Buggy Animates

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Buggy Animates

Post by TheCacklackian » Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:21 pm

Would it be possible to take animates that aren't currently guarding you off of wander? They like to roam off when they're not guarding you and it makes it frustrating to use them for anything but a tank. When taken off of guard, they tend to leave the room for several moments, then teleport back in, this can be problematic if you're in an area that's particularly dangerous, and your animate just walks off into another room instead of helping you fight, or worse, walks into a room where it gets killed because it's alone against several enemies. It can also mean that when you walk into a room to fight, they may not be there immediately to assist, or at all.

Another thing I've noticed is that they do not always have the combat skills they've had in life. I understand not wanting to let animates have any crafting skills as it would circumvent players needing to craft their own things, or mine/woodwork ect cetra, but when you hunt a slinger npc in hopes of having a slinging animate, only to find out they have no sling skill at all, it's kind of unhelpful. I'm not sure if this is still a problem, but I know that it's happened in the past.

I would like to be able to create animates that are useful out of every 'style' of combative npc. But as is, they're only useful to make animates with high block and armor use, because unless they are guarding you, they just seem to wander really too often. I know there are probably bigger issues, and that you guys are really busy as of late, but is there any possibility this could be looked into?

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Re: Buggy Animates

Post by Noctere » Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:02 am

Animates have always been a bit buggy and this is a known issue that has sort of become set in stone as an accepted bug. They work well enough to be useful but they should not be considered a 100% polished item either. At this point the choice is between having them as is or not at all. There are many reasons why this is the case but let's just say it's a dead horse topic.
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