QA Weekly Wrap: Sept 18th 2021 - Sept 22nd 2021

QATeam24 Sep, 2021 03:47(Edited 24 Sep, 2021 04:16)
We've had another busy week, here we go!

Icon Gaunlet
Voted to approve the new Bonus & Multi template and make art manager ok the replacement of the B/M in the corner to stop the spam of them in the icon gauntlet channel. -Only if it's the same bonus badge icon as current one, if not, must go through icon gauntlet.





Set Purged
Demoted - Goof Troop: Extreme Edition has had its unofficial achievements removed and the page recycled. 
Entry removed from DevQuest 2. 
Reasoning was that the hack was broken and didn't spawn an item needed to pass level 1

Demoted - Donkey Kong Country: Competition Edition - The set was based off a hack of original DKC with timer changes and  not the actual competition edition cart.


Set Demotion
 - Set was demoted and added to DevQuest 2, added it to the BRB hub. 
The set has been a topic of conversation for years, achievements were racking up tickets and the set has been in need of a good fix for quite some time.


Achievements Purged
 Demoted - RNG determined before you even start, not based on skill 0 earners in 2 years.
 Demoted - Actually impossible as there's no 4 energy units in the game. Cheevo also misfires on a cutscene
 Demoted - QA voted to throw this in revision voting and won for demotion for pointless grind
 Demoted - QA voted to throw this in revision voting and won for demotion for pointless grind
 Demoted - QA voted to throw this in revision voting and won for demotion for pointless grind


Writing Team
With PinguuPinguu (RIP) stepping down from writing team lead. We've merged writing team into the Site Cleanup team lead by Infernox.


General Update
A user was upset about an achievement that hadn't released yet. We informed them The QA Team has no intention of policing what kind of content gets added to achievement sets so long as it fits within the bounds of the developer CoC. That being said, we reached out to the set developer and they explained the various methods a player can use to make the challenge more manageable. They did, however, agree that the floor requirement was too high, and intend to lower it before release.


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Dev Team: Added DoctorV & ArcaneJames
Writing Team: Added TerrorVan
DevQuest: Etron earned
GalacticSpear24 Sep, 2021 04:08
Donkey Kong Country: Competition Edition - The set was based off a hack of original DKC with timer changes and game breaking bugs

Game breaking bugs? What? I have mastered the entire set and I have not seem a single game breaking bug in the hack, do you mean when game freezes when the timer ends? Because that's intentional, and it also happens in the original release, and you didn't mention that the hack has "game breaking bugs" in any of the two posts you made jn the game's forum, which only makes it weirder.
SnowPin24 Sep, 2021 04:14(Edited 24 Sep, 2021 04:15)
GalacticSpear
Game breaking bugs? What? I have mastered the entire set and I have not seem a single game breaking bug in the hack, do you mean when game freezes when the timer ends? Because that's intentional, and it also happens in the original release, and you didn't mention that the hack has "game breaking bugs" in any of the two posts you made jn the game's forum, which only makes it weirder.


That's my bad for the "game breaking bugs" was just misinformation on my end about the game freezing.
QATeam24 Sep, 2021 04:16
Fixed, silly flesh bag Snowpin
JAM24 Sep, 2021 14:42
DevQuest: Etron earned 

I've heard there is some user (if I remembered correctly his name was starting from "J", ended as "M" or something like that) who finished DevQuest 003 over a month ago but looks like checking for minimal changes in 20 achievements takes a lot of time and demoting fully working sets for silly reasons is more important.
SlashTangent24 Sep, 2021 17:55
I've heard there is some user (if I remembered correctly his name was starting from "J", ended as "M" or something like that) who finished DevQuest 003 over a month ago but looks like checking for minimal changes in 20 achievements takes a lot of time and demoting fully working sets for silly reasons is more important.


You have not completed Quest 3. I sent you a message stating what you needed to fix. While you did address some of the issues you did not fully meet all of the requirements. Three of the achievements you reported for quest 3 were demoted prior to QATeam existing by the admin team and do not count:



xnaivx24 Sep, 2021 18:03
"Demoted - Donkey Kong Country: Competition Edition - The set was based off a hack of original DKC with timer changes and not the actual competition edition cart."
So it was basicly just a hack. Why demote it?
Bearfax6224 Sep, 2021 18:10(Edited 24 Sep, 2021 18:10)
Think the line of thinking is it doesn't change enough to warrant its own set and can normalize minor improvement hacks flooding the site with spam sets. Don't know how much I agree with that but I understand the reasoning.
xnaivx24 Sep, 2021 18:13
Then it would be great to have a definition of "spam set".
Xymjak24 Sep, 2021 19:34(Edited 24 Sep, 2021 20:15)
minor improvement hacks - Bearfax62
But the demoted hack increased possible set playtime by ~20 times. It's not a minor improvement. It's enormous.
Please refrain from slandering the set based on your lack of experience with it. :(

(I hope this is a correct english and didn't butcher the meaning I tried to say and I don't sound too rude.)
Bearfax6224 Sep, 2021 20:00
I'm just going off of what other people were saying, like I said I don't totally agree with the consensus.
Nabas654530 Sep, 2021 20:57(Edited 30 Sep, 2021 21:53)
For any devs thinking of picking up and fixing the Fatal Labyrinth set that was demoted, I've added comments to the forum topic explaining the reasons why the weapon achievements don't pop consistently. Should be an easy fix to implement, so feel free to reach out if you have questions or need more information.

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