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Stuck at the oil spilling

the third phase to get the dish i cant spill the oil realy who come up with this idea............... i give up...... half hour trying still cant get it and the oil not even spilling on the ground .

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  • @Palador.2170 said:

    If you're talking about the one where you have to work you way around the fence to the flame point, don't go around the fence. Spill oil right at the fence, and the flames will go right through the chain links.

    Well, kitten me. I never thought of that. That said...

    ... it is possible to go around the fence. All you need is to make the puddles as far apart as you can get them to be and still light each other.

    @voodoo.7412 There is a maximum number of oil puddles that you can have "active'" at one time. Fortunately, they age out and disappear.

    @Biff.5312 said:
    Exercise your whimsy.

  • Rayti.6531Rayti.6531 Member ✭✭✭
    edited January 9, 2019

    I had an issue where everytime I put down an oil puddle, the first one in the "chain" disappeared (which is intended behavior when you reach the cap I guess) - BUT: in my case it happened when I had only 3 puddles down in total - not enough to reach the pipe...

    After many many tries I noticed that this also happened exactly at the time when somebody else poured oil on the floor... The instant their pouring animation played, my oil disappeared - as if the oil cap was somehow shared among players...

    There were about 10 people trying to get this done at the same time (unsuccessfully). Only when those people were busy with a nearby event, I was finally able to make it - I doubt this is a coincidence...

    Maybe if you run in this issue you can try to convince other players to take turns (so you're not blocking each others' oil).

  • Chay.7852Chay.7852 Member ✭✭✭

    @Palador.2170 said:

    If you're talking about the one where you have to work you way around the fence to the flame point, don't go around the fence. Spill oil right at the fence, and the flames will go right through the chain links.

    It didn't work for me, unfortunately. I have tried this path twice and the flames stopped at the fence. Don't know if its just a bug that doesn't occure every time but thats exactly the point where im stuck for now. Will try again tonight - maybe another path or so.
    Someone mentioned on reddit that you can have have 6 puddles.

  • InvaGir.9158InvaGir.9158 Member ✭✭✭
    edited January 9, 2019

    Here is how I did it:

    You can do around the fance, You can spill with gaps and the max is 6.
    Make sure to spill on the vehicle and you don't have to spill very close to the piep only to where the fire is bursting

    Good luck :)

  • Fremtid.3528Fremtid.3528 Member ✭✭✭

    I'm stuck at this part as well and the worst part is there's literally no way to continue the story unless I complete this on my own somehow.

  • Fremtid.3528Fremtid.3528 Member ✭✭✭

    @ OP this video helped go to 4:36:00 to get to the part you need

  • Thx all for the help the issue that i had that both first and second dishes i was able to spill oil to burn it the 3 rd no oil come out of those barrels no visual bug also, i solved this issue by trying to change server disconnect and connect to the game again it worked on the 4th attempt as i was able to spill the oil on the ground so it seems some kind of bug anyway thx all for the help.

  • Weindrasi.3805Weindrasi.3805 Member ✭✭✭

    I can't do this either. I tried and tried and tried--it just won't.
    Such an asinine stupid thing to get stuck and unable to progress on.

  • Kalendraf.9521Kalendraf.9521 Member ✭✭✭

    I put 1 spill at about the middle of the vehicle, then 3 more to reach the fence (staying closer to the nearby structure). Then ran around the fence and dropped 2 more to reach the flame spot. It took me a couple tries to get the right spot on the vehicle - it seems very sensitive to where that oil is placed.

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  • Infusion.7149Infusion.7149 Member ✭✭✭

    The key is oil through the fence

  • Fremtid.3528Fremtid.3528 Member ✭✭✭
    edited January 9, 2019

    Both I and wooden potatoes did it without doing it through the fence so it can be done without doing it through the fence (if you see the video). The oil can actually be place an almost ridiculous amount apart and still ignite each other.

  • Azure The Heartless.3261Azure The Heartless.3261 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited January 9, 2019

    Hey. You can only have 7 ish oil puddles out at a time. once you get to 7 you cant lay any more without a puddle vanishing.

    Run it through the fence, or close to the fence. They should add a line to the oil barrel tooltip that says only 7 puddles can be out at a time to prevent people from thinking theres a bug or the oil isnt spilling because its on uneven terrain.

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  • Elothar.4382Elothar.4382 Member ✭✭✭

    I also spent an inordinate amount of time on this. I ended up (after watching several videos) going around the fence putting three puddles on each side. I made sure that my first one was right on the tank. That's what finally worked for me. I admit that the spacing issue was tough (and touchy). Sometimes the flames would leap across small spaces from puddle to puddle...sometimes not. Thankfully, it's over.

  • Donari.5237Donari.5237 Member ✭✭✭✭

    A very nice person who was watching all the frustrated folks yesterday when I was on that step revealed the trick to us, pour one splash on the tank, then pour the rest around the fence leaving gaps between them because the fire will bridge the gaps. I got it first try after getting that advice.

  • Gehenna.3625Gehenna.3625 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Palador.2170 said:

    If you're talking about the one where you have to work you way around the fence to the flame point, don't go around the fence. Spill oil right at the fence, and the flames will go right through the chain links.

    I finally got it done but even with that knowledge it can be a right pain in the rear end. Whenever I'd get close to it the bucket just refuses to put oil down and I'd lose too much time again. I did it like 15 times as you suggest before it finally let me put the oil down close enough to the fire. That's the part of it that makes it a pain in the rear end.

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  • I was trying this too and failed at it too after a lot of trying. Oil tru the fence and in 6 steps, but somehow I cant blow the thing up. I will read this stuff here and hopefully i can do it too.

  • TexZero.7910TexZero.7910 Member ✭✭✭✭

    The problem i had with this segment was the tank's hit box.

    There were times where i had oil and subsequently fire visually present on the tank without the "Earth Shattering Kaboom" so to speak.
    Eventually i did get it, but there's probably an underlying terrain mapping issue causing some headaches.

  • Astralporing.1957Astralporing.1957 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Palador.2170 said:

    If you're talking about the one where you have to work you way around the fence to the flame point, don't go around the fence. Spill oil right at the fence, and the flames will go right through the chain links.

    It's bugged, and sometimes it just won't pour oil no matter what you do and where you do it. And by the time it unbugs (which usually requires trying to pour oil several times away from the previously poured patches) what you poured on before disappears.

    I have noticed that changing maps sometimes help - on some it's perfectly fine, while others have some unexplainable problems that prevent it from working. No idea why, although the previously mentioned suspicion it may have something to do with other players seems reasonable - for me and my friends it never worked when there was a group of other players trying it as well.

    The whole point of a social game is to play with the people you want to play with, not be forced to play with the people you don't.

  • ProtoGunner.4953ProtoGunner.4953 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Reading this thread just shows me how casual and unimaginative many players are. Holy... took me about 3 mins to do this without any help...

  • Astralporing.1957Astralporing.1957 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited January 11, 2019

    @ProtoGunner.4953 said:
    Reading this thread just shows me how casual and unimaginative many players are. Holy... took me about 3 mins to do this without any help...

    It's quite easy, as long as it doesn't bug on you. If it does, you may end up spending half an hour and still not succeeding, even while completely understanding how it should work. It is that case, i'm sure, and not the normal, unbugged version people are complaining about.

    So, it didn't bug for you. Congratulations. Not everyone was so lucky, though.

    The whole point of a social game is to play with the people you want to play with, not be forced to play with the people you don't.

  • TheGrimm.5624TheGrimm.5624 Member ✭✭✭

    I understand the mechanics and likewise ran into issues on the third run after doing the others in quick succession, took about 30 mins to get third run done. Posted bug report as well. Figured out the fence bit after first try. But the pouring bugging out was really annoying. Saw issues in it trying to multipy pour from one activation to others where pours two and three would fail to apply though animations would activate.This was even with grabbing both oils. Seemed to be worse when more players were present. Had to wait till people moved thru before it was acting more consistent.

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  • Dish at south. Yes, through the fence. Get the oil splashed out as far as possible. You'll need about 6 or 7 oil splashes from the tank, through the fence, to the burn.
    It took me half an hour and countless times again though. Pretty frustrating

  • I did it finally. I don't know what i did different today, I did the same a yesterday, but finally did it. But it was frustrating.

  • @voodoo.7412 There is a maximum number of oil puddles that you can have "active'" at one time. Fortunately, they age out and disappear.

    So that's why it stops working, because there is a maximum. So obvious. Not.

    Another terribly designed mechanic designed to infuriate players. Sometimes I wonder if the people designing these things just hate gamers, and come up with things like this to punish us.

  • ProtoGunner.4953ProtoGunner.4953 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Astralporing.1957 said:

    @ProtoGunner.4953 said:
    Reading this thread just shows me how casual and unimaginative many players are. Holy... took me about 3 mins to do this without any help...

    It's quite easy, as long as it doesn't bug on you. If it does, you may end up spending half an hour and still not succeeding, even while completely understanding how it should work. It is that case, i'm sure, and not the normal, unbugged version people are complaining about.

    So, it didn't bug for you. Congratulations. Not everyone was so lucky, though.

    Okay, didn't know it could bug out. That's very annoying - especially being a main story part.

  • Ayrilana.1396Ayrilana.1396 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Kranlor Greyhelm.8417 said:

    @voodoo.7412 There is a maximum number of oil puddles that you can have "active'" at one time. Fortunately, they age out and disappear.

    So that's why it stops working, because there is a maximum. So obvious. Not.

    Another terribly designed mechanic designed to infuriate players. Sometimes I wonder if the people designing these things just hate gamers, and come up with things like this to punish us.

    Or it’s a basic puzzle which encourages players to find the best route between the fire vent and the tank. Just because some players struggle at doing that does not mean that it is terribly designed.

  • kharmin.7683kharmin.7683 Member ✭✭✭✭

    My problem was putting the pools too close together. They don't need to touch; the fire leaps from one to the next as long as they're close enough. Oh, and yeah, go through the fence.

    I am a very casual player.
    Very.
    Casual.

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

    @Steve The Cynic.3217 said:

    ... it is possible to go around the fence. All you need is to make the puddles as far apart as you can get them to be and still light each other.

    @voodoo.7412 There is a maximum number of oil puddles that you can have "active'" at one time. Fortunately, they age out and disappear.

    Still doable. I have done this on several characters already, takes only a few seconds.


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  • I killed a lot of time on this oil episode before I made it. Intuitively incomprehensible, annoying, in general, in my opinion, just poorly done.

  • kharmin.7683kharmin.7683 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @AlexVv.3965 said:
    I killed a lot of time on this oil episode before I made it. Intuitively incomprehensible, annoying, in general, in my opinion, just poorly done.

    I agree!

    I am a very casual player.
    Very.
    Casual.

  • Biff.5312Biff.5312 Member ✭✭✭✭

    It took me forever. Everyone I asked just said "you can pour through the fence". I did, and still the start of the trail was always gone before the end could be ignited. I'm not sure why it worked on attempt #23 or so, but it suddenly did. I guess you have to not only lay the trail as fast as possible, but it also has to coincide with the flame timing perfectly. An extremely annoying trial.

  • Biff.5312Biff.5312 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Or it’s a basic puzzle which encourages players to find the best route between the fire vent and the tank. Just because some players struggle at doing that does not mean that it is terribly designed.

    Except that I for instance DID discover the best route, but it still took over 20 attempts to get it to light and reach the target before the trail started vanishing. I had the shortest possible route, and laid it out as fast as I could, still had to try over and over and over and over... etc. to get it to work.

  • If it helps anyone, it seemed to work for me after I went back to the bank and grabbed a speed booster. A second or two made all the difference, apparently.

  • Cerioth.7062Cerioth.7062 Member ✭✭✭

    I figured it out in 5 minutes or so...

  • Klipso.8653Klipso.8653 Member ✭✭✭

    The game only let's you lay down 6 spills at a time

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  • kharmin.7683kharmin.7683 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Klipso.8653 said:
    The game only let's you lay down 6 spills at a time

    Right. Spacing is very important, so I learned.

    I am a very casual player.
    Very.
    Casual.

  • Klipso.8653Klipso.8653 Member ✭✭✭

    @kharmin.7683 said:

    @Klipso.8653 said:
    The game only let's you lay down 6 spills at a time

    Right. Spacing is very important, so I learned.

    They should have put a charge counter on each bucket to make it more obvious.

    I know buckets are limitless, but it doesn't have an obvious tell as to why it suddenly stops then starts again while pouring.

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  • kharmin.7683kharmin.7683 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Klipso.8653 said:

    @kharmin.7683 said:

    @Klipso.8653 said:
    The game only let's you lay down 6 spills at a time

    Right. Spacing is very important, so I learned.

    They should have put a charge counter on each bucket to make it more obvious.

    I know buckets are limitless, but it doesn't have an obvious tell as to why it suddenly stops then starts again while pouring.

    Right. I thought it was a bug in that you could only pour it in certain places because of that on/off issue.

    I am a very casual player.
    Very.
    Casual.

  • ReaverKane.7598ReaverKane.7598 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Klipso.8653 said:

    @kharmin.7683 said:

    @Klipso.8653 said:
    The game only let's you lay down 6 spills at a time

    Right. Spacing is very important, so I learned.

    They should have put a charge counter on each bucket to make it more obvious.

    I know buckets are limitless, but it doesn't have an obvious tell as to why it suddenly stops then starts again while pouring.

    Yeah.
    The one with the fence had me cursing whoever designed it... It's just not working properly there, and it was the first one i did...
    There's no way to account for when the oil is ending, and then theres the fact that even doing it correctly, it's such a distance that it takes some luck for the flame to ignite the oil before the first spills start fading.

    So, to fix:
    Add a counter for how many oil charges you have;
    Add a way to force the flames to ignite the oil before it starts fading.

  • Opopanax.1803Opopanax.1803 Member ✭✭✭
    edited January 14, 2019

    I liked this puzzle, personally. I get so tired of the "fight mobs" episodes. This was a welcome change up.

  • Hybarf Tics.2048Hybarf Tics.2048 Member ✭✭✭
    edited January 14, 2019

    @Chay.7852 said:

    @Palador.2170 said:

    If you're talking about the one where you have to work you way around the fence to the flame point, don't go around the fence. Spill oil right at the fence, and the flames will go right through the chain links.

    It didn't work for me, unfortunately. I have tried this path twice and the flames stopped at the fence. Don't know if its just a bug that doesn't occure every time but thats exactly the point where im stuck for now. Will try again tonight - maybe another path or so.
    Someone mentioned on reddit that you can have have 6 puddles.

    Puddles can ignite even if they don't quite touch and use any kind of speed boost, and for the fence one pass it through, I'm very clumsy when it comes to timer events and I did all 3. Oh and sometimes you have to take a second drum. ;)

  • Khisanth.2948Khisanth.2948 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Making it an ground target ammo skill would have been better.

    Also the tank hitbox could be a bit less finicky. The corner of the square it sits on doesn't work. Had to put the oil a bit further down the side.

  • Chrury.4627Chrury.4627 Member ✭✭✭

    @Klipso.8653 said:

    @kharmin.7683 said:

    @Klipso.8653 said:
    The game only let's you lay down 6 spills at a time

    Right. Spacing is very important, so I learned.

    They should have put a charge counter on each bucket to make it more obvious.

    I know buckets are limitless, but it doesn't have an obvious tell as to why it suddenly stops then starts again while pouring.

    Wait, so all they needed to do was use... the ammo system?

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