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Subject S Event Chain Stalled

Overlord RainyDay.2084Overlord RainyDay.2084 Member ✭✭✭
edited May 12, 2018 in Bugs: Game, Forum, Website

Time: About11pm ET on May 11, 2018
Zone: Sandswept Isles
Bug: The Subject S quest chain appears to have gotten stuck in between "Escort Subject S to Safety" and "Defeat all the Laboratory Security Golems". Subject S and the test subjects are just standing outside the Tunnel Access Delta PoI and have been for over two hours now. The security golem model is standing in front of them, but it is not targetable, and can not be interacted with. To my knowledge, this event chain is not tied to either of the map's metas, so it's not being held up by them. I also checked that the first event "Free Subject S by Destroying the Shield Generators" wasn't up. The test subject who starts the chain seems to still be locked in his cell and has been for over two hours, presumably because Subject S is already loose.

I did not actually see the event become stuck, it wasn't working when I got into the map, with other players complaining about it in map chat. I did investigate and attempt to kickstart the event by getting nearby neutral mobs to attack the skritt and also by applying buffs to them, (I've sometimes seen those help move stuck events along) but there was no effect. I tried to get nearby creatures to kill the test subjects in hopes of having them respawn, but I can only get one hermit crab to hold aggro and it doesn't deal nearly enough damage to kill even one of the test subjects.

I was unable to confirm if the issue existed on other maps. I've rarely seen Sandswept Isles have an overflow map, so finding another map to switch to is difficult.

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  • I have been waiting for this event to spawn all day today, and its not. This event is completely broken and I can't complete Redeeming: IG-whatever. This is frustrating since I have tried for several weeks.

  • @Esoliken.7543 said:
    I have been waiting for this event to spawn all day today, and its not. This event is completely broken and I can't complete Redeeming: IG-whatever. This is frustrating since I have tried for several weeks.

    Just sitting here forever!

  • @Esoliken.7543 said:
    I have been waiting for this event to spawn all day today, and its not. This event is completely broken and I can't complete Redeeming: IG-whatever. This is frustrating since I have tried for several weeks.

    Just sitting here forever!

  • It is still bugged. I've been trying to get this event done for Redeeming IG-6417 for 4 days. At times I've spent even an hour trying to see if the Subject S would move but nothing. It is still the same as the screenshot posted by Esoliken. Please Anet, fix this!!! Oh, and before I forget, I keep getting in same map over and over, the last number of the map IP is 61:0

  • SlippyCheeze.5483SlippyCheeze.5483 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Kyuuketsuki.2675 said:
    It is still bugged. I've been trying to get this event done for Redeeming IG-6417 for 4 days. At times I've spent even an hour trying to see if the Subject S would move but nothing. It is still the same as the screenshot posted by Esoliken. Please Anet, fix this!!! Oh, and before I forget, I keep getting in same map over and over, the last number of the map IP is 61:0

    If you can, immediately after reset is one of the most active times on the US servers for that map; you are most likely to get a "fresh" map instance then.

    Clearly this is not a solution, but it is a work-around that got me my Subject S and, thus, backpack. Until ANet fix the underlying issue, hopefully this is sufficient.

  • Doghouse.1562Doghouse.1562 Member ✭✭✭
    edited June 29, 2018

    @SlippyCheeze.5483 said:

    @Kyuuketsuki.2675 said:
    It is still bugged. I've been trying to get this event done for Redeeming IG-6417 for 4 days. At times I've spent even an hour trying to see if the Subject S would move but nothing. It is still the same as the screenshot posted by Esoliken. Please Anet, fix this!!! Oh, and before I forget, I keep getting in same map over and over, the last number of the map IP is 61:0

    If you can, immediately after reset is one of the most active times on the US servers for that map; you are most likely to get a "fresh" map instance then.

    Clearly this is not a solution, but it is a work-around that got me my Subject S and, thus, backpack. Until ANet fix the underlying issue, hopefully this is sufficient.

    Still bugging (for me, at least) as of today (June 29). Event progressed all the way to the fight with the security golem(s), which were successfully defeated - then just sat there.

  • SlippyCheeze.5483SlippyCheeze.5483 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Doghouse.1562 said:

    @SlippyCheeze.5483 said:

    @Kyuuketsuki.2675 said:
    It is still bugged. I've been trying to get this event done for Redeeming IG-6417 for 4 days. At times I've spent even an hour trying to see if the Subject S would move but nothing. It is still the same as the screenshot posted by Esoliken. Please Anet, fix this!!! Oh, and before I forget, I keep getting in same map over and over, the last number of the map IP is 61:0

    If you can, immediately after reset is one of the most active times on the US servers for that map; you are most likely to get a "fresh" map instance then.

    Clearly this is not a solution, but it is a work-around that got me my Subject S and, thus, backpack. Until ANet fix the underlying issue, hopefully this is sufficient.

    Still bugging (for me, at least) as of today (June 29). Event progressed all the way to the fight with the security golem(s), which were successfully defeated - then just sat there.

    Dang, you got to trigger the bug, not just run into it. That bites. The good news is every patch brings a new reset, so a new chance. The bad news is, whatever causes these stalls is apparently quite difficult to find and/or fix, so they can persist for vastly longer than I would have expected.

  • July 9th 2018 and I still face this bug, subject S is sitting outside with his posse of skritts as if mocking me and my quest to get the backpack

  • July 29, 2018 and I made the mistake of trying to complete the back piece now of all times. Escort Subject S still bugged, sitting outside with his posse still as Motherfurer.6798 explained. Now if I can just complete Serpent's Ire (only completed once the first week when Sandswept Isles came out) For the love of God its been months, fix this bug please

  • Still bugged for me as well. the only way to get it to spawn is to get a new map but you need a lot of people for that

  • @SlippyCheeze.5483 said:

    @Doghouse.1562 said:

    @SlippyCheeze.5483 said:

    @Kyuuketsuki.2675 said:
    It is still bugged. I've been trying to get this event done for Redeeming IG-6417 for 4 days. At times I've spent even an hour trying to see if the Subject S would move but nothing. It is still the same as the screenshot posted by Esoliken. Please Anet, fix this!!! Oh, and before I forget, I keep getting in same map over and over, the last number of the map IP is 61:0

    If you can, immediately after reset is one of the most active times on the US servers for that map; you are most likely to get a "fresh" map instance then.

    Clearly this is not a solution, but it is a work-around that got me my Subject S and, thus, backpack. Until ANet fix the underlying issue, hopefully this is sufficient.

    Still bugging (for me, at least) as of today (June 29). Event progressed all the way to the fight with the security golem(s), which were successfully defeated - then just sat there.

    Dang, you got to trigger the bug, not just run into it. That bites. The good news is every patch brings a new reset, so a new chance. The bad news is, whatever causes these stalls is apparently quite difficult to find and/or fix, so they can persist for vastly longer than I would have expected.

    At least we seem to have figured out exactly which part of the quest chain causes the stall. If it's specifically in the transition from the security golem battle to finishing the chain, that should narrow it down a bit more for somebody trying to fix this.

  • @Chelsy.9021 said:
    July 29, 2018 and I made the mistake of trying to complete the back piece now of all times. Escort Subject S still bugged, sitting outside with his posse still as Motherfurer.6798 explained. Now if I can just complete Serpent's Ire (only completed once the first week when Sandswept Isles came out) For the love of God its been months, fix this bug please

    For those that are still needing Serpents Ire for the backpiece, [BOSH] does the meta every other Saturday night (we will be doing it on 8/4) and we have been very successful so far at it, look for the adverts for the Super Train in LFG since we will start at reset, run through the normal gauntlet of World Bosses then head to Maguuma for the HoT Meta events to build up our 3 squads before heading to Serpents Ire, this would put SI occurring around 3am eastern time Sunday morning technically (7am server time). (or just look for me online tomorrow since I will be one of the two main commanders through the entire event)

  • I've been checking back every day and each map I go to has Subject S standing in his bubble in front of a non-attackable golem. sigh

  • Image.8630Image.8630 Member ✭✭

    OMG been stuck 4 months!!!!! August 20 still stuck and the map isn't changing either. #182 Gees come on Anet get someone to fix this or give everyone the missing piece so we can continue.

  • Drecien.4508Drecien.4508 Member ✭✭✭

    He's still stuck

    New mount skins?! Anet take my money!

  • At this rate, I doubt ANet cares any more... 4 months of waiting...very disappointing

  • great job bug fixing team. It has been almost 4 months and the bug is still there. Can't make the back piece, what a waste of time.

  • @Zydra.5470 said:
    great job bug fixing team. It has been almost 4 months and the bug is still there. Can't make the back piece, what a waste of time.

    Hey, the Hearts and Minds updraft bug lasted several years, and I've heard accounts it's still hanging around in some form or another. As long as there's a workaround (in this case, waiting until a patch and the map is reset), no matter how obnoxious that workaround is to use, it's going to be on the back burner.

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

    I seem the same on my current map. Except Subject S has only 10 stacks of Enhanced instead of 20 but like in the screen shot the other skritts are not around. They are somehow both dead and alive.

  • Image.8630Image.8630 Member ✭✭

    Yeah! the map changed and Subject S finally unfroze. I got the recording. Yeah! I just hope S doesn't get stuck again... poor thing getting frozen after being rescued. He has no luck ;D

  • Guess what. It's stuck again. Exact same as before, just standing there in front of a golem. Glad it worked for two whole days, too bad I just got the recording quest today. I can't turn anything else in until I finish the rescue line.

  • I'm guessing we'll have to wait another 4 months for this to be fixed again eh Anet?

  • Aww no :(((( I more or less guessed that it unfroze cause the map finally changed. It had been stuck on the same map 182 for at least 2 weeks. So keep checking if map changes chances are its gonna unlock till it freezes again. Good luck with that.

  • Svennis.3852Svennis.3852 Member ✭✭✭

    Hello, this bug is still a problem on map IP 227. Everyday for the last week or two Subject S has been locked in place with a golem outside PoI Tunnel Access Delta. Very sad because I will not be able to finish the collection until it is fixed.

  • I've been checking for a couple of days now, Subject S still in the same spot. Still bugged I'm guessing. =/

  • It turns out you actually CAN attack the golem. You can't target it or anything, but if you go up to it and auto attack it puts you in combat and finishes you auto attack cycle. As of now it doesn't appear to actually do anything though. Still bugged.

  • Still bugged.

  • Weir.5691Weir.5691 Member
    edited September 13, 2018

    It has been bugged for several days on Piken Square too.

  • same cant complete the collection to get my back piece and cant find a new instance since hardly anyone is on it to make a overflow.

  • DarthMcCoy.8657DarthMcCoy.8657 Member ✭✭
    edited November 7, 2018

    November 6 and still having the same exact issue.
    IP of the bugged map is 229

  • Wanted to bump this as it is still broken, still a bug, but it is not on the Known Issue tracker listed for a fix.

  • edited November 12, 2018

    Is this exactly the same issue? Both Subject S and the golem are facing off against each other, but the event isn't running and the golem isn't targetable?

    Content Designer

  • DarthMcCoy.8657DarthMcCoy.8657 Member ✭✭
    edited November 12, 2018

    @Jeffrey Vaughn.1793 said:
    Is this exactly the same issue? Both Subject 7 and the golem are facing off against each other, but the event isn't running and the golem isn't targetable?

    Same spot, except the golem is not there, and the quest shows
    Escort Subject S to Safety (optional)
    Free skritt to embolden Subject S 10/10
    Once I get home I will get the map IP and a screenshot with more info.

  • DarthMcCoy.8657DarthMcCoy.8657 Member ✭✭
    edited November 12, 2018

    As promised
    The IP of the bugged map is: 34.229.4.33:0

  • edited November 13, 2018

    That's very baffling. In testing the other fix (where the escort event would end, but the golem fight would never start) QA and I ran though both events several times and never ran into this. I've looked through the event and I can't find any cases where this would happen. :(
    Subject S should reach the end of his escape route, say a line ("We have arrived! From this beach, we can set sail for Ember Bay!"), and complete the event. The security golem then appears in a last ditch effort prevent Subject S's escape.

    Content Designer

  • DarthMcCoy.8657DarthMcCoy.8657 Member ✭✭
    edited November 14, 2018

    @Jeffrey Vaughn.1793 said:
    That's very baffling. In testing the other fix (where the escort event would end, but the golem fight would never start) QA and I ran though both events several times and never ran into this. I've looked through the event and I can't find any cases where this would happen. :(
    Subject S should reach the end of his escape route, say a line ("We have arrived! From this beach, we can set sail for Ember Bay!"), and complete the event. The security golem then appears in a last ditch effort prevent Subject S's escape.

    Yeah that map was bugged for the entire last week.
    Yesterday after the update the map IP changed, which of course resets everything.
    I haven't checked to see if it bugged again, but that very first run I did after the reset was successful.

  • I've never done the event before, so I don't know how it's supposed to go, but it seems to be stuck with Subject S outside and 6/10 skritt rescued. There are only five skritt standing around Subject S, and one more is still standing in what I assume is its original broken pod. I can't interact with any of them. I'm in IP 35.170.152.231:0

  • Matsuriko.4305Matsuriko.4305 Member
    edited December 11, 2018

    So i just did the event from the begining post winter update and everything go all right, but when killing the golem(s), it dint finish and the timer just continue to count down so i think there its maybe where the bug is?, i will wait for the timer to see if it fails (https://imgur.com/a/tIyFn14)
    Edit: IP: 52.1.206.71:0
    Conclusion: It fail because out of time, post killing the golems dint triger the end of the mision but it did give the object for the event before that is for the coleccion so al least that works, i will see if it spawn again to see if now it bug before
    New edit: doin it a seccond time it work perfectly, the only difference with the first its that i think we wherent at 10 last time (they killed some) and i think both who where doin it died and have to go back to there (at lest i know i died and when i come back he wasent there either, same ip, will check latter if is stuck again but that is for me

  • edited December 27, 2018

    It is currently happening again. Not sure what is causing it but he has been stuck for me since yesterday. I have done this event in the past so I know it normally works. I also confirmed that other players in map had same problem. One person said it was broken since 5am and it was 7 pm for them then. Another said it had been off and on all month. Until I can find a different map instance I am stuck with this bug (No back pack for me.). T-T

    second post for confirmation of ip and time change:

  • @Jeffrey Vaughn.1793 said:
    That's very baffling. In testing the other fix (where the escort event would end, but the golem fight would never start) QA and I ran though both events several times and never ran into this. I've looked through the event and I can't find any cases where this would happen. :(

    Still a reoccurring problem as of 27 Dec, 2018

  • KablamoBoom.5938KablamoBoom.5938 Member
    edited December 28, 2018

    @Ghosst of Seraphim.8167 said:

    @Jeffrey Vaughn.1793 said:
    That's very baffling. In testing the other fix (where the escort event would end, but the golem fight would never start) QA and I ran though both events several times and never ran into this. I've looked through the event and I can't find any cases where this would happen. :(

    Still a reoccurring problem as of 27 Dec, 2018

    https://imgur.com/a/wehw61L
    Can confirm.

  • rotheche.2964rotheche.2964 Member ✭✭
    edited December 29, 2018

    Still stuck today.
    Silly question, but all of the screenshots (and what I'm seeing there now) have two things in common: IP and 8/10 skritt freed in the optional part of the quest; could that be related?
    (Edit to add: I mean, I know the IP thing has been identified, but the 8/10 thing might be part of what causes it to bug. If you free only 7 skritt, does it still bug?)

  • sunshinefuu.6914sunshinefuu.6914 Member
    edited December 28, 2018

    @rotheche.2964 said:
    Still stuck today.
    Silly question, but all of the screenshots (and what I'm seeing there now) have two things in common: IP and 8/10 skritt freed in the optional part of the quest; could that be related?

    Could be. The problem is not many people are on Sandswept Isle to trigger a new instance. This particular one has been bugged at 8/10 in the same place for about 4 days (that we have been trying). Rescuing the other 2 skritt doesn't seem to be an option.

  • I got this done yesterday - got lucky and there was a different, non-bugged IP. Can only echo the suggestion upthread to try and run it right after reset and hope for the best.

  • The same issue still exists. I can't tell if the Golem appeared or not but he wasn't there when I came.

    My IP Adress was 52.57.221.12:0 and the time was 20:15 but i was already standing there about 10 minutes.
    9/10 sktitt were freed.

  • this is still stick for me :anguished: IP 52.57.221.12:0 and it is on 9/10 skritt saved

  • Still same issue, been stuck with this for few days now.

  • Im in EU and it seems there are no alternative map instances - regardless of when I try, Subject S sits on 6/10 in the exact same spot as in screen you guys posted above. ANet pls do something!!!!!!

  • It is still stuck on 6/10, and has been for almost a week now! Can't you reset the instance or something? This is getting a bit ridiculous. My inventory is filled with 15 recordings I can't turn in until I've gotten the one for Skritt Rescue.

  • Update: Apparently it somehow reset earlier today. Unfortunately it immediately bugged again and is now stuck at 4/10. EU server btw.