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Duplicated NPCs

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Aurelius, May 29, 2012.

  1. Aurelius

    Aurelius Babbling Loonie
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    Was just mildly amusing when it began - Double Vision and Color Change? | Stratics Forums - but it's spreading, and can't be making the servers happy...

    Currently, New Haven on Europa has two Asandos the Chef in the inn, two Lyle the Mage quest givers, two Blacksmithing Instructors... all offering the appropriate quests, but this 'cloning' is slowly spreading.

    Surely time for EA to figure out why.
     
  2. kelmo

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    That crazy guy down in the Abyss... near the rats. Him too.
     
  3. Sevin0oo0

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    I like it thus far. Only problem I see thus far is Slasher should see another Slasher as neutral. More mobs, more Fun. Least it's not spammed mobs like Lvl 1 Shame
     
  4. Leather Lucy

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    Also the turn in NPCs in Brit Library on Atlantic.
     
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  5. G.v.P

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    I think it was mentioned already, but I spotted two Sarakki or whatever near Brit Castle after keying Travesty for strong box quests. They looked different, which I found interesting, different skin tone, clothes. I had figured the specific-named NPCs were always the same.
     
  6. Gilmour

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    Also, Luna now has two mayors. Upcoming conflict? *g*
     
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  7. Aurelius

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    More of some mobs might be fun, IF it's planned - but the potential for problems when the same quest givers get duplicated is pretty high, and as anyone who has ever managed big interactive databases will tell you (and at heart that's what an mmo is!), spuriously duplicated record data is never good.
     
  8. Sevin0oo0

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    ... well, actually, that was my first thought. Will scripters simply run at double rate? I think for all intents and purposes, it treats both as the same.

    I did Not see "all " NPC's duplicated in Ter Mur
    I did Not see double spawn in Tomb of Kings, BUT, MUCH trickier getting to that thief guy (nepalim or whatever), I barely got my stuff back!
    I did Not see 2 sets of <renowns> spawn doing the Goblin spawn a couple of times, back to back,
    I did Not see double spawn in New Shame, checking mostly on lvl2 where spawn is 'limited' and more grouped
    I did Not see dbl. spawn in Despise.
    Wisp dungeon seemed heavier, I need to spend more time there, but it did not appear completely doubled.

    I still think this was all planned and isn't a bug, crippled pets too.