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Problem bug with Pet summon ball.
Putting this here as well as in main forum so that people know it can happen.
Just lost a fully scrolled 5 slot fire beetle.
Was doing a shrine battle with Assassin and Reptile spawn.
Fire beetle took off into the throng and so I clicked on the pet ball to drag it back to me. Unfortunately the pet ball was still tagged to my triton in the stable which I didn't realise until after clicking it and a triton appeared.
Instead of getting the message 'you have too many followers to summon that pet' it actually pulled the triton out the stable. So for a short period I had two 5 slot pets out. I recalled to re-stable the triton immediately but of course follower slots then showed 0. No fire beetle in stable, no fire beetle out of stable.
Logged and relogged as you do, but still no fire beetle. Recalled to spawn saw dead fire beetle, no ghost.
The pet ball should NOT have summoned a pet out when the follower slots were not available. Just another stupid bug to be aware of and another very expensive pet lost due to game bugs.
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There is nothing written here to suggest that you claiming a “second” pet from the stables would not have produced a same result as summoning a pet using a pet ball.
you said “for a short period of time I had two 5 slot pets out”. I guess we’re skipping that you somehow managed to retrieve your firebeetle when it took off?? From your account of what happened, may I suggest that perhaps when your fire beetle “took off into the throng” it went wild, or perhaps even it was never bonded in the first place and died since you saw the corpse - I somehow managed to make a dread spider 5 slot and scrolled and a friend pointed out to me it wasn’t bonded when I was showing him.
I would also like to add that when a pet is away from its master and has multiple targets attacking it, this increases the likeliness of it going wild, at 120 taming/lore I have witnessed a pet go wild this way.
then you simply summoned a new pet with the pet ball.
What I am proposing is that the beetle went wild sometime BEFORE you clicked the summoning ball (without you realising), you said you could see it, I think (but I’ll have to check) that even when a pet goes wild nowadays it remains blue/green for a while to the former owner
the fact that it didn’t recall with you also suggests it went wild.
but now you’re saying the beetle just proofed? I thought you said you saw its corpse.
you're helpfully providing more information now:
"had only just dismounted it when it took off after the spawn a ways off. I hadn't given it any command"
again this suggests the pet went wild, as you hadn't given it any commands. Pets become happy when they accept commands.
"by then it was in the spawn so was hard to see but there is no way it would of died that quick"
we've already established that the pet died as you saw its corpse so i'm not really sure what you mean.
You've said you play the EC, thank you for providing additional information,
you said "when a pet goes wild you get a message in your journal, there was no message" thank you for this additional information.
Like i said there's no evidence to suggest the pet ball was the cause of the issue here, however i will perform some mass testing.
there is no “coincidence” involved in my suggestion.
what I am suggesting is, the pet went wild, and ran away from you. You then used your pet summoning ball to try and retrieve it because you didn’t see it went wild, possibly after “all follow me” didn’t work (because it was wild) and the pet summoning ball summoned a pet because you had 0 followers - because the fire beetle went wild.
Other readers do not need to “check their pet balls before summoning”
my blue beetle was completely surrounded and was taking lot of damage.
I hit the pet summoning ball and my fire beetle appeared.
After it appeared, I got the usualy message about can't summon pet...
but the fire beetle stayed and the blue beetle got stabled.
I was in Discord with guild mates and i started freaking out when it happened.
I immediately recalled away and stabled my fire beetle.
And my blue beetle was in the stable, heavily damaged.
I fed it and healed it.
And then put the fire beetles pet ball in the bank.
I didn't want it to happen again.
(I didn't notice the name on the pet ball, because I can't always read the writing on stuff.)
because every time I have to switch to a different char, I have to go in and check this box.
And having to click this every time I switch, which is often, is getting old.
No, I don't remember what day this happened, but it was a few weeks ago.
And one of the reasons I didn't report it before now, is unless someone sees it for themselves, they won't believe it. But it does happen...
it was very odd but I got the message like you do when you lose connection & it stables your pet.
i believe mine more has to do with line of sight. it was the uneven ground area. A friend had died somewhere in the area of terathon keep and I was trying to look for him. He wasn't giving good directions about where he was at. Both me and my pet were quickly surrounded where I was at. And it wouldn't come when I was calling it, so i tried the pet ball. And the fire beetle appeared and after a few seconds the beetle stabled, with the message about it being unable to join you. (it was there long enough for me to say aloud in discord that i summoned my fire beetle instead of bring my beetle to my side)
I was scared when i saw that. Even though I got the message that it was stabled. I quickly recalled out and stabled my fire beetle. And sure enough, my giant beetle was listed.
And it hasn't since then.
But it can be reproduced easily , just summon your pet ball, and say claim list real quick before the pet get summoned, and claim any pet from your stable, youll then have more than 5 pets slot , but one of them wont be controlled so I dont suggest doing that cause that pet can easily be lost , if you recall to another sub server for exemple or if that pet dies, I'm just sharing this so no one loose any pet accidently dy doing that
(This issue was resolved in PMs)
@Mervyn Also in your test have you tried to kill the non controlled pet , while you are in another sub server? Because thats what hapenned to MissE, she recalled to another sub server , while the pet died at the shrine battle , that might be why there was no ghost created.