Please upgrade your browser for the best possible experience.

Chrome Firefox Internet Explorer

Text Bug

Jamion's Avatar

09.19.2013 , 07:33 PM | #1
Reporting this it has been occurring for a while. It was an off and on issue until last Tuesdays patch now the issue is almost constant.

Time of Incident:
Happening currently so 9:18pm Eastern, 19 September 2013. Although it started several months ago it got bad after I patched Tuesday, 17 September 2013 at about 8:30pm

Character name, class, level and server (if applicable)
It's happening on all my characters. Every single class. My lowest level is 11, and I have 14 level 55s. Ebon Hawk.

Area this occurred (for in-game issues)
Everywhere, starts on the character select screen, load screens, in game text, fly text, chat text, quest text, mail text, every type of text really.

A detailed description of your issue. Please include any error messages you received (either from Windows or from the launcher/client)
All the text becomes gibberish, starts with a few stray letters, but slowly becomes everything and completely un readable. I would like to link some pictures I took with my phone of the issue.
This last one is of the in game bug I tried to submit, not sure if I did because I couldn't read anything I typed nor could I really tell which button was labeled submit.

I'll admit it's a funny issue. In fact when it started a few months ago I would read the gibberish to my guildmates it was very amusing, but it has gone to close to unplayable since Tuesday.


Graphics Card (and the currently installed driver version)
GeForce GTX 550 Ti

Any troubleshooting steps attempted.
Updated drivers, windows, direct x, rebooted client, ran repair function in client, rebooted computer.
I really hope I don't have to reinstall the game from scratch...

Here are some screen shots as well, interesting doing quests this way, had to have guildies read me my quest log over TS.

Additional (25 September):
The bug tends to occur when I go back to the character select screen. If I can get by the character select screen without it happening I am good until I try switching character. I have a video of 2 different login attempt to demonstrate.

hillerbees's Avatar

02.07.2014 , 06:22 AM | #2
I get this too - pretty annoying and as you say it seems to start when you are jumping between characters.

OddballEasyEight's Avatar

05.11.2014 , 11:52 AM | #3
Same here...
Get a FREE character transfer and 7 FREE days of subscription, plus a bunch of other useful stuff by clicking my referral link.
Click here for my videos previewing blaster sounds.

JMullane's Avatar

05.11.2014 , 09:56 PM | #4
Wow! That is a nasty bug!
It almost reminds me of this occasional graphic distortion I get when the interface is loading portraits into group member unit frames - sometimes it's just pixelated noise until I get closer to my groupmate. Never had this issue with text though. Hope they investigate this one.

XiamaraSimi's Avatar

05.12.2014 , 10:04 PM | #5
I get this when two boxing games, it seems to artifact the text because of ram issues. If I exit out of one game and restart ToR it always fixes the problem.