Should buggy/broken games be acceptable on final release?

The Elite: Dangerous community is quite noticeable polarised between defending or criticizing frontier on the "botched" release of Odyssey and a history of similar releases with each major patch.

The release of Odyssey is not only affecting those who bought the game, but also those who are sticking to Horizons.

At what point is a game considered acceptable/unacceptable for a release?

Should we just consider this the norm now?

As paying consumers, what are the expectations on release for a finished product?

Should we even have alpha/beta phases if this is the norm?

What should frontiers priority be on releasing a game? User experience or getting it out as soon as possible?

I would like to hear your thoughts on this and get a grasp on the community opinion.


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