Game mode: Online official
Type of issue: Bug
Server type: PvE
Region: North America
Over the last couple weeks, my clan has seen 3 purges seemingly get lost and time-out during the first or second waves. The first two times, it was somewhat understandable since those bases are huge, sprawling affairs amidst uneven terrain (I6 and F7 respectively).
However, last night, on my alt account (which has only a single small & contiguous base in C9) the purge once again timed out during the 1st wave.
In each case, myself and numerous other level 60s [who come to help] scour the surrounding hills, spires, forests, slaughtering everything, crushing any boulders enemies could potentially get stuck in, yet to no avail. In the case of my C9 base, there are only 2 neighbors with tiny fishing spots anywhere nearby, and neither of them had any action either. In the end, this amounts to few (if any) thralls and a colossal waste of time for many players.
Now, the server I’m on (#1502) has been extremely crowded lately and has been crashing each of the past few nights, so perhaps server strain is to blame. But it would be nice if hung purges like this would time out a bit faster or at least proceed to the next wave after the AI gets stuck. Some of us put a lot of work into farming-up purges, and it’s really disheartening to have all that work squandered.
FWIW, these purges where we’ve experienced this have included: Hyenas (I6), Disciples of Jhebbal Sag (F7), and Cimmerian Beast Tamers (C9).
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:
- Kill / capture all of the enemies in wave 1 of your purge.
- Spent 30-45 minutes looking around for stragglers under every rock and tree.
- Wonder why you hear solitary purge horns every 10 minutes or so with no regrouping or incoming message.
- After the better part of an hour, receive the message that the purge has been defeated.