Confirmed Bard Bug: Song Gems Locking Up When Using Clickies

Discussion in 'Bug Reports' started by Jhinx, Nov 20, 2019.

  1. Jhinx Lorekeeper

    Outside of clicky items with an instant cast time, the interplay between a melody being played and a clicky (with any cast time at all) being used will invariably lock up the song gems for a time.

    If this could be addressed that would be great.

    Thanks so much.
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  2. cilenne Augur

    It happens to others too, but since bards are "continually casting", it hits us more than others.

    - Any time someone says their hotkeys, etc lock up, that's very probably, if not always, why.
  3. Sengir New Member

    Yesterday I had a weird interaction.

    I was in raid, and at some point I used a Circle of Power clicky (using a macro with /stopsong, /useitem). and I got gem locked. I tried to /stopsong /stopcast as usual but my spell gems and clikies kept locked. Usually /stopsong fixes it, but not this time.

    As i was in raid, I did not wanted to relog, so I thought about gating to lobby and check if it that could fix it and then banner back. So I cliked Throne of Heroes, but it did not show in the cast bar but after a few seconds I gated out to lobby and Throne was on cooldown, so it worked even if it was not showing in the cast bar.

    In lobby my gems were not locked anymore so I quickly ran back to guildhall and bannered back, but when i was in raid I was booted back to lobby. Baffled I ran to hall again and bannered back, and again, back into lobby 4-5 seconds after I rejoined the raid zone. At this point I am in lobby wondering why i get booted back to lobby if I am flagged and in the expedition. And then I noticed the gate animation. Turns out, I am Throning of heroes all the time every 4-5 seconds. Like if I had Throne of heroes in a melody. I see myself dissapearing and reappering at the same spot and the throne animation.

    I then used /stopsong, /stopcast, and started a melody in lobby, and It stopped, and I was able to rejoin the raid with no further issues.
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  4. Svann2 Augur

    Sometimes you can clear it using fade, but not always.
  5. Tucoh Augur

    Please make the bard's epic instant cast until this is resolved.

    When this hits my bard it locks up my client so badly I have to throw my computer out and buy an entirely new one to cast a song again. I'm kidding, but seriously I have to completely close the client from task manager.
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  6. Jhinx Lorekeeper

    An instant cast epic would definitely make an impact on this, since it is the clicky that I use most often.

    Other clickies either need to have longer duration, like the Rapier of Somber Notes, become instant cast time, or this longstanding issue be resolved.

  7. Milosera New Member

    This issue has been around for 10+ years. If it happens, type "/stop", to clear it.

    The easy way to avoid it is to turn songs off before clicking an item. Of course, that becomes an issue when the raid needs constant resist songs.
  8. Jhinx Lorekeeper

    I appreciate the offers to do a work around, but I am hoping to get this issue rectified, and the longevity of this bug just suggests to me that it is high time that it is fixed.
  9. Funky Augur

    ive also noticed it to be more frequently a problem IF you use a instant cast clicky close to the end of a song cast. sometimes (but not too often) using them in the middle of a cast, it just stops my melody
  10. Jhinx Lorekeeper

    I have noticed this myself with instant casts as well.
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  11. Tmerz New Member

    This used to happen all the time for me. It seems to happen if I hit an insta cast clicky when the song is about 90% complete. Has to be based on your ms latency and both the song end and clicky are trying to trigger at the exact same time.

    I just learned when not to click my instas now.
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  12. klanderso Developer

    Does anyone have any consistent reproduction steps? We've confirmed it happens, but have had difficulty getting it to happen on a regular basis (which makes fixing it more complicated if we cannot verify it's actually fixed).
  13. svann Augur

    It doesnt seem consistent. But it seems like it happens mostly when you click when the song cast is at its very end.
  14. svann Augur

    Ok I figured out a way for you to test it. Get an instant cast no cooldown clickie such as Selo`s Drums of the March and click it on a target really fast over and over as your melody goes. You will see melody interruption very soon, and it will be at the end of a song 'cast'.
  15. Jennre Elder

    I think Nniki has repro steps with either a short video, or animated GIFs
  16. Jhinx Lorekeeper

    I really appreciate the developers confirming this bug. The idea that this might get resolved gives me the happy feeling in my feeling places.
  17. Jhinx Lorekeeper

    /glances over the DBG fence and then drops down quickly before he is seen
  18. Moege Augur

    Considers logging in all 200 accounts to upvote this.
  19. Kakashi77 Journeyman

    Bump. It's even locking up with nothing being played at all (ie soon as you click epic your spell icons lock up and you can't do anything). You will have to zone out or /q out to get your spell icons unlocked.
  20. Jhinx Lorekeeper

    Using my crystal ball, I forsee the patch notes now...

    "- Bard - In order to resolve a long term issue with the interaction between bard songs and so called 'clicky' items, all clickies that are usable by bards will be treated as instant cast only for bards. oh, and Shout will again affect unlimited targets and cost 1/4 of the Endurance it cost before we doubled it...../bard snuggles, you're our favourite class "

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