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what's up with pets not teleporting ?

Discussion in 'UHall' started by UncleSham, Sep 3, 2008.

  1. UncleSham

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    i was told a while back that none of the pets , in fact not even any mosnters were teleporting due to some bug .

    this all started happening about the same time they changed the code so poeple couldnt get pets in houses for pvp .

    ok fair enough . its not cool to let poeple get anything into private houses . *caugh caugh natures furies caugh*

    but is this a bug that supposedly one day will get fixed ?

    (hello , we're waiting)

    or are we just supposed to accept this as a new "feature" ?

    if it is a feature than tell it like it is . a tamer nerf plain and simple . ('cause thats what it is .)

    these pets are too stupid to walk around stuff .
    even flying pets cant be coaxed into attacking somethin up on a ridge or accross a stream.

    please fix this teleporting issue . i have one specific pet that i tamed / trained just for that ability . hes not especially strong or anything he was just ... jumpy . and i liked him that way . now hes near useless .

    please let us know if this is ever going to get fixed or should i just give up and put ol jumpy out to pasture.

    oh and while im at it ... "you cannot see that" is getting old too (wtf)


    its great you are coming up with new stuff , i suppose ...
    but how about fixing what you have first . this game was legendary . could be again if youd stop and think before you change it again (and again and again) . we love uo . just make what we have work right and most of us would be much more happy .

    these 2 are what bother me (cause im a tamer ... always have been) there are many other bugs out there that need adressing as well . im not going to go into them all . im sure you've heard . question is, have you listened ?

    you cant build a good house on a faulty foundation . please fix what is here before you go adding more stuff . this new stuff may distract poeple from the fact that things dont work right ... for a while . but sooner or later all poeple are going to remember is "things dont work right" .
     
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    This kinda stuff was commented on at the Town Hall. They know about it and are looking into it.
     
  3. UncleSham

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    ok fine . ill wait .

    i just dont think its wise to keep adding more when what you have doesnt work.
     
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    Hmm. Now that you mention it, I haven't seen a creature use teleport for a while. Since you could never force a pet to do it quickly (spamming "all come" usually did the trick sooner or later), I didn't think much of it until now.

    That one's actually a real improvement. Before, when you told a pet to attack something it had no LOS on, it'd just ignore the command. Now it ignores the command and tells you why.

    Two spots you can easily trigger this, Ice dungeon (especially right next to the cave walls the terrain gets pretty low, in some cases low enough that you can't target there) and the demons near the ancient wyrm nest in Ilsh (the grass slopes are really steep, if something's on the other side odds are there's no LOS). Basically where ever the ground is bumpy.
     
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    an improvememnt ? how ?

    when im standing 2 steps away from something and the only difference is that its one step down .... i cant see it ?

    not very logical and seriously unfair as ive seen plenty of instances where i cannot attack a certain monster , yet that monster has no problem dumping on me .

    um yeah ... (are we talking about the same thing?)

    i could understand not targeting somethng thru a wall or around a corner , but this is rediculous .

    this one isnt even tamer specific . it plagues mages archers ... anything that requires a target.


    and yeah the teleport thing had me confused for a while . i thought my pet was just being ornery but i tested it in an open field with "all come" and target commands . if you turn the sound up you can even hear the "shhhwhap" sound that teleport makes . my poor pet IS trying . it just doesnt work.

    true you can still log your pet to get it where you want it but i dont like doing that . for one its not what autostable was meant to do . i dont like resorting to a minor exploit just to get my pet to do what its spose to do.

    that and if im protecting at a spawn logging to retrieve a wayward pet usually causes me to have to go find all my peeps and reprotect them . i spose i could use a petball but if i do he wont listen to me for 15 secconds or whatever it is . those secconds can freequently mean death. yes it can be done but its alot of extra agrivation just to make a pet do what it is suppose to do .

    PLEASE devs PLEASE PLEASE fix my pets teleport.

    sure we need new content . new things to do are a must in any game, but id be much happier if you fixed some or the bugs we face on a dayly basis first.

    the trade window crash for example ... wont say its new , but it IS becoming alot more commonplace . you have a trade window up , deal is agreed and ready , you hit the little acccept button and wham . client crash .

    when the bug strikes it allways happens when you hit the little button . leaves you panicking to get back in . "did i get it ? is it lying on the ground ? am i dead and looted ? ...what just happened ?
    ususally you are fine and you got said item . but its not pleasant scrambling to get back in game to find out .

    just annother of the joys we face dayly in uo . im sure this and many more bugs have been mentioned before . please adress these issues before you go adding more things.
     
  6. Bomb Bloke

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    Sorry, I thought you were referring to the fact that pets recently started "saying" they can't see the target.

    The system sorta makes sense, but you're right, it's a little too sensitive. While you shouldn't be able to fire through some slopes, you should certainly be able to fire over others.

    I know NPCs don't follow the rules concerning targeting, but I'm pretty sure they can't cast spells through walls.
     
  7. Anne

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    Have you tried doing Lady Mel at Blighted Grove? It's not nice when your pet can't see the satyrs and even worse when it can't even see Lady Mel. Somehow they can always see you though.

    And while I'm thinking peerless, what about the crash issue when you teleport out of Dreadhorn? That's been going on for so long that it's not even a surprise anymore.
     
  8. JC the Builder

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    They broke creature/pet teleporting when they "fixed" it so pets wouldn't teleport into houses anymore.