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Dropping out of monster mode for no reason at all

Discussion in 'UHall' started by ACB1961, Nov 2, 2009.

  1. ACB1961

    ACB1961 Lore Keeper
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    Now, this is potentially a bad thing. It happened 10 or 12 times, and we wrote it off to a trap or something we didn't see. I was standing still in my house and it happened.

    Soooo.... this isn't working right.

    You guys beware!
     
  2. Odin of Europa

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    Thank you! So its not just me!

    I've had this happen a few times, I thought it might have been traps because I did stand on a few at the start, but I've been careful and watching where I was running and haven't stepped on any for ages.

    I've even dropped out of monster form at home, time still on the essence.

    Had to quickly recall out of Hythloth a few times to get away from a gang on demons, gazers and gargoyles :gee:
     
  3. Beastmaster

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    Were you wearing strength enhancing items? If so, your hit points drop momentarily when crossing server lines. So the game thinks you took damage.
     
  4. Aurelius

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    Very infrequently, I've had this happen running around a dungeon (so can't be a server line thing) where there are no traps to set off.

    I can't be sure, since I tend to be going as fast as I can, but I have a distinct impression it sometimes kicks me out of 'monster' mode when I change elevations, by running up or down steps or slopes. Doesnt do it often enough for me to be sure though, or to recreate the problem consistently.
     
  5. Sarsmi

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    What if another player blesses you? Think it would happen when the bless wears off?
     
  6. Obsidian

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    Well I've been having something funny going on with my necro-mage character doing the quest. I collect the 4 ingredients for the corporeal residue in wraith form. Occasionally while I do this, I pop out of wraith back into a normal human. I have to recast wraith form for it to work. This never happened before the quest.

    As for popping out of the quest's monster form, I only have popped out of that when something damages me. Usually it is a trap or a monster that radiates either heat or cold. In Ice Dungeon, for instance, the Ice Fiends, Snow Elementals, and Ice Elementals all radiate cold and pop you out of the safe quest monster form.

    But I am concerned about the wraith form issue... that would be quite the inconvenience if you had a chance to pop out of wraith form every time you took even the slightest damage. I use this guy a lot at champ spawns and need him to stay in wraith for mana.

    -OBSIDIAN-
     
  7. NBG

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    This has happened to my sampire as well. While I no longer "have" vamp form when this happens, when I try to change form using the essence it will tell me I am still in vamp form. I had to recast vamp and remove it again just to reapply essence.
     
  8. RedRum

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    I was doing a rat spawn just the other night, withering away, when I suddenly popped out of wraith form and had to recast 3 times in order for it to hold (kept going into wraith, then puff of smoke, elf again). I can say, that was a first for me.

    I've noticed that the gargoyles, daemons, wraiths and Lich's pop a fireball in your butt once in-awhile while just running around in Monster Mode. The other night, I walked past a daemon, went to the end of the corridor, turned around, came back by him, was just about to round the corner and here came a fireball...poof, out of monster form and here the mob came. Luckily, I run protection and was able to recall out to my house, heal up, go back into monster form, and recall back to the dungeon and continued on.
     


  9. From my experience in doing the quest, if you're doing more than one corporal essences in a row, or very close in succession, you will drop out of monster form once after one expires even if you're not taking damage. I'm not sure why it happens but I've just done my best to be careful where I am before I see that second 'poof'. It usually happens within a few minutes of one corporal essence expiring so I'll wait until that happens before venturing into more dangerous territory.

    I've been wearing strength enhancing items, but at times the second 'poof' will occur even if I haven't moved since the corporal essence expired.
     
  10. Obsidian

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    I have only had this happen to me while actively involved in the quest. Has anyone had their form exit unexpectedly to a character that has never been involved in the Halloween quest?

    -OBSIDIAN-
     
  11. ACB1961

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    Nope, but that is an excellent point. It would happen every time at those points though, and its a very rare thing.
     
  12. ACB1961

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    I agree the Ice Dungeon is actually dangerous because of all those auras, and the mass amount of monsters. It's not too bad, but we're on foot...
     
  13. ACB1961

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    Those are excellent points, but it wasn't the case for me. One time I was actually standing in front of a box in the house for some period of time, and then I popped out. I double-clicked and popped right back in.
     
  14. Norther

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    Yeah, that second poof is normally what does it to me. Took me dozen or so times before i figured out what was causing it. Before that i chalked it up to traps or getting snagged on something.I have got knock few times for no reason I could tell though also.
     
  15. LordDrago

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    I have had the second poof experience as well, but have learned to work around it.

    I have also had teh sudden poof happen with plenty of time left on the timer, and no damage done. Last time was this morning when I was standing on the bottom level of destard. Almost made it out too :).

    I give this one up to sunspots. it is not that big a deal.