Defiance | Launch Day Woes
Trion Worlds were happy to announce the release of their third-person MMO shooter Defiance recently, but the game has already come under fire from players, although you wouldn't know it if you were in-game.
If you played the final beta weekend you probably expected some issues to arise at launch. I spent the entire weekend trying to get the patcher to work and a few friends that did manage to get in game expressed their disappointment with a few of the games problems.
Sadly severe issues at launch day are almost expected in today's MMO industry. Personally I hate the way consumers, even those paying for the full product, are expected to bite the bullet and work through dozens of problems featured in a brand new product.
The biggest issue with Defiance isn't the patcher any more and most players have been able to get into the game without error; however if you were playing you wouldn't have a clue.