Confirmed Advanced Loot Window Shows Wrong Amount After 15 minutes

Discussion in 'Bug Reports' started by Fanra, Dec 6, 2020.

  1. Fanra https://everquest.fanra.info

    I've only seen this on raids.

    Just before the advanced loot stops working and you have to loot from the chest, if there is more than one item, like three of them, the advanced loot window sometimes only shows two of them.

    So, unless when first opening the chest I make a list of the items and how many there are, I can later see the wrong amount of them and it mess up our guild bidding because I offer for bidding the wrong amount of them.

    When I do bidding and move down the items, by the time I get to some items and maybe 14 minutes have passed, I might only see 2 of an item when there are 3 of them.

    Really, I was hoping that the announcement in the past that Advanced Looting was being revamped would fix a bunch of issues. Frankly, there should be an option to use advanced loot for the entire 30 minutes and not have it time out after 15, if the Master Looter wants it.

    So, yes, I'm reporting an annoying bug and also asking for a feature change in the same thread but I'm really tired and messed up my guild's looting tonight because of this bug.

    Thank you for your time and consideration.
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  2. Ratalthor Developer

    Is this issue happening to anybody else? We have not been able to reproduce it.
  3. Fanra https://everquest.fanra.info

    Yeah, it might be a tough one. If it helps, we have been doing Torment of Velious raids on the Bertox server, so that is where it happened.

    I'm not sure if I can record a video of my doing master looter on raids and see if it can be recorded. Oh, yeah, when you tried to reproduce this I hope you were Master Looter on the toon you tested it on. Although I'm not sure it matters.

    I'll see if I can set up to record our raid advanced loot on December 22, if we have any, and then have a video, but I don't know if I can.
  4. Fanra https://everquest.fanra.info

    Ok, I recorded the loot tonight and the bug did not happen. I'll keep recording and if it happens I'll let you know where to watch the video.

    In the meantime, you can just forget this, as until I have something, I can't expect you to have any way to look into it.

    Thank you for your time and consideration.
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  5. Fanra https://everquest.fanra.info

    It's been a long time since I posted on this. I actually recorded a video of it happening, but I've been too busy to look through the hour or so long video to identify the places where it happens, as I don't expect Darkpaw to do so. I would need to give you exact times on the video when it happens so you only need to watch a minute or two.

    Anyway, I've narrowed it down to happening only when there is a large amount of loot in the raid chest. Claws of Veeshan recently added more loot to each raid chest, so I can see it happening now.

    Let me know if I need to send the video (with notes for you to look at the correct spot(s), or if just the information that it only happens in ToV and CoV (other expansions I do not recall) after the changes were made (six months into the expansion?) to increase the amount of loot in the chest.

    The video I have is from a Torrment of Velious raid and is from around January 2021. So if you need the video, let me know if that one works or I need to make a new one, as the game constantly changes.

    Thank you.
  6. Ratalthor Developer

    Hi Fanra, can you post a link to the video or PM it to me please? Thanks!
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  7. Wulfhere Augur

    Loot can be randomly locked into the advloot window any time raid composition changes. This bug started during RoS (iic) when logic was added to lockout loot from split raiders.

    Example from the other day, I was in a raid with many players coming and going at random times. I was in the an open world zone entirely alone and I would kill a regular group mob. I was master looter for my loot items only because I was alone in the zone. If I didn't loot the items in advloot window right away then some (but not all) of the items could become locked into the window and remain on the corpse until the corpse unlocked. This happened dozens and dozens of times while I was hunting throughout the day.

    The advloot window has many bugs and since those RoS? exploit patches, egregious behavior. Considering what a game critical tool it is, I feel it should get some priority fixes.
  8. Fanra https://everquest.fanra.info

    I sent Ratalthor a trimmed down video (1 minute) and he is passing it along to the QA department. I have confidence they will confirm this and then work on a fix. I just don't know when, as Darkpaw has many bugs to work on, along with creating new content, etc.
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