Does something have to break the game for many players before BioWare will address it?Well, of course I want a bug free game as much as possible. It simply doesn't "break the game", to use a vulgar expression, for many players.
That great, but when is an issue going to be important enough to address and fix? 5 months before the game launches? 1 month before launch? 1 month post launch? 6 months post launch? I don't think the number of people experiencing an issue is relevant to the severity of the issue or the desire to fix it.Many game issues from a technical standpoint, don't hit every player of that game. No matter how vocal the forums are over that issue. All Darth xxDarthRevanxx knows is he is having a blast playing TOR.
The problem isn't that a new MMO has technical issues. The problem is that the technical issues have been present for months, were present during stress testing before the game went live, were present after the game went live, and are still present 3 weeks later.It's unreasonable to ever expect MMOs to have zero technical issues. It happens. As long as it doesn't effect the majority of the players in a way that prevents actual play-- it's fine.
Again, many people aren't taking issues with the fact games launch with bugs or other problems. Instead, they are taking issue with the fact that most of these problems existed during the beta and have yet to be addressed. How much more time will pass before Bio Ware decides to fix things?