Geometry and Corpse Bug
EU (Server 1053)
So, I took the effort of getting my brother to play the game and even bought it for him as a present. Which makes this bug even more annoying as we dont have all the energy in the world to bring people to your game for it have ways to push those people away and have them one hair away from uninstalling on the spot.
We were up in the north. That pool on the left of the Bridge of the Betrayer.
After a long hunt for Sabertooth Cubs, and killing some undead and looting and what not, fun times, he was thirsty and needed to refill his waterskin to drink some water. We walked over to that pool with the ice.
First of all, what the hell guys? Drinking water and filling up water skins is the most annoying thing ever designed. You need to crouch to have it close to head level for it to work properly, or walk back and forth all day long pressing E (or whatever bind you have) to hope you drink some water.
And so he couldn’t fill his waterskin and was about to start dying from thirst. Crouching, watever, nothing worked. He jumped into the water, drunk some, filled the waterskins, all good, and was on his way back out.
A simple 10 second process.
The geometry for coming out of water and climbing out of it is completely broken in this game. Even more so noticeable in the Dregs. A complete animation needs to be added for this or some complete rework because it works bonkers at the moment.
Be that as it may, he finally was able to cling onto the ice and was starting to climb out of the water, when it registered as a mountain instead and he lost his grip. He went falling, in the water, as if he was in thin air, landed at the base of the water, and lost half his life. Frostbite is kicking in at the same time. Swims up again, climbs, same thing. Second time is a charm and it kills him off.
We spent I don’t even know how long after that to recover the body. At first, I went myself since I have more health and better cold protection. To make sure I dont lose my loot as well, I dropped my things on my pet, farmes some wood and twine, made 2 boxes, dropped my stuff in, got bucknaked and jumped into the water. I can handle it, was able to reach the bottom of the basin with little health depletion. I swam around for 5 mins. Coming up for breath, climbing out, warming up, jumping back in, with my bro telling me direction from the map to his deathpoint.
Not that it would matter if I found the body since clan members cannot loot their friends upon death in PvE… ummmmm… what? But anyway. The body was nowhere to be found. It had gone bellow the geometry of the lake floor.
He tried as well, nothing. No corpse anywhere. A short while later after we gave up the corpse disappeared completely, and all our good loot of obsidian, hardened steel bars, gold, and other items, not to mention a brand new Vanir heavy armour for the north, got lost for… NO REASON AT ALL!
I too had issues several times climbing up out of the pool. Dropped once off the edge of the world myself but thankfully I have much more health and it would take more than just 2 drops like that to kill me. Other times, it worked fine and we were able to climb out.
Seriously, this is as far as bugs go the most gamebreaking thing ever, beyond any level of reasoning. Are you trying to get people to stop playing? Its a survival game, death is already something that hurts as it is. Dying for no reason at all because of a BUG is a big no for this genre. Be that as it may, shizz happens. But to further add salt to the wound and have your corpse completely disappear is a large slap to the face with a cold fish and feels more like punishment for trying to get into and enjoy the title.
You guys are lucky the game is quite addictive and fun in so many other ways, but bugs like this are something you should completely work a way around from. Even add a menu function “Respawn Corspe”, whatever. A function that tries to drop the body at the spot it died until it reaches geometry and stops for you to be able to find it. I have had this happen to me as well in the desert. Died and the bloody corpse was underneath the mountain.
And get that “climb out of water” mechanic fixed plz. Asap. These are sure ways to get people to hit the uninstall button more often than you would think.
Good thing I had already lost my virginity to such buggy situations and now take death as something I dont care about and move on. This is not a solution though, this is a way of coping so you don’t end up completely throwing Conan Exiles out the window.