Hello there, today I will speak about patches, there won't be so much technical information but general talk. It is about stability of the game.
First of all, thank you for creating this game because I like to play it so much.
But there is one problem.
Every week when game is rotating heroes, there is a patch or some times there are minor patches. Every patch time my or one of my friend's game crashes without any reason. It takes nearly 10-20 minutes to fix the problem for us. It is good to see game is improving day by day but on the other hand for a person who comes to home with many problems and only want to play 1-2 game to forget stressful day, 10-20 minute of fixing newly created problem is a torture.
One patch before game was working good, without any problem, now why the working part of the game is no working? No idea, so trying to opening game with "opengl" instead of "direct x", opening windowed mode, to apply patch I change every single setting in the options and one of them works to apply the patch. I sat in front of the computer at 17.20 and now it is 17.59. For 1 hour game, working on something strange for 30 minutes is too much.
This game is not stable enough. Crash after every game, being not able to patch the game, newly created problems after every patch... it is too much. Still not going into any technical details but I will have a suggestion. Instead of patching the game every week with minor patches, you can change the game's some codes to work as client side. Such as selectable hero rotation, it is easier to apply it with some kind of algorithm to the clent and stop patching the game every week with just a color change or these kinds of minor changes. Because every time when you apply these changes, someone's game client needs to be fixed. Instead create major patches and we can play the game happily for a while.
Now it is 18.08 and I lost my damned 40 minutes just for this problem. Game is working? No not yet. To apply the patch I used some vodoo techniques and it worked after some time, now I am putting totems to make the game work. Game should give fun, not pain.