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Quite a serious bug, a only on Empire side (not its mirror Sage)

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Quite a serious bug, a only on Empire side (not its mirror Sage)
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lovefool
05.20.2013 , 03:02 PM | #1
So I gave it some time to be fixed and didn't think it was that necessary to report this as I though the devs would surely notice but it seems I have been mistaken.

There is a bug with the Sith inquisitor, that seems to only affect inquisitors and not sages, either way that bug gives an unfair advantage to the class and more interestingly it only affects one advanced class and not its mirror on the republic side.

The talent in the lightning tree, something Effusion I believe its called, a talent that grants your next 2 damaging abilities a force reduction of 75% and a charge is consumed upon cast. Well on the Sith inquisitor (and only the inquisitor and not the sage) the same Effusion affects the healing spells of the inquisitor as well with one exception, the charges don't get consumed by healing spells.

In other words, SI that get the Effusion proc, can cast all heals for literally no force cost for as long as those charges don't run out via time and not consumption. This gives inquisitors a very unfair advantage by being able to heal themselves up at literally no force cost what so ever (providing the Effusion procs, which it does almost all the time) and it needs to be fixed.

I have a sith inquisitor, otherwise I wouldn't noticed the bug so no need for "omg you hate our class hater".

This needs to get fixed asap.
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MillionsKNives
05.20.2013 , 03:17 PM | #2
Quote: Originally Posted by lovefool View Post
So I gave it some time to be fixed and didn't think it was that necessary to report this
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This needs to get fixed asap.
Does not compute.

What do you think the bug report feature is for if not to tell them of bugs. Sitting on your hands and expecting them to know about every possible bug isn't going to help anyone. From the second half of your first sentence I would expect it to be something that anyone with eyes would notice upon logging in, not what appears to be an edge case bug.

Just an FYI for the future, there is a new Bug Reports section for this.

All that said, good catch, it sounds like it could be exploited for crazy free heals. Hopefully it gets fixed soon.

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lovefool
05.20.2013 , 03:24 PM | #3
Quote: Originally Posted by MillionsKNives View Post
Does not compute.

What do you think the bug report feature is for if not to tell them of bugs. Sitting on your hands and expecting them to know about every possible bug isn't going to help anyone. From the second half of your first sentence I would expect it to be something that anyone with eyes would notice upon logging in, not what appears to be an edge case bug.

Just an FYI for the future, there is a new Bug Reports section for this.

All that said, good catch, it sounds like it could be exploited for crazy free heals. Hopefully it gets fixed soon.
I found about this bug when I was levelling that character and it didn't seem to me, at first, that it would be harming anyone since it help me level.

But then I duelled with a friend for fun and realised its potential and the harm it can do in pvp ( I am not a pvper mind you) and that is when I saw it as something that needed to be addressed.
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05.20.2013 , 03:54 PM | #4 This is the last staff post in this thread.  
Hi lovefool,

This mirror imbalance is a bug, and we've got it fixed in Game Update 2.1.1 such that Lightning Effusion will correctly affect only Force attacks rather than all Force abilities. If the intended patch changes, I'll be sure to let you know. Thank you!

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05.21.2013 , 06:41 AM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by JPryde View Post
So you would rather keep quiet about a bug that is in your favor ?
To me that would be the prime definition of an exploit... deliberate and knowinginly taking advantage of a failing game mechanic.

Noone likes exploiters.
indeed

exploiter who knowing defend a bug are scum. thank you OP for bringing this to light. ignore the butthurt idiot
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05.21.2013 , 06:45 AM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by JPryde View Post
So you would rather keep quiet about a bug that is in your favor ?
To me that would be the prime definition of an exploit... deliberate and knowinginly taking advantage of a failing game mechanic.

Noone likes exploiters.
Well, in all fairness, it's an extreme rarity that there's a bug that actually benefits the players, and most Lightning Sorcs I've run with thought it was actually supposed to be like that, as a boost to off-healing, what with the way they've seemed to be adding more utility heals to other classes, like baseline Kolto Missile. But alas, no such luck. Just another bug in the pile of bugs. Now... The fact that it's a beneficial bug like this that gets quashed ASAP... That's neither here nor there. Though, considering recent bug "fixes"... I'm gonna wait until live to judge.
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05.21.2013 , 06:45 AM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by ZoeTuah View Post
^ Only does PvE.
Amen.

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Kontraz
05.21.2013 , 06:47 AM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by ZoeTuah View Post
^ Only does PvE.
^I think she Is upset that this very easy game does not have an easier version to play :P

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ReordaN
05.21.2013 , 06:50 AM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by Kontraz View Post
^I think she Is upset that this very easy game does not have an easier version to play :P
you probably haven't seen her posts in other threads: she always rants about how easy this game is and now she wrote this.. lol

I'm really glad that this bug was adressed so quickly
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kirorx
05.21.2013 , 07:18 AM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by Brittaany_Banks View Post
Really? You just couldn't keep your friggen mouth shut about it huh?

Every friggen MMO game there always has to be a goodie twoshoes with their nose stuck up the devs butts. With all the damn negative bugs that occur and affect players you can't just let the positive ones slide for a bit can you?

Also spare me your "holier than thou" reply about how you are some kind of purist and want all bugs positive or negative in fashion fixed. I can't stand the "students" that go running to the teacher all the friggen time.
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