Hand to Hand Skill Increasing while using Two Hander

Discussion in 'Bug Reports' started by Fanra, Dec 16, 2023.

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

    My druid is swinging his Wrath of the Dar Khura (Item ID: 169764) 2H Blunt at mobs and getting:

    [Sat Dec 16 15:26:33 2023] You have become better at Hand to Hand! (123)
    [Sat Dec 16 15:26:34 2023] You have become better at Hand to Hand! (124)
    [Sat Dec 16 15:26:36 2023] You have become better at Hand to Hand! (125)
    [Sat Dec 16 15:26:42 2023] You have become better at Hand to Hand! (126)
    [Sat Dec 16 15:26:43 2023] You have become better at Hand to Hand! (127)

    No personas created on this account. Fanra, Bertoxx server.
  2. Cazmac Augur

    This reminds me: at a very much lower level, this week in Gloomingdeep in fact, I noticed that the whip wielded by the mobs, which had previously been 1HS, instead began to increase Hand to Hand skill when my alt used it. I'm not complaining, quite the contrary because H2H had not appeared before as far as I knew. I did wonder, though, if this was deliberate.
  3. Fanra https://everquest.fanra.info

    Here is some more detail:

    [Sat Dec 16 15:26:32 2023] Auto attack is on.
    [Sat Dec 16 15:26:33 2023] You hit a skunk kit for 1943 points of chromatic damage by Jann's Light.
    [Sat Dec 16 15:26:33 2023] You have become better at Hand to Hand! (123)
    [Sat Dec 16 15:26:33 2023] You punch a skunk kit for 1091 points of damage.
    [Sat Dec 16 15:26:34 2023] You have become better at Hand to Hand! (124)
    [Sat Dec 16 15:26:34 2023] You punch a skunk kit for 1091 points of damage.
    [Sat Dec 16 15:26:35 2023] You are guarded by Knight's Synergy.
    [Sat Dec 16 15:26:35 2023] You begin casting Season's Wrath IX.
    [Sat Dec 16 15:26:36 2023] a skunk kit is weakened to elemental effects.
    [Sat Dec 16 15:26:36 2023] You have become better at Hand to Hand! (125)
    [Sat Dec 16 15:26:36 2023] You punch a skunk kit for 1095 points of damage.
    [Sat Dec 16 15:26:38 2023] A skunk kit bites YOU for 8253 points of damage. (Riposte Strikethrough)
    [Sat Dec 16 15:26:38 2023] You are surrounded by a wind of renewal.
    [Sat Dec 16 15:26:40 2023] You begin casting Wrath of the Wild XXX.
    [Sat Dec 16 15:26:40 2023] Josipp is surrounded by a barrier of thorns.
    [Sat Dec 16 15:26:42 2023] You have become better at Hand to Hand! (126)
    [Sat Dec 16 15:26:42 2023] You punch a skunk kit for 1091 points of damage.
    [Sat Dec 16 15:26:43 2023] You have become better at Hand to Hand! (127)
    [Sat Dec 16 15:26:43 2023] You punch a skunk kit for 1091 points of damage.

    So, what seems to be happening is that instead of bashing with my two hand weapon, I'm punching with it.

    I just attacked the Combat Dummy now in the guild hall and I'm crushing, not punching. I'm like 99.44% sure I checked several times during the skunk fights that I was using my two hand weapon, even though it said I was punching.

    I'll keep my eyes open in the future on this. I suspect this will be a 'can not reproduce' issue and it is kind of a low priority anyway. I'll try to go back to the skunks and see if it is the same.
  4. arbre Lorekeeper

    This happened to me last week. It turned out that I had inserted a level 125 aug into the weapon while I was not yet to that level.

    Visually it was difficult to tell it was "yellowed out" due to the normal gold background of the weapon in my inv.
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  5. Fanra https://everquest.fanra.info

    I just checked and:

    [Sat Dec 16 17:27:01 2023] You have gained a level! Welcome to level 125!

    So I was level 124 when this happened. My weapon has one aug with a Req Level of 125: Terracotta Torc (EQ ID: 171378).

    That is the cause. Because I had the aug in there and I was level 124, it made my weapon not function. So as far as the game was concerned, I had no weapon and was fighting hand to hand.

    It would be nice if the game would just not let you equip items you are too low level to use.

    I guess this is not a bug, per se.

    Thank you, arbre.
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  6. Iuwene Augur

    I guess this we have to thank the new personas for. Because of them they had to change the equipping rules, as swapping between a dual wielding class and a non-dual wielding class flagged your account as cheater.
  7. Fenthen Living rent free in your headspace

    This happens when you don't have a valid weapon equipped. Such as you are level 124 using a weapon that's required 125.
  8. NyteShayd Elder


    This was patched in years ago, and has nothing to with personas.
  9. Herf Augur

    The 'yellowed out' feature is also a major problem for color blind people.