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Frostbitten Sickle not providing snowflakes

Vavume.8065Vavume.8065 Member ✭✭✭✭
edited December 15, 2020 in Bugs: Game, Forum, Website

The Frostbitten Sickle is not providing snowflakes, bugs with other tools were reported weeks ago and still have not been fixed and now you add more tools that do not work either.

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  • The Frostbitten Sickle is not providing snowflakes on my characters for flax farming though it did work in home instance earlier. I know in previous years its worked for everything including flax. Please Fix ASAP! Thanks!

  • Bugged for me as well.

  • Mauzi.5892Mauzi.5892 Member ✭✭✭

    I submitted the same bug in-game. Hopefully they hotfix it. Axe and Pick works, only the Sickle is bugged.

  • Adding my post to those who aren't getting snowflakes from the Frostbitten Harvesting Sickle, I just blew a bunch of karma outfitting a dozen characters with them for the flax farm before I found out they're useless :|

    The Volatile equivalent has been bugged for a couple of weeks and the thread still doesn't have Dev aknowledgement

  • Yes I can confirm the Frostbitten Sickle is NOT working but the other frostbitten tools still work. Its only sickles/harvesters and it seems to have started 2 patches ago.

  • Mauzi.5892Mauzi.5892 Member ✭✭✭

    @Autumnmane.3574 said:
    The Volatile equivalent has been bugged for a couple of weeks and the thread still doesn't have Dev aknowledgement

    I just noticed it, too. As I was switching back from the bugged Frostbitten Sickle to my Volatile Sickle and saw I got no VM... what the... Oo

  • Came to check the forums to see if this had been reported - my Frostbitten Ori Sickle has stopped giving snowflakes too. I've only used it in "the spot" for flax farming in Draconis Mons and can confirm that 1) it used to work fine on those nodes, and 2) it no longer works at all on those nodes. Hopefully it'll be fixed soon, especially now that Wintersday is live.

  • @Angelz.9713 said:
    The Frostbitten Sickle is not providing snowflakes on my characters for flax farming though it did work in home instance earlier. I know in previous years its worked for everything including flax. Please Fix ASAP! Thanks!

    Seems everyone is mentioning flax farm for this issue - just a thought that maybe it's not the sickle itself but the flax nodes / the flax node loot table that's wonky?

  • Autumnmane.3574Autumnmane.3574 Member ✭✭
    edited December 17, 2020

    @Lady Elvea.2847 said:

    @Angelz.9713 said:
    The Frostbitten Sickle is not providing snowflakes on my characters for flax farming though it did work in home instance earlier. I know in previous years its worked for everything including flax. Please Fix ASAP! Thanks!

    Seems everyone is mentioning flax farm for this issue - just a thought that maybe it's not the sickle itself but the flax nodes / the flax node loot table that's wonky?

    I tried it out in Malchors Leap and got no snowflakes on Ghost Peppers and Omnomberries, so unfortunately it's not just one node or location

  • It is not only the Frostbitten Orichalcum Harvesting Sickle that is not working. I tried Volatile Harvesting Sickle and it does not work as well. Looks like all Harvesting tools have lost their power.

  • You'd think with all the patching this would be working by now. Not to mention it is an odd thing to have break in the first place. How and why did it happen?

  • Randulf.7614Randulf.7614 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Spook.5847 said:
    You'd think with all the patching this would be working by now. Not to mention it is an odd thing to have break in the first place. How and why did it happen?

    It's a messy, complicated code. Any change can break something so completely random like this as it hits the live servers. It's just one of those things that continuously updated games have to put up with. Could be something small patched with Wintersday that triggered it or even something added in the background ready for future content drops.

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  • Vavume.8065Vavume.8065 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Can we at least get a confirmation that the devs are aware of this issue please.

  • @Alextraza.9075 said:
    It is not only the Frostbitten Orichalcum Harvesting Sickle that is not working. I tried Volatile Harvesting Sickle and it does not work as well. Looks like all Harvesting tools have lost their power.

    I've just tested my Unbound Magic Harvesting Blast and that one is working as intended. However, it's a gem shop infinite use item, whereas my Frostbitten sickles are all limited use variety. I don't really have anything else to test with at the moment though.

    @Vavume.8065 said:
    Can we at least get a confirmation that the devs are aware of this issue please.

    Agreed, would be nice to hear, even if it's just a "aware and looking into it" one-liner.

  • It's now 12.20 and they're still not working. I've used mine on not just flax but also jungle plants, mussels, variegated roots, onions, et al. Still nada. The mining pick and axe work just fine.

  • Naxos.2503Naxos.2503 Member ✭✭✭✭

    All the special sickles lost their effect essentially

  • figures. They add something new and break everything lol. Am I surprised? When they added the snowflake tools, down go the sickles.

  • Mauzi.5892Mauzi.5892 Member ✭✭✭

    Don't worry. They will fix it with End of Dragons and market it as new content. Same as Legendary Armory, WvW alliences and LeyLine Anomaly DR loot.

  • Ashantara.8731Ashantara.8731 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited December 22, 2020

    There are so many harvesting tools whose special function/glyph currently doesn't work, and so far not a single official statement on any of them. :angry:

  • Wintersday is almost over and this bug is still not fixed! Frostbitten Sickle still does not work! Please fix! I always buy lots of these tools during wintersday and now they are useless and taking up space! Thank you @ArenaNet Team.4819

  • Hannelore.8153Hannelore.8153 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited January 4, 2021

    And so we have it, an entire holiday festival passed with the sickle being broken, drastically increasing Snowflake prices since players were only getting them from 2/3rds of their harvesting which is the main source of Snowflakes in the game.

    It felt like they significantly decreased the amount of Snowflakes in Wintersday Gifts too.

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  • Touchme.1097Touchme.1097 Member ✭✭✭

    I can confirm this Sickle has been bugged since the beginning of Wintersday 2020. A fix is required

  • They don't work for me either. I bought 4 before I realized it.

    Not really a big deal for me as I have millions of Karma, still...

  • TrOtskY.5927TrOtskY.5927 Member ✭✭✭

    I can't believe this still isn't fixed. This isn't just snowflakes, it's ALL harvesting sickles that give bonus rewards.

    This is obviously such a simple thing, why has it been left unadresssed for over a month?

    What is the point of this forum if obvious and simple bugs like this that are highlighted are not dealt with? This bug has existed since about a month before Wintersday started, was mentioned then, and continued to be present after Wintersday started where the broken frostbitten sickle was also added. Since then there have been several more posts about this on this forum and on Reddit....

    Zero response, and more than likely we will still continue to be allowed to purchase broken sickles that don't work for a long time until it is fixed (if ever)

    Are Anet resources so stretched and staff so overworked or mismanaged that you can't afford to have one person spend what is probably no more than an hour to fix this problem affecting every single player that buys these karma-tools?

  • DKRathalos.9625DKRathalos.9625 Member ✭✭✭

    They all going on holiday and ignoring all player's complaint for now.

  • Hesione.9412Hesione.9412 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I'm wondering if I buy the sickles now, but not use them, whether any fix will apply retrospectively for tools that are unused.

  • Schimmi.6872Schimmi.6872 Member ✭✭✭

    @Hesione.9412 said:
    I'm wondering if I buy the sickles now, but not use them, whether any fix will apply retrospectively for tools that are unused.

    I would say yes, because I don't think they need to create ne items to fix this bug. It's also not the first time that somethign like thgis happens to tools or glyphs.

  • @ Anet: Why has this not been fixed in the 05.01.2021 update, and will it get fixed?

  • These are getting lost in more recent posts but it's still an issue so commenting on them to bring them back into visibility.

  • still not fixed...

  • Hesione.9412Hesione.9412 Member ✭✭✭✭

    All I can suggest is to do what I am doing - use the special tools for logging and mining, and just use a plain orichalcum sickle for the plants. That way you're not wasting the special sickles. :(