Mythic: Stand and Deliver

Well Mythic seem to have gone ahead and put 1.3.0b live. Its interesting how fast they turned this around after putting it up on the PTS. There was barely enough time for the Magus community to point out their devs had mistaken a single target spell for an AoE before Mythic blasted ahead and deployed it. What I personally take from this is that Mythic weren’t interested in feedback, only in checking that nothing was particularly broken this time out.  I’m trying to keep a straight face as I type the words ‘particularly broken’. The Magus has never been brilliantly effective. Want to know how it looks now? Some initial feedback from our US cousins:


Not pretty.

Mythic about now should be posting about how exciting this patch is. Its probably the kind of excitement that requires Leonard Cohen songs to fully express.

Its not live in Europe yet, I would expect that to happen tomorrow. It would be foolish to think Mythic don’t listen to feedback. ‘Listening’ of course is not the same as ‘acting upon’. Sanya Thomas has posted a very interesting article recently regarding feedback:


To the average Magus player, there has not been a single promise fulfilled. Always marginally effective, we’ve had to put up with vague promises and delivery dates from Day 1. A minor patch late last year brought our dreadful DPS up to just under par DPS and we were expected to make do.

This is how you treat your customers? Seriously, you think this is GOOD business practice? Enough talk. Enough bland videos with bad sunglasses. The jokes are getting old and stale. STAND AND DELIVER.


5 Responses to “Mythic: Stand and Deliver”

  1. July 22, 2009 at 22:41

    I try not to become attached to any characters anymore. That way I can be partially ambivalent when they get changed. Though when Mythic crippled my Suppression Bonedancer in DAOC, I did have a rage fit 🙂 But it was an important lesson for this game.

  2. July 23, 2009 at 06:29

    Wow… finally another blogger who understands the plight of the Magus.

    Hell, I’m going to WCPI Promo you. No question.

  3. July 23, 2009 at 06:30

    Oh, please drop by my blog for my view on this patch.

  4. 4 Roo Stercogburn
    July 23, 2009 at 07:12

    Done 🙂

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