Okay, the endless tinkering related to the endless updates. If maybe they allowed people the choice of not having the update if they weren't going to play the game online, then I (as a purchaser of said game) could decide not to take an install when I might only get the chance to pick up the game and play it OFFLINE 5-6 times a year.Circa Darkrage wrote:343 had no effect on this issue. Their endless tinkering and updates didn't cause the issue. It was an issue that was caused with the Xbox and how it handled failed installations. This was not isolated to one game, but rather to multiple games, of differing companies and a relatively small audience was affected.paynebyname wrote:Tried before and it didn't work. This is a disgrace.Overlord Atriox wrote:For everyone who is still having this issue. There is a way that is certain to work. You will have to bite the bullet and console factory reset and remove all games, but this is certain to work
Typical corporate nonsense. Build a product and a game then can't use the game because of their endless tinkering and updates. And then when you come to complain they bounce you between different areas so no one has to take responsibility.They rely on the customer just giving up and letting it go so that they can keep your money and your resentment turns into apathy.
Xbox has taken responsibility for this issue, and they have rolled out fixes that have both prevented the issue happening to new people, and have provided fixes that some people had with the issue. Some it has fixed, some it hasn't. And this place now isn't the right place to post if it hasn't worked. The best place now would be Xbox Support and the Xbox forums, with people who know what they are talking about. I will doubt you will find anything here, or any help, here now if it doesn't work.
You could also ask for refunds if you went along the issue in the right way, and actually get the complete edition of Halo Wars 2 for a cheaper price, if you had a digital purchase. There has also been people with physical copies of the game get refunds as well. So really, 343, MS and other game companies have made a loss in some areas, due to this issue. Not the other way round.
I have to say that this to me is a fundamental problem with gaming nowadays. If I buy a physical copy of the game when it comes, I should own it to play with it as I wish and when I wish.
Yes, if I CHOOSE to play it online then I understand the need for everyone to be playing the same version and it to be updated accordingly. However even when I don't want to play online and just want to quickly pick up and play, I cannot.
Hence my disgruntlement that even when I have purchased the game I am not in charge of how and when I play it.
And this latest screw up highlights my example perfectly. If I were given a choice to update, I wouldn't have and hence been able to play the game offline and in blissful ignorance of this stupid issue. But because of the "endless tinkering" and updates that I DO NOT WANT to use for MY EXPERIENCE of MY GAME I cannot.
That is my big bug bear and as I say part of a bigger issue that even when you buy a game to own it, you don't control your experience of the game.
ps: I've made a loss for paying for a game over a year ago that I cannot play and cannot get a refund on.