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Manor Lords Developer Frustratedly Asks Players To ‘Not Report Bugs When Using Mods’

Manor Lords Developer Frustratedly Asks Players To 'Not Report Bugs When Using Mods'. Photo by Manor Lords/Slavic Magic

Manor Lords‘ success story surprised many gamers this year. However, its success has brought on possible pitfalls that the developer needs to work with. Mods are great for adding spice to games, though they also bring their slew of issues.

Manor Lords Success Might Be Overwhelming The Developer

The medieval city-building simulator features everything from the old Dark Ages. Wars, farming, and more are available to the player in the game. The game’s still in early access, which usually means it’s still under heavy development. Consequently, this also means that it’ll have tons of bugs that the developer will have to troubleshoot.

That’s a given, and players understand it. However, there are fringe cases where other factors can ruin the troubleshooting process.

One instance happened recently, with the game’s developer, Slavic Magic, troubleshooting the game for a while only to find out that the reported bug was caused by a mod. It’s understandably frustrating for the developer as this wasn’t even an issue by the game. Instead, the fault lies with the player reporting the bug for not properly troubleshooting it themselves.

It’s important to remember that Slavic Magic is a studio run by a solo developer named Greg Styczeń. That means he doesn’t have much time, effort, and money to commit to issues that aren’t his problem.

Maybe The Developer Should Hire More Helping Hands

Manor Lords Developer Frustratedly Asks Players To 'Not Report Bugs When Using Mods'. Photo by Slavic Magic/Steam
Photo by Slavic Magic/Steam

One user suggests to the developer on X (formerly Twitter) that he should get more developers and QA testers. This would help with the game as well as improve his work-life balance.

However, Styczeń disagrees as he has already found the perfect balance between his work and free time. Hiring more hands and managing them would only imbalance this and offer more stress to the developer.

Ultimately, this was the player’s fault for reporting a bug caused by a mod. Always remember, when you troubleshoot, you make the game vanilla. Remove mods, cheats, or anything that could affect your gaming experience when trying to recreate a bug.

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