[Closed]Buffs vanishing



  • Area name: Everywhere
    Issue Location: Anywhere
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    Issue Description: This is the second time this has occurred. Mid event, all my buffs started vanishing. First 2 out of my 4 buffs vanished, then the other 2 a few seconds later. Every time I reapply them they're all stripped every few seconds, without any IG actions.


  • Admin [DM]

    Who was the caster?
    What buffs were they?



  • I've had this happen too even self casting, doesn't seem to matter who the caster is


  • Order of the Aster

    potions and items too.
    lost magic weapon from an item after less than a minute.
    Lost barkskin from an item less than a minute
    lost barkskin from potion
    lost strength from potion
    lost endurance from item
    lost whatever unfie cast on me in about a minute



  • This happens with buffs, potions, and magical items.

    It doesn't seem to discriminate based on source. @Puffy


  • Admin [DM]

    Hrm, sounds like a timer issue.. @DoctorDeth / @Haquin any ideas?


  • Admin [DM]

    I have no idea, seems like a time-issue more than anything else. I'll try to figure out.


  • Storyteller [DM]

    Did a storyteller change the time?



  • We don't even know how to do that!


  • Admin [DM]

    I touched nothing!


  • Storyteller [DM]

    It's an ingame function, ##dm_settime XX


  • Admin [DM]

    May be that an area is missing the on enter and on exit script


  • Admin [DM]

    Found a few XZOA areas with missing enter/exit scripts. May or may not resolve the problem.


  • Admin [DM]

    @Bowser said in Buffs vanishing:

    Area name: Everywhere
    Issue Location: Anywhere

    Did some testing IG tonight and I was unable to recreate this bug. So.... I need to know:

    1. Is this happening on quest when no dms are around?
    2. Is it only when there is a dm around?
    3. Is it happening with a certain monster that is spawning?
    4. Is it only happening on DM events or is it also happening on scripted quests?


  • This happened again today in the same DM quest area that Bowser was mentioning before. So it seems related to the area. Caves: ZQA I think? Buffs instantly disappeared about 5-10 minutes in. This was a DM event of course


  • Storyteller [DM]

    Please let us know as much details of what is happening on the event when this happens.

    • What monsters are being spawned
    • effects used
    • spells you are casting (especially hak ones or altered nwn ones)
    • are you being suddenly healed as well as losing your buffs?
    • Keep an eye on the compass for time and date on dm events, and if there is suddenly a time jump there, note it down.
    • any particular section of an area?

    The more data we have, the more details we have, the more likely the Admins are to find what is doing this.

    Thank you for your help and patience.


  • Admin [DM]

    I updated all the XZOA areas tonight. Some were missing variables, some had incorrect variables. I dont know if the variables affect spells at all but it was a needed fix one way or the other. After v6536 uploads, let me know if this persists.


  • Admin [DM]

    After several tests all I can determine is:

    There is no specific DM present (though people tend to notice it during Middy's events, but that is correlation not causation)
    There is no specific area
    There is no specific buff disappearing
    There are no specific spells being cast at the moment
    Not everyone loses buffs at the same moment
    Not everyone loses buffs (?)


  • Admin [DM]

    Has this happened recently?



  • This happened to me today, April 17 2020 at around 11am in Arabel: Sewers during a @StrawMan event. I'm not sure exactly what triggered it, but I have a feeling it may have been from Strawman's DM avatar. Rested at the inn, and everything seemed okay. Got a port back to Underground: Lower Passages and the bug returned. These seems to be RemoveEffect() related, to me.

    • Timestamp it happened on: April 17, 2020 11am EST

    • Exact Area: Arabel: Sewers; Undergound: Lower Passages. Did not occur after rest in Faceless Inn. Immediately reappeared upon return to Underground: Lower Passages.

    • Screenshot of your location in the area itself: Unable to Provide

    • Was it during a DM event: Yes

    • What buff went missing?: Everything that was casted, up to and including shield, protection from evil, mage armor, ghostly visage, bull's, endurance, barkskin, aura of shadow (custom), wall of smoke (custom). Weapon effect itemproperties seemed unaffected.

    • Who was with you in the party at the time? Francis Devalle, Tarlee Dawnshield, Martina Takihashi, Danat Ashby, Moraine (Something), DM Strawman

    • What action you did or what happened right before the buffs vanished: Cast them. Not to be pedantic, the removal was fairly immediate. I had Strawman port me to Faceless, I cast Wall of Smoke, then rested. The bug went away, having timed it for about ten minutes. Then, after it appeared to be fixed, I had him port me back to the DM quest location where the bug reappeared immediately.


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