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Pets that heal / cure themselves cause aggro

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Winter, Jul 15, 2013.

  1. Winter

    Winter Lore Keeper

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    Just an FYI since I haven't seen this posted.

    When pets heal themselves or cure themselves it causes the attacked critter to switch aggro to the pet owner. I noticed this just now with my mare on a paragon changeling. Whenever the mare would cure or heal herself, the changeling would start attacking me.
     
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  2. kRUXCg7

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    Just great. :oops:
     
  3. Lady Storm

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    Thank you for the heads up....... great another fine mess we are in for.... Kyronix!!!!!!!!! Oh Lucy.. U has sum hisplainin to do.........
     
  4. CovenantX

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    Have you experienced this issue with other mobs? Changelings switch targets often, so it wouldn't be uncommon for this to happen.
     
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  5. The Zog historian

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    Paragons also switch targets to anyone moving nearby.
     
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  6. Winter

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    I didn't test it with other mobs, but I did not move whenever the aggro switched - I am aware of the demon targeting.

    The paragon was stuck in the rocks and I thought it would be good to use to train magery on my mare, and the fight lasted for about 10 minutes. I was able to cure, heal and invis my mare, and would get targeted whenever my mare healed or cured itself - I did all this without moving. And pretty sure it targeted me when I was invisible. it was NOT a target switching AI thing.

    I should be able to test it late tonight on other magic casting mobs. It was just convenient to have the paragon stuck in the rocks to be able to safely test this.
     
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  7. The Zog historian

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    I tested with my cu sidhe. Nothing aggressed toward me, and I should have remembered something. Last week I trained it to GM healing, and the rotting corpses never turned on me.
     
  8. Kylie Kinslayer

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    Paragons have always done this. It is best to use teleport around them. I send my pet in first, then teleport to that area and avoid them targetting me.
     
  9. Winter

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    Maybe that's it, the paragon targeting. I didn't teleport but did invis myself, and thought that would break any targeting. I haven't been able to play at night at all, with 300-400ms pings lately. Yeah cloud.
     
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    An easy tactic with paragons is to tell your pet to kill it, then call your pet back to you. If you have your macro set to say all stop then all follow me, just use that and follow with a macro for kill last target.

    Wenchy
     
  11. G.v.P

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    Extra old school points for calling paragon targeting "demon targeting."

    I imagine, without testing things, a Cu Sidhe would be a poor choice to compare with a Nightmare. Would need to test the same or a similar creature who can also use Magery spells.
     
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  12. The Zog historian

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    I don't have a nightmare, but it should be the same since a cu sidhe bandages itself.
     
  13. Winter

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    Agreed - mostly. Maybe it's because the mare (dread mare) is using magery to cure and heal?

    What I found suspicious is that my mare was casting cure (not arch cure) when she was poisoned and then the changeling would start attacking me.

    Hopefully my pings will be better tonight and I can test this on dragons and liches (plain and paragons) to see if there is a difference.
     
  14. drcossack

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    I fought several monsters on TC1 and never had an issue with this, be they paragons or otherwise. However, I can't speak for the monsters found in Ter Mur, as the trial account I used didn't have access to it (nor did I fight any changelings.) I could stand right next to my White Wyrm/Greater Dragon/Nightmare/Rune Beetle/Dragon to heal (whichever I happened to be using), and not ONCE did they switch aggro to me. The pets were all healing themselves as well.

    The only retargeting (provided I didn't screw up while fighting Paragons) I've ever experienced was from monsters who have access to Necromancy spells.
     
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  15. Viquire

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    Dragon targeting. people used to get sooo POd at the idiots running around on the floor of Destard causing all the spawn to retarget onto whatever was close. I know because I was an idiot until someone took time to show me. It was a great place to practice provo back in the old days.
     
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