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Avatar Behavior Issues and Requests Follow

#1 Jun 05 2012 at 4:56 PM Rating: Good
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Camate wrote:

Hey everyone!

We’ve received a couple reports of issues and requests about avatar behavior and I would like to pass on some comments regarding this.

The recast timer is activated when an enemy dies right before a Blood Pact is executed

We will look into whether we can make it so the recast timer does not activate similar to how it would when a target moves out of range after executing a Blood Pact.
 
Ramuh and Titan Blood Pact animations are not displayed

When performing another action or regular attack just before finishing the Blood Pact animation it is possible that the animation is not properly displayed. This is difficult to address because the way animations are displayed can be different depending on the client and the animation may be interrupted at different timings.
 
Enhancing effects that were dispelled with Lunar Roar are not displayed

We definitely understand that it would be beneficial to display this so that you could check whether you removed the effects you were aiming for or not, however, work-load wise this will be a bit difficult to address right away due to the need to create two separate log messages for each type of enhancing effect in each of our supported languages.
 
After summoning an avatar there is a short period of time where actions cannot be performed

This isn’t just limited to avatars and can be seen with other pets as well, but the system was set so that actions cannot be performed for a period of time directly after summoning an avatar to prevent erroneous actions for taking place.
 
There are times when alliance members can be targeted for Healing Ruby

As a result of our investigation, we have determined that this phenomenon will occur under certain circumstances and are currently working to resolve the issue. Out of all Blood Pacts and pet commands, this phenomenon only occurs with Healing Ruby.


There are a lot of items which are difficult to address and require some confirming, but we will continue to look into the above and update you as we make progress.


http://forum.square-enix.com/ffxi/threads/24012-Avatar-Behavior-Issues-and-Requests?p=323185#post323185
#2 Jun 08 2012 at 8:04 PM Rating: Excellent
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I'm happy they are looking into the first issue, at least. The other issues I honestly never noticed. I did, however, find it funny that they excused themselves from resolving any of the others, except for the last one: a bug that had the potential to be occasionally helpful. My favorite excuse was the one they gave for the Lunar Roar bug. "Translating a few simple lines of text too help you out is too hard; brb while we invest our resources into launching a full scale investigation/rewriting the code for Healing Ruby to prevent an occasional and potentially slightly beneficial occurrence."
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#3 Jun 11 2012 at 9:10 AM Rating: Good
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Still no fix for avatars auto-attacking slept mobs...

Or for the "Pergatory already has a pet" bug...

Edited, Jun 11th 2012 8:11am by Pergatory
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#4 Jun 11 2012 at 10:34 AM Rating: Excellent
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I can't see them ever fixing the autoattack issue because they probably consider it to be "working as intended," but the "already has a pet" fix would be a life-saver. I always attributed to lag because I had tried recasting too soon after the avatar's death. Is it something on their side that they can actually fix?*

*Pardon my complete and utter ignorance of how programming stuff works.
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#5 Jun 11 2012 at 5:44 PM Rating: Good
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You may be right on the auto-attack issue. As for the other issue, I'm pretty sure it's something they could fix. The server knows when your avatar is dead before you do. If you hit release and get a spike of lag, your avatar won't disappear until the server tells it to. So if your client shows the avatar as gone, the server already knows it's gone.

However, the client doesn't ask for the server's permission before allowing you to attempt to begin summoning. The "already has a pet" message comes from the client without asking the server's permission, as far as I know. So your avatar is gone in the client, your client & server both clearly know you don't have a pet anymore... but the client still won't let you summon a new one. Something is getting out of sync within the client.
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