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Vengeance777
01-27-2012, 03:08 PM
In the Lord Of Dusts end battle with Gnomon the party can kill him too early if they place an AOE spell to kill the skeletons or before the skeletons spawn. Gnomon takes damage as soon as he kills the cultists in the room. Placing an AOE spell causes damage to him throughout his speech and its possible to kill him during the speech. It is also possible to kill him during the battle with the cultist skeletons if he is in the AOEs effect range as he takes damage as well. If he dies it will break the quest so it can not be completed, if he doesn't die he will start the fight missing a significant amount of his hp.

I have tested both Firewall and Icestorm and both have harmed him during the scripted event. Haven't tested other AOEs. I tested this a few times now and it is repeatable everytime. Definitely needs to be fixed as a lot of casters like to place an aoe when it looks like a fight is about to break out which could unintentionally break the quest.

I have bug reported it.

Produktion_Malphunktion
01-27-2012, 03:30 PM
Thanks!

SEMPER
01-28-2012, 05:50 PM
also the map in the quest isn't working unless this is intended

Osharan_Tregarth
01-28-2012, 06:25 PM
also the map in the quest isn't working unless this is intended

I think I remember seeing that on the known issues list.

SEMPER
01-29-2012, 10:22 PM
I think I remember seeing that on the known issues list.

you are correct / missed that one thanx

404error
01-30-2012, 01:11 PM
Read, reported, and found wanting.

MrWizard
01-30-2012, 02:56 PM
Read, reported, and found wanting.

oh snap....

Vengeance777
01-30-2012, 03:04 PM
Read, reported, and found wanting.

Ok. Went back into quest and took screenshots. Hopefully they will explain the bug better. To show what happens when he dies I ran the quest on casual. On Normal its rare to kill him without a lot of crits from the firewall. On Hard and up you will take off a large portion of his health so he starts the fight weakened, its nearly impossible to kill him with AOEs during the speech on these difficulties though. It does provide a huge advantage to the party though.

Edit: The sorcerer in the screenshot has nothing that augments fire damage. A firesavant might be able to kill him on higher difficulties before the fight.

How to replicate the bug:

Step 1 - Enter final battle room and cast firewalls on the platform, it is a very common tactic for casters to cast AOEs during a boss speech before the fight starts. At a certain point in Gnomon's speech he will start taking damage. He will not attack you but you can attack him with AOEs. Gnomon taking damage is highlighted by the red box in combat log.

http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj230/nsvengence/gnomon1.jpg

Step 2 If the AOE crits or if you are on a low difficulty Gnomon can die during the speech. As seen in this photo. I have highlighted his death with a red box in the combat log.

http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj230/nsvengence/gnomon2.jpg

The quest is now bugged and can not be completed. Notice I have killed the drow boss, Karas but the Slay Rakshasa Lord Gnomon objective is not completed despite me killing him earlier during his speech.

http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj230/nsvengence/gnomon3.jpg

The wall to the exit and chest opens normally despite the bug.

http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj230/nsvengence/gnomon4.jpg

You can also still loot the end chest.

http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj230/nsvengence/gnomon5.jpg

The quest tells you its incomplete though if you try to leave. I have received no XP.

http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj230/nsvengence/Gnomonnotcomplete.jpg


Its a very common tactic to lay down an AOE spell when its obvious a fight is coming. So this bug has the potential to happen a lot on live. I hope this helps you guys replicate and fix it.

Neouni
01-31-2012, 04:56 AM
basicly the same bug as in 'in the flesh' the fashion show (which was fixed before it hit live, flame turret killed them)