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Sunqua fractal fire phase bugged - borderline unplayable

Problem: **Since the recent patch Sunqua fractal bosses known as Tiger and End Boss Lady are doing fire phase attacks that are completely or partially invisible making progress 'difficult' without boon misuse (Stability, Aegis) and lucky dodges/blocks all of which is frequently unsuccessful.
Regardless of graphics settings the issue is consistent and confirmed with other players in various parties. It is not a DX12 issue as that software is not installed.
**Detailed description:
As the fire phase attacks begin, the spawn points for the shockwaves are partially visible but rendered incorrectly and the ground indicators are missing, then the shockwaves are invisible, and so are the rocks you are meant to hide behind. As the shockwaves pass the rocks suddenly appear but the ground indicators and animations for the actual firestorm explosion are not shown. The second attack is slightly more complete but still mostly missing visually.
Solution: fix it.

Comments

  • Astyrah.4015Astyrah.4015 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited March 11, 2021

    regarding this, the only thing invisible for me post patch was the multi-ringed-proximity markers for the rocks/meteors landing --> it wasnt like this before

    everything else:
    the floating fire pikes/poles (where the meteors would land) and the yellowish fire wave/ring that comes after they land + the meteors themselves are visible.
    the growing arena-wide aoe marker/indicator after all of that is also visible.

    i play on max settings though so it could be more bugged visually at lower settings.

  • Fueki.4753Fueki.4753 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Given that they haven't even tried touching Sunqua Peak since two weeks after its release, I have no hopes of this bug being fixed.

  • Lysica.1027Lysica.1027 Member ✭✭

    For real. We can only hope Bugqua is not indicative of future expansion content quality although the current DRM fiasco is not encouraging either.

  • Jokuc.3478Jokuc.3478 Member ✭✭
    edited March 12, 2021

    It has been broken since the update on the 9th, I wouldn't call it unplayable as I know the locations of the rocks anyway, but it certainly is annoying. I can see the rocks, for me the only thing invisible are the indicators where they are going to land.

  • Linken.6345Linken.6345 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I see the fire aoe rings still.

  • KidRoleplay.3615KidRoleplay.3615 Member ✭✭✭

    For me, the AOE rings as well as the pillar indicator thing that showed where meteors would land were both sometimes appearing and sometimes not, since the patch.

  • Aeon.4583Aeon.4583 Member ✭✭✭

    Same here, no DX12.
    Had to 'Use the Force, Luke' during that phase.

  • BunjiKugashira.9754BunjiKugashira.9754 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Seeing how ANet has handled the storm cloud bug, I guess this is the new Sunqua fractal.

    Bugtracker: Costume Brawl, Sunqua Clouds
    Announcementtracker: Alliances, Legendary Armory

  • Jokuc.3478Jokuc.3478 Member ✭✭

    @BunjiKugashira.9754 said:
    Seeing how ANet has handled the storm cloud bug, I guess this is the new Sunqua fractal.

    Pretty much. The storm/jumping phase still bugs on a regular basis

  • Lysica.1027Lysica.1027 Member ✭✭

    Sunqua is daily again and the bugs are all still there. Total clown fiesta.

  • Infusion.7149Infusion.7149 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited March 19, 2021

    @Linken.6345 said:
    I see the fire aoe rings still.

    It could be dependent on graphics settings and culling (model limit).

    This might have happened yesterday when I did the rec. 4 people downed and the meteors seemed much faster on the second pass of the meteor phase. We were able to recover and 1 shot the fractal though.

  • Ganathar.4956Ganathar.4956 Member ✭✭✭

    I have noticed this bug too, but only in my normal mode recommended fractal runs. In CM it seems to work fine for some reason.

  • The bug is still there in Sunqua normal. Meteor phase for both Fury of the Mountain & Ai (ground targetted, instead of people targetted), meteor fall indicator is missing. When people targetted, the indicator is shown.

  • Linken.6345Linken.6345 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Infusion.7149 said:

    @Linken.6345 said:
    I see the fire aoe rings still.

    It could be dependent on graphics settings and culling (model limit).

    This might have happened yesterday when I did the rec. 4 people downed and the meteors seemed much faster on the second pass of the meteor phase. We were able to recover and 1 shot the fractal though.

    Looks like it dont work for me either on tier 1

  • Lysica.1027Lysica.1027 Member ✭✭

    Still not fixed. An ETA would be nice or at least confirmation that this 'change' is intentional.