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Mission BUG - Taris: Bonus Series

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Mission BUG - Taris: Bonus Series
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Darius-Orin
09.30.2018 , 08:10 PM | #61
Here it is 2018 now and the bug is still there. It's total BS that you have to do the Taris: Bonus Series alongside the class missions. Something I'm sure many new players are not aware of.

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IoNonSoEVero
09.30.2018 , 09:59 PM | #62
If you actually can finish the Taris bonus series, it doesn't give the same rewards for Level 70s that the other bonus series do (the Alliance crates). I was totally confused to finish it on a character the other day and get 75 CXP for the whole series.

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SteveTheCynic
10.01.2018 , 12:45 AM | #63
Quote: Originally Posted by Darius-Orin View Post
Here it is 2018 now and the bug is still there. It's total BS that you have to do the Taris: Bonus Series alongside the class missions. Something I'm sure many new players are not aware of.
It's a little sad that after all this time, you haven't described the bug correctly.

The bonus series consists of a master mission that tells you to do a series of "component" missions. The bug is in three parts:
* The master mission is blocked until you finish the class story segment on the planet (and level 60 on planets after Pub Taris / Imp Balmorra).
* The component missions can be collected and completed before you have finished the class story segment.
* The master mission does not recognise that you have done so, nor does it let you do them again.

So no, you must in fact NOT do the component missions alongside the class missions. The bug is that you *CAN* do that.
http://www.swtor.com/r/Hg3sV2
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FirePuff
05.03.2019 , 07:08 AM | #64
2019 and a returning player after many years away. I ran into this one. Oops. I'm not sure if I should leave that mission in my tracker or not. I did file a support ticket a couple days ago, though, so I'm waiting to hear back on that. I'm a completionist, so if it blocks me from getting any achievements for completing areas, I'm going to be sad.

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SteveTheCynic
05.03.2019 , 08:33 AM | #65
Quote: Originally Posted by FirePuff View Post
2019 and a returning player after many years away. I ran into this one. Oops. I'm not sure if I should leave that mission in my tracker or not. I did file a support ticket a couple days ago, though, so I'm waiting to hear back on that. I'm a completionist, so if it blocks me from getting any achievements for completing areas, I'm going to be sad.
I can confirm that unless CS agrees to remove the mission, you're stuck with it, and you're going to be sad.

I refer you to this post by Kryptonomic, who worked as a SWTOR QA back in the day:
Quote: Originally Posted by Kryptonomic View Post
Actually, the fix is easy in this case. The quest chains are stored in the database via flags. The problem with this particular quest chain is that the subsequent series of quests are available before the first in the series is done. This is because the flag in the database is not set to indicate the quests are dependent quests. So they all show up at once, rather than dependent on which one has been completed. Literally flipping that flag would fix the issue.

This was brought up during actual testing (not user testing) years ago. Bioware simply didn't fix it. Part of the reason for the lack of fix was because at that time the bonus series missions were gated by your level and as long as people didn't overlevel, this issue could be considered mitigated a bit. That became less true as they made leveling so much quicker.

The reason it wasn't fixed after even that is because it was known the bonus series elements were going to be deprioritized. From an in-game perspective, that entailed moving quest givers to the fleet (which actually wouldn't have mitigated this issue). The bonus series were seen now as getting in the way of getting players to later content and the work they were prioritizing more.

Perhaps ironically, the quest chain system is actually one of the areas where the dev team doesn't have tight coupling and low cohesion in the code base.
http://www.swtor.com/r/Hg3sV2
To go to Belsavis, you must go to Belsavis.
> @"Biff.5312" said:
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CoruscaFire
05.27.2019 , 12:14 AM | #66
Hello from 2019! I got stuck at the Sergeant Mack step as well and reset the quest, which means I'm now stuck at Mola Haxtor like so many others

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QA_Droid
05.28.2019 , 02:32 PM | #67 This is the last staff post in this thread.  

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MasterTankar
05.28.2019 , 08:07 PM | #68
You guys might want to work on your turn around time for bugs while your at it. Four years is a little much.

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abrusoft
06.28.2019 , 05:01 PM | #69
geht mir ähnlich, hab molas quest gemacht dann macks nach abschluss gabs noch questbelohnung aber der nächste teil wird nicht angezeigt, nach abbruch bei mack habe ich neu gestartet und hänge jetzt bei mola fest.
schön wäre es wenn jemand mal alle teile auflistet die es gibt auf taris, und anderen planeten, so das man vielleicht indirekt weiterkommt ohne auf die reihenfolge zu achten, am ende muss ja irgendwann der parameter alle subquests erlegt und alle anforderungen erfüllt bei neuannahme dazu führen das man direkt abgeben kann, da das questlog ja begrenzt ist, lösche ich öfter quests, die ich meist noch gar nicht angefangen habe, oder welche nicht lösbar sind. ich finds halt sehr schade das man relativ viel geld zahlt (andere bekannte spiele sind überwiegend deutlich günstiger, hab noch keins gehen wo ich über 10 Euro bei monatlicher abbuchung komme) liegt vielleicht auch daran, das man als ehemaliger Abonnent vorteile behält. Kann mir vorstellen, das einige 1-2 monate abo kaufen. dann das abo wieder kündigen nur wegen einigen vorteilen. ich sage kein abo keine vorteile. ehemaliges abo einfach nur behandeln als wenn man kartellmünzen gekauft hat

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Meleth_Soul
09.21.2019 , 03:29 PM | #70
Quote: Originally Posted by QA_Droid View Post

Hey folks! Thanks for the posts in this thread. We're currently working on fixing this issue, and we'll talk more about it when we have it ready for an upcoming release.
Since you are working on fixing this issue, would you happen to know how to finish this yet? It's been 4 months now.