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Arkai
08-16-2015, 10:29 AM
Hi guys

I just noticed my dog doesn't land any attacks since my last epic TR. He runs, makes its breath and then... nothing, just stands there waiting for death. Tested it many times in quest and wilderness areas.


I got reset the enhancements, tried to change equipment... even created a new toon in another server to watch if the problem was something with the epic stuff. The result was the same: the artificer dog is not working properly.

Any ideas on this? Are you experiencing the same?

Thanks.

Augon
08-16-2015, 10:38 AM
There is a bug. Its been brought up in a few threads since the last update. Here is one.

https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/464113-Bug-with-Druid-s-Wolf-companion#post5668082

Devs reply in the above thread was:


Yes, we have identified an issue that is causing Druid Wolf Companions, Artificer Iron Defenders, Onyx Panthers and Owlbears from attacking properly. We will be investigating it and fixing it. We apologize for the issue.

and in yet another thread about the same problem
https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/464056-Downtime-Notice-9-00-AM-1-00-PM-Eastern-(-4-GMT)-Wednesday-August-12th/page5#post5668864


We are working on a patch, no ETA to announce yet.

Arkai
08-16-2015, 11:26 AM
There is a bug. Its been brought up in a few threads since the last update. Here is one.

https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/464113-Bug-with-Druid-s-Wolf-companion#post5668082

Devs reply in the above thread was:



and in yet another thread about the same problem
https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/464056-Downtime-Notice-9-00-AM-1-00-PM-Eastern-(-4-GMT)-Wednesday-August-12th/page5#post5668864

Ty! I hope they fix it soon (:

Enderoc
08-16-2015, 12:34 PM
Okay quick question as I have not yet got into Arcane spheres, are there any spheres that grant you levels of artificer and when you get these virtual levels do they affect your companions so they can wear epic gear? The same question for Druid as far as companions go.

Cordovan
08-17-2015, 10:53 AM
We are currently working on a patch that will correct this, and do a few other things. We're hoping to get the patch out this week, and will let folks know.

Tom116
08-17-2015, 11:56 AM
Okay quick question as I have not yet got into Arcane spheres, are there any spheres that grant you levels of artificer and when you get these virtual levels do they affect your companions so they can wear epic gear? The same question for Druid as far as companions go.

Destinies currently only grant caster levels of their appropriate classes ( eg. arcane destinies grant +1 CL per destiny level for artificer/wiz/sorc/bard/warlock), but the pets are based on class levels. Druid and arti (also skeletons iirc) are based on how many actual levels of druid/arti/wiz levels you have, plus 1 per epic level. Destinies won't effect your pet's level, but if you splash /5 rogue on an arti then a L25 technically you'd have a L20 arti dog that could take its capstone :)

Also, it should be noted that the dev's have mentioned changing the caster level bonuses in destinies as I described it to become +1 CL per epic level, instead of +1 per appropriate epic destiny level. Means no +5 until L25, but for casters that don't use the right sphere (warlocks in Shiradi/Exalted Angel), much goodness :)

Dragavon
08-17-2015, 11:23 PM
We are currently working on a patch that will correct this, and do a few other things. We're hoping to get the patch out this week, and will let folks know.

Looking at the recent history in hireling fixes, you will only make it worse in some way or another :rolleyes:

DeWind
08-17-2015, 11:58 PM
Okay quick question as I have not yet got into Arcane spheres, are there any spheres that grant you levels of artificer and when you get these virtual levels do they affect your companions so they can wear epic gear? The same question for Druid as far as companions go.

Your pets (dog/wolf) lvl up when you do...except you actually have to talk to the person again and say "level up my pet"(or something like that). The problem is that in epic, your pets are not as good as you would think...even w/ epic gear. You can also talk to the trainer again (regular one Arty/Druid) to lvl up your pet after every epic lvl.

The part that I don't like is that (heroic/epic) pet doesn't really matter if you dc'd in a quest and you have to call your pet out again(not the hireling), but this time w/o ship buffs.

tarkin1980
10-08-2015, 11:41 AM
Did that fix for the junk dog ever happen? My dog is completely useless. Every now and then he attacks something when he feels like it, but 90% of the time he just stands there. The attack and use object commands haven't worked even once for me.

Also, when he finally does fight, he gets completely rekt by everything. :(

Arkai
10-09-2015, 08:38 AM
Did that fix for the junk dog ever happen? My dog is completely useless. Every now and then he attacks something when he feels like it, but 90% of the time he just stands there. The attack and use object commands haven't worked even once for me.

Also, when he finally does fight, he gets completely rekt by everything. :(

Yes, he is fixed, but lame as always: you have to dismiss it everytime he climbs a ladder, then summon it again.

Oxarhamar
10-17-2015, 03:30 PM
I had trouble getting my Iron Defender to grab the lever in Von4 entranceway.

no matter where I positioned the dog or myself I repeatedly got the "lever is blocked message"

now this did not happen in all quests, I was able to get the dog to grab some STR runes for me but, since my dog is only useful as a lever puller etc... this is a bummer when it does happen.

still waiting to test in POP this life my favorite place to have the puppy get levers.