Bug about drops <maybe> (in General)

Soxjr June 15 2009 8:47 AM EDT

I just recieved a drop on a fight that wasn't a fight. Let me explain. My fight list was comatose and I was clicking fight hoping to catch them right at the time when they get their health back so I could burn my ba faster. I actually got an item clicking fight while the target was still comatose. If this is how it is supposed to be that is fine, but seems that would make someone just click fight all day long even with 0 ba. Just thought I would bring it out.

QBJohnnywas June 15 2009 8:53 AM EDT

You can get botchecks doing what you've done, so maybe the mechanism for the drops is similar.

Soxjr June 15 2009 9:10 AM EDT

That is true JW, but this can end up being a kind of abused thing. If a person was bored enough they could just sit all day and click enter. They substantially increase their chances of getting something by clicking all day. Now they do refresh their char so they can get farmed for clan points a lot more, but if a person really didn't care or wasn't in a clan they could just click all day long and hope for items.

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] June 15 2009 9:28 AM EDT

if it dropped on the fight > out of ba page mechanism i would definitely be concerned.

dropping on comatose is hard to reproduce reliably enough i would think. it is definitely something to keep an eye on until we understand more though, thanks for the heads up!

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] June 15 2009 10:17 AM EDT

I thought the drop was supposed to be only linked to a win.

So this def sounds like a bug, and one that could be abused.

(Hit a guy in your ightlst once to kill him, spam fighting him for the next 30 seconds to try to get as many potential drops in before you 'use' a BA to comtaose him again.)

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] June 15 2009 10:19 AM EDT

AdminJonathan June 3 10:11 PM EDT
Godwolf reminded me in chat: the only condition to be eligible is, you have to win the battle. :)

from the changelog thread, i gotta run but could someone bug this in the known issues wiki page please?

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] June 15 2009 10:24 AM EDT


AdminNightStrike June 15 2009 11:58 AM EDT

The code very clearly is keyed off of you being the winner. What is more likely is that you were hitting fight so quickly that you killed the opponent, got the drop, and fought again while the "win" page was still trying to load. You then got the comatose page instead.

Next time that happens, check your recent battles. Until then, this is not an issue.

AdminNightStrike June 18 2009 2:08 PM EDT

Removed from Wiki. This is user error.
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