View Full Version : Hirelings Causing Game Client Lock-ups

01-14-2009, 10:34 AM
There is a bug related to Hirelings that is causing party members of people using Hirelings to crash. Tarrant says that fixing this is a priority for Turbine (http://forums.ddo.com/showthread.php?&postid=2005691#post2005691), but there is no fix at the moment. There is, however, a work-around that has been posted by Sequell (http://forums.ddo.com/showpost.php?p=2004118&postcount=4):

Reformatted and edited for clarity:

It is a party build error causing the screen lock-up.

When zoning to different areas there may be only 1 hireling in the party and it must be the last to enter the dungeon or anyone who enters after the hireling will get locked on the load screen and then have to Alt-F4 and get the Cleaning up Old Connection screen for 10 minutes.

Zoning step by step for no problems:

All party members without hirelings enter quest.
Only 1 person may have a hireling enter the quest from outside adventure area (such as Tangleroot)
The person with the Hireling has to be the last to zone into the quest.
Upon quest completion, the person with the Hireling needs to be the last to finish out.
Once all people are in as well as the 1 person with the Hireling other players may summon Hirelings, just make sure at the end of the quest all people who have contracts dismiss them before leaving the quest. ONLY 1 person may keep their contract active and that person has to be the last to zone out, otherwise those people that leave after will get stuck on the load screen.

If you have any other issues or don't understand what I am saying shoot me a PM. I have tested this extensively and this works just as I explained.