just copy paste the code even since it will affect other parts of the game too. If you've ever played Skyrim with add-ons you'd have an idea. Some add-ons don't work together so you either need to fix it, or find something that fixes the issue for you, but to do this you would have to go through every line of code and know what to look for, or put it in and then tweak it, check it and tweak it again and repeat. I feel like it shouldn't take THIS long though since they should have done the translations and such beforehand, but I can understand 2-3 hours to go through line by line to ensure nothing is wrong with the code.
    EXACTLY! 2-3 hours or even some more time would be okay, but i really don't get how they spend so much time on the maintanences. It's almost 13 hours of maintanence, even tough they should do most of the work beforehand.