Imagine if you will, a bored worker, in the middle of his work day, boringly working while bored. Suddenly, a wild tweet appears:
— DDO Unlimited (@DDOUnlimited) September 16, 2015
With a yawn, our bored worker clicks over to the Lamannia forums. “Huh”, thinks he through his stultifying stupor, “I wonder what all made it into the first release?”
All but overcome with ennui, he scrolls through the release notes.
Ranger pass: check.
More ranger pass: check.
New content: check.
More mucking about with the hireling AI: check.
Minor bug fixes: check.
More minor bug fixes: wait, what is this?
No way! Did they fix the mouse wheel bug? At last? Did they?
They did! They fixed the mouse wheel bug! OMG!
Boredom is gone, happiness is everywhere!
Jumping for joy!
There was much rejoicing!
Now exhilarated, our formerly bored worker races to find his wife and Gamer Girl, the one who has lived through the horrors of the Mouse Wheel Bug more than anyone. “They fixed the mouse wheel bug!”
“They fixed it! They did! At last!”
Disbelief and skepticism. “I’ll believe it when I see it”, she says.
But the cynicism lasts only for a moment. Even as the formerly bored worker returns to his boring work he hears a pleased Gamer Girl: “It will be so weird to finally use my hireling folder again. Oh my god!”
Happiness, not boredom, happiness! Everywhere. The greatest release notes in the history of release notes.
p.s. My previous favorite release notes ever was “Cows are now oxen“. But this is way better. Way.