“Too much analysis”.
There, I put those three words together into a sentence to see if they made sense. I gave it a fair trial. But no, those words simply do not belong together; there is no such thing as “too much analysis”. It’s like saying “that dinner was too delicious”, or “the Denver Broncos are winning too many games”.
With that established, let’s take another look at the Update 16 release notes.
I love Wordle. It lets you really see the words, weighting them by number of appearances. The histogram as art form. Beautiful, but also very useful.
Look at the top words in the above Wordle of the Update 16 notes:
Proof that Update 16 is a bug fix release. “Now” and “longer” are both bug fix words: “a formerly broken behavior is now corrected”, and “a formerly bad thing no longer happens”.
“New” is the tag Turbine uses to identify text added to the release notes since the previous version. It speaks to the velocity at which Turbine is applying bug fixes: so quickly, that “New” is the second-most used word in the document.
Now lets remove those words and see if we can get a better view into exactly what is being bug-fixed:
The top words now:
“Damage” and “Quest” may provide clues into what is being fixed.
“Primal” is the first glimpse of new technology, but even then it is receiving less emphasis than bug fixes; “Lamannia” and “Fixed” are more signs of bug-fixing.
I also find it interesting to search the tiny words, ones that made the list but just barely. Among the many, “Animations”, “Spells” and “Items” are all words that I would have liked to see more emphasized.
But at least they are there. Try as I might, I can’t find the word “handwraps” anywhere.
🙂 😀 🙂