Best posts made by SpirantCrayon22
With the Ubisoft Connect challenges I can see a reason for doing 50 kills of a specific type or 100 kills of any type . . .
. . . but FIFTY River Raids? I just timed how long it took from starting the conversation with Vagn to regaining control of Eivor at the dock in Ravensthorpe - 7 (seven) minutes without doing anything on the raid other than pressing down on the d-pad and selecting "go home".
Minimum 350 minutes (50 minutes per day for a week) to get FIVE opals and 25 xp???
This is mad!!!
Hello. Since earlier today, so 1.2.1, I am getting spammed about the Mōdraniht tattoo set. If I leave them in the inventory I get a message every ten minutes (that is not a joke though the five minutes in the topic title is an exaggeration) that there's new unlocks. If I "unload" them at Tove's then the tattoos reappear in the inventory, with the individual items appear on-screen as well as the "new stuff" message. I am not doing anything to prompt this, when talking to Reda, when running from A to B, loading the game, there's no pattern. I suppose it must be related to autosave somehow.
I got the tattoo set in the Yule festival. I am not sure if I had to re-download it at Easter with the Godly pack or whatever it was called but I had the tattoo set "installed" at Tove's place after that and before the 1.2.1 update.
Do you really need a video of this?
I posted the same thing in "general discussion". I timed it from pressing A to talk to Vagn until regaining control of Eivor at the dock in Ravensthorpe - seven minutes. That's just to get to the raid and exit immediately. XBox One X connected via ethernet cable to a high-speed internet connection. Admittedly the game is on the external disk but I am unsure that makes any difference. Even so grinding that out forty-eight more times? It's ridiculous.
I agree completely with the business about the small bit of the house. The game's excellent. The attacks are not warranted - if you really are that annoyed, go and do something else.
There is something about the approach from the support team, though - there are aspects that just do not make sense. Why the insistence on videos for everything? They even ask for videos of stuff that is not possible to reproduce (eg, the one about letters to Eivor that disappear - they've already disappeared). Constructive posts with videos are ignored where posts flaming Ubisoft are answered. Asking players stuff like "please tell us what that key is for" - how can Ubisoft not know that? Why do they expect players (who used one of the fifty or so keys once, weeks ago, where the name is ambiguous and the use of the key is robotic and not in any way memorable) to remember that?
Of particular note is that on many occasions when looking at this forum, it's easy to get the impression that people at Ubisoft do not play the game. For example, a simple description of a bug where all that it takes is for them to load the game and have a look or play for about 20 seconds; eg, if I stand and wait, catch a spear from a Standard Bearer and throw it back to kill him then raven looting doesn't work - just go to Winchester and try it out. If there's no shopkeeper in Fornburg or drinking game in Alrekstad, just load the game and try it, it's actually much simpler just to go there and see. There are not so many bugs that the time spent "on all of them" would be overwhelming.
The response from support is not all bad, though. Some responses are pretty quick and sometimes it's clear when they've really picked up the ball on a given issue. Many bugs have been fixed. Others are going to be fixed.
A bit (lot?) more patience from players and a bit more engagement from the support team and the support would go a whole lot more smoothly.
The loading times thing is a bit weird, it seems to be not only on PS and Xbox but also PC. At the moment the first responses from Ubisoft are that there aren't other reports of long loading times, this is in a thread with about a dozen different people complaining about the same thing.
The raids . . . must be a mistake. Fifty kills on River Raids, even a hundred - tick, no problem. Five River Raids - again, no problem. They do not usually bother to fix that kind of thing, like the absent items in Reda's shop, as it is going to go away in just under two days anyway.
You wrote "can you please check if you installed your additional content with this link?" which, to me, is a clear implication that the customers might not have installed it properly.
This is wrong and I don't like that implication. I looked at "manage game" earlier today and it was not there.
Now it is. Clearly Ubisoft and/or Microsoft has changed something. Please change the story to, "Yes, something went wrong and it wasn't your fault."
Some messages from you guys are infuriating so, while I avoid it and it is not acceptable, I can see why there are some abusive posts. For example, you guys can't ask colleagues for a list of items in Reda's shop (that is just mad), you ignore some messages about bugs completely (no Great Aegis rune?), you don't update the "known issues" list with items that have been repeatedly posted, you claim that common-and-easy-to-find bugs can't be reproduced (enemies not throwing anything after a red "targeting" thing appears), you ask for screen shots in situations where you either have no idea what the game looks like or you take the position that you do not believe what customers tell you, you ask the customers what in-game items do ("please let us know what the key we put in the game does" - again, completely mad) and that's just off the top of my head with threads I've started or to which I've contributed.
Also, people are right to complain about the unfailing and flawless appearance of new cosmetic items (yes, they're just cosmetic, that there's a rune doing something is hardly substantial) when there are bugs lasting months in the game that can be sorted out extremely easily (just add a chest with three big flatfish, for crying out loud, until the blasted things can be put in the game properly).
There are many examples of bugs that are easy, really really easy, to find yet somehow the team is unable to reproduce the behaviour. An exact text description is insufficient? Why? "Please provide a video showing that you do not have XXX." Um . . . don't you guys know what that looks like???
Closely related are the responses that show a lack of understanding of the game itself or are just bizarre. I posted about the dozens of keys and things that are still in Eivor's inventory. I got a response asking me which quests were supposed to use the items. Um . . . Ubisoft doesn't know what the keys it put in the game were for? Doesn't anyone at Ubisoft see that there are dozens of items in Eivor's inventory? The only explanation for the latter is that they do not play the game as it's so incredibly obvious.
Unless they experience a lot of something mad like corporate espionage, ie, trolls from EA or whatever posting billions of bug reports to cause them problems, the aim is only to raise that bar you mention, there is no other explanation unless the people at Ubisoft do not play the retail version of the game at all, which is also completely mad as it should be absolutely basic QA/QC.
Lastly, there's Ubisoft's image. They do not realise or, far more likely, do not care that these matters continue the trend of making them and other game developers look bad. There's been a good amount of decent responses in the support forums but all that work is being overshadowed by this attitude. They're not alone, EA, Square Enix, Microsoft . . . most devs have the same attitude.
I am not going to do the suggested troubleshooting. Multiple players on multiple platforms all developing the same problem at the same time, coinciding with an update and you still suggest that we all individually do troubleshooting? Um, no, it's a problem that was introduced with 1.2.2.
Latest posts made by SpirantCrayon22
Letters disappear when read, which is a bit annoying for the reason you write. Worse, if they're read in the wrong order then unread letters also vanish - annoying when it comes to the axe. Ubisoft are aware of the latter problem though I do not know if anything was done. There are some mildly interesting post-quest events that occur at the various locations. I am unsure if I have done all of them, again for the sort of reason you write, but I did one in London and one or two others.
The worst one so far!
Niflheim Hood has appeared for the fourth time in the last four months. 13th April for a week, 21st May, 11th June and 23rd July. Nine Niflheim items have not appeared once during this period. The Niflheim Armor has appeared three times and Dvalinn has appeared twice.
Had it been Niflheim Frozen Tree, Niflheim (Right Arm) or Niflheim Pants then there'd have been a complete set. A cynic might view all this as a deliberate ploy to steer people towards spending money.
I saw this in the Connect app and tried to redeem it and it failed. Then I remembered I already had the item, went and checked the inventory and it was there. It was part of a set of things they gifted back in . . . earlier in the year, can't remember when. Might help you?
The Connect app does not talk to Valhalla about purchases. I have the Jackdaw set from River Raids, the Berserker things from the Ultimate preorder and the Altaïr outfit from whatever-it-was. They all show up in Connect as available for me to buy.
I tend to have a few tabs open on various different pages (news, random searches for whatever). Just now the first page I went to was this forum. Immediately on opening it (this is after a restart I think) the page showed unread topics but it corrected itself within seconds to a logged-out state. If I get a state where it's open for longer than that I'll try and remember to remember what I did.
Dvalinn has appeared again after appearing about four months ago but nine Niflheim items haven't appeared during that period.
ISU Maiden has appeared for the second time in less than three weeks but thirteen Knight Isu items (eighteen if there are tattoos) have not appeared at all.
The five items of the Gothic gear set have now all appeared once in just under four months, second complete gear set in that time.