Game mode: [Online PvE Official #3731]
Problem: [Bug | Performance]
Region: [North America]
I just recently captured my first & only named bearer thrall, Ulrik the Mountaineer, after learning that such thralls have an enormous 9900 hp for damage. After breaking Ulrik I headed off to the Unnamed City to harvest some more Fragments of Power & then onto the Black Galleon for more thralls.
… well, that didn’t go so well with Ulrik who seemed to be suffering some brain injury from his heavy tumpline - once I engaged in active combat with an NPC, Ulrik would suddenly start running around BACKWARDS, keeping his butt consistently aimed at the enemy. Even worse, he would NEVER make a single strike against any of these enemies, leaving me to kill the damn Red Dragon solo. He would also switch back & forth between whatever weapons he was carrying, including some much lower quality ones I had him carry for the dismantling bench, which is a problem I’m seen with some other thralls, so I usually just leave them only one weapon. He still would not attack once.
Once I realized this issue seemed consistent I took Ulrik in the Den with the same lack of effort/effect, then around my base where ALL my other thralls & pets would attack the big snake that now spawns by my main gate, but not Ulrik. So I went back and tagged my favorite badass babe, Dalinsia Snowhunter, who followed me around faithfully & beat the snot out of every monster or other NPC in the Den & Unnamed City. And of course, I logged off & back on.
Strangely enough, I logged on a few hours later the same day & Ulrik seemed to have recovered & began pounding every NPC enemy quite efficiently. We’ll see tonight if he’s cured.
My question is this: have other players noticed this issue with their thralls, especially a named bearer like Ulrik? I have never before seen the running backwards glitch with absolutely NO engagement with my enemies (we’ve all been frustrated at times by thrall’s intermittently lackadaisical attitude to fighting). Is this something I’m likely to see more of?
Steps on how to reproduce issue:
- break Ulrik bearer thrall
- lead him into battle
- watch him do bum bumping with no other attack.