Gate build bug - How can this obvious bug slip through QA?

:arrow_forward: GAME INFORMATION

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  • **GAME BUILD #: 100.12.24632.0
  • **GAME PLATFORM: Microsoft Store
  • **OPERATING SYSTEM: Windows 10

:arrow_forward: ISSUE EXPERIENCED

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When selecting several parts of wall and creates gate, only one at a time is created. This also means that smaller part of the wall can not become gates AT ALL. I just lost a game due to this bug introduced in the latest build as I could not even get out of my own city walls!

:arrow_forward: FREQUENCY OF ISSUE

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  • 100% of the time / matches I play (ALWAYS)

:arrow_forward: REPRODUCTION STEPS

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Here’s the steps to reproduce the issue:

  1. Build a few layers of wall
  2. Select some few sections of walls
  3. Make gates. Only one at a time is created and it refuses to make smaller portions as gates AT ALL!

:arrow_forward: EXPECTED RESULT

:point_down: What was SUPPOSED to happen if the bug you encountered were not present?
The parts of wall selected should become gates, as it has been for some 15 years now…

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Should not be necessary, this is a clear enough bug anyway.

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This happen in Steam version too. Idk why have done this change. Its annoying

There are several types of walls and only wall long enough can be changed to a gate. If you want to build a gate then you should build walls containing a long wall. If you are blocked by small walls then you can delete them and build new walls.

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You mean its not a bug, but a deliberate change? What a crappy one if so…

I know how to work around the bug. I just think it is a very obvious bug, I almost suspect its a new “feature” that sucks badly…

Technically, only the longest wall segments were intended to be transformable into gates, so this seems more like a bug fix. I would agree it was quite convenient being able to transform smaller segments with this trick however.

I think the main reason for this change might be that players were actually able to transfer any unit into a gate, so they’ve added additional checks to prevent these quirks.

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Can confirm 1) units may no longer be transformed into gates and 2) a custom gate hotkey can create multiple gates at once 3) small segments can no longer be converted to a gate using this hotkey

As Eaglemut pointed out, this is more of a bug fix.

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I mean, before the patch you hadnt to click the gate button for each one of them. With a click you could create 50 gates. Now you have to click 50 times.

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