Old School Runescape PvP Problems Second Part
Last time, we have talked (hopefully you guys agreed to it) that complaining angrily to the support team of an MMORPG like Jagex on Old School Runescape is not the way to do things. Yeah, you have to approach them calmly and just say to them the problem clearly and rationally. Now we just focus on the second part of the example last time I showed you where there is a PvP problem a year ago. I dug this one up like a hidden Old School Runescape Gold.
Here is the latter half of the calm example of reporting to GM’s:
Issue #2 – Eating processes after damage calculation, but before death
This one affects PvM too, and it’s a bug.
Player 1’s max hit is 16.
Player 2’s current health is 3.
Player 2 eats a lobster in the same tick player 1 attacks. Player 1 hits a 3, and player 2 now has 12 health.
If player 1 attacks player 2 in the exact same tick player 2 eats, player 1’s max hit will be player 2’s current health, in this example, it’s 3. it should be possible for player 1 to KO player 2, by hitting a 15, but player 1’s max hit is bounded by player 2’s current health, this is bad.
The reason I bring up this issue is, if issue #1 is addressed, issue #2 will make it impossibly hard to kill somebody. The only reason issue #2 isn’t as bad as it could be is the randomized hit delays, i.e. you only have a 50% chance of actually abusing the bug.
Ex. 1 – http://i.imgur.com/oWQpuwC.gifv
This player is sitting at 2 HP, and eats a lobster at the same time they are hit with a 2h. They are hit for 2, leaving them with 12 hp. The other player can’t hit higher because of the way eating and damage calculation are processed, and therefore can’t kill player 1 in that instance.
TL;DR – Jagex’s solutions to PvP issues back when they were originally addressed were horrible, and it needs to be re-considered.
Apply the same fix which we saw back in 2008/2009, which normalized hit delays across PvP and removed the invincibility eating bug.
I honestly don’t have any PvP experience in OSRS and I was too busy farming RS 2007 Gold to get into PvP. Are these fixed already? Hopefully! Keep your cool guys and enjoy playing!