"Obstructed" is getting really infuriating. — Guild Wars 2 Forums

"Obstructed" is getting really infuriating.

There's clearly nothing in the way of my shot. This happens ALL the time on perfectly level ground, too. I know it's hardly an easy fix, but can the Obstructed system in general get looked at at some point so that this can stop happening? It's especially frustrating when I try to shoot an enemy player that's close enough for Gazelle-Soulbeast's Kick to lose the out-of-range red bar. HOW IN THE WORLD is THAT Obstructed?


  • Eramonster.2718Eramonster.2718 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited January 23, 2018

    Been reporting this bug in WvW plenty of times. Every supply camp in WvW have this invisible wall bug. And just recently I found out friendly supply dolyaks can "absorb" friendly projectiles to the extend of preventing projectiles from penetrating. Was trying to defend a friendly supply dolyak, but the enemy is kept safe inside its hitbox...as if the ally dolyak shield is working against me.

  • ToPNoP.2493ToPNoP.2493 Member ✭✭✭

    The axe 3 skill for warrior has the same problem. can be in chopping distance and get obstructed all the time costing me to lose an otherwise good attack.

    Yes I like comms, but sadly I'm allergic to them.

  • Lunacy Solacio.6514Lunacy Solacio.6514 Member ✭✭
    edited January 25, 2018

    Idk, I thought it was a feature to have mantra's, scepter attacks, shade skills, projectiles, and I'm sure I'm skipping some like renegade utilities no pathing, attacks saying obstructed for little to no reason all the time. And then some other things can be hit where shouldn't be able to. Like scourge torch 5, skills with an arc, coalescence and other skills going through walls/gates. and on and on :/

  • As a Ranger, I encounter the 'Obstructed' message very often, and have for years. It has taught me to use different skills/weapons when it appears. /shrug
    Hopefully, some day the Devs will be able to figure out either what causes it, or a way to alleviate the issue (if the cause is known).

    Good luck.

  • Toolbox.9375Toolbox.9375 Member ✭✭✭

    Just a quick update.

    Pleeease, Arenanet. T_T

  • zerorogue.9410zerorogue.9410 Member ✭✭✭

    gonna Voice on this too, Every time I've been on my deadeye sniper I'm having to constantly Relocate to get around this bug. It does seem to be an invisible box.

  • Eramonster.2718Eramonster.2718 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Just to update, it appears to be some sort of "stealth" target-able. When my smoke scale was using Smoke Assault, it jumped around hitting what seems to be target-able (obstruction spots) as if something is there, just invisible. Not sure if Revenant's sword skill Unrelenting Assault will behave the same manner.

  • Not sure if this helps, but I'm finding it is happening at the site where a dolyak has been killed. It's as if the dolyak turns into an obstacle after it has been killed.

  • Toolbox.9375Toolbox.9375 Member ✭✭✭

    Yowza, this thread was from a long time ago. XD But, Obstructed is certainly still a problem.
    Dolyaks may be part of it, but definitely not the only part. I get Obstructed all the time when going for my first shot on a camp. Unless, perhaps, the corpse-obstacle lasts for an exceptionally long time? It could be that enemies killed 20 minutes prior are blocking shots, I suppose.

  • I'm pretty sure I'm getting this in pve as well. It's beyond annoying. Sometimes I have gone 360 around a target trying to hit them. Pets are hitting no problem, it's just my character. I can stand in exactly the same spot as my pet and still get "obstructed".

  • Belishine.7493Belishine.7493 Member ✭✭✭

    Just a heads up this issue has been in game for 1.5 years were it got supper common. I have reported this issue so meany times and not a single fix for it in that whole time. Its the small stuff like this that makes not want to play this game at all.

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