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Bow String Issues with Weapon Swap and Mounts [Merged]

CETheLucid.3964CETheLucid.3964 Member ✭✭✭
edited November 12, 2018 in Bugs: Game, Forum, Website

Per title. During combat, weapon swapping from/to bow weapons makes the bowstring vanish entirely until you re-equip the weapon. And then it'll happen again next combat scenario weapon swap. That didn't used to happen and seems to be something that broke with the recent Feb 6 update. Try it for yourselves.

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  • CETheLucid.3964CETheLucid.3964 Member ✭✭✭

    Bumping this as it's still broken as of the recent update. Map swapping and occasionally mounting your mount fixes it... until the next instance of combat weapon swapping.

  • CETheLucid.3964CETheLucid.3964 Member ✭✭✭
    edited March 9, 2018

    This seems to have been fixed with the latest patch. I could swear I still got my bow string to disappear a few times early on, but I've since unequipped and reequipped my bow and I haven't managed to make it happen since. So if this is still happening to anyone out there, unequip and reequip your bow and maybe that's that.

    You guys at Anet are awesome, thank you for listening!

    EDIT: Spoke too soon. The issue is much improved so I know they're aware of it but I managed to make it happen again. Maybe it has something to do with the mount engage skill (I used raptor in particular into a swarm of forged)?

    As before remounting or unequipping and reequipping the bow fixes it for a time until you engage with your mount I guess? I'll do it again and see what happens.

    EDIT2: Yup. It's the mount engage skill. Curiously, the bug has changed. The mount engage breaks the bowstring straight away as before it needed you to swap in combat, and while remounting "fixes" it, it breaks when you use the mount skill.

    The only way to "fix" it now is to unequip and requip the bow and it'll be fixed until the next time you use your mount to engage enemies. Tried it with raptor and sand jackal to the same effect, assuming all mounts do it.

    Hope that helps getting it fixed.

    EDIT3: Noticed another weird thing. Moving what weapon slot the bow is in from slot 1 to slot 2 or vice versa breaks the bow string. Bow strings are weird. But I love them (especially the new fancy effect ones) and I wish they'd stop breaking. :weary:

    EDIT4: Using dismount and not using your engage skill does not break the bow string. :bleep_bloop:

  • CETheLucid.3964CETheLucid.3964 Member ✭✭✭

    Bumping as this is still an issue as of the latest update. I've added a plethora of information in my last post that may not have gotten visibility since I edited it in after the fact. :+1:

  • Really wanting a fix for thing.

  • Ray Koopa.2354Ray Koopa.2354 Member ✭✭✭

    Tested this, exactly as described. Mount engage -> string gone. Mount / Unmount -> string is back again.
    lbstring.png

    Another thing which often disappears after mount engage is even more annoying... it's my ranger pet. It's really silly to manually have to unstove it, especially because it happens so randomly.

    Also, what the hell? Trying to reproduce this made me constantly get this pose here after swapping from LB to GS immediately after shooting once. My character is already holding the GS, but is still in the LB pose.
    lb2gs.png

  • CETheLucid.3964CETheLucid.3964 Member ✭✭✭

    Mount engage skill still breaks bow strings as of the latest patch. :bleep_bloop:

  • CETheLucid.3964CETheLucid.3964 Member ✭✭✭

    Mounts still breaking bow strings. Bad fluffy! Bad! That's not even close to being a carrot! :bleep_bloop:

  • CETheLucid.3964CETheLucid.3964 Member ✭✭✭

    Reporting in that this is still broken as of the latest patch.

  • CETheLucid.3964CETheLucid.3964 Member ✭✭✭

    Another patch, another report of unfixed busted bowstrings. :s

  • CETheLucid.3964CETheLucid.3964 Member ✭✭✭

    I've posted a similar thread detailing this bug and over the months, the nature of it has changed. I've put all the information here in one singular post as opposed to multiple edits I'd done as it happened.

    Before the bow string would break upon weapon swap but that's since been fixed.

    Now the bow string breaks when you use your mounts engage skill. It can be any mount and any bow. Curiously, if you use your mount dismount key as opposed to your engage skill, this keeps your bow string intact.

    Another oddity is moving your bow from weapon slot 1 to 2 or vice versa also breaks the bow string. Not sure if it's related in any way, but just something I came across in my messing around with this. I've documented a lot of the things that break it in detail in my original thread here.

    Thanks for reading.

  • CETheLucid.3964CETheLucid.3964 Member ✭✭✭

    Remains an issue as of the recent update. :bleep_bloop:

  • CETheLucid.3964CETheLucid.3964 Member ✭✭✭

    Still an issue as of recent update.

  • CETheLucid.3964CETheLucid.3964 Member ✭✭✭

    Issue remains as of the latest update.

  • Another patch and the problem stiiilll is a thing.

  • CETheLucid.3964CETheLucid.3964 Member ✭✭✭

    @starkillerBR.8716 said:
    Another patch and the problem stiiilll is a thing.

    Yep. Going on 6 months. Guess we're GW1 bows again for foreseeable future. Thanks for the bump.

  • CETheLucid.3964CETheLucid.3964 Member ✭✭✭

    Still an issue as of the latest update. We're GW1 bows again in any kind of combat that uses your mounts engage skill.

  • CETheLucid.3964CETheLucid.3964 Member ✭✭✭

    It's a good thing my ranger is a huntsman, because bow strings are still broken as of the latest patch.

    @Gaile Gray.6029 my favorite double bow ranger! Surely you've noticed that your bow strings are broken when you start a fight using your mounts engage skill, yes? They don't fix until you remount and then they break again next fight.

    If you happen upon this post see for yourself and pass this along, please? Thank you.

  • CETheLucid.3964CETheLucid.3964 Member ✭✭✭

    Latest update fixed a necromancer dismount bug with their minions. Bow strings breaking on engage remains... broke.

  • CETheLucid.3964CETheLucid.3964 Member ✭✭✭

    Broken bow strings on mount engage skill is still a thing as of the latest update. I will also add that I've noticed the Frost Wasp Logging tool "Frosty" bit that the character used to shoot out of their hands has also gone away.

    Offering it up as it might be related. It's been broken as long as bow strings have been and maybe it correlates? :no_mouth:

  • CETheLucid.3964CETheLucid.3964 Member ✭✭✭

    Still bugged as of the latest update.

  • CETheLucid.3964CETheLucid.3964 Member ✭✭✭

    Remains bugged as of the latest update. Something I find curious, gathering a node straight from a mount tends to (also) temp fix it. Dismounting may or may not fix it. It's less reliable than it used to be.

  • And still not fixed....

  • Ashantara.8731Ashantara.8731 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Bow strings turning invisible has been an issue for years, yet no one feels entitled to fix this once and for all. A shame, since most bows look better with a string attached (especially if the string is colored).

  • CETheLucid.3964CETheLucid.3964 Member ✭✭✭

    I dunno about years since prior to mounts it wasn't an issue for me. But ever since around the creation of this thread back in February, maybe as far back as late January of this year, yes. They've been bugged.

    Especially with newer bows with fancy bow strings, it's pretty annoying having them vanish for utilizing your mount.

    They're aware of the bug because they did fix an earlier version of it where using a mount + weapon swapping would permanently destroy your bow string unless you manually re-equipped the bow or changed maps/relog.

    Now it comes back when you mount and then dismount (sometimes).

    Still breaks when you use the engage skill. May or may not fix by mounting/dismounting. Tends to fix when you interact with something that forces you to dismount such as a gathering node.

    Always breaks when you decide to use your mounts engage skill regardless. So the workarounds for getting it back are always going to be temp fixes if you have any intention of using your mounts.

    Thanks for the bump.

  • CETheLucid.3964CETheLucid.3964 Member ✭✭✭

    Issue remains as of the latest update.

  • Still bugged as of the latest update. Here's hoping for this Tuesday. :bleep_bloop:

  • CETheLucid.3964CETheLucid.3964 Member ✭✭✭

    Bow strings are still buggeded as of the latest patch.

  • Want to bring up that this still remains an issue with mounts. The new novelty chairs have added a new way to fix it, but mounts still break bow strings on using the engage skill.

  • OT: Appreciate the merge! That's far more convenient than the two threads that I had going. I had made the new one because it began as a different issue at the start of the year and this particular issue has persisted until now. Having everything all in one place makes it easier to track and document. Thanks again.

  • Astyrah.4015Astyrah.4015 Member ✭✭✭

    @CETheLucid.3964 said:
    OT: Appreciate the merge!

    having your threads merged is a good sign :)... means someone or a mod took notice of your concern and probably relayed it to the devs or something..

    that said, yeah this bug has been annoying me whenever i go on my ranger or use shortbow on my thief. but after a while i forget the bug exists especially when doing meta stuff and you get busy with all the enemies and players on your screen and the constant mounting+mounted skill usage

    mounting and dismounting (not using skill) seems to fix it for me temporarily (until i use a mount attack skill again)

  • And here I am still wondering how the heck something like that is happening plain technically. I demand to make the commit message fixing that in the future to be public just to see the amount of demented laughter in it. Because there definitely should be some in it :)

  • @Astyrah.4015 said:

    @CETheLucid.3964 said:
    OT: Appreciate the merge!

    having your threads merged is a good sign :)... means someone or a mod took notice of your concern and probably relayed it to the devs or something..

    that said, yeah this bug has been annoying me whenever i go on my ranger or use shortbow on my thief. but after a while i forget the bug exists especially when doing meta stuff and you get busy with all the enemies and players on your screen and the constant mounting+mounted skill usage

    mounting and dismounting (not using skill) seems to fix it for me temporarily (until i use a mount attack skill again)

    Yep. Same here. After a while I get over it. I played GW1 for a few years so that was the standard. It's just once you have a nice thing and they even went out of their way to do neat effects for some bowstrings, it's a shame that it's broken now.

    But I understand it's a small quip at the end of the day and there are bigger more pressing bugs to deal with. I'm grateful at least that it's getting attention. I intend to keep this thread updated until it's finally fixed.

    Which as of the latest update remains an issue. :bleep_bloop:

  • Issue remains as of the latest update.

  • Anet still refusing fix are they?

  • CETheLucid.3964CETheLucid.3964 Member ✭✭✭
    edited November 30, 2018

    @Jasper Defthand.3018 said:
    Anet still refusing fix are they?

    Not so sure it's them sneering at us mere mortals and refusing to fix the bug so much as it being a nuanced issue or else an issue of priority. The initial issue of this bug where bow strings would break on weapon swap was fixed relatively quickly if you read up.

    The issue now is it breaking with mounts, particularly engage skills. If you play WvW, PvP, Fractals, any content where you can't use mounts you'll notice your bow string isn't breaking.

    It remains an issue as of the latest update.

  • With the latest wintersday patch, we still didn't get any fix. The only time when they aren't breaking is when you use a different colored string (e.g plasma bow, forged bow, etc.)

  • CETheLucid.3964CETheLucid.3964 Member ✭✭✭
    edited December 13, 2018

    @Ydeirt.3905 said:
    With the latest wintersday patch, we still didn't get any fix. The only time when they aren't breaking is when you use a different colored string (e.g plasma bow, forged bow, etc.)

    Just tested it myself, they still break with colored strings. Bow strings still break with mount engage in general. Issue remains.

  • @CETheLucid.3964 said:

    @Ydeirt.3905 said:
    With the latest wintersday patch, we still didn't get any fix. The only time when they aren't breaking is when you use a different colored string (e.g plasma bow, forged bow, etc.)

    Just tested it myself, they still break with colored strings. Bow strings still break with mount engage in general. Issue remains.

    That's quite strange, I use forge long bow and plasma shortbow for months now and had none of these issue. I just switched to sunless greatbow when I noticed this issue. Anyhow, this issue still need a fix. It's quite immersive breaking when this happens.

  • Adenin.5973Adenin.5973 Member ✭✭✭

    Still bugged in 2019 btw

  • Yep. New legendary longbow has arrived, bow string bug remains. Maybe that'll generate more attention for this. :bleep_bloop:

  • LilithRaven.1327LilithRaven.1327 Member
    edited February 9, 2019

    I can confirm, the bug is still here when you use your mount engage skill the blow string will disappear, also it doesn’t matter that you swap to your other wep slot, when you use your mount engage it will disappear regaldless that you switch to the second wep slot, BUT you need to switch to the bow wep slot then mount for it to be fixed!!!
    or unequip then equip the bow to be fixed.

    kitten is Anet doing??? it is clear that the bow strings disappear when using mount engage, way had they not fix this!?!?!?!

    Also, I was suprised to see that my bow has an string!!! the reason is that I always use mount engage at every oportunity so imagine my suprise that my bow had STRINGS!!! when I had play with the bow for almost 3 weeks!!!

  • CETheLucid.3964CETheLucid.3964 Member ✭✭✭

    Yep. Still an issue. I will say I've had a few moments where it seemed to work, but it's very random and I can't reliably reproduce it. I know they're trying at least but at present bow strings are still broken with mount engage skills. :bleep_bloop:

  • Astyrah.4015Astyrah.4015 Member ✭✭✭

    BUMP. yep still an issue :anguished:

    i do hope anet hasn't forgotten about this (if ever it was in the to-do list in the first place)

  • Still a bug as of 3/27/2019

  • Ray Koopa.2354Ray Koopa.2354 Member ✭✭✭

    This is probably now meant to stay a bug forever to ensure forum activity at least in this thread in the far future.

  • CETheLucid.3964CETheLucid.3964 Member ✭✭✭

    The issue remains as of the latest update. :bleep_bloop:

  • CETheLucid.3964CETheLucid.3964 Member ✭✭✭

    Issues remains. Here's hoping for a fix on War Eternal launch. :bleep_bloop:

  • CETheLucid.3964CETheLucid.3964 Member ✭✭✭

    This is still an issue as of the latest update. Per previous post, I do get instances where it works and I end up keeping my string after an engage but it's a random thing that I can't reliably recreate and it's almost as certain to break on the next use. This didn't used to happen before so I know they're trying.

    I'll note that if I engage with my melee weapon set equipped and then swap to my bow sometime later in combat, the string will always be broken. If I engage with the bow equipped, the bow string will be broken maybe 95% of the time with a 5% chance of it actually staying in recent times.

    Crazy buggy bow strings. :bleep_bloop:

  • Still not fixed.

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