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Victory or Death bugged

Basically new to the game. Am recently lvl 80 and trying to finish story quests. The final level 80 quest victory or death cannot be completed. I did not have any issue with the giants, did not have any issue killing the first three dragons, and did nit have any issue with the cut scenes. However, after killing the first three dragons and after the abandon ship cutscene, the game starts with me standing on the deck of the new airship. The quest tracker reads “Hold out as the glory of Tyria tracks Zhaitan”. Except nothing happens. I can stand on the deck forever, I can run around and talk to people, I can port to the waypoint, I can even jump off the ship to die and respawn, but the scene never changes. Whatever is supposed to happen next, I assume a confrontation with Zhaitan, doesnt happen. I have now run the entire quest three times on two different days for the exact same result. So other than a huge waste of my time, what is the point? Put in a ticket but so far no response.

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  • You could try a -repair of the client.
    Instructions found in the Knowledge Base accessed via the 'Support' link above/below or the Wiki (link above).

    Good luck.

  • Thank you for the feedback. I tried what you said and ran repair. Sadly it did not help. I have run the instance three more times and every time I end up with the exact result. This story refuses to progress after changing airships. Very annoying.

  • You can contact the CS Team via the 'Support' link above/below and 'Submit a Ticket' for assistance.

    Again, good luck.

  • Having the exact same issue. Sent a ticket in, hope they can do something!

  • You could try and party up with someone that is also doing the chapter but let them open the instance.

  • MINE TOO! I'm trying to figure something out. I played through TWICE and I'm still stuck on this ship.

  • Same here.
    I am very disappointed! (There were also lot of bugs at hero points) :(

  • I just tried it again. Still waiting on the ship and nothing is happening. I emailed support and they were so unhelpful. They sent me a walkthrough of the story... I don't even need that lol I just want the bug fixed. They did also tell me I would have to wait until technical support looks at the forum for the bug to be fixed...

  • I'm having he same problem. Very frustrating. Has anyone heard anything from tickets yet?

  • I have a same problem.
    It ruined my final taste of the "My Story".
    Fix it plz.

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

    Have you tried to run to your companions until a dialogue triggers? (That's towards the bridge.)

  • I've got the same problem, looks like it's still bugged (19 Jan 2019). I've posted a "submit bug" to the assistance team, I hope it can help someway.... Please fix it....

  • As have I, unfortunately, I'm unclear as to how long this bug will take to fix but it starting to become extremely annoying. I don't know why, but I think it has something to do with the Logan Thackery NPC. What was odd about it is just before the "Hold out as the glory of Tyria tracks Zhaitan” and the previous step where you have to clear out the towers for the ground team, the Logan NPC is still present despite him "sacrificing himself" when we needed to get the power cores. Perhaps that might be issue alongside the NPC's not triggering to help in fending off the various assaults from Zhaitan and only come when the enemy AI is close by.

  • Skotlex.7580Skotlex.7580 Member ✭✭✭

    It most likely was introduced with the last living story chapter and Logan's reappearance on it?

    The section where you guys mention the story stalls is just the ship moving around the map until a cutscene triggers, which leads the way to the final battle. I remember from the last time I did it, that the waiting around was atrocious, felt like a minute of doing nothing.

    I am really hoping ANet will eventually improve this instance to be less anticlimatic and give the actual oomph the story's climax deserves. :( perhaps this terrible bug will get them working on it already.

  • This is in the Known Issues Tracker, but I'll ask QA if they can offer any additional information.

    Gaile Gray
    Communications Manager: ArenaNet
    Fansite & Guild Relations; In-Game Events; Community Showcase Live

  • Here's what I learned: A bug is in the reporting/investigation/tracking system that points out that the Victory or Death instance can stall just before Zhaitan arrives and attacks the players' airship.

    Gaile Gray
    Communications Manager: ArenaNet
    Fansite & Guild Relations; In-Game Events; Community Showcase Live

  • So when will this bug be fixed? And what does that mean in regard to this bug?

  • Is this ever planning on getting fixed? Just tried after 2 months to see i was able to get past it but still no luck. It’s been almost a month now since any reply and it’s getting frustrating.

  • Same thing happening to me today. Tried it twice and got the same results. Logan NPC alive when he wasn't supposed to be and Zhaitan not showing up in the final act. Very annoying indeed.

  • Same here, I am playing on mac. Just waiting for Zhaitan and found this topic. Can you guys like increase priority for this bug? I was tired of waiting 10 mins, so I jumped out of the ship. So sad

  • reapex.8546reapex.8546 Member ✭✭✭

    @Rome.6859 said:
    Is this ever planning on getting fixed? Just tried after 2 months to see i was able to get past it but still no luck. It’s been almost a month now since any reply and it’s getting frustrating.

    Have you tried doing it with a party member and not being the person in charge of the story? That seems to unbug most story instances for me when I'm stuck.

  • @Gaile Gray.6029 said:
    Here's what I learned: A bug is in the reporting/investigation/tracking system that points out that the Victory or Death instance can stall just before Zhaitan arrives and attacks the players' airship.

    I'm still having this problem (also on a Mac) and there doesn't seem to be any update to this yet? For those of us stuck playing solo, this is really frustrating.

  • HOW I MANAGED TO PASS THIS BUG: After getting stuck 5 times (on a Mac), I left the story and initiated the Heart of Thorns campaing. After a 2 or 3 days I decided to re-active the story. This time I tried on a PC and it worked normally. Logan was not following me and Zhaitan showed up just after the ship stop in the last part.

  • And the bug after all of this time still has not been fixed. I'm getting really, really tired of this bug becoming more and more of a problem for me to not even be able to complete my personal story, after all of the time. Fix this bug, for the love of all that is holy, FIX IT!

  • Steve The Cynic.3217Steve The Cynic.3217 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @LaziPsyklops.4207 said:
    And the bug after all of this time still has not been fixed. I'm getting really, really tired of this bug becoming more and more of a problem for me to not even be able to complete my personal story, after all of the time. Fix this bug, for the love of all that is holy, FIX IT!

    That probably means that they have not been able to identify what causes the bug to bite people, which in turn suggests that it affects relatively few people. After they identify the cause, of course, they have to find a fix that doesn't break other things.

    ((Caveat lector: I know how software development and maintenance work because that has been my day job for thirty years.))

    @Biff.5312 said:
    Exercise your whimsy.

  • well, I have done that story instance many times and never had it bug at that point. Which means: some people are unlucky, most are not. Those kinds of bugs are hard to find.

  • So I've just been googling this issue, as the exact same thing is happening to me right now... it appears people have been complaining about this for over three MONTHS now and nothing has been done at all? Whats worse is that its like an hour into the dungeon before it happens every time... so, basically, I just can't finish this game?

  • Still not fixed?

    I just had this same problem and wasted a whole day doing the mission over and over......

  • Bugged for me as well. I have six tanks I need to babysit and I can't speak to the Charr guy it keeps telling me to talk to. The monster spawns are infinite, and while the monsters spawn, the Charr won't speak with me and keeps dying.

    We gave up and died after clearing waves for 20 mins or so. No point.

  • Still bugged for me (first failure was in February 2019). I am also on a Mac. Nothing happens after you transfer to the new bigger ship where Logan shows up. It just stays there forever and you can run around on this ship for infinity. It may or may not be related but Logan was running around with me fighting the Mouth of Zaitan when clearing the landing BEFORE he made the surprise appearance with the new bigger ship (obviously, he was not supposed to be with me at that earlier time).

  • This seems like kind of big deal if a lot of us can't even finish the main story.

  • @IDiivil.4176 said:
    Bugged for me as well. I have six tanks I need to babysit and I can't speak to the Charr guy it keeps telling me to talk to. The monster spawns are infinite, and while the monsters spawn, the Charr won't speak with me and keeps dying.

    We gave up and died after clearing waves for 20 mins or so. No point.

    This doesn't seem to be the same bug as reported in the OP and other replies. Did you post this in the wrong thread?

  • Found the Issue Tracker under Support — this is how it is listed as of today:

    "Victory Or Death: This chapter of the personal story can sometimes stall and prevent progress. Investigating"

  • Yeah, I'm having the same issue. Running this on a mac as well. Seems like it could be Logan Thackeray's NPC might be bugged. Especially if he has anything to do with initiating the next sequence. I had Logan with me after he was supposed to be dead. He even helped me defeat The Mouth lol. The other NPCs of Destiny's Edge are not working right either. I could very well be the AI.

    I'm going to see if anyone else is at the same point or if having another person in my party will help. Maybe we can find a work around. I'll send an update if it works.

  • Update: Having another person in the party and my graphics set to highest quality is what fixed the issue for me.

  • Justine.6351Justine.6351 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I did this a few weeks ago solo, zero issues on my end.

    Anet buff me :-(
    Make me good at game!

  • LaziPsyklops.4207LaziPsyklops.4207 Member ✭✭
    edited June 10, 2019

    @Kurokoi.5427 said:
    Update: Having another person in the party and my graphics set to the highest quality is what fixed the issue for me.

    Update: So I tried your solution, and somehow it worked...I suppose that works for the time being.

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