Quoting Corilof, reply 23
If has been a well know fact that when you update you lose your saved games. Its been like that for every update since the start.
As I said in my first post, I'm new to the game and this has been one of the first time I had to patch the game since I saved a match. Thanks for reading.
Anyway, I'm pretty sure it's been said many timse that saved files are invalid once patched. At this point everyone reading this knows this problem. Now I'm glad we all think that this is all "working as intended" so I guess we can just leave it all at that.
Look, I know your pissed off. But I dont deserve to be caught in the crossfire. I said that, cuz your new and you may not of know that. All I can say, way not to be a blind sheep and patch without reading up on the patches themself. Sure this change log does not say IN bold letters will make replays and save games invaild. But if you did some reasearch on previous patches you will find ppl have said the same thing you said every patch. So before you get bitchy again, and decide to bash somone b/c they share some info to better help you understand that this is a well understood topic. Think. You had the choice to update. So its your fault for such. Not mine, IC, Stardock, or anyone else who might be involved.
Besides, if you honestly got a problem the you need to talk to IC. Its email@example.com . NOT us.
I apologize. It's just annoying to be told that this is a "well known fact" (but not well known enough to prevent this from happening to some new players every new patch).
I guess I'm just a blind sheep for not researching an issue I did not know existed before downloading. I did read the patch log before downloading, and I don't recall seeing any warnings about this. So, "this change log does not say IN bold letters...", no it doesn't even say it at all. I did not realize it was expected and common practice for people to research something like this on the forums.
It's not a "well understood topic" if this problem occurs to new players everytime there's a patch. It's well understood because we've had it happen to us. To anyone who's new to this, it will not be "a well understood topic". Am I the only one here who thinks this is an issue that should be addressed, by either making previous saved files valid or allowing users to revert back to older patches? Or do some of you love this game too much that you refuse to admit there could be a flaw with it?
Thank you for the email address. I will try my luck there.