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Elemento (SuperAdmin) 6/18/2005 10:33 PM EST : No Subject
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Well my break couldn't have come at a better time. Not only have souvenirs disappeared with TFs but timed missions where you get a mapserver disconnect is hell.

I had 27 min left on a mission I was soloing with Trav when it happened at 3:33AM Central 6/19/05

When I managed to get back I had only 22 min but the mission restarted from the beginning so it failed naturally. No way can anyone solo in 22 min a timed mission from its beginning. The GMs are no help either.

I petitioned it but got a lame response as expected. I'll still be checkin out the forums here and at CoHGuru.

I did manage to get a coalition channel set up with Justice Force though so that's done.



This topic was moved from forum City of Heroes to forum CITADEL Archives on 10/5/2005 11:23 AM by Ome
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Tenzhi (Officer) 6/19/2005 11:41 AM EST : RE: No Subject
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That does suck.  But then, timed missions in general suck.  I hate them - especially the ones that you don't know are timed until you get them, or that pop up immediately after you exit a storyline mission.

Good luck getting your SSD!

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Elemento (SuperAdmin) 6/20/2005 3:10 PM EST : RE: No Subject
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Thanks Tenzhi. It's been way overdue.

As for the issue, I sent this to them and got back this response. Let's hope the devs do something serious about it.

(Me)
I was doing a timed mission with my character Traveller on
Virtue for contact Brunetti. Had 27 min left when mapserver
disconnected. I got back on with 22 min left and the mission
was restarted except for the time. This is unfair & broken.

(Stefannie
Customer Service)
Hello,

Thank you for contacting City of Heroes Support.

We apologize for any frustrations this situation may have caused. Please be advised that the timer on a timed mission will continue to countdown regardless of your character's presence in the game. Also, it is possible for a mission to respawn when your character leaves the game for more than a few moments, regardless of the reason for leaving. We understand your frustration resulting from these issues; unfortunately, support will not be able to reverse any resulting losses. Again, we apologize for any frustration or inconvenience this issue may have caused you.

Thanks! Take care.

(Me)
This is something that should've been taken care in pre-beta by the devs. A fail-safe system in place where in a timed mission, your character's position and the counter would freeze til you could return to the mission from the mapserver disconnect.
Like for example in my case, Traveller would come back to the same place in the cavern he was when it disconnected. The timer would still read 27 min. and then proceed to count down. Some sort of pause algorithm so one does not fail the mission.
There are timed missions on this tier and the next which give out badges. If this same thing happens to them, one loses the opportunity to get the badge because they can't even redo it.
The Mystical Savior badge is one such timed mission.
Please relay this message to an appropriate developer. It's the least you can do for me.
All this concentration with removing content (souvenirs from the TF badges) from the role-playing player to work on material for the PvPer lately has me thinkin. Why do I even bother with this.

(GM Grampz) Daniel,

Thank you for playing City of Heroes and writing us with your feedback and suggestions! We always appreciate hearing from our players. The City of Heroes development team is continually making changes to improve the game, and looks at your feedback very closely to make this happen. We will forward your comments to the development team for consideration. Please note that in addition to writing us, you should always feel free to post your constructive opinions/feedback/suggestions on the City of Heroes message board (http://boards.cityofheroes.com) where your fellow players and the dev team will be able to view them first hand. Thanks again!

Please contact us if you have any further questions or concerns.

Take Care,

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Omegus (Associate) 6/21/2005 2:28 AM EST : RE: No Subject
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i understand your frustration dude, but i dont belive they will take this as a very serious issue. you can always join with someone else who has that same mission, thou its a hassel, and the only penalty you other wise suffer form failing a timed mission would be missing out on the end of mission XP bonus, which can always be made up by just doing an other mission....as far as i can tell failing a mission does not effect what missions you get later...

it sucks yes... but i dont think they will do much about it, at least not any time soon

probably what you might want to try doing is when we all get into CoV beta, you can try making these suggestions there, the devs will probably be more open to making games changes while they are trying to beta test CoV... whoi knows'


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