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Season Update = Foundry down hiatus

Not intended to do any argument over this, only to know if anyone (including any DEV passing by...) has any idea how long it will be down. Short ? Long ? A week or two ? A month... more?

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  • thegreendragoon1thegreendragoon1 Member Posts: 1,871 Arc User
    edited April 2017
    A typical downtime lasts 1 to 2 weeks. Unless and issue arises in which case the downtime can stretch longer. Seasonal downtime is a normal procedure and exists to prevent potential complications.
  • djxprimedjxprime Member Posts: 522 Arc User
    A typical downtime lasts 1 to 2 weeks. Unless and issue arises in which case the downtime can stretch longer. Seasonal downtime is a normal procedure and exists to prevent potential complications.

    Also, when the Foundry starts coming back online, there is usually a couple of weeks where the option to leave reviews is turned off so we can go in and play our missions to see if any bugs crop up as a result of the season patch.
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  • ashstorm1ashstorm1 Member Posts: 618 Arc User
    djxprime wrote: »
    A typical downtime lasts 1 to 2 weeks. Unless and issue arises in which case the downtime can stretch longer. Seasonal downtime is a normal procedure and exists to prevent potential complications.

    Also, when the Foundry starts coming back online, there is usually a couple of weeks where the option to leave reviews is turned off so we can go in and play our missions to see if any bugs crop up as a result of the season patch.

    True, but the embarrassing aspect of it is that certain effects cannot be visualized during testing... i'm particularly thinking about some of the trigger activation options (Objective in Progress/Objective Complete) that work only once the mission is published.
  • drogyn1701drogyn1701 Member Posts: 3,606 Media Corps
    They never ever ever give an ETA.
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  • duncanidaho11duncanidaho11 Member Posts: 7,546 Arc User
    edited April 2017
    ashstorm1 wrote: »

    True, but the embarrassing aspect of it is that certain effects cannot be visualized during testing... i'm particularly thinking about some of the trigger activation options (Objective in Progress/Objective Complete) that work only once the mission is published.

    They can be tested in preview. After the Foundry came back from the Artifacts downtime we started seeing an error pop up with objective progression. Sometimes objective triggers don't work. There is a work around (besides loading up the editor again, though this doesn't guarantee another issue might pop up): place a dialog pop-up right before the bugged objective in the story tab. Adding something to the progression seems to fix the preview problem. You can then take that pop-up out as you move on in testing/publishing.
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  • helixfungushelixfungus Member Posts: 172 Arc User

    ashstorm1 wrote: »

    True, but the embarrassing aspect of it is that certain effects cannot be visualized during testing... i'm particularly thinking about some of the trigger activation options (Objective in Progress/Objective Complete) that work only once the mission is published.

    They can be tested in preview. After the Foundry came back from the Artifacts downtime we started seeing an error pop up with objective progression. Sometimes objective triggers don't work. There is a work around (besides loading up the editor again, though this doesn't guarantee another issue might pop up): place a dialog pop-up right before the bugged objective in the story tab. Adding something to the progression seems to fix the preview problem. You can then take that pop-up out as you move on in testing/publishing.

    There are two types of dialog, the story related and the other one which it's not exactly the same and wouldn't work the same way. Which you refer to?

  • duncanidaho11duncanidaho11 Member Posts: 7,546 Arc User
    edited April 2017


    There are two types of dialog, the story related and the other one which it's not exactly the same and wouldn't work the same way. Which you refer to?

    Story related, hence reference to the story tab. :)
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  • psycoticvulcanpsycoticvulcan Member Posts: 4,160 Arc User
    Hopefully they'll take the opportunity to fix a few of the lingering bugs that have haunted the Foundry since the lighting update.

    Unlikely, but still...
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