Author Topic: Vahzilok save scientists (Mark and Josh) mission complete bug  (Read 285 times)

Joshex

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https://archive.paragonwiki.com/wiki/Jill_Pastor#Story_Arc

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Save Matthew Montrose from the Vahzilok

Briefing

Matthew Montrose, a brilliant ER surgeon, has been kidnapped. We think he's been taken to an abandoned office. It'll be dangerous, but I need you to save Matthew Montrose from the Vahzilok.

Mission Acceptance

I marked the entrance to the office on your map. I don't know what the Vahzilok want with a surgeon like Matthew Montrose, but it can't be good.

Unnecessary Solicitation

You have not rescued Matthew Montrose from the Vahzilok.

Mission Objective(s)

The damp, mildewed carpet squishes beneath your feet. It bears a thick trail, the mark of a helpless human form being dragged.

    Save surgeon from Vahzilok
        Help surgeon find organs

You rescued the surgeon.

Notes

    The name of the surgeon to be rescued can vary. Possible names include Anthony Barton, Raymond Callahan, John Gray, Matthew Montrose, and Mark Rollins.

Notable NPCs

    Mire Eidolon (Boss) (Guarding the surgeon)
    Anthony Barton/Raymond Callahan/John Gray/Matthew Montrose/Mark Rollins (Captive) (Non-fighting NPC, must be freed and escorted to the glowie)

V archetypeicon stalker.png    Ambush! After rescuing the surgeon, you will be ambushed by one wave of Vahzilok.

Enemies

Badge villain vahzilok.png Vahzilok
Patrol Dialogue
Mission Dialogue

Debriefing

Matthew Montrose said those organs were the remains of fallen heroes. Apparently Vahzilok has some sort of pipeline to the hospital, which he's using to siphon off the best donated organs for his own dark purposes. The way Matthew Montrose described Dr. Vahzilok's experiments, they seem nothing short of brilliant. If only he would confine himself to legal experiments, his brilliance could be a great boon to mankind.

As GM Farm Tank observed yesterday 2 hours before the server reset, I had tried to complete the mission 3 times using different orders of events, leading the rescuee to the door, clicking the glowie before taking him to it etc.

The outcome is the same, he goes to the glowie interacts says to wait for him to look at it and then the mission does not know what to do next. I think it's an unfinished mission that went live by mistake. If I can sense the thought patterns of the cryptic/paragon devs I would assume this mission should change the mission completion goal upon Mark reaching the fridge to a "defend the scientist" goal and the mission should spawn some number of concurrent ambushes, on defeat of all ambushes Mark should either NPC chat the results and Mission complete, or the player needs to click Mark and talk window the results then lead him to the exit (might have another ambush).

In fact it definitly is an ambush, but from what I see right now that ambush is triggered prematurely, at the point you rescue Mark and bring him into the main room nearby the exit (before you can take him to the glowie), the ambush attempts to prevent him from leaving as it spawns at the mission entrance door not the elevators. But at that point in the mission it's not time for that.

It'd be interesting to test if someone has really long range TP if one TPing player could target Mark, and then go upstairs to defeat Josh Carson, and TP Mark once he's freed directly to the fridge instead of taking him through the ambush room. that may or may not trigger the correct series of events. That was untested.

I still think there is a missing ambush that spawns too early. There are multiple in the main room at times that make no sense.

Anyways this is just a record to remind you that it still needs looking at.

Additionally, before GM Farm Tank helped trigger mission complete, I had another team member come to help. I asked if they could TP Mark, and I think they tried to drop team to get access to TP other when they did they disappeared from the mission, but something really strange happened. Mark was standing right next to the fridge then suddenly Super Sped to the center of the room as if following me. but then stopped. when i reinvited the team member, I watched as Mark Super Sped back to the fridge. I have no idea what caused that.
« Last Edit: June 26, 2021, 07:25:34 am by Joshex »

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Re: Vahzilok save scientists (Mark and Josh) mission complete bug
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2021, 10:22:28 pm »
This is on my list of things to look at.

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Re: Vahzilok save scientists (Mark and Josh) mission complete bug
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2021, 11:53:12 pm »
This is fixed, expect it in an upcoming release.

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Re: Vahzilok save scientists (Mark and Josh) mission complete bug
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2021, 08:08:19 pm »
This is fixed, expect it in an upcoming release.

Now that is speedy work! impressive!