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Graveling in Catacombs Violet Room doesn't drop any plate. [Merged]

Zaraki.5784Zaraki.5784 Member ✭✭✭✭
edited January 14, 2019 in Bugs: Game, Forum, Website

I did Catacombs yesterday and all went fine but not today, no matter how many times I kill the Graveling in the Violet Room, it doesn't drop any plate, effectively wasting a day of metas. Pls fix.

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  • Just got another plate from metas after waiting 24 hrs. Traded plate with npc and he gave me a blue plate. blue room gave me a purple plate. Purple room veteran gave me nothing. This can't be right. is it?

  • I had a issue like this earlier. I had to kill that stupid vet 4 times to get the next plate.

  • Heisenberg.1482Heisenberg.1482 Member ✭✭
    edited January 10, 2019

    I must have killed it at least 10 times and nothing. Gave up. I'm not going to keep doing the map metas for the plates if these rooms are bugged. I'll just log back in when I hear they've fixed things.

    I would be really upset if I had bought the plates on the TP. What a waste of gold and time that would have been.

  • Fremtid.3528Fremtid.3528 Member ✭✭✭

    The worst bit is the light of deldrimor has a TIMER on it, so if you're stuck in the purple room killing the vet over and over and the light wears off, you don't get the chest with the jewels in it! So you get a whole whopping 1 jewel for that day. GG

  • @Kreejaffa.3682 said:
    I had a issue like this earlier. I had to kill that stupid vet 4 times to get the next plate.

    I had to do this yesterday and it took 11 times before the Vet dropped the plate for me.

  • Obtena.7952Obtena.7952 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I hope this is a bug; the content in this patch feels like they took a page from some MMO in 2002 .... back to killing mobs dozen time to get a thing to get the next opportunity to kill another mob a dozen times for .... etc ....

    BIG step backwards Anet ... and it's sad because you guys had it nailed already. THIS is the kind of content that make people throw their hands up.

    If you think balancing is only driven by performance and justified by comparisons to other classes then prepare to be educated:

    https://www.guildwars2.com/en/news/balance-updates-the-heralds-near-future-and-pvp-league-season-13/

  • Susy.7529Susy.7529 Member ✭✭✭

    Slightly different bug here, no matter how many times I killed the Graveling, it doesn't drop any plate.

  • Gop.8713Gop.8713 Member ✭✭✭

    Happened to me today, only 4 min left on timer when I finally got it, happily it was my last room before the treasure room. There were a few other players in the room with me who seemed to also be having trouble, at least they were also killing the mob over and over. When I finally got it I left the room and came back in, and I was the only one left in the room at that point. Prolly unrelated, just giving more information . . .

  • Same here nothing from the Graveling and got a red plate from fire room where others got a green plate. Cant continue :(

  • ploptart.2571ploptart.2571 Member ✭✭
    edited January 11, 2019

    @Susy.7529 said:
    Slightly different bug here, no matter how many times I killed the Graveling, it doesn't drop any plate.

    +1, killed the thing over a dozen times and no drop, same for multiple others in the room at the same time. If this isn't a bug, at least some explanation of how the drop works would be useful because right now none of the explanations/theories I've seen have been reproducible.

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

    @ploptart.2571 said:

    @Susy.7529 said:
    Slightly different bug here, no matter how many times I killed the Graveling, it doesn't drop any plate.

    +1, killed the thing over a dozen times and no drop, same for multiple others in the room at the same time. If this isn't a bug, at least some explanation of how the drop works would be useful because right now none of the explanations/theories I've seen have been reproducible.

    You kill it and an interactable object drops to the floor for a room that you haven’t accessed yet. At least that’s what is suppose to happen when it works.

  • +1 , I've killed that mob a dozen of times and no drop .... the worse part is the Light of Deldrimor is on timer so it's expired and I could not go on. Fix it asap please.

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

    Does the Light of Deldrimor still work if you get ported into the green room? I don’t see why not but perhaps that could be an option people could do if they’re having issues or worried that they may have issues.

  • @Ayrilana.1396 said:
    You kill it and an interactable object drops to the floor for a room that you haven’t accessed yet. At least that’s what is suppose to happen when it works.

    That's the bug. The object is invisible and can't be picked up. I had a guy with me in the room yesterday who already had a plate on his back tell me point blank "It's right there on the floor, you need to pick it up to use it" so he was able to see the plate and interact with the plate, but I was not. People came in and out of the room for 20 minutes easily getting their plates while 2 or 3 of us were stuck their while our Light of Deldrimor buff slowly dwindled.

  • Zaraki.5784Zaraki.5784 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited January 11, 2019

    UPPPP!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    IT HAPPENED AGAIN TODAY, 2 DAYS IN A ROW!!!! -.-'
    I need an answer from some DEV, I'm quite upset for this, on top of the fact that it's already a long quest to assemble the full Light of Deldrimor Plate (requiring 2 metas of different times) it's unacceptable that I wasted 2 days of metas because of this kitten bug! Please fix it asap or at least give us some clarification of a workaround. It's really frustrating to wait hours for meta FOR NOTHING.

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  • It seems if there is any other player who hits the Skelk that they have a good chance of getting the rune instead of you. I was in there with a guildy and helped her kill it over a dozen times, I could see it every time however when I stayed back and din't hit it at all she was able to see the drop. It might be dps based or proximity because She couldnt see it until I didnt engage and stayed way up the hallway but I might be wrong. Maybe this will help someone.

  • Today in the Purple Room I killed the vet 14 times and did not get the plate. Fortunately somebody was in the Hoard so I was able to TP to Friend to get the chest. This really should be fixed.

  • Trinnitty.8256Trinnitty.8256 Member ✭✭✭

    happened to me too wasted my time and deldrimor light kinda pisssed…………………………………………………………..

  • Trinnitty.8256Trinnitty.8256 Member ✭✭✭

    Just happened to me too killed it over and over and over and over and over and over until my deldrimor light expired then left

  • notebene.3190notebene.3190 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Same happened to me. Thankfully I had a lot of light left, and someone offered (Mesmer) to portal me in, as it was my last room today and that was the last plate I needed to get to the treasure room. :/

    In the event I don't get a chance, thank you all for the company and help when I needed it from time to time.

  • Cynder.2509Cynder.2509 Member ✭✭✭

    Just encountered this bug too along with a few others
    oof...

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  • Tachenon.5270Tachenon.5270 Member ✭✭✭

    Same thing here. Killed it over and over and over and over until the Light of Deldrimor wore off, at which point I gave up.

  • Bloodstealer.5978Bloodstealer.5978 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I ran the North meta right after reset, combined my south plate.. did chest run and got all of the plates. May of been a bad map perhaps but seemed to working ok for me and several others.

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  • @Trinnitty.8256 said:
    Just happened to me too killed it over and over and over and over and over and over until my deldrimor light expired then left

    Yup. Still not getting any plate from the Graveling. And I've now killed it solo (with no one in the room) at least 9 times. I've used the LoD and my interact key everywhere, even if I couldn't see a prompt; no luck.

    I wonder if it has to do with where one is in the story:

    • Those who are getting a plate from the graveling, are you mid-story? (if so, which part of the episode?) finished the story? haven't started it?
    • Those who are not getting a plate, same questions.

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  • I got the plate after a long long wait and long time killing and killing the graveling over and over. I finally got to the last room only to have my light special action run out before i could get all my hidden chests and now i can't get my FINAL large hidden chest in the treasure room ._. ....... I waited ALL that time and did ALL that for nothing. Wasted my time doing the meta, wasted my time killing the graveling over and over, wasted my time looking for the hidden chests.

  • Gop.8713Gop.8713 Member ✭✭✭

    I'm finished with the story, and have had runs where I got the plate on the first or second try and others where it took several tries to get the plate. IIRC I completed the story before I did the LoD rooms for the first time, so all of my varied experiences should be post-story . . .

  • I just did this with a friend.

    • She hadn't started story; I had finished it.
    • She gave the (ghost) dwarf a plate; I did not.
    • We killed the Graveling 8, maybe 10 times.

    When I participated at all (even for negligible DPS or heals), the plate dropped for me. When I didn't participate, no plate dropped for her. When someone else joined in, either I got the plate, the "PUG" got it, or no one did. My friend never got it.

    So I picked up the plate (which happened to be blue) and opened the blue room. Ported her in, at the end, and we both had access to the plate. We both picked it up, went to the next room, and we both ended up with the green plate. We both got credit for the daily (Tomb Raider), even though I hadn't handed an LoD plate into the NPC and she hadn't picked up the plate in the purple room. She got credit for some LoD treasures; I did not (as I hadn't turned in plaything to the NPC). She got her Grand Prize incremented by one; I did not (since I couldn't get that LoD chest in the treasure/green room).


    Left to try: if I have time tomorrow, before reset, I'll see if (a) the dwarf will take my LoD plate and (b) if I'm able to use it to move through the puzzle rooms.


    My conclusion: I really hope this isn't anywhere close to working as intended, because I can see no pattern to guarantee successful completion, and it feels random as to what counts and what doesn't. These do seem like the sort of bugs that ANet couldn't possibly foresee. (They are incredibly frustrating, of course, but the circumstances in which they appear seem to be unusual.)

    "Face the facts. Then act on them. It's ...the only doctrine I have to offer you, & it's harder than you'd think, because I swear humans seem hardwired to do anything but. Face the facts. Don't pray, don't wish, ...FACE THE FACTS. THEN act." — Quellcrist Falconer

  • Gop.8713Gop.8713 Member ✭✭✭
    edited January 12, 2019

    @Illconceived Was Na.9781 said:
    I just did this with a friend.

    • She hadn't started story; I had finished it.
    • She gave the (ghost) dwarf a plate; I did not.
    • We killed the Graveling 8, maybe 10 times.

    When I participated at all (even for negligible DPS or heals), the plate dropped for me. When I didn't participate, no plate dropped for her. When someone else joined in, either I got the plate, the "PUG" got it, or no one did. My friend never got it.

    So I picked up the plate (which happened to be blue) and opened the blue room. Ported her in, at the end, and we both had access to the plate. We both picked it up, went to the next room, and we both ended up with the green plate. We both got credit for the daily (Tomb Raider), even though I hadn't handed an LoD plate into the NPC and she hadn't picked up the plate in the purple room. She got credit for some LoD treasures; I did not (as I hadn't turned in plaything to the NPC). She got her Grand Prize incremented by one; I did not (since I couldn't get that LoD chest in the treasure/green room).


    Left to try: if I have time tomorrow, before reset, I'll see if (a) the dwarf will take my LoD plate and (b) if I'm able to use it to move through the puzzle rooms.


    My conclusion: I really hope this isn't anywhere close to working as intended, because I can see no pattern to guarantee successful completion, and it feels random as to what counts and what doesn't. These do seem like the sort of bugs that ANet couldn't possibly foresee. (They are incredibly frustrating, of course, but the circumstances in which they appear seem to be unusual.)

    Is this inconsistent with what you experienced earlier, soloing the graveling nine times and not getting the plate? Or had you not finished the story at that point? I'd also like to see if leaving the room and coming back in gives better results than going straight back to the sarcophagus after a failed attempt . . .

    EDIT: Idk if you're still thinking the drop rate may be affected by story completion, but it occurred to me that though I had finished the story before my first attempt, between my most recent attempt (where I had the most trouble) and the ones before it where I didn't have trouble I replayed the story for cheeves and ofc did not finish again once I was done with the cheeves. So while it is not currently active, it is 'in progress' though I have finished it . . .

  • Pirindolo.9427Pirindolo.9427 Member ✭✭✭

    I confirm it, 28 minutes of graveling kills untill buff vanished, and no drop.

  • Same here. More than 20 minutes of graveling kills and got nothing :(

  • This happend to me too, but thankfully somebody in the area knew how to fix it. You won't get a plate drop as long as somebody who already has the drop is still in the room. Those people need to leave in order for others to get the drop.

  • 1,5h of meta to get the plate for the first time. Wasted 20 mins killing the graveling and getting no plate while everyone said: kill it, then it drops it.

  • Had the same issue right now: Spent 20 minutes in the purple room for the plate, nothing happend except that the light of deldrimor ran out, great: 2 days in a row that i did not get the guaranteed 3 serpintine jewels from the treasure room. Naturally everyone had the same problem, at some point we have been around 15 players in that room. So we couldn't teleport to the next room/treasure room because literally everyone(!) was in that room trying to get that plate
    Changing the map was one thing someone recommended, iirc that just resets everything and takes away all your plates, meaning that you still get nothing from it

    Why cannot drop the plate to 100% from the vet, or just let it lie around and activate the vet after taking it? You can do it, thats the mechanic you used in elon-riverlands at the first heart vendor. Or make it an instance and let it drop then. But for kitten sake: fix it, you make the same mistakes over and over again: way to easy events that need to fail for achievements or random drops in open world that are not working correctly.

    Oh and regarding the story: The last time i entered the room with my mesmer who hasn't played any part of the season 4 story i got the plate after the second try so finishing the story doesn't seem like a condition for it.

  • Rattengeist.8165Rattengeist.8165 Member ✭✭
    edited January 12, 2019

    @Dark Rider.2839 said:
    Changing the map was one thing someone recommended, iirc that just resets everything and takes away all your plates, meaning that you still get nothing from it

    Nope! I tested this yesterday and it worked like a charm! I can 100% confirm that the plates do not resett when you switch maps via the LFG tool

    If you find yourself stuck, try to run the other rune puzzles again, as they will drop another (random) rune at the end. After re-running all the puzzle rooms on different maps on the LFG multiple times, I finally got the blue rune (after previously only getting purple, red, orange and green). Sadly at this point my light ran out so I didn't manage to get the last rune that I was missing (yellow).

    This also works if you get the rune for the trasure room before getting the runes to the other rooms. Repeat the puzzles, switch maps via LFG, and eventually you'll find the runes you need to unlock every room.

    As for the purple room vet, I didn't try the map switching here, because I got the rune from it after killing it 3~ times (two days in a row)

    /EDIT: It's also worth mentioning that if you switch the map, you will be able to track and reveal the hidden chests with the light again, but you will NOT be able to open them again (same goes for the big treasure chests in the treasure room)

  • If you find yourself stuck, try to run the other rune puzzles again, as they will drop another (random) rune at the end. After re-running all the puzzle rooms on different maps on the LFG multiple times, I finally got the blue rune (after previously only getting purple, red, orange and green). Sadly at this point my light ran out so I didn't manage to get the last rune that I was missing (yellow).

    This also works if you get the rune for the trasure room before getting the runes to the other rooms. Repeat the puzzles, switch maps via LFG, and eventually you'll find the runes you need to unlock every room.

    For me, the vet in the purple room dropped different runes twice, so it has no fixed color that it has to drop as far as I can tell
    (maybe I'm wrong - so far I only did the rune puzzle on three days and the order of the runes was always completely random)

  • notebene.3190notebene.3190 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Illconceived Was Na.9781 said:

    @Trinnitty.8256 said:
    Just happened to me too killed it over and over and over and over and over and over until my deldrimor light expired then left

    Yup. Still not getting any plate from the Graveling. And I've now killed it solo (with no one in the room) at least 9 times. I've used the LoD and my interact key everywhere, even if I couldn't see a prompt; no luck.

    I wonder if it has to do with where one is in the story:

    • Those who are getting a plate from the graveling, are you mid-story? (if so, which part of the episode?) finished the story? haven't started it?
    • Those who are not getting a plate, same questions.

    Not getting the plate; completed story.

    In the event I don't get a chance, thank you all for the company and help when I needed it from time to time.

  • Encountered the bug as well. I relogged and ended up on a new map, when I defeated the Graveling it would only drop purple plates on me (but only if I was alone, or noone with a plate was with me).

  • Very shoddy. A dozen people in the purple room right now, with no plate dropping

  • Rayti.6531Rayti.6531 Member ✭✭✭
    edited January 12, 2019

    Getting the plate. Completed the story once and am now at a 2nd story run (same char for achievements and fun) right after the trials.

  • I killed it five times and gave up. I am not sure the plate thing actually exists. Yes, I was standing right by where they say it should drop.

  • Aaralyna.3104Aaralyna.3104 Member ✭✭✭

    I think entering rooms via mesmers without the light of deldrimor may influence this bug. Yesterday I went in rooms without the light (via mesmers), got some plates (rooms did not count for achievements) and graveling didn't drop anything at all nor plate showing on my back.... Later on I used my light of deldrimor and opened the rooms i got plates from (room with them torches, was it red, refused to have any plates and did not see any mobs either). Went to graveling room (had this open as i had plate earlier), suddenly had a green plate on my back (not sure if graveling can auto put it on your back instead of drop or if i got it somewhere miriculously) and could go to last room. Only rooms I haven't been able to enter for achieves are Sauna and Gauntlet. Others I entered yesterday 1st time (if this may help).

  • @Gop.8713 said:

    Is this inconsistent with what you experienced earlier, soloing the graveling nine times and not getting the plate? Or had you not finished the story at that point?

    It's consistent; I hadn't completed the story earlier on either of the two characters attempting.

    I'd also like to see if leaving the room and coming back in gives better results than going straight back to the sarcophagus after a failed attempt . . .

    I tried this in my "haven't completed the story" set of attempts. I think I left twice.

    EDIT: Idk if you're still thinking the drop rate may be affected by story completion, but it occurred to me that though I had finished the story before my first attempt, between my most recent attempt (where I had the most trouble) and the ones before it where I didn't have trouble I replayed the story for cheeves and ofc did not finish again once I was done with the cheeves. So while it is not currently active, it is 'in progress' though I have finished it . . .

    I was "in progress" on all my failed attempts. My friend was "pre-story" (hadn't triggered the initial dialogue with a certain sylvari) for her failed attempts.

    "Face the facts. Then act on them. It's ...the only doctrine I have to offer you, & it's harder than you'd think, because I swear humans seem hardwired to do anything but. Face the facts. Don't pray, don't wish, ...FACE THE FACTS. THEN act." — Quellcrist Falconer

  • If I've understood all the comments from people (and perhaps I haven't because the circumstances are confusing):

    • Post-story characters: no examples of trouble.
    • Pre-story characters: no examples of success. (These toons used teleport-to-friend or the portal scroll to reach the map.)
    • Mid-story characters: examples of success-with-difficulty, examples of no-successes.
    • Post-story characters who restarted story for chieves (and left it 'mid story'): examples of success-with-difficulty.

    Is this correct? If you have a counter example, could you share it?
    Thanks

    "Face the facts. Then act on them. It's ...the only doctrine I have to offer you, & it's harder than you'd think, because I swear humans seem hardwired to do anything but. Face the facts. Don't pray, don't wish, ...FACE THE FACTS. THEN act." — Quellcrist Falconer

  • "Face the facts. Then act on them. It's ...the only doctrine I have to offer you, & it's harder than you'd think, because I swear humans seem hardwired to do anything but. Face the facts. Don't pray, don't wish, ...FACE THE FACTS. THEN act." — Quellcrist Falconer

  • Tachenon.5270Tachenon.5270 Member ✭✭✭
    edited January 12, 2019

    I had completed the story with the character this happened to, and had got the plate from the grave thing on a previous run with that same character. This was on my alt account, btw. I'll try it again with my main account today, with another character that has completed the story. Provided I get the purple plate again, of course.

    No purple plate this time. Got red, orange (fire), blue, and green.

  • I had no problem on a toon that finished the story, but on one that just did the first part could not get the plate after several tries. I did a relog and then was able to get it on first try and was still able to enter room.

  • Trinnitty.8256Trinnitty.8256 Member ✭✭✭

    My character had story completed.

  • notebene.3190notebene.3190 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I completed the story and didn’t get the plate the last time it was up as a room. The first time I had to do it, I don’t think I was done with the story yet, and got the plate.

    In the event I don't get a chance, thank you all for the company and help when I needed it from time to time.

  • Iris Ng.9845Iris Ng.9845 Member ✭✭✭

    My character doesn't have the story step completed. She was in a squad, killing the vet for 20 minutes without any success. Someone told me to leave the squad, I did so and spent another 10 minutes. I finally found the plates dropped on the floor, under the vet's body after no one else stayed in the room. It seems being in the squad triggers the vet to drop the plate to someone else.

  • For me, I completed the first step of the story, enough to get into the new map. First time to run the plates, and had this issue. I doubt story step is the issue. I was in a room with about 5-10 doing this. One person was in there before me and I finally got the plate before he did after about 10 attempts.

    I should add that the time I received the plate, I was AFK looking it up on the web. Came back, and the plate had dropped. I thought I would stay and help others kill it, but the next kill of the graveling dropped it again for me, even after picking the first one up. At this point, I got concerned it may be randomly choosing a person in the room to award the plate to... even among those not contributing. This is speculation, but I believe if the plate drops, you should immediately turn it in to the next room. This may eliminate you from the drop chance.

    Interestingly, the person who entered the room before received the plate soon after I left. Very bizarre system, hopefully not working as intended.

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