Weird "comatose" timings (in General)

Yukk November 11 2008 3:41 PM EST

I've been noticing that occasionally, my whole list will be comatose for 2 or more minutes while I wait for a chance to burn BA. Now, today, I burned a few and then went AFK to settle a crying baby and I come back to the following:
B ArkReda Luu B Ark 15 3:20 PM EST
B Ark Reda Luu B Ark 17 3:19 PM EST
B Ark Reda Luu B Ark 17 3:19 PM EST
NWO Reda Luu NWO 6 3:19 PM EST
NWO Reda Luu NWO 5 3:19 PM EST
B Ark Reda Luu B Ark 18 3:18 PM EST
B Ark Reda Luu B Ark 15 3:17 PM EST
Reda Luu Miscellaneous Debris Reda Luu 8 3:17 PM EST
Reda Luu Shadow Lord Reda Luu 6 3:17 PM EST

Notice at then end how I was attacked 4x in one minute while away and not fighting. Has anyone else noticed weird timings on their fightlists in the last month or so ?

Sickone November 11 2008 3:45 PM EST

Try for as long as I've been playing CB.

Since I usually come online to find myself staring at 160 BA and a 10-man fightlist usually (but sometimes as low as 5 and as high as 15, depending on period), I have noticed that the "30 seconds" rule doesn't really apply all that often, at least to me.

It's like the server "freezes" sometimes, and won't "respawn" the targets for up to two minutes, then suddendly afterwards it respawns them very fast, even in as little as 5 or 10 seconds.

iBananco [Blue Army] November 11 2008 3:48 PM EST

The fightlog can also end up out of order. For example, when farming someone, you might notice that you have two fights in a row very often--far more than once every 30 seconds.

Yukk November 11 2008 3:56 PM EST

Yeah, that's the other side of it. After a 2 minute wait, the list usually refreshes before I can get half way through it.
I just thought it odd that nobody had mentioned it before (as far as I knew anyway)

Sickone November 11 2008 3:56 PM EST

Since you can easily go through targets at one-per-second (plus 2-3 seconds for botchecks, if any), it's very hard to miss it when your entire list won't respawn at all for a couple of minutes, or when all of them are miraculously alive and ready to be fought non-stop 3-4 times in a minute (and you're the only guy attacking them, and they're all offline, in both cases).

Doesn't happen all that often, but it does happen, and it's seemingly random.

winner winner November 11 2008 4:02 PM EST

I think I went through 4 fights on the same person last week.

Kefeck [Demonic Serenity] November 11 2008 4:31 PM EST

I've noticed that, if you fight and kill someone, and at the same time they fight someone else, you can get unlimited hits in on him. You just need to time it right. I've gotten 8-10 hits in a row on the same guy multiple times.

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] November 11 2008 4:36 PM EST

^i have always attributed that to the fact that your opponent is fighting comatose opponents and healing himself again each time he tries. how accurate that is i am not sure though.

Kefeck [Demonic Serenity] November 11 2008 4:39 PM EST

Makes sense to me.

Sickone November 11 2008 5:08 PM EST

That's a completely different thing when the target is online - each time he clicks "fight", he heals himself, so you can keep attacking him a lot.
What we're talking about here however is your ENTIRE list (consisting of only/mainly characters that are offline) may take much longer or much shorter than the expected 30 seconds to revive.

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] November 11 2008 6:25 PM EST

It's because it's likke BA generation.

Players don't refresh 30 seocnds after you kill them, but on an internal 30 second tick.

o if you're lucky you could fight someone, then the global refresh happens and you get ot fight them (and the rest of your comatose list) right again.

It's why you might see a 1-2 BA refresh, if you spend your first BA right at the moment BA ticks.

AdminTitan [The Sky Forge] November 11 2008 8:53 PM EST

But can GL explain why sometimes I wait for 2 minutes on a refresh?

Cube November 11 2008 9:38 PM EST

Someone else has fought them.

Mikel November 11 2008 10:02 PM EST

"But can GL explain why sometimes I wait for 2 minutes on a refresh? "

Jonathan giveth, Jonathan taketh....

AdminTitan [The Sky Forge] November 11 2008 10:04 PM EST

Lol Mikel, and no Cubicle, they have no battles on their battle log.

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] November 12 2008 3:02 AM EST

Server hiccup. Internal tick doesn't happen every 30 seconds would be my guess.

Stephen Young November 12 2008 7:55 AM EST

I agree with GL. The server probably gets stuck every now and then running a cpu-intensive script, and all other scripts (like the one that refreshes the comatose list) get queued until it's over, or just run more slowly.
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