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Divine Souls: Are Beta Bugs Driving You Crazy too?

Divine Souls: Are Beta Bugs Driving You Crazy too?When i wrote a post Divine Souls Review: Open Beta First Impression, i said, that this game has design problems and bugs, and if GamePrix won’t screw it even more than as it is now, who knows, maybe it could turn out to be a nice game after all? Well, so far it couldn’t. I was tired of constant bug infestation and dropped it. GamePrix, obviously, sees constant drop in active accounts number and sends everyone a message like “hey, you’ve asked for it, and we made the game better!” – come back, we’re all white and fluffy! I came back, just in case. Was anything working better? Not a single thing. And i see increasing number of search inquiries about Divine Souls bug and crashes. Guys! Listen up here! It’s BUGGED LIKE HELL!

Seeing those pretty images at first you won't even guess - Divine Souls IS bugged... Well, okay, Divine Souls is in open beta stage, right? It means, it HAS to be bugged. But it also means that we are beta testers and thus we shall send bug reports, and GrandPrix should fix them in a series of patches, and everyone would be happy ever after. Now, let’s face it. It’s not what going to happen. GrandPrix doesn’t even gather any info about bugs (there’s no obvious way to report anything from in-game), least they want is to fix anything . Do you know, why?

Because Divine Souls isn’t any beta, this game was already released at least in Japan, and if they did wanted to fix any bugs, those bugs would have been fixed already by now. But they are not, which means they’re expecting us to play “as is” for now and then start paying. But instead people get disappointed and leave, and GrandPrix thinks it’s a smartass – and sends out a spam about game improvements that did not happen (or i couldn’t find any obvious trace of them).

If you were looking for Divine Souls Open Beta bugs, here i confirm that I’ve seen those:

  • Divine Souls freezes on start-up.
  • It freezes anytime, especially when you least expect it.
  • It kicks you to the desktop on a timely basis.
  • It hangs completely also on a timely basis (by the looks of it i suspect that they have a serious memory leak for several weeks now, that no one is going to plug). By “hangs completely” i mean you can’t alt-tab the hell out of there.
  • Gamepad buttons work only in default scheme, i couldn’t remap them.
  • When you go online when the game is already in gamepad mode, it may or may not recognize your gamepad again. You may have to re-run it a few times, also restarting gamepad software (if there’s any) and re-plugging the gamepad itself.
  • If you press a keyboard movement button while the game is in the gamepad mode, your character will suddenly burst on running on high speed and you won’t be able to stop it – for a while or before you re-login.
  • And do you know, what? Divine Souls is already hacked. Where are bugs, there are cheaters, i’m only surprised at the speed of it getting hacked.Some menu options aren’t working or not working properly.
  • Sometimes characters are floating in the air or falling through items.
  • Sometimes skills aren’t working, sometimes they start working after you pressed skills button already some time ago.
  • And do you know, what? Divine Souls is already hacked. Where are bugs, there are cheaters, I’m only surprised at the speed of it getting hacked.
  • I’m not including here all user interface and usability wrongdoings, because it’s a long story i don’t want to type right now.

Well, are you happier now that you know other people have the same bugs as you? You may be asking, what you can do to fix all those and keep playing happily? I don’t know… maybe doing a fiery dance of Yoruba tribe and sacrificing a goat to the full moon would help, or writing an angry letter to GrandPrix… No, wait, the goat thing would probably produce more results on that matter.

Guys, it’s a game made for consoles, but released on PC as an MMO. I’d bite my own ass if it weren’t bugged after that! But as i said above, GrandPrix is pretty happy together with its own bugs. Maybe – just maybe! – after seeing a real decline in accounts activity they’ll start doing something and fix the game, but for now… just keep in mind: either you play it bugged, or don’t play at all. Your choice. I myself deleted Divine Souls until further notice…

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