Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Robbed of an acheivement

So last night, to make things interesting, we decide to attempt some achievements as we reclear BWD. We managed the Omnitron acheivement Achieve-a-tron oneshot, so we decided to give the Maloriak acheivement a go : Aberrant Behavior.

Generally you pull 9 adds, and then 9 again, and after the second green phase, you push Phase2, and kill the boss. This ach requires you to allow 12 adds to spawn, keep your offtank alive long enough to make it to the first green phase, and then nuke them down asap, killing all of them within a 10 second window. We even used a bloodlust to be sure.

We managed this, all of our mods and acehievement tracking told us we were on target, but when we got the kill, nothing :(

Upon looking at logs, I saw the following :

First add died at 20:48:00.765 , last add died at 20:48:09.156 - that's a 8.391 second gap between the first and last add. Well within the 10 second window.

I'm sitting on 400ms, so that can't account for a 1.6 second gap. So I'd like to know what the hell just happened.

The raw log entries are below :

5/9 20:48:00.765 UNIT_DIED,0x0000000000000000,nil,0x80000000,0xF130A1E000000669,"Aberration",0xa48
5/9 20:48:02.656 UNIT_DIED,0x0000000000000000,nil,0x80000000,0xF130A1E000000663,"Aberration",0xa48
5/9 20:48:02.656 UNIT_DIED,0x0000000000000000,nil,0x80000000,0xF130A1E00000066C,"Aberration",0x10a48
5/9 20:48:03.875 UNIT_DIED,0x0000000000000000,nil,0x80000000,0xF130A1E000000670,"Aberration",0xa48
5/9 20:48:05.671 UNIT_DIED,0x0000000000000000,nil,0x80000000,0xF130A1E000000675,"Aberration",0xa48
5/9 20:48:06.015 UNIT_DIED,0x0000000000000000,nil,0x80000000,0xF130A1E000000664,"Aberration",0xa48
5/9 20:48:06.796 UNIT_DIED,0x0000000000000000,nil,0x80000000,0xF130A1E00000066B,"Aberration",0xa48
5/9 20:48:07.234 UNIT_DIED,0x0000000000000000,nil,0x80000000,0xF130A1E000000671,"Aberration",0xa48
5/9 20:48:07.234 UNIT_DIED,0x0000000000000000,nil,0x80000000,0xF130A1E000000674,"Aberration",0xa48
5/9 20:48:07.921 UNIT_DIED,0x0000000000000000,nil,0x80000000,0xF130A1E00000066A,"Aberration",0xa48
5/9 20:48:08.000 UNIT_DIED,0x0000000000000000,nil,0x80000000,0xF130A1E000000667,"Aberration",0xa48
5/9 20:48:09.156 UNIT_DIED,0x0000000000000000,nil,0x80000000,0xF130A1E000000668,"Aberration",0xa48


  1. Emo. I'd say ticket it, but that never works :< The best you can hope for is to log it as a bug and hope that you're the catalyst for it never happening to someone else.

  2. Yeah pretty much. This post is more an interest piece, and a little venting. We'll try again :)

  3. /pat

    I knew that and I was just trying to express sympathy :P

  4. Haven't read your blog for a while, only saw this one today. Same day that you've most probably also seen the bug fix for this in 4.2 on MMO-Champion..
    "The achievement Aberrant Behavior should no longer incorrectly reset its kill tracking during the Maloriak encounter in Blackwing Descent."
    Under 'Dungeon & Raid Bug Fixes' here