It's best to get rid of the most obvious bugs (such as the character deletion bug, invisible monsters, etc.) and the annoying ones (localization issues) before even thinking about going into CB from Alpha. It makes little/no sense to only fix a few bugs and then release out a buggy game for CB where the bugs that were known from Alpha will be reported again, which will waste Aeria's, the players, and Sirius's time. Explain to me how finding the exact same bugs that have already been reported is efficient or even effective in ironing out a game rather than taking the time to get rid of the already reported bugs and then have CB come out and the bugs that have been created/were missed.
Aeria has a track record, at least from my experiences, of going into OB/full release shortly after the end of CB (typically, less than a month) so it makes sense that they want to fix as much as they can. I appreciate this as nothing is worse than having an absolutely horrific CB in which a whole slew of bugs were there and then having to take months/years to fix them all out in order to release it for OB/full release. Sure, it may take longer but anyone who has ever done debugging can attest to, fixing bugs of any sort takes time and can even create new/worse ones than before so it's better to get rid of them now than having to wait another year or two for LO to go into OB/full release.
For all those who are complaining about how long it's taking for Aeria to release LO into CB, it's not helping. They know it's taking longer than expected (a GM outright stated it in a thread that has probably been long since buried/deleted) and there's nothing they can do. They can only wait on Sirius Entertainment (the developers of LO for those that don't know) to fix the bugs. If you truly wish for LO to be released quicker, here's two things you can do:
- Apply to the localization team of AGE; OR
- Apply to the Sirius Entertainment LO team and/or contact them and lend your assistance to them with bug fixing
If you're not going to do that, then stop complaining. It's not going to make LO come out any faster. Just be glad Aeria isn't like Blizzard...
I'm pretty sure we've derailed this thread quite enough from it's original intention.