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Killing Floor Needs Your Help

Xienen

Tripwire Alumni and Break Blocks Owner
Mar 26, 2007
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www.greatergoodgames.org
Hey Guys,

We've heard reports of players not getting their weapons when they spawn and they have a Level 5 Perk selected. We can not get this to happen in our local tests, so can you guys help us figure out how to get this to happen 100%? We heard it had to do with changing your Perk in the Lobby menu, but that doesn't seem to do it. Maybe it has something to do with joining a game already in progress and changing your Perk in the Lobby?

If you guys could help us out, we'd LOVE to fix this major bug.

Thanks in Advance,
Tripwire Interactive
 

Zetsumei

FNG / Fresh Meat
Nov 22, 2005
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Falmouth UK
from what i've read so far.

The issue only happends on the first join to a server later on it seems to work ok.

Mostly it seems to direct to something like this if i remember well.
1. Select a random perk thats not the perk you end up wanting to use.
2. Leave the server.
3. Join a server (dunno midgame or in the initial ready sequence).
4. Then either if your perk is already selected from the previous game it doesnt work, or it was that if you change perk from the default perk when you join then the perk doesnt work.
 

kisan

FNG / Fresh Meat
May 26, 2009
5
0
0
It happens when you join a server that is in the middle of killing a wave 100%. When they finish the wave and you spawn, you spawn without your perks weapon.

There's also another bug which might help with fixing the above. When you switch perks while dead, you spawn with the previous perks weapon (this probably means you're spawning with no perk when you join in a mid wave server and then it switches you right AFTER you spawn)

Also, if you join during the trader time period, you can't change your perk and you're stuck with whatever you had last before you joined the server.
 
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Jaek

FNG / Fresh Meat
Apr 14, 2009
242
1
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It happened to me a few days ago when I joined late (half way thru wave 1).

When I spawned I didn't get my weapon. I assumed it wasn't a bug but an anti-abuse mechanism.
 

mistk�fer

FNG / Fresh Meat
Nov 22, 2005
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25
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Berlin
it also happens to me when I join mid-game, when I'm there from the first round on I USUALLY get my perk weapon. I don't get it the first round when there first was another perk active. sometimes my perk is just random, even though I never change it sometimes in the beginning it tells me that i got another perk and I have to switch to my ss perk what makes me start without my shottie.

sry for bad english ^^
 

Nanostrike

FNG / Fresh Meat
May 19, 2009
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250
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I'd love to help, but the only Perk I've gotten to Level 5 is medic and I've ALWAYS had my armor when spawning.

I have SEEN this bug, though. Quite a few times. It usually happens when someone joins right as the last few Specimens of a wave are being killed off. Our buddy joined as a Firebug right as we were finishing Wave 1 and when he spawned, no Flamethrower. One of our other players had the same problem later that game when he joined in at the very end of Wave 4...spawned in, but no shotgun...

I wish I could help more...maybe when I get a few more perks leveled...
 

shah3211

FNG / Fresh Meat
May 12, 2009
83
0
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the only time i get my level 5 support specialist shotgun is when i join a server and see "you are now a support specialist" (in the lobby)

but soemtimes i will join a server and i will see (in lobby)
"you are now a field medic" and directly underneath it i see
"you are now a support specialist"
this is when i dont get my level 5 weapon

sometimes i will see "you are now a field medic" 5 or 6 times then the last one will be "you are now support specialist"

i think this may have something to do with it
 

mistk�fer

FNG / Fresh Meat
Nov 22, 2005
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Berlin
yep, sometimes you just get a random perk. sometimes i even get commando lvl 0 even though i always pick support specialist AND I got commando at lvl3
 

mastertheknife

FNG / Fresh Meat
May 30, 2009
86
0
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I am a level 5 medic, it has happend to me few times. I spawn 70-80% of the time with body armor as expected.

No idea how to reproduce it, seems to be random.
 

Paramecium

FNG / Fresh Meat
May 18, 2009
21
0
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I've found the problem also relates with the game automatically choosing a random perk for you. This typically occurs for me when you join as a spectator and then join the game through the ESC menu. In this case, you do not normally spawn with the bonus item.
 

Xienen

Tripwire Alumni and Break Blocks Owner
Mar 26, 2007
1,678
431
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www.greatergoodgames.org
Well, I reproduced the bug by having someone else start playing and then I join in later and switch my Perk in the lobby before spawning. Whichever Perk it selected for you when you joined would give you the Level 5 weapon, but if you switched to something else, it would respawn you before telling the server which Perk you selected. It has been fixed in that case, but I had never joined as Spectator and selected a Perk through the Escape Menu and then joined. In theory that should be fixed as well, but I have not tested that.
 

Nanostrike

FNG / Fresh Meat
May 19, 2009
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Well, I reproduced the bug by having someone else start playing and then I join in later and switch my Perk in the lobby before spawning. Whichever Perk it selected for you when you joined would give you the Level 5 weapon, but if you switched to something else, it would respawn you before telling the server which Perk you selected. It has been fixed in that case, but I had never joined as Spectator and selected a Perk through the Escape Menu and then joined. In theory that should be fixed as well, but I have not tested that.
Nice! Field testing via players FTW!
 

kisan

FNG / Fresh Meat
May 26, 2009
5
0
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seems that all is fixed except the bug where you get stuck with a random perk when you join a game during trading. I get stuck with perks I never even use and it says "you can only change once per wave" if you try to change.
 

Nanostrike

FNG / Fresh Meat
May 19, 2009
2,027
250
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seems that all is fixed except the bug where you get stuck with a random perk when you join a game during trading. I get stuck with perks I never even use and it says "you can only change once per wave" if you try to change.
I can confirm that this is still fully present and EXTREMELY annoying...