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[BUG]Nameplate bug is worse than ever.

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[BUG]Nameplate bug is worse than ever.
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05.21.2014 , 01:20 AM | #1
This has been a problem -and really annoying bug- for the longest time. Whenever someone switches instance the nameplates will be gone. Well, since the patch yesterday the game is seemingly labeling warzones instances so whenever you zone out from a warzone you'll encounter the bug, making it more or less impossible to play unless you log out and in again. I'd take it as far as saying that it's gamebreaking and you need to throw in an emergency fix.

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05.21.2014 , 07:56 AM | #2 This is the last staff post in this thread.  
We're aware of this issue and have been looking into it. We don't have a fix for it yet, but I'll let everyone know when we do!
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05.21.2014 , 11:17 AM | #3
When I get this bug, doing a UI reset with Ctrl+U twice usually fixes it. Occasionally, it does not.
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05.21.2014 , 11:39 AM | #4
repeating OP's comment. missing nameplate bug seemed far worse for me yesterday.

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05.21.2014 , 07:39 PM | #5
happening more often for me as well. changing instances usually fixes it.
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06.06.2014 , 03:49 PM | #6
I get this every time I go into a WZ which makes them virtually unplayable as Ctrl + U twice does not fix it and you can not log to fix it and remain in the WZ. Not knowing your target or next target is quite frustrating. I understand that the cause is unknown but since it has been going on for over 2 weeks now, I am hoping that next weeks patch has a fix in it.

I go into a WZ and there are no nameplates at all, on either team. All I get is a light colored circle around the feet of my target. If you are not on the same level or there is something on the ground, this circle is very difficult to see. Sometimes there will be a circle around their body but not that often. About one out of 50 WZ there is no issue, but all of the others are very difficult to be able to contribute and participate well in. Everything on my PC is up to date and it does not matter what UI I use as it occurs with both default and custom UI's.

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06.06.2014 , 09:00 PM | #7
Are no nameplates at all working once this happens? I have only enemy nameplates on, and they still work, as well as friendly players if I click on them, so just wondering how the issue presents itself.

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06.07.2014 , 05:15 PM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by Bstr View Post
When I get this bug, doing a UI reset with Ctrl+U twice usually fixes it. Occasionally, it does not.
This has never worked with regard to the issue being discussed here, it must've been something else.
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06.11.2014 , 01:20 PM | #9
Uninstalled and reinstalled the game and I still have the issue. I have been a sub since launch. I logged my son's account that started as f2p and now is in preferred status and did not have the issues with his account. This makes me feel better that it isn't my PC but at the same time worse since it affects my long time sub account and not a f2p one....

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07.01.2014 , 08:43 AM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by TaitWatson View Post
We're aware of this issue and have been looking into it. We don't have a fix for it yet, but I'll let everyone know when we do!
Hi Tait ,

Please can we have an update to this bug it has been around for over a year, here are some of the threads I could find about this.

4 of my characters are affected by this in every Warzone they go to. It makes is a totally painful experience to play when you canĺt see your target. As I play PvP a lot I just try to avoid those toons, unfortunately it now effects my favourite characters.

I asked around my guild and so many people are effected it is unreal. One of our best pvp players has gone to the Elder Scrolls Online until this is fixed.

30 May 2013

I look forward to the update.