Well, looks like the app dropped today... without the army builder... and a $5/month sub for full features... Using the free section of the app is painful right now, not only because it's literally only the core rules, but the opening the core rules just opens an internal app web browser and opens the rules in GOOGLE DOCS.
That said, the value for the $5 looks good, for now. All 8th ed codex rules are included while valid, though again I'm sure its painful if everything is done through docs.google.com
Its pretty obvious why the app was delayed, but with 9th dropping tomorrow I guess they had no choice but to let it out.
Post by Frosty the Pirate on Jul 24, 2020 10:48:21 GMT -5
Yeah, as a Software Engineer when you see an app announced as "delayed" 2-3 weeks before it's release date, you just KNOW the dev team is scrambling to get _something_ working at the last minute.
Like all brand-new software, it's either late, overbudget, or doesn't work well.
I expect it'll be really nice once it's actually released proper and has maybe ~6 months for the dev team to improve and get feedback from users. Google Docs doesn't bother me much, my life is run by the cloud these days.
$5 a month for an app that might, someday, "work as intended" or buy another core rule book.................. Or just turn my Orks in to a display-piece and let them collect dust and I stop stressing out over feeling like a loser for another edition... It is not like I am actually going to be /playing the damned game/ any time soon, anyway...
I'm just beating myself up to make myself feel bad, anymore.
This is all just one big reminder of another part of my life I have fucked up...
Post by Frosty the Pirate on Jul 24, 2020 13:34:50 GMT -5
Yeah. I've seen a fair share of things pushed out the door because they "HAD" to ship it by a certain date. I had a feeling as soon as I heard the app release was pushed back they were gunna be scrambling.
Looking at most of the issues listed by Goonhammer, these are all things that are easy to fix thankfully. I suspect the developer team will be pulled into an emergency meeting and be working most of the weekend as soon as someone at GW headquarters reads that horrific review.
I'd expect if you installed the app, you'll see a couple updates pushed over the weekend or early next week and the larger feature issues like poor search-ability will get fixed sometime next week.
You'd be surprised how quickly a bunch of devs will solve the problems with an app on launch as soon as it's known the client isn't happy.