Fixed Spell Bar Lockup

Discussion in 'Resolved' started by Ruhpez, Mar 29, 2024.

  1. Ruhpez Apprentice

    Anyone else having the spell bar lock up after a few minutes since the 3/29 hotfix?

    It works fine for a few minutes and then I have to zone to reset the spell bar. AA spells work, clickies do not, spell bar does not. Trying to duck says I'm still casting.

    Half of our raid is having issues. Rebooting hasn't helped anyone either.
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  2. Cairbrae Developer

    Try the /stop commands, depending on your class and what your character has been doing.

    /stopcast
    /stopdisc
    /stopsocial
    /stopsong (or /stop)
    Make sure your PC's clock is synced to internet time (NTP Network Time Protocol), at least daily. This can be done in Settings > Date & Time. This insures that your EQ client's timers are in sync with the server.
  3. Brickhaus Augur

    I just posted as a separate bug thread, but I'm having issues with recasting Jann's Veil specifically ... and it's basically freezing me out of the UI when clicked (either standalone or in keyring). Every other thing seems fine and clicking another illusion works (and I can get the Jann's Veil buff that way) ... but not the Jann's Veil specifically.

    Problem still exists even after a resync of clock.
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  4. UK_Guy New Member

    Happened to me twice today. In GMM Darkness Howls HA (separate instances). Momentarily very hairy with multiple mobs attacking.
  5. Gutzz Journeyman

    I'm getting spell-locked up when using Archaelogist's Automated Antiquity Analyzer on mission reward chests. (1x from detect trap, 2x from disarm trap). Did try /stopcast but since was a berserker, didn't fix the issue and didn't know about the other /stop's. Can't cast other things and can't open up bags while casting.
  6. Wulerdar Gnome Slayer

    this bug makes /commands not work also
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  7. Fanra https://everquest.fanra.info

    Just happened to me tonight.

    • Character: Fanra
    • Class: Druid
    • Server: Bertoxx
    • Zone: Pal'Lomen: Final Fugue
    • Group Mission: Final Fugue
    • PC clock off from time.gov by +0.448 seconds (checked several hours later, as was busy until now)
    • Always use LaunchPad every time I log in, used it that day.
    Spell gems were all not refreshing. /stopcast did nothing, ducking did nothing. Finally used AA Egress to zone and that fixed it.

    All times Eastern Daylight Time:

    [Sat Mar 30 19:57:11 2024] You begin casting Sunscald.
    [Sat Mar 30 19:57:12 2024] Your gift of mana fades.
    [Sat Mar 30 19:57:12 2024] Yarith Wardbreaker's body is encased in the scorching heat of the sun.
    [Sat Mar 30 19:57:12 2024] You hit Yarith Wardbreaker for 6583 points of cold damage by Surge of Ice I.
    [Sat Mar 30 19:57:12 2024] Yarith Wardbreaker is struck by ice.
    [Sat Mar 30 19:57:12 2024] Yarith Wardbreaker resisted your Coldburst Strike III!
    [Sat Mar 30 19:57:12 2024] You twincast Sunscald.
    [Sat Mar 30 19:57:12 2024] Yarith Wardbreaker's body is encased in the scorching heat of the sun.
    [Sat Mar 30 19:57:12 2024] You hit Yarith Wardbreaker for 22174 points of cold damage by Coldburst Strike III. (Critical)
    [Sat Mar 30 19:57:12 2024] Yarith Wardbreaker is frozen by an icy blast.
    [Sat Mar 30 19:57:14 2024] Bonejar`s pet has become ENRAGED.
    [Sat Mar 30 19:57:14 2024] You begin casting Spirit of the Great Wolf XXVI.
    [Sat Mar 30 19:57:14 2024] You invoke the spirit of the great wolf.
    [Sat Mar 30 19:57:16 2024] Yarith Wardbreaker has taken 4626104 damage from your Nature's Boiling Wrath Rk. II. (Lucky Critical Twincast)
    [Sat Mar 30 19:57:16 2024] Yarith Wardbreaker has taken 273114 damage from your Sunscald. (Twincast)
    [Sat Mar 30 19:57:16 2024] You begin casting Geomantra XXVIII.
    [Sat Mar 30 19:57:17 2024] You focus nearby geomantic energy.
    [Sat Mar 30 19:57:19 2024] Josipp has captured Yarith Wardbreaker's attention!
    [Sat Mar 30 19:57:22 2024] You are guarded by Knight's Synergy.
    [Sat Mar 30 19:57:22 2024] Yarith Wardbreaker has taken 4493518 damage from your Nature's Boiling Wrath Rk. II. (Critical Twincast)
    [Sat Mar 30 19:57:22 2024] Yarith Wardbreaker has taken 298696 damage from your Sunscald. (Twincast)
    [Sat Mar 30 19:57:25 2024] Bonejar`s pet is no longer enraged.
    [Sat Mar 30 19:57:28 2024] Yarith Wardbreaker has taken 4889206 damage from your Nature's Boiling Wrath Rk. II. (Lucky Critical Twincast)
    [Sat Mar 30 19:57:28 2024] Your Nature's Boiling Wrath Rk. II spell has worn off of Yarith Wardbreaker.
    [Sat Mar 30 19:57:28 2024] Yarith Wardbreaker has taken 1692316 damage from your Sunscald. (Lucky Critical Twincast)
    [Sat Mar 30 19:57:34 2024] You can't use that command while casting...
    [Sat Mar 30 19:57:34 2024] Yarith Wardbreaker has taken 1344710 damage from your Sunscald. (Critical Twincast)
    [Sat Mar 30 19:57:37 2024] You lose focus on the apex of the vicar.
    [Sat Mar 30 19:57:37 2024] Dismounting.
    [Sat Mar 30 19:57:37 2024] Your carpet folds away.
    [Sat Mar 30 19:57:40 2024] Yarith Wardbreaker has taken 269778 damage from your Sunscald. (Twincast)
    [Sat Mar 30 19:57:43 2024] You no longer have a target.
    [Sat Mar 30 19:57:43 2024] The elixir fades.
    [Sat Mar 30 19:57:46 2024] Yarith Wardbreaker has taken 1512430 damage from your Sunscald. (Critical Twincast)
    [Sat Mar 30 19:57:47 2024] You no longer have a target.
    [Sat Mar 30 19:57:53 2024] Yarith Wardbreaker has taken 282010 damage from your Sunscald. (Twincast)
    [Sat Mar 30 19:57:53 2024] Your Sunscald spell has worn off of Yarith Wardbreaker.
    [Sat Mar 30 19:58:01 2024] Your Improved Twincast fades.
    [Sat Mar 30 19:58:03 2024] You begin casting Metamorph Totem: Cernerder`Eh Murkglider.
    [Sat Mar 30 19:58:04 2024] LOADING, PLEASE WAIT...
    [Sat Mar 30 19:58:18 2024] You have entered Pal'Lomen: Final Fugue.

    Note two things.
    1. [Sat Mar 30 19:58:03 2024] You begin casting Metamorph Totem: Cernerder`Eh Murkglider.
    2. That should have been "You begin casting Egress II."
  8. Wulerdar Gnome Slayer

    i found /alt act 331 (origin) would also fix it but sometimes had to use it twice to get the spell cast bar back up
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  9. Social Injustice New Member

    It's happening to me a lot when I right-click on an item that gives a buff, like Form of Defense or Form of Endurance. If I do /stopsong it will unlock my spell gems, but it also doesn't give me the buff. I noticed it when I got an item that would upgrade my form of defense and when I clicked it to get the upgraded AA it froze my spell gems and didn't give me the buff/aa. Like I said before the gems would unlock after doing /stopsong, but it happened everytime until I zoned out of the instance I was in.
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  10. Dewd Master


    Yup, something from hotfix broke item buff clicks (shadow of X, knowledge of the past X, etc) in the Guild Hall for me. Clicking them now attempts to cast the item, no buff applies, spell bar greys out, /stopcast does not work.

    In guild hall click item
    nothing happens
    cannot /camp ("You can't use that command while casting...")
    must zone out to guild lobby to be able to camp.
  11. aiha Saryrn [Bertox]

    Confirming anything with a cast time that adds an associated AA will lock up the spell bar in Instanced Guild Hall.
    Insta-cast clickies that add an AA don't lock up spell bar, but also don't actually do anything either.
  12. Scila Augur

    /flush dns /reboot ... yep those won't work either ... all due respect it's not always on the user end after an implementation
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  13. Soulbanshee Augur

    Im getting shadow buff in GH, do you bypass the launcher? I think I remember logging in without it forcing Launcher to open, so it may be required to download but is not detecting it as a required client patch.
  14. aiha Saryrn [Bertox]

    Not bypassing launcher, works fine in normal GH, broken in neighborhood GH (or any instance I have tested).

    Can be fixed by activating any AA with a cast time and then ducking out of it (as noted, /slash commands won't work). I have duck and stop casting both bound to "V" and that works for me. Cast bar won't appear, but once you duck out of it the spell bar will unlock.
  15. Scila Augur

    Out of curiosity - of the ones having problems - bypassing launcher v not - using new ui v not? Curious now how many of the problems we're seeing are some kind of a combination. I use the new ui and don't bypass the launcher. I'm not having the same problems as are noted in this thread, but having others noted in other threads.
  16. Vekaras Ranger of the Too Long Name

    this is something that went in with the hotfix. Hadn't had the problem in years but the hotfix re-introduced it..
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  17. Social Injustice New Member

    Not bypassing launcher and using old UI. I'm not sure what is triggering it or if it only happens in instances, but when I'm in an instance and click an item that gives an AA buff it freezes my spell gems. If zone out of the instance I can click items like normal.
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  18. Pixnmode Journeyman

    Was able to replicate this bug last night happened twice in a 3 minute span ... Got a new mask on my shm in tofs raid instance and clicked the new Form of Endurance clicky and it grayed out my spells so i relogged to reset it, popped back in and tried to cast my FoE clicky again and bugged out instantly and didn't get the permanent buff in my window nor the upgraded FoE in aa window
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  19. Aanuvane Augur

    I had something similar happen this morning - was turning in some tribute - some was accepted, but then all mouse clicks stopped happening/being recognized - more tribute wasn't being accepted (and it wasn't because I was at cap), then I went and was able to open the parcel vendor - but couldn't get it to select/recognize any mouse clicks to send things. Then I noticed my spell bar was dark as if I had just cast a spell and were waiting for timers to reset - only - I hadn't cast a spell - I was just stuck. Logged all characters out, rebooted and problem went away - at least for now.
  20. Velisaris_MS Augur

    For the people having this issue...are you using the default spell bar or a custom one?