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Possessed Doors

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Kelline, Feb 2, 2009.

  1. Kelline

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    K i paged a gm but I got the canned *This can be found in the knowlege base* message so im comming here

    For the last few days, the front doors of the castle have opened & closed on there own. Before u ask yes I

    1 detected hidden & NOTHING
    2Tracked for all 4, animals, monsters, human npcs & Players, NOTHING

    is there a bug & is there anyway to fix it cuz its really really annoying
     
  2. Myphsar

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    Sounds like u need....The Ghostbusters
     
  3. Lia

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    I don't know if you meant you used detect hidden inside, but maybe there's someone hidden right outside your castle, but within reach of those doors?
     
  4. Kelline

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    I used it inside & outside & walked all around...

    but even still , if i didnt detect them shouldnt I have picked em up on tracking? im GM on both
     
  5. Kiminality

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    In trammel, you can't reveal blues.
    Not to mention that Tracking and Detect have success based on an "opposed roll". So, unless you have points invested in those skills, you're more likely to fail.
     
  6. Kelline

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    sorry forgot to say its in fel & im gm in both detect & track as well as 120 stealth & gm hide if that matters
     
  7. Jirel of Joiry

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    Detect hidden inside your home is 100% success for the purpose of Stealther removal.

    She is GM tracking so she shouldn't fail, right?

    We had something similar happen lastnight but I thought my sis was doing it with her repeat last action macro. LMAO Which caused me to yell at her : "Stop with the freakin doors already!!" Now I'm wondering....
     
  8. 4th3ist

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    Hmm.. possessed castle you say? Sounds quite nice. Do you see ghosts? Do things move on their own often? Can I get blood dripping down the walls? I pay well... [biggrin]

    More seriously, never heard of something like that. Got friends to yer house? Perhaps someone is plain a prank on ya, loggin in to open yer doors while hidden and loggin back out. Har har
     
  9. Littleblue

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    Very odd indeed!

    I think I would try setting the house to private and then public, maybe. If the doors got 'stuck', maybe this would clear them.

    Not sure if this would mess anything up for you or not, as far as vendors or deco, etc.
     
  10. Kelline

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    as its in fel, house is private,

    I tried makin it pub then back to priv, & no it didnt mess up the access or friend list
    I tried telekenisis on the doors
    detected in house & all around
    walked all over the place
    tracked
    all came up with nothing
    I thougth yesterday it might have been soem one playina prank... but for hours? & 2 days? & cleared access & friend list & still happening
     
  11. Maplestone

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    How often is it happening? (rarely, every few minutes, every few seconds?)

    Do other people see the doors opening and closing? (wondering if its a server-side quirk vs client-side quirk)
     
  12. Viper09

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    Have you checked the security settings on the doors?

    It might be that the doors are free to be used by "anyone."
     
  13. Kelline

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    I mentioned it in vent & they jokingly said i was on drugs :p so I made em come look so
    other ppl cn it , so im not losing my mind
    they tried trackin too & laying feilds
    & soon as the door closes, it opens (yesterday it was just the right door, today both)
     
  14. Kiminality

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    Then, there's still a chance of failure. Although it'd likely be in the region of 50%, give or take.
    Likely culprit's some manner of use last macro.
    Or, you got unlucky with the tracking.

    *Nods*
    Even in Trammel.
    And with no skill.

    Not so.
    It's an opposed roll between Tracking/Detect and Hide/Stealth, with a little added fluff.
    I wish it was guaranteed:sad4:
     
  15. Viper09

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    Oh! I got an idea!

    If it's still possible now days, try locking the doors and leaving them locked until server-down to server-up.

    Lock by either key or spell :)

    Edit: Or set the doors so only you, the owner, you use them
     
  16. Maplestone

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    Does it happen when you are not arround? (just wondering if you have any auto-open-doors option enabled ...*pokes around looking if there is any option for that in the UI*?)
     
  17. GhostGL

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    Did you have a pet etc die in the house? That is weird, myself i'd be like cool my house IS haunted!
     
  18. Lord Nabin

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    Hmm a Castle in Fel that is Haunted........

    You might get a much higher price on that if you ever try to sell !!!
     
  19. GhostGL

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    I KNOW! I want haunted doors as a building option! Well i guess it'd be annoying if your house was public.
     
  20. Millie

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    Do you have a last idem/ last target key set? Mine is the shift key, so if I open my door and I have not opened anything else before I talk or type anything using the shift key the door will open and close by its self. Freaked me out at my Fel keep until I realized what was happening.
     
  21. Harlequin

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    Yes, try what Viper said. If it's not a hidden prankster, I suspect it's due to your door attempting to close or open just before one of the server maintenance save.

    So when server comes up, the first thing the doors want to do is to finish opening/closing, mesing up the open and close state. If I am guessing correctly, the doors don't constantly open/close every sec. They should only move if you wait around apprx 10 secs (the normal time it takes doors to automatically close). Then bounce back.

    If it's a custom house, you can delete and readd the doors, but for castles, try Viper's methods. Also remove any lockdowns on the 8 tiles around the door. Including the floors above. Ohh, also remove any npcs, vendors, heralds in those 9 tiles.

    Failing that, best bet is wait for a GM to come fix it.
     
  22. If you think it is someone hiding outside your front door, cast fire field or use the spellweaver version, or throw a bunch of explosion pots... that should reveal anyone hiding there, right?
     
  23. The Herald is doing it.
     
  24. It's probably a stealther.Make it simple clear you access list and set doors to private or friends/guildmates only. Answer solved?
     
  25. Harlequin

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    This is very possible too, even if they are on a different floor.

    @Kelline, so did you manage to find out that the problem is exactly?
     
  26. 4th3ist

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    Yes, update please..
     
  27. Aboo

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    I too am curious as to an update on this.
     
  28. I threw a conflag potion in the area and my screen got spammed with:

    'w/e the herald can't be harmed'
     
  29. Kelline

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    day 5 & STILL doing it

    sorry I meant to get back to u on it

    no herald at all near here
    access & friend list was cleared, so its not a person
    door access had been changed
    changed from private to pub then back to private
    its in fel
    nothing on track
    nothing on detect
    nothin from a red doing fields

    so yah still at a loss as to what it is :( & ive search the dang help section for ea, found NOTHING remotely liek it

    so guess we r stuck with a fel castle with possessed doors that ur not safe standing in pft
     
  30. Littleblue

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    When the castle is set to Private, and the doors open on their own, can players that aren't on the friends list come inside? Or are they stopped at the front steps?

    If they can come inside regardless of the Public/Private designation, then that's not good.

    EDIT: Forgot to add you might want to PM or email Spada about this. Might be something he could make sure to call attention too, or at least know who could help you! I would also try contacting Chrissay and Joanne, too.

    While you're waiting for some assistance from that direction, you could always try paging the GMs again. I've read that sometimes the key is paging multiple times so that one of the more helpful GMs might get it.

    Maybe a UHaller that seems to have good luck with the GMs could help here. Might be a certain way to word your request to get better chances of a response other than a totally non-related canned message and link.
     
  31. Viper09

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    Lock the door?
     
  32. Maplestone

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    um ... that's odd given the conflagration potion comment earlier.
     
  33. Viper09

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    Except that wasn't Kelline's post, that was someone else. And they didn't even say whose house that was done at
     
  34. Harlequin

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    Just to confirm, does Lord God know where Kelline's Castle is and used the conflagration potion/got the herald message there?

    Hidden hearld?

    Last recourse is to get a GM to help you out. Definitely better than moving your stuff out and doing a "resize" to replace the castle.
     
  35. Maplestone

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    It sounded like "Lord GOD(GOD)" had thrown it in the area of her house ... but I may have misunderstood.

    ( this unsolved puzzle is very distracting to have sitting here day after day :) )
     
  36. Viper09

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    Unsolved Mysteries of UO :)
     
  37. Kelline, what shard and where is your castle? Co ords please? (Type '-where' in game)
     
  38. Littleblue

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    Sounds like help has arrived! :D

    Ghostbuster Lord GOD to the scene! :)
     

  39. Wow, how long has that been in game?? Ive been playing for many years now, and never knew of that.

    As for the door problem, I had the same issue. I just emptied the place, and replaced it. Happened to my castle for almost 2 months before i did that
     
  40. Harlequin

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    Erm...I could be wrong, but I think it's a UOA command :D
     
  41. What's a herald? Some new type of NPC?
     
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  43. Jhym

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    Umm... we got heralds as a token for... I think the 8th anniversary box for Japan. But my memory gets hazy.

    Heralds
     
  44. Jhym

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    Perhaps that castle is on a corner of the Britannian Triangle.

    A deep, dark area of the continent that few people enter and fewer people leave alive. :eyes:

    Or she's linked it to stratics' UOHall by accident.

    :yell:
     
  45. Viper09

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    Perhaps it's visitors from Tabula Rosa ;)
     
  46. Ohhhhh....those prancing numpties :)
     
  47. Kelline

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    sorry to revive this, but the mystery is solved

    when we removed the char vet reward statues the doors, stopped being possessed. & when replaced, yup u guessed it, they got repossessed

    so the cause : char vet reward statues on steps of castle
    cure : remove them

    go figure
     
  48. Konge

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    so... possessed statues possess doors? o_O
     
  49. Maplestone

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    So those statues have been thinking of taking a walk for a while now? :)
     
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    Do you have any Vendors or other NPCs standing on your steps? That could be the cause.