The cause for Headless Horseman bugs

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The cause for Headless Horseman bugs

#1 » Post by Gadoschi » 27 Oct 2018 14:30

I think I've identified the cause for Headless Horseman bugs.
It appears that bugs occur whenever the total health of the head is brought down to below what it should spawn with in the next transition phase, either through big damage single hits or through dots applied to the head.
Every time the encounter bugged, the head spawned with an incorrect % of health remaining in one of the transition phases (it should spawn with 100% remaining in the first transition, 66% health remaining in the 2nd transition, and finally 33% health in the final phase (I don't know whether that's blizzlike, but I can clearly see this was the intention of the TW script for the encounter)).
Keep observing and you will notice the same.
I'm not stating this based on 1-2 cases. Over the past 2 years I've had around a 100 bugs happen.

I'm also guessing that the head's health % is the trigger for the next normal Headless Horseman phase, which is exactly why it's so important that the health % of the head is correct every time it spawns, or else the Horseman will permanently remain in invulnerable stage.

Another explanation could also be that the bugs are occuring because transitions were scripted to trigger on a certain % of head's health taken out in any given transition phase instead of being triggered by when its health reaches certain % (I hope you understand the difference). This would explain why the bug only occurs after the final transition phase since the overkill in the first two transition phases means there won't be enough health remaining for this kind of trigger to activate.
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Re: The cause for Headless Horseman bugs

#2 » Post by Regent » 27 Oct 2018 15:02

Do me a favor and add this information here please: https://truewow.org/bugs/view.php?id=7335
They tend to look at the bug tracker first anyway rather than here.
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Re: The cause for Headless Horseman bugs

#3 » Post by Gadoschi » 27 Oct 2018 20:04

Added.

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Re: The cause for Headless Horseman bugs

#4 » Post by Kniteknite » 28 Oct 2018 21:09

looking good now thanks all ~ :D
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Re: The cause for Headless Horseman bugs

#5 » Post by Dreadnought101 » 30 Oct 2018 20:16

must say that the pumpkins that spawn in the last phase makes the fight weirdly intense to kill the head, as the pumpkins do 4-5k per hit. Maybe reduce damage those pumpkin adds do?
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Re: The cause for Headless Horseman bugs

#6 » Post by bobsmyname » 30 Oct 2018 22:30

I know nothing of how things are scripted or scripting in general, but in my experience (which is extremely vast), the horseman has only bugged out if the group kills him faster than he spawns the adds in the third mounted phase. i've done it with over damage on head and normal % on head, but this has seemed to be the only constant.
Hopefully we can have this working perfectly next year ^_^
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Re: The cause for Headless Horseman bugs

#7 » Post by Gadoschi » 30 Oct 2018 23:44

No.
The adds have nothing to do with the boss bugging.
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