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#1 Jan 17 2004 at 3:47 PM Rating: Default
Whenever I use a throwing or ranged weapon, during the process of firing, it'll say you moved and you lost aim, but I never move. I would understand if the mob moves around when you're aiming and it said that, but sometimes the mob is just standing still and it said I moved. What causes this?
#2 Jan 18 2004 at 12:08 AM Rating: Decent
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Perhaps you don't realize you're moving. Taking one tiny step can cause you to stop attacking if you're aiming. Or perhaps your movement key(s) are being pressed every so slightly, but you don't notice, and it's causing your character to "move" even though you don't see it on the screen.

Other than that, I'm not sure what the explanation could be. How often does this happen? Every time? 50%?
#3 Jan 18 2004 at 1:04 AM Rating: Default
The only cause to your problem is that you moved. Try practicing waiting 2 second before you use your range attack. Then in time, you should able to time it correctly so you can shoot right after you move.
#4 Jan 18 2004 at 9:36 AM Rating: Default
I get that alot, I think its lag.
I made a shooting macro for my solution:

Line1 /emote =shooting <t>= (tells me what Im shooting)
Line2 /wait 1 (making sure lag movement isint involved)
line3 /shoot <t> (fire the renged weapon)
Line4 /wait 3 (I think, cant remember)
Line5 /a (attack)

thats pretty much solved it for my opening shot.
#5 Jan 18 2004 at 7:09 PM Rating: Decent
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Just a little addition to the last post:

if you use /echo instead of /emote you'll get a nice private little message that doesn't spam others (if that's a concern)

Like my boost macro: The end has /echo Boost macro done
so I know to start it over
#6 Jan 20 2004 at 3:07 PM Rating: Decent
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Added tip to those of you who may be using gamepads like I do...

This problem could be related to improper calibration on your gamepad as well...causing even the ever-so-slight movement to register as you are firing.

I had this problem as I first tried playing the game on a $20 Logitech gamepad that had some of the worst calibration software I've encountered. My character would move ever so slight every time I stood was irritating as ****.

Finally ended up swapping that out for the Trustmaster and it's been solid ever since.

This movement thing isn't new either...I played as an EQ Wizard for 5 years and we had to put up with this kind of thing from day one :)
#7 Jan 20 2004 at 9:30 PM Rating: Default
Actually, when you are using your ranged attack are you engaged to the enemy (you have selected attack and then began range attack). If so, have you ever noticed that it says "You are out of range" right before it gives you that move error? I just don't engage or shoot from really close.
#8 Jan 21 2004 at 12:34 AM Rating: Default
nope. Hmm, it Could be lag...
but i get the same thing (no gamepad)
annoying as **** too. I KNOW i don move and i get the, I Know i Do move, and i get the shot neway.
its some kinda bug. doesnt happen too often though.

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#9 Jan 21 2004 at 12:41 AM Rating: Decent
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The two anonymous posters at the top pretty much explained the problem and the solution. I don't think it's lag per se, but more like your computer sending / server processing packets out of order. If you stop and immediately fire, the server occasionally processes this as fire then stop, which gives you the interruption. The simple solution is to stop, count to 1, then fire. You can actually move around for a step or two during your shot and still not have it interrupted, try it out sometime. I haven't had a single interrupted shot since I realized what was going on.
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#10 Jan 23 2004 at 10:25 AM Rating: Decent
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It happens to me constantly...and depending on the latency the time that I have to stand still varies...the dunes are HORRID for lag.

The other bad thing is canceling shots that you didn't intend to make. Such as pulling with a boomerang and targeting the wrong mob - the last pull was lagged 3 times in a row - but now that you WANT to cancel the shot you walk ten paces and then throw what should have been canceled for moving =/
#11 Jan 27 2004 at 3:51 AM Rating: Decent
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I know exactly what you mean...there is NO WAY i could be miving cuz i stand in one spot usually and pelt away. But every now and then i get that message. And let me tell you its really annoying.
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