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hannasielhannasiel Member Posts: 65 Arc User
All of my companions are acting weird. The little sprites and the humanoid types all stop their animation after a short time and just stand on the ground with the head and shoulders slumped over and their arms hanging down as if they have lost their energy. I have seen other players' companions do this also. Is this a known bug?? Just started with the recent patch.

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  • jorifice1jorifice1 Member Posts: 1,042 Arc User

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  • hannasielhannasiel Member Posts: 65 Arc User
    jorifice1 said:
    Thanks Jorifice1. Nice to know others have noticed how stupid it looks. Looking forward to seeing it fixed.

  • nathanjmnathanjm Member Posts: 103 Arc User
    The companions just want in on the gravy (gold) train...
  • greywyndgreywynd Member, NW M9 Playtest Posts: 6,694 Arc User
    Seems to affect NPCs all over Faerun that tend to stand in one place and not be interacted with.
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  • kvetkvet Member, NW M9 Playtest Posts: 2,700 Arc User
  • kemnimtarkaskemnimtarkas Member Posts: 837 Arc User
    Since changing default poses isn't a 'bug' - it has to be implemented as a change in the animations and code - it was an intentional change by one or more devs...maybe a little passive aggressive message to their overlords at Cryptic???
  • sandukutupusandukutupu Member Posts: 2,285 Arc User
    @nitocris83 Personal note to the developers, this is actually depressing to me. I take Effexor for my depression, but I can't play the game as much as I would like, running around with companions who look worse than I feel most of the time. Please repair it, I barely put in any time at all now with this glitch. I am not joking about this, it makes me psychologically depressed. I thank you for your attention.

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  • auron#6793 auron Member Posts: 380 Arc User
    i hope the depressed/zombie companions isnt an intentional change. it's not funny or cute. I don't like my companions doing it.
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  • kemnimtarkaskemnimtarkas Member Posts: 837 Arc User
    edited November 2018

    @nitocris83 Personal note to the developers, this is actually depressing to me. I take Effexor for my depression, but I can't play the game as much as I would like, running around with companions who look worse than I feel most of the time. Please repair it, I barely put in any time at all now with this glitch. I am not joking about this, it makes me psychologically depressed. I thank you for your attention.

    Thanks for having the fortitude to speak up on this. If you are experiencing this, chances are good other playerss are too but can't or won't speak to it.

    Mods - please make this a priority for the devs to see and address asap.. It's not a joke or a simple customer service matter.
  • alcasaar#7232 alcasaar Member Posts: 38 Arc User
    same here it's like my compagnion take ZANAX - he stand next me in sleeping mode. Like they say as a Zombie !
  • duskwoodduskwood Member Posts: 39 Arc User
    I had noticed this. I thought maybe it was a new "you've been idle too long animation" then my rogue companion did it after like 5 seconds. I thought he was just being an HAMSTER.
  • wylonuswylonus Member, NW M9 Playtest Posts: 2,376 Arc User
    Chultian tigers also getting very annoying with moaning. not fond of noisy pets.
  • dafrca#4810 dafrca Member Posts: 469 Arc User
    I also do not like this narcoleptic companions. Maybe if it happened after 10 minutes or more but it seems to kick in within seconds.
  • sandukutupusandukutupu Member Posts: 2,285 Arc User
    I believe this is unintentional. At least, I hope this is unintentional and it would be nice to hear, when this problem will be addressed? What I am asking you here, @nitocris83 is this issue been added to the whiteboard yet?

    I also do not like this narcoleptic companions. Maybe if it happened after 10 minutes or more but it seems to kick in within seconds.

    No not 10 minutes, not 10 hours, I want this off. It is driving me insane.
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  • kreatyvekreatyve Member, Neverwinter Moderator, NW M9 Playtest Posts: 10,543 Community Moderator

    I believe this is unintentional. At least, I hope this is unintentional and it would be nice to hear, when this problem will be addressed? What I am asking you here, @nitocris83 is this issue been added to the whiteboard yet?

    I also do not like this narcoleptic companions. Maybe if it happened after 10 minutes or more but it seems to kick in within seconds.

    No not 10 minutes, not 10 hours, I want this off. It is driving me insane.
    This issue has been forwarded to the dev team. That's all I personally can do at the moment. I don't know where it would fall in terms of priority.
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  • slesreth#2147 slesreth Member Posts: 12 Arc User
    kreatyve said:

    I believe this is unintentional. At least, I hope this is unintentional and it would be nice to hear, when this problem will be addressed? What I am asking you here, @nitocris83 is this issue been added to the whiteboard yet?

    I also do not like this narcoleptic companions. Maybe if it happened after 10 minutes or more but it seems to kick in within seconds.

    No not 10 minutes, not 10 hours, I want this off. It is driving me insane.
    This issue has been forwarded to the dev team. That's all I personally can do at the moment. I don't know where it would fall in terms of priority.
    Thank you, I have read the patch notes and I am glad to see that this is on the short list at least.
  • kemnimtarkaskemnimtarkas Member Posts: 837 Arc User
    kreatyve said:

    I believe this is unintentional. At least, I hope this is unintentional and it would be nice to hear, when this problem will be addressed? What I am asking you here, @nitocris83 is this issue been added to the whiteboard yet?

    I also do not like this narcoleptic companions. Maybe if it happened after 10 minutes or more but it seems to kick in within seconds.

    No not 10 minutes, not 10 hours, I want this off. It is driving me insane.
    This issue has been forwarded to the dev team. That's all I personally can do at the moment. I don't know where it would fall in terms of priority.
    Thank you for elevating the issue.
  • dionchidionchi Member Posts: 907 Arc User
    edited November 2018
    Yeah, few things are less inspiring than to see a character that's supposed to have your back while you play - asleep on their feet.

    I don't know why anyone thought this would be a good idea (or if it is just some kind of "glitch"), but I personally don't like it.

    Just my 2¢
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  • mithrosnomoremithrosnomore Member Posts: 693 Arc User
    I have not heard a single positive comment on this change.
    Hopefully it gets fixed sooner rather than later.

    There are dozens of emotes that companions could do while standing around, and pretty much all of them would be better than this one.
  • auron#6793 auron Member Posts: 380 Arc User
    like why not a "waiting" emote? like standing with arms crossed or something? i beleive a simmaler emote to what im thinking of is used by the player character in the aquisitions quest with the eggs.
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  • dlwright62#9885 dlwright62 Member Posts: 9 Arc User
    i have also noticed when companion is doing this if you get attacked the companion does not respond right away
  • smokebaileysmokebailey Member Posts: 43 Arc User

    like why not a "waiting" emote? like standing with arms crossed or something? i beleive a simmaler emote to what im thinking of is used by the player character in the aquisitions quest with the eggs.

    Like the original Sonic idle emote? :D
  • auron#6793 auron Member Posts: 380 Arc User

    like why not a "waiting" emote? like standing with arms crossed or something? i beleive a simmaler emote to what im thinking of is used by the player character in the aquisitions quest with the eggs.

    Like the original Sonic idle emote? :D
    something a bit like that. it would look much better than then slumped over like they have no will to live.
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    There is supposed to be an image here, but the hamsters took it.
    <div align="center">AKA Draconis of Luskan</div>

    Take a backseat boy. Cause now I'm driving. ~ Give it up - Elizabeth Gilies ft. Ariana Grande

    RIP Foundry: On that day, when the sky fell away, our world came to an end. ~Lifelight
  • sandukutupusandukutupu Member Posts: 2,285 Arc User
    If they wanted to add an idle emote, it should be added to the player character and pertain to their current activity.

    Such as;
    • If I am idle reading my mail there should be a note in my character's hand and intently studying it.
    • If I am working on my build, there should be book and the character is making notes in it.
    • If I am just away from keyboard about to be kicked, juggling, dancing, almost anything but never sleeping.
    The only valid reason to add an idle emote to the character would be, to indicate we are busy reading a menu or something. There is absolutely no reason to add it to our companions.
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  • dionchidionchi Member Posts: 907 Arc User
    I don't know about anyone else but if I'm idle or busy doing something else that takes my attention away from the environment out on a quest map, I would hope the companion who is supposed to be there to support me would be (at least appear to be) keeping an eye out for bad guys...

    If I'm in a totally safe environment however my companion can feel free to whip out a chair and sit, play an instrument, juggle, do calisthenics, actually lay down and catch a couple of "z's" or whatever - except look like they are so bored with what I'm doing, that they fall asleep on their feet after a second or two of inactivity.

    Perhaps someone should add a player emote where the player slaps their companion in the back of the head and says: "Wake-up lummox! It isn't always about keeping you entertained."

    Just a thought...
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