The Hydra Bug (in General)

{CB1}Sparticus [Screwed Justice] April 26 2008 7:50 PM EDT

OK, im sure everyones heard me complain about it. Its been explained as a glitch between his AoL and junction.. Whatever it is he is now using this glitch as a defense. taking of the AoL when attacking, making it impossible to even attack him, also causing people to get banned from attacking for 10 minutes+.

This to me is a gross exploitation of a bugged combo. Personally I think his character should be suspended if he keeps doing this until he either doesnt do it anymore or until the glitch is fixed.

QBOddBird April 26 2008 7:57 PM EDT

Sparticus, this glitch wouldn't allow -him- to attack for a couple days, now he's figured out a way to attack himself, and hopefully this sparks enough attention that he can finally get a fix.

He's been asking for this to be fixed for quite some time already.

QBRanger April 26 2008 7:57 PM EDT

I have not heard of this yet.

Can you be a bit more explainable giving more details of the battle and effects in question?

three4thsforsaken April 26 2008 7:58 PM EDT

eh, it's not his fault, he's been planning to use Jiggy with Junction AoL for ages. And once he started using it he was unable to fight for about a week.

I think the solution would be for a quick bug fix as soon as possible.

three4thsforsaken April 26 2008 8:00 PM EDT

he has a minion in front with Junction and Jiggy and an AoL. This apparently gives the "fighting too fast" error, and bans the attacker/defender for 10 minutes of fighting. Well, i dunno about the ban, when I attacked him, I didn't get the ban, but I did get the error.

QBRanger April 26 2008 8:07 PM EDT

I get a server error also when fighting Hydra.

But why can Hydra fight and some people but not others are able to attack?

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] April 26 2008 8:07 PM EDT

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] April 26 2008 8:08 PM EDT

I suppose the AoL is removed to allow fighitng, and placed back on as a defensive measure. those able to attack are fighting when the AoL is off.

This was reported as a bug, but so far no action has been taken.

QBRanger April 26 2008 8:09 PM EDT

ah, thanks GL.

It certainly is the junction of the AoL as I can fight Miami Vice who uses the same setup just without junction.

three4thsforsaken April 26 2008 8:09 PM EDT

he moves the JKF before he fights

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] April 26 2008 8:10 PM EDT

Just tried on Blue. I can fight him, and I checked the AoL and Jig were still equipped. :/

smallpau1 - Go Blues [Lower My Fees] April 26 2008 8:11 PM EDT

Point is, if he unequips it to fight, and then re-equips it when afk, he's exploiting it. Since he knows it is a bug.

QBRanger April 26 2008 8:11 PM EDT

It is junction of the first minion with the JKF as 'The Mask of Death' has junction/JKF on his 2nd minion and I can fight him.

j'bob April 26 2008 8:13 PM EDT

Interesting. I fought him but got no error. I was thinking it was because I was considerably larger but I guess maybe that's not the case. This is a tough one. On one hand it's very unfair if he can't run a set up that he had planned on running. On the other, if this bug is dictating his strat and he's using it to his advantage it does seem like a rather large exploit of a known bug. Complicated by the fact that its not just that people can't beat him, but they lose the ability to use their ba.

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] April 26 2008 8:13 PM EDT

I've just trained CoC and used a MG, and can still fight Hydra.

That's with the AoL and Jig on first minion.


AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] April 26 2008 8:14 PM EDT

Small, it might not have been known it was making it unable for *others* to fight Hydra. Just stopping Hydra from fighting...

AdminNemesia [Demonic Serenity] April 26 2008 8:19 PM EDT

See if anyone can fight me now. I still have the AoL junctioned onto the JKF but I moved him back 1.

The dilemma I have is that the setup with AoL junctioned onto JKF is the one that is best for my strat. Taking it off weakens my overall strat and I have to tailor it to each specific target at that point.

TheHatchetman April 26 2008 8:22 PM EDT

Poor Jiggy... he can't seem to junction anything right... :P

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] April 26 2008 8:27 PM EDT

Can still fight you fine. ;)

j'bob April 26 2008 8:33 PM EDT

Still no problems with me and i hit twice in a row just to be sure.
(- challange bonus. i will not be adding you to my list) :D

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] April 26 2008 11:32 PM EDT

has anyone bothered to cm jon about this, or do we just assume he is infatuated with the forums as we are?

AdminNemesia [Demonic Serenity] April 26 2008 11:33 PM EDT

Slayer said he sent a cm to Jon when I first reported this problem.

QBOddBird April 26 2008 11:38 PM EDT

You should e-mail him. I hear he really, really likes it when you e-mail him.

(no, but seriously, he could miss a CM. E-mailing him is probably the most surefire way to ensure that he knows)

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] April 26 2008 11:39 PM EDT

sorry, i did mean email as well, that would be the best way of making sure he is aware of the issue.
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