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Health Bar not updating

Discussion in 'UO Tamer' started by francis, Apr 19, 2009.

  1. francis

    francis Guest

    My pets health bar doesn't update quickly. He can appear full of health, and as soon as i cast greater heal on him (greater heal seems to force an update) bam, his health bar is half empty. Is this normal? Is there something i can do to make his healthbar accurrately reflect how many hit points he really has more quickly?

    Thanks in advance! :)
  2. Don't take this the wrong way, but I find the KR client is MUCH better than the 2D client for tamers and pets... as long as your computer and video card handles it well. I have always had that same issue with health bars in 2D.

    All health bars in KR with the BBE user interface have % health on the health bars, pop up automatically for pets and are linked for more than one pet, and once you get the hang of it both bandage and cast heals work fast and easy on a simple macro (plus a timer on the bandage to show how much time left in a heal).

    Not everyone likes KR, but if you haven't tired it, it's worth the time it takes for a tamer.
  3. gramarye

    gramarye Guest

    To answer the only part of your question I honestly can - no, this isn't normal in my experience. Since the demise of 3d I have been forced to play 2d (or not play at all) and, now that I have become used to it I love it (although I miss 3d of course). Two of my main chars are tamers and I also have a necro who has been training a grizzled mare (just for the fun of it). So having used three different chars with different pets for quite a long time, no I have never had this problem. However, perhaps someone else who has experience this problem will be able to help, but it isn't normal.
  4. Wenchkin

    Wenchkin Babbling Loonie
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    May 16, 2008
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    It's not normal in either client, I use both clients on Linux and haven't had that problem cropping up on either. I'd send in a bug report about it. I can't think of any settings that would specifically affect the update speed of a pet's healthbar otherwise I'd suggest tinkering with your options.

  5. I'd say it's not normal, but I've had that very same problem since I started playing, occasionally health bars not updating. There have been several patches with health bar tweaks, and it is much better but I still get it in the 2D... usually related to poisoning (and guess lag and packet losses). I can't tell you the number of times I died and had a health bar that said I was alive.
  6. Lady Arwen

    Lady Arwen Lore Keeper
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    Aug 7, 2008
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    Thats weird, Ive never had that happen before either. I can imagine it would get pretty anonying after a while though.
  7. ivanbbq

    ivanbbq Guest

    I have had this happen very often before.

    As I know, there are 2 ways to make myself the health bar of a pet
    pull it out from the pet, or double click the pet

    as i experienced, if I double click the pet, and the health bar pops out.
    After I recalled or walked through a gate, the name of the pet in the health bar will change from purple to grey in color.
    and the length of the health will not update automatically in such case.

    So, I recommend to pull the health bar directly from the pet using the mouse cursor
    with such method i never experience this problem.