My game breaking bug not fixed with the beta patch

Frostbyte
Level 3
1 year ago

I'm 20 hours into the game, stuck with a soft-locking bug in the middle of the Maldracht battle, and I am unable to proceed.

I posted about it in the forums before with tons of detail, but it's still not fixed with today's beta build. I'm disappointed that the devs are not planning any more bug fixes for now. I guess I either have to start over after 20 hours, or just not play this game anymore? :( 

To re-iterate my problem, the game soft locks every time my cleric heals anyone on my team. I have the game saved before, and mid-combat, and I've tried several different things, but it happens every time I use Healing Word, or Mass Healing Word in this combat. The UI disappears after using the spell, and I am unable to end my turn or do anything else.

Strannik
Level 9
1 year ago (edited)

Did you cast Beacon of Hope before using healing spell?

If I remember correct someone already reported the bug, maybe it was you - can't remember exactly. When I reproduced the issue the combat screen became as follows - no cells and no way to end the turn, so only load previous save:

DiceWrangler
Level 8
1 year ago

I was under the impression that the last patch was to fix bugs that prevented people from playing -- at all -- and it did not fix all bugs that only occur under specific circumstances and have easy workarounds. As a workaround, has the OP tried to NOT cast "Beacon of Hope?"



ovelteen
Level 7
1 year ago

Go into your settings and uncheck the preserve random seed box so the game doesn't reuse rolls you already made before loading a save game. Maybe next time you won't get beat down so bad that you need to load a save game to keep from losing a character and having to start the fight over and over again.


You know there's something wonky going on, so stop repeating the same actions and do something different. Better armor, a different feat, use potions rather than your spells, etc. 

My guys don't ever die in fights, they get beat down sometimes, but hey, that's what a crap ton of hit points are for. 

 Also, the lower your ability scores are, the more likely it is that you will fail die rolls. This is because you have no bonuses to offset the low dice rolls the game sends our way.


I have a group that started out with all 13's before being adjusted for race. It took me twice as long to finish caer lam, than it did for the group I have with 18's in two stats. Using the standard array is a death sentence. 

Frostbyte
Level 3
1 year ago (edited)

Yeah it is after using BOH. Sure, I could try not using BOH. That's a pretty damn disappointing solution with a Life Cleric in the party.

This is not an issue with game difficulty or party setup, though for the record, up to this point it's been quite fun, and the difficulty felt just right using point buy.

I know there are workarounds. I'm just reporting the bug (and my frustration). This is the bug report forum after all.

ovelteen
Level 7
1 year ago

Its been a while since I had to reload a fight, and don't usually need healing during an encounter the way I did when I first started playing. 

The only place that the bugs in the game plague me is in the floating library. I play on a weak system so I have serious issues with the camera. That is the most frustrating thing about the game for me. I can understand how frustrating it is when your game freezes, and I do hope that your issue is resolved. 

I guess that the devs thought that your issue wasn't as critical as others not being able to play at all.

so now we wait until winter for the next update. I'm hoping they add another character level or two along with the rest of the goodies they are working on.