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Update right before Bismark mission ended

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I could have made it, the fact that they interrupted their own quest without giving you the same amount of time afterwards really made me mad. I quit.

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Their in-game "time remaining" countdown was inaccurate by roughly 2 hours, because it did not take into account the server downtime for the patch. I'm honestly a bit surprised by the number of people who were cutting it that close, but there are multiple threads on this subject already, so there must have been a pretty substantial number.

 

Obviously, WG gave lots of other notice about the exact timing of the patch on the website, but it's also well-known that only a small fraction of players read the website, much less read it in that much detail. WG could stay quiet on this and be technically in the right, but it seems like they would be better off issuing some kind of extension or compensation instead to avoid needless loss of goodwill.

 

Edit: As a sort of comparison for precedent, Blizzard has extended in-game events in the past that accidentally ended sooner than people expected.

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I could have made it, the fact that they interrupted their own quest without giving you the same amount of time afterwards really made me mad. I quit.

 

Good, we don't need you.

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Good, we don't need you.

 

We don't need any more Bismarck players derping around. Puts a strain on muh DD playing.
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I will agree the timing was bad. Should never be locking up/updating the game the last few hours of any timed  contest, as their will be a lot of people trying to finish, or increase their scores in the "last minutes". As to the Bismarck campaign, yes there was weeks to do it, but as I note above, there will be some "racing the clock" and it ain't fair if the clock stops early. I got mine a week  ago so no biggie to me, this time.

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You had 3 weeks to complete this campaign. If you didn't get Bismarck, that's your own fault. Let this be a lesson to do things early, and not wait until the last minute.

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On a lighter note, I had one task left, to spot 6 German ships with aircraft....I was stuck on 5 and played 5 games in my Bogue last night to complete it, there were either no Germans of the other cv spotted them...so I said I'll just play one in the morning before the deadline and bang out the last sighting.....to my horror.....I too, was left at the altar waiting for one more box to give me one last shot at a Hydra flag! Rats!

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The game said 14 hours left, I got 12. Doesn't matter how many other places on the internet it may have been stated that the game gave false information.

Should have planned to be done sooner.  Last minute always runs the risk of this happening.

View Postgoldeagle1123, on 07 June 2017 - 08:40 PM, said:

You had 3 weeks to complete this campaign. If you didn't get Bismarck, that's your own fault. Let this be a lesson to do things early, and not wait until the last minute.

Oh what a brilliant insight. Maybe you've heard of something called real life? Yeah, and maybe someone out there who isn't sitting in their basement with unlimited free time needs to make a decision like "Should I stay up all night and do my bro a solid or go to sleep because I'm very tired" and then they look at the timer which says six hours, divide that by the game length; looks at the average damage/xp needed per game factor in the rate at which certain ships cause incapacitations and arrived at the conclusion that it was possible so go for it.

 

I could have made it, the fact that they interrupted their own quest without giving you the same amount of time afterwards really made me mad. I quit.

 

Good, we don't need you.

No you don't.

 

Good, we don't need you.

 

We don't need any more Bismarck players derping around. Puts a strain on muh DD playing.

I was getting it for my brother who had become disillusioned with U.S. cruisers. I have the german BB line already DERP DERP! (but of course I quit so...)

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I feel for ya, and I'd give you mine if I didn't like it so much ;) but here's your problem:

 

"Maybe he was only 50k damage from finishing the final task with 2.5 hours left on the clock and thought "hey I did it I'll go get some coffee and get some breakfast and play 1 or two more games".

 

50k away from completion is not "doing it", so there is a lesson to be learned.  But unlike our slightly more smug forum-mates, I would encourage you to stick around.  Tell your brother to try Russian or Japanese cruisers, I think they're more fun.

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