To Riot: Give yourself a solid deadline on finishing Dominion mode

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Benis Brunski

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08-04-2011

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Originally Posted by Borigrad View Post
Because if there is one bug or imbalance people will be like "WTF RIOT WHY DIDNT YOU DELAY THE RELEASE TO BALANCE" or "riot if you can make your deadline why can't you make deadline on other projects."
Stop trying to make up excuses for them.


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08-04-2011

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If they hit the deadline and it turns out bad (because they rushed the design or implementation of it) or it is extremely buggy then everyone will complain how bad it is. You will see like tons of forum topics about how Riot should have tested it better or Riot should have polished it more before they release it.

And if they miss the deadline then everyone will complain why Riot is lying to them about releases (for example: Magma Chamber).
Or announce no deadline, release it and it's buggy and you still lose... just because by not releasing a deadline you've essentially said "when we release it is when we intend to".

So we have:
Deadline, Not Released In Time - Neutral. Annoying, but if the community is kept up to speed, they can accept it better.
Deadline, Not Ready But Rushed to Meet Deadline - Lose
Deadline, Ready and Released - Win

No Deadline, Not Released In Time - Win. Take as long as you want, no one knows.
No Deadline, Released According to Internal Deadline - Win.
No Deadline, Released With Bugs - Lose

So Basically, there's 2 win points vs 1 win point and a neutral point for setting a deadline. So no deadline announced. Say what you want about Riot, but they're not stupid about this.


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IrrationalNoob

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08-04-2011

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We learned our lesson from those other things we announced too early. We DO have a deadline, but we're not saying what it is because it's a lose-lose for us if we hit it or miss it.
You already lost a lot with the hype build up for an ANNOUNCEMENT.


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DaJonney

Senior Member

08-04-2011

The only way they can get any credibility back is to ACTUALLY release this thing, and not in a SOON time manner.

Im still confused as to how a company with this much support and money can botch releasing stuff and straight up drop other project without even telling people


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Jassu

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08-04-2011

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That's a fair question. Honestly they are the worst company I've seen when it comes to deadlines. Mostly because they are deathly afraid to even set one.
Because the community is utter ****. Can you blame them for that?


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Cuchullian

Senior Member

08-04-2011

To be fair to riot the previous "let downs" "disapointments" and soon TM etc came about because they announced things to early. This at least appears they are in the polishing stages so I think you can safely say that this announcement is much different from the other big promises.


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Ozt

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08-04-2011

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We learned our lesson from those other things we announced too early. We DO have a deadline, but we're not saying what it is because it's a lose-lose for us if we hit it or miss it.
Kinda like how you learned your lesson from servers dropping on champ release day or the huge free pantheon+skin fiasco, huh?


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Jaster Mereel

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08-05-2011

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We learned our lesson from those other things we announced too early. We DO have a deadline, but we're not saying what it is because it's a lose-lose for us if we hit it or miss it.

But the problem is that you guys don't even explain why some of the things you haven't released haven't been released yet. I mean, if you guys missed the deadline and explained the problems in detail, there would be a lot less frustrated people. But as it is, Riot misses deadlines and then says absolutely nothing about why until far down the road.


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Kiddalee

Senior Member

08-05-2011

I'm pretty confident that Dominion will be out in the fall because Riot created even more hype about this than Magma Chamber and will be in trouble with fans if they don't deliver. And the TF and Pantheon nerfs are relevant to Dominion, so I don't see Riot angering the players who main those Champs and then not releasing the related map.


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Gozarian

Junior Member

08-05-2011

really, do we need a deadline? if we have a deadline and they miss it, we get mad. if the game isnt really ready by the time the deadline, do you really want a game that needs alot of work to be polished? I don't. Riot, you make it awesome and give it to us when it's done... but please dont take too long.