I knew this was a premium patch when I started getting errors trying to reload my missles when flying through a complex gate.
People say that expiditions was moved to agency but theres no expeditions in the journal now or the agency.
Why CCP insists to release content that does not work properly is a mistery that probably can only be explained by inside factors. Maybe there’s a bonus for finishing stuff by a deadline (and a flexible definition of “finish”)? Maybe the production slots assigned to each team are so tighly framed that once they run out, things are released “as is” for lack of time to keep developing them? Maybe things always get delayed because experienced developers leave and teams are continuously dealing with newcomers who need to get up to speed?
We never will know, but no matter how CCP changes their production procedures, they tend to release crude, unfinished stuff which at best wil get some iterations but whose core issues will remain untouched forever. Once a functionality is lost, it’s gone forever.
The Agent Finder was a good tool. New players are losing with this change. But why care? CCP won’t, altough it’s their bloody way to earn a living…
Their usual tactic is to wait until everyone steamed out and then after a few months left come up with next “amazing” patch where lots of stuff been “fixed” or make the changes silently without crowd attention.
CCP brought their official apologizes back in 2012 (?) after the monocle and micro transactions been released and since that its all became sadistic way of vendetta. They do change the features which work well and implement those which everyone hate.
“hopefully it’ll make you happy”? WTF does THAT mean? To me, it suggests that instead of implementing ALL of the missing Agent Finder functionality (which should make all users happy and therefore no need for “hopefully”), they have cherry-picked only some elements…
Perhaps they are going to put The Agency in to Beta status, like the map. At the same time they will of course return The Agent Finder until its replacement is feature parallel, just like we have kept the old map.