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Patch Notes: Codex Entry Bug

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Patch Notes: Codex Entry Bug

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Freeborne
04.17.2012 , 11:16 AM | #1
From today's patch notes.

An issue that prevented players from receiving the final Codex entry for the event has been corrected. Players that previously defeated Urtagh but did not receive the Codex entry and associated title will need to defeat the boss again in order to obtain it.


This really frustrates me. As someone on the small population side of a server who worked his tail off on Sunday to get a group together and wait 2 hours for this boss to respawn in a PvP Free For All Area...it feels like really bad customer service to expect us to re-do this.

I mean, I have the other 8 Codex Entries in my log. Including the one that gives credit for killing Urtagh. Surely you can grant the title.

I shouldn't have to waste an evening trying to catch his spawn and kill him again for a title I've already earned.
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fushnchips
04.17.2012 , 11:18 AM | #2
This is a load of BS why should we have to refight the boss i have the codex lameware you suck
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Frezzertwo
04.17.2012 , 11:25 AM | #3
just killed the Worldboss in pvp area which is supposed to give the entry, i still havn't gotten it. Wrote a ticket about it and customer service guy in chat told me that it is still not proberly fixed by now...

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fushnchips
04.17.2012 , 11:31 AM | #4
Bioware are lazy and always take the easy way out of anything yes they have done a great job with 1.2 but they are just lazy even look at there new website it's a terror
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Amatiste
04.17.2012 , 11:34 AM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by Freeborne View Post
From today's patch notes.

An issue that prevented players from receiving the final Codex entry for the event has been corrected. Players that previously defeated Urtagh but did not receive the Codex entry and associated title will need to defeat the boss again in order to obtain it.


This really frustrates me. As someone on the small population side of a server who worked his tail off on Sunday to get a group together and wait 2 hours for this boss to respawn in a PvP Free For All Area...it feels like really bad customer service to expect us to re-do this.

I mean, I have the other 8 Codex Entries in my log. Including the one that gives credit for killing Urtagh. Surely you can grant the title.

I shouldn't have to waste an evening trying to catch his spawn and kill him again for a title I've already earned.
Might be frustrating, but its par for the course with MMOS. If there is a badge/title/deed where ya need to kill some random mob, and it is bugged, once the game fixes it, you have to kill again. They have no idea if you actually killed it or not, so they can't really go back and do it retroactivly, unless they just give to everyone, and that would cause just as much ************ from the people who really earned it. They are kinda damned if they do,damned if they don't.

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tahyri
04.17.2012 , 11:38 AM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by Amatiste View Post
Might be frustrating, but its par for the course with MMOS. If there is a badge/title/deed where ya need to kill some random mob, and it is bugged, once the game fixes it, you have to kill again. They have no idea if you actually killed it or not, so they can't really go back and do it retroactivly, unless they just give to everyone, and that would cause just as much ************ from the people who really earned it. They are kinda damned if they do,damned if they don't.
Except here they can know, as the bantha kill is it's own Codex Entry. If a player has all 8 prior codex entries, they clearly killed all 3 world bosses and did the appropriate quests, and thus should be able to be awarded the 9th entry/title.

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Amatiste
04.17.2012 , 11:43 AM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by tahyri View Post
Except here they can know, as the bantha kill is it's own Codex Entry. If a player has all 8 prior codex entries, they clearly killed all 3 world bosses and did the appropriate quests, and thus should be able to be awarded the 9th entry/title.
They can ASSUME. Unless they have constant trackers, and they can spend the manpower to datamine for every player that has all the codexes, they can't really know. And I know some people will say it doesnt matter, just award it, if they did that, there would be a group that would start yelling that they should be allowed to earn it, or be mad that others were just given the title. Ive seen this in LOTRO and COH, and it caused a serious uproar.

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Freeborne
04.17.2012 , 11:43 AM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by tahyri View Post
Except here they can know, as the bantha kill is it's own Codex Entry. If a player has all 8 prior codex entries, they clearly killed all 3 world bosses and did the appropriate quests, and thus should be able to be awarded the 9th entry/title.
Precisely. They already have the codex value for the Bantha kill. They really need to add an auditing service to the codex that reviews your values for accuracy and corrects any entries that are dependent prior entries.

This isn't the first title/codex Glitch. (HM Soa Speed Run, for example) and realistically, it won't be last probably.

The smart long term solution is to implement a way to audit codex entries. Not ask paying customers to re-do it each time.
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tahyri
04.17.2012 , 12:22 PM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by Amatiste View Post
They can ASSUME. Unless they have constant trackers, and they can spend the manpower to datamine for every player that has all the codexes, they can't really know. And I know some people will say it doesnt matter, just award it, if they did that, there would be a group that would start yelling that they should be allowed to earn it, or be mad that others were just given the title. Ive seen this in LOTRO and COH, and it caused a serious uproar.
It's not an assumption. You can't get the codex entries without doing the tasks, and the entry for the Bantha is separate entry than the Title one. The bug appears to be that the 9th codex entry tracks the completion of the previous 8, and when you get all 8 it should trigger the 9th, but the 9th wasn't properly tracking the codex entry for the Bantha kill. If the player has the 8 event codex entries, then they did the required steps. It's not a big datamine or tracker issue. Obviously the game knows if you have a certain codex entry (since you don't get the same one more than once). All they'd have to do is a onetime check when you log in. If the character has all the codex entries, they obviously did the work and should be given the 9th on log in. There's no giving something to someone who didn't earn it.

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Tatumi
04.17.2012 , 12:35 PM | #10
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An issue that prevented players from receiving the final Codex entry for the event has been corrected. Players that previously defeated Urtagh but did not receive the Codex entry and associated title will need to defeat the boss again in order to obtain it.
What a ridiculous "fix"