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Hey gang, I've played all 4 chars to the final battle and so far every char had had this at one time or another....

 

I'm in the middle of a fight, my cursor changes to a rotating silver orb. I can move the orb around the screen, but I can't move nothing else.

Ususally it's just as the fight I'm in has finished, but a couple of times, once the cursor changed to the orb, the NPC just walked away.....

 

I'm guessing it's some sort of spell, but what? Nothing seems to happen, can't fight, run, cast.....

 

Nothing in the poorly written manual or in the 'in game' help.....

 

Anyone?

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That's very strange. I don't remember anything looking like a silver orb except those white orbs for hp/focus combo that sometimes drop. Do you happen to have a screenshot of it? Also what platform is this on?

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Is it the same silver orb used for targeting abilities? Some of the abilities can be cast at a specific location. It sounds like this "mode" is stuck somehow.

 

 

Not sure what is going on...It looks silver to me, but....it's pretty much like I said...

 

I've been in a fight or at the end (where the fight actually ended) either way, my mouse cursor turns into a spinning sliverish looking ball. I can move it around like the actual mouse cursor. Is it a healing spell of some kind???? Who knows, as I'm usually hitting "heal" all the time when fighting....

Now the cursor has changed to the spinning sliver ball....I can move it around. I've moved it over a NPC..... nothing happens.

I've tried moving my char.....can't. Can't do a thing until the cursor changes back to the regular mouse cursor.

I've noticed healing numbers coming from my char, but probably have hit heal as I usually do....

 

To be honest I can see no advantage or use. I can wizz it all over the screen, but once the fight is over my sidekick comes back and stands next to me. Once I saw the local 'boss' NPC actually walk away from me and head back to the area where it normally stands when you come across it.

 

As far as I can remember the cursor returns to it's normal self after aprox 30 secs (but that a guess as I usually tried to getit to vanish by hitting, move, use, etc (nothing works)

It has happened at different locations and never at the same fight (that I can remember)

I think (not swear to ;-) I've had it with all 4 chars. I know I've had it with Kat, Anji for sure. Either the swordsman or Reinhart have had it for sure (can't rem which)

I know I've tried different things (I use to be an independant game tester for many CG's since the early 90's) So I have a habit of messing around with unexpected things out of habit. But sorry didn't take notes.

 

Unless this is some sort of unknown result of a spell (or a maxed ability).....

I'm at a loss.

 

Feel free to ask if you need any more info.... or drop me an email at my web site www.hawkslegend.com (I have worked with a few devs since retiring (lol, I tend to find things others don't ;-D

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Is it the same silver orb used for targeting abilities? Some of the abilities can be cast at a specific location. It sounds like this "mode" is stuck somehow.

 

How do you enable this mode, is it available on the pc? For me abilities are cast at the target the mouse is over at the time, or if not mousing over any enemies it's cast at my character's feet.

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Is it the same silver orb used for targeting abilities? Some of the abilities can be cast at a specific location. It sounds like this "mode" is stuck somehow.

 

How do you enable this mode, is it available on the pc? For me abilities are cast at the target the mouse is over at the time, or if not mousing over any enemies it's cast at my character's feet.

 

 

I wish I knew I could give the devs a bit more info..... It just happens. (only in a fight) I'm fighting, usually running and hitting spells/abilities. Then all of a sudden there is the silver ball where my cursor should be. After that it's like I said in my other posts.....can't do a thing until the ball vanishes about 30 to 45 secs later.

The fight can end, or the NPC boss (the only time the fight didn't end) will just walk away. Once the ball vanishes and my cursor returns, I went back after the 'boss' and finished the fight.

 

Oh and I use a PC not a console....

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Is it the same silver orb used for targeting abilities? Some of the abilities can be cast at a specific location. It sounds like this "mode" is stuck somehow.

 

How do you enable this mode, is it available on the pc? For me abilities are cast at the target the mouse is over at the time, or if not mousing over any enemies it's cast at my character's feet.

 

 

I wish I knew I could give the devs a bit more info..... It just happens. (only in a fight) I'm fighting, usually running and hitting spells/abilities. Then all of a sudden there is the silver ball where my cursor should be. After that it's like I said in my other posts.....can't do a thing until the ball vanishes about 30 to 45 secs later.

The fight can end, or the NPC boss (the only time the fight didn't end) will just walk away. Once the ball vanishes and my cursor returns, I went back after the 'boss' and finished the fight.

 

Oh and I use a PC not a console....

 

On the PC when using the mouse/keyboard controls, when casting a few abilities in the game you can hold down the ability cast button and then your cursor will turn into an orb so you can precisely cast to a specific location. For example Anjali's Fall from the Heavens and Pillar of Fire can be cast in this style.


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Is it the same silver orb used for targeting abilities? Some of the abilities can be cast at a specific location. It sounds like this "mode" is stuck somehow.

 

How do you enable this mode, is it available on the pc? For me abilities are cast at the target the mouse is over at the time, or if not mousing over any enemies it's cast at my character's feet.

 

 

I wish I knew I could give the devs a bit more info..... It just happens. (only in a fight) I'm fighting, usually running and hitting spells/abilities. Then all of a sudden there is the silver ball where my cursor should be. After that it's like I said in my other posts.....can't do a thing until the ball vanishes about 30 to 45 secs later.

The fight can end, or the NPC boss (the only time the fight didn't end) will just walk away. Once the ball vanishes and my cursor returns, I went back after the 'boss' and finished the fight.

 

Oh and I use a PC not a console....

 

On the PC when using the mouse/keyboard controls, when casting a few abilities in the game you can hold down the ability cast button and then your cursor will turn into an orb so you can precisely cast to a specific location. For example Anjali's Fall from the Heavens and Pillar of Fire can be cast in this style.

 

Oh and yeah I've played all 4 chars thru to the end fight, and know about putting a spell down on a spot of my choice......(as you mentioned with Anji) Not once did I ever have the orb.

 

Hmmm.... so my cursor will turn to the silver orb if Anji/ my side kick, is wanting to jump spmewhere on the board and I have to stop my fighting and put her in some spot?

That being said, then why doesn't it end when the battles do? (the fight only continued 1 time out of about four)

I clicked the "use" key "E" on the PC and nothing happened (tried this every time I saw the orb and nothing ever happened.

I've even tried moving the cursor all around the screen trying to hit an object, NPC (good or bad), clicked away using every button that made abilities happen 1,2,3,4,5,6, E, etc.......nothing.

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No, your cursor should change only for you, not when your AI companion wants to use a skill. What you have is some kind of bug. Did you take a look at your keayboard and maybe keyboard drivers, perhaps some buttons are getting stuck?

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No, your cursor should change only for you, not when your AI companion wants to use a skill. What you have is some kind of bug. Did you take a look at your keyboard and maybe keyboard drivers, perhaps some buttons are getting stuck?

 

 

Nope, no stuck keys... Now I retired from game testing, I've taken up writing and post my copyrighted sci-fi works/novels on my web site. I type/ work everyday and use pretty much every key the game uses, .....so no stuck keys.

Not to mention I've pressed just about every key I could think of (inc ESC) while the ball is visible.....

 

Now don't quote me on this, but I think the /bug/glitch is in the one of the "maxed" abilities that has a percentage of occurring.... Sorry, but the only thing I've based this on is the fact that this sliver orb seems to only occur later in the game..... Slim idea at best, but as I used various abilities with all 4 chars and it happened later in the game.... usually after I'd maxed at least one ability and there are some % abilities...... as I said, just a guess.

 

Maybe it could have some interaction with my Logitec drivers, (mouse & keyboard), but doubt it.

 

Am guessing as I seemed to be the first, this hasn't occurred with anyone else (or at least no on took the time to report it).... I have a fairly beefy PC I built back in the spring of '08 and just added a N-vidia 460 earlier this year....I can play Crysis 2 at 1900x1200 w/o dropping a frame (lol any higher rez and I can't see smaller items ;-)

Don't know...wish I could give you more info. I know things like this might help in the development of future projects that might use the same engine....

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Well have run all 4 thru the game now and am moving on.... if you need more info I kept it loaded on my PC.....

 

BTW on these boards, if you hit "reply" instead of getting a blank field, there is a quote of the previous message? Strange forum set up.

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