Game mode: [Enter game mode here: (Online official | Online private | Single-player)]
Type of issue: [Enter one of the following: Bug
Server type: [Enter one of the following: PvP | PvE-Conflict | PvE]
Region: North America
This has happened on countless servers & configurations: solo, official, private, mod and no mods.If you change the weapon a thrall has in his inventory, eventually he will try to attack but just stand there with the weapon doing nothing.
Please provide a step-by-step process of how the bug can be reproduced. The more details you provide us with the easier it will be for us to find and fix the bug:
2.Take him to fight.
3.Change his weapon, if he continues to attack change it to another.
4.After a seemingly random amount of changes (sometimes first change, sometimes several) he will stop attacking. he will then not attack at all until server reboot. (Note that with the mod Pickup +, re-deploying the thrall will get him attacking again)
There are a lot of complaints about buggy thrall behavior, but I’m very disturbed to see what has because a core part of the game to have very little mention of this issue on the Trello board, and what is there simply says that the problems can not be duplicated in testing.
I nailed down this happening somewhat consistently (I say somewhat because the number of weapon switches it takes seems to be non-deterministic) when trying to test other buggy and flawed Thrall behavior, specifically the rumors that thralls “prefer” a certain weapon type. My testing was inconclusive, but anecdotally there are no “preferences”, just buggy behavior that is easily misconstrued. However, if there were a weapon preference, this is something that should be clearly denoted on the thrall interface. Moreover, thrall information before they’re deployed is very sketchy. We know if it’s a fighter or archer, and it’s racial appearance. Racial appearance means nothing. A Stygian could be from the relatively weak Black Hand or from the much stronger Sepermaru. Noting the faction the thrall is from is far more functionally important than it’s appearance. But since I’m ranting about it, if we’re going to have this appearance information, gender would be nice to know too! Maybe a mouse-over that says “Female; Relic Hunters”, or something to that effect.
Sorry to ramble and rant.