I think possibly an update on the schedule and how the patching process works may be needed, especially for newer users of the forums.
Bug reports, in full, are vital to feedback and game development. They act as a light for us. Without them and all the information, we cannot see your issue, and can't even begin to investigate.
Codemasters have to be able to reliably and consistently be able to replicate the issue internally too, to identify any problem areas deeper routed in the game
We have to diagnose and find a solution for the issue. This can take time. Unfortunately, there is no 'magic wand' (we wish there was) and to find a solution that works reliably can vary in terms of length of time to achieve
We then have to be confident that the fix works EVERYWHERE. This requires extensive testing to ensure our solution is the right one for public release.
This all takes time. More experienced forum users are aware of this, and understand that issues take time to replicate, diagnose and work on a fix we are confident in. We prioritise issues to add to patch schedules wherever possible. I think being called 'lazy' is unfair on people who gives a LOT of their time to help improve the game every day.
Okay, I feel I've been more than lenient on this thread, but times up.
Users warned on who are talking to others without respect, and the thread will be locked.
I think a reminder needs to be added here about these forums:
Please respect others. People's experiences of our titles are different, and so are perceptions. You may not agree, and debate is fine, but nothing personal
If you are inclined to exert energy into abusing others and making sweeping statements, we encourage you to consider adding a bug report and helping us improve the game. Patches are influenced heavily on community feedback, now more than ever, and contribution is always appreciated. Consult regular forum members and they'll agree.
You have every right to an opinion, but remember it is my job to make sure these forums are respectful and welcome all users. This has become a major problem recently, with people taking it upon themselves to abuse, swear and shout. Will not be tolerated.