4 reasons Mists of Pandaria will still have bugs after launch

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Many testers at Blizzard are putting Mists of Pandaria through its paces. Many more closed beta testers are doing the same thing. Yet no matter how diligent we all are, and no matter how accurately we report issues, there will still be quite a few bugs that will be in the game after launch.

  • Changes. Right up to launch, fixes are being made and tested, but these improvements are not being tested as long as the changes that were made several weeks earlier. What seems to work at Blizzard QA and during the end of the beta, may fail miserably when a jillion people use it on launch day.
  • Not all bugs that were found were reported. Maybe Blizzard’s QA is far more talented than most, and no one is lazy and/or disgruntled, but most testing departments have a bad apple or 6 that can’t be bothered to enter in all the bugs they find. Also, beta testers often think “Well, that must have already been reported,” and don’t do anything about it. Or “I’ll write it up after … oooh shiny!” If the programmers don’t know about the bugs, amazingly enough, they don’t get fixed. Hush, Captain Obvious.

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