I put this on another thread, but it took me forever. Hence, I felt obligated to give it it's own thread. Wow, I never want to write another post this long again....It's as accurate as I could possibly make it given the circumstances and it you find a wrong date or if I left something major out, feel free to comment.
Here is a quick timeline of the trouble gamers have faced. I think most people would be accepting of some bumps in the road, but NRS has hit a lot of bumps in the road. With that said, the major netcode problems are behind us, and I am able to enjoy the game fully now.
-Game released 4-19-11
-Within a couple of days most gamers that play online are very unhappy with the netcode...lag, desyncs, 5 min to match ranked or player matches, KOTH was insanely laggy with input delay at best, and some 1v1 matches that said they were a 4 dot ping rating were very laggy. You get the point.
-People wanted answers and NRS was hush-hush...the forums exploded with "nerd rage"
-On 4-27-11 NRS posted a official statement saying they were fixing the netcode and improvements will be noticed over the next couple of weeks.
-On 5-25-11 NRS Announces DLC for Klassic Kostume Pack. Oviously more upset fans since no update on the netcode fix, but we get DLC?
-On 6-7-11 Klassic Kostume Pack goes on sale...No Netcode fix
-On 6-11-11 The netcode patch hits PSN but not XBL. Gamers immediately notice a couple of bugs. Gamers who bought the Klassic Kostume Pack sometimes cannot access them during the character select screen and desyncs are very common during the character select screen. This has to do with the Kostume pack and alternate costumes in general. Obviously, people that bought the Kostume pack are upset. On the flip side, Most all other problems with the netcode that I listed above are fixed.
-On 6-14-11 Skarlet is slated for a 6-21-11 release.
-On 6-20-11 XBL gets the netcode patch with all the good, bad, and ugly noted above.
-On 6-21-11 Skarlet hits the market. Some people had trouble accessing the Kombat Season Pass, but I don't really know much about it.
-On 6-24-11 NRS released a statement on how to correct the Klassic Kostume Desync bug. I guess it works....some people didn't follow the directions though and desyncs still happen but not as much.
-On 6-27-11 Kenshi is slated for a 7-5-11 release.
-On 7-5-11 PSN gets Kenshi around 3pm Eastern...XBL is caught in limbo....Ed Boone says Kenshi will be on XBL at 5pm on his Twitter account. He later says Kenshi will be released on XBL 7-6-11. Some say it's MS's fault while I believe NRS submitted it late, but only MS and NRS know for sure. Common sense tells me that if it was MS's fault they would have updated immediately after finding out about the issue.
-On 7-6-11Kenshi is released on XBL sometime in the am
I think the major highlight is that it took 2 months to fix the netcode on XBL with only 2 official responses from NRS and WB. That had most gamers pissed off enough to get really ticked at the smaller things like the Kostume Pack bug and the Kenshi delay. Currently, I'm very happy with the game. I didn't buy the Kostume Pack or that would have pissed me off I'm sure. Some people were over the top mad while others sugar coated everything...typical forum crap.