I didn’t say I wasn’t happy they fixed the problem. I am. I am also critical of the manner in which they announced it. They are not mutually exclusive.
Yes. They could have. And?
Not true. There is plenty about the game that satisfies me (and I have expressed that satisfaction). I am still going to be critical of the aspects that don’t.
So admitting a failure is a public image problem? What’s wrong with a statement along the lines of, “Many players have alerted us to a possible interaction between [these cards] that could allow for an infinite damge combo. After analyzing this, we regret that this was overlooked by our team and have decided to make the following change in response… blah blah blah… details… blah blah blah… Additionally, we will be reviewing our internal testing and QA/QC procedures so we can minimize the possibility of this sort of oversight in the future. Thank you for your help in the discovery and resolution of the issue.”
This validates the contribution of the player base, acknowledges their mistake, details the corrective actions taken, and offers a commitment to improve themselves.
You’re choosing to give the benefit of the doubt to a company with a history of deceit, obfuscation, and arrogance. I’m choosing to be skeptical.