Fixed Internally Rat Ears are gone

Discussion in 'Resolved' started by bobbin, Jul 22, 2021.

  1. bobbin Journeyman

    Rat ears are gone from vendors on FV server
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  2. klanderso Developer

    This was intentional. See the patch notes here.

    My apologies, it's early and apparently I can't read before my coffee. I'll ask one of our QA guys to take a look.
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  3. Velisaris_MS Augur

    Ok, this post set me off:
    https://forums.daybreakgames.com/eq/index.php?threads/rat-ears-are-gone.276580/

    This is an INCREDIBLY tone deaf response from a dev. They clearly didn't read a damn thing the poster wrote.

    According to the patch, rat ears will now not be sold unto TSS unlocks. The OP of that thread clearly states they are on FV, which has TSS unlocked.

    For verification, I logged in and checked on Drinal. Rat ears are also gone from that Commonlands merchant as well. Clearly, the patch didn't just remove them from TLP servers, but live servers as well.

    It's disheartening to see a dev like Klanderso just dismiss a clear bug like that.
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  4. minimind The Village Idiot

    The dev apologized corrected himself 11 minutes after he posted. It's a human error.

    Also, this is a complaint, not a bug.
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  5. kizant Augur

    It'll be okay friend.
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  6. klanderso Developer

    Yup, I responded without properly reading, I'm only human. It's been confirmed by our QA team as a bug and we're tracking it internally.
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  7. Conq Augur

    While the devs sort this out and potentially fix this next patch or next, next patch... I just finished baking on another box, so I have some left over rat ears on Tunare! Only 4 left, but I'd gladly part with them for a krono a piece!
    Conq
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  8. Velisaris_MS Augur

    Thank you.

    Sorry to be harsh, but your comment was just the latest in a string of dev comments concerning various things that just ignore or brush off actual bugs. Apologies if it sounded personal, but it's just that your comment was the proverbial straw.
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  9. Angahran Augur

    So, noone reported this when the patch went to the test server before it went to the live servers ?
  10. Velisaris_MS Augur

    It's possible it didn't screw up when it hit the test server.
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  11. Angahran Augur

    So merchants on the test server are different to merchants on the live servers ?
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  12. Skuz I am become Wrath, the Destroyer of Worlds.

    Last time I looked the Test Server already had TSS unlocked, so maybe nobody on test was baking with them, which is very likely.
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  13. Catashe Augur

    I know it doesn't have anything to do with the bug but I just gotta ask... what in the world is anyone on the live server need rat ears for?! ;)
  14. kizant Augur

    Nobody seems to catch anything on Test anymore. Although, I wouldn't expect anyone to notice rat ears on vendors. Such a useless thing.
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  15. bobbin Journeyman

    Journeyman Brewing Test
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  16. Fenthen Augur

    No. It's a bug. You might need re-education on "I don't like this change!" versus "unintended / not working as designed".
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  17. minimind The Village Idiot

    This thread used to be two threads. The post to which I responded was a complaint about the Dev's response to the actual bug post. The Dev then merged the threads.
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  18. Rondor Augur

    Factioning is fun! Rat ears are useful for raising a lot of factions at once via NPC "Rephas" in Qeynos Hills, but this lowers Freeport Milita faction. You can then re-raise militia faction via the Inert Potion quest or other similar quests.

    For someone who wants the two faction-titles from Prophecy of Ro expansion "of the Truthbringer" and "of the Freeport Militia" these quests are useful as part of the steps you may follow to get both factions up at the same time, as normally they oppose each other. Also doing some PoR-expansion quests can help raise both at once.

    For the two title quests search for info about NPCs "Erling Elsai" and "Reidar Elsai" in West Freeport and North Ro, respectively.
  19. Mrtyu Developer

    Yes, it was a bug from what our intent was in the July patch. Upon evaluating the bug, we decided that we should remove the item from all vendors.
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  20. Velisaris_MS Augur

    Honestly, that sounds like you're removing them out of spite.
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