ArcheAge’s skill queues lead to near-instant kill exploits [Updated]

    
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Skill queues are meant as a way for players to “store up” commands and have all of those commands finally executed in one fell swoop. They are not meant to create lengthy instant implementations of multiple attacks in less than a second, thus functionally serving as an instant kill. So when ArcheAge implemented the skill queue yesterday, you can probably guess which of the above happened.

The center of the unfortunate exploit is the skill Gods’ Whip, which was already renowned for its ability to cancel other animations. You can see videos of players abusing the exploit and crafting a macro to make use of the skill down below, and the effects are immediately obvious and substantial. No official word yet on the oversight, although we’re fairly certain that instant-murder bursts of lightning were not on the list of intended features for skill queues.

Source: Official announcement on skill queues; thanks to Matt for the tip!
Update 07/10/2015 2:13:26 PM EDT: Trion has now said it will be disabling skill queues.


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wjowski
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Zariarn 
“The game that could have been…..sad.”
Oh, it’s pretty sad alright.

xlinkup
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xlinkup

The first video cracked me up so much. The guy was like; hmmm I’m gonna go do some pvp…. 3 seconds later…. DEAD! lmao this reminds me of the Mo comic lol.

Croquantes
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Croquantes

I’m one of those “filthy casuals” when it comes to PvP, and for me, ArcheAge is hands down the worst PvP experience I’ve ever had in a game.
You have to spend hundreds of real life dollars just to be viable in PvP and by viable I mean, not get instaganked. The PvP experience in ESO is a much better experience for me…

StranaFA
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StranaFA

enamelizer Xl might have coded this but its not for eastern servers as they don’t have the ping problem the western ones do.  Its most likely not on the Korean server. Its also Trions responsibility to test this patch on the test server which they obviously didn’t do.  Trion has a really bad habit of releasing patches and then say ‘we didn’t know it did that’.  This is why Trion gets the blame as usual.

MorpayneRADIO
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MorpayneRADIO

Maybe they should read Trumps book so next time they don’t get crushed making those deals.

BryanCo
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BryanCo

Ah, ArcheAge.  It’s like watching a train derail.  And then the train tumbles into a ravine.  And then an avalanche caused by a skittish mountain goat sends boulders crashing into the wreck.  And now bears are showing up to attack the survivors.

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digi_owl

BalsBigBrother RemyVorender Line with more hugs Dunno about TSW, but that is downright bunk with GW2.
Play a elementalist or engineer and you bring some 20+ skills to a fight, that require multiple key presses to switch between.
A multi-kit engineer in particular begs to be scripted so that one can combine skills from multiple kits into a fast hitting chain.
And their combo system of elemental fields and finishers is not helping either, as you may want to drop a water field from one skill set and then use a blast finisher from another to pull of a (surprisingly for a game that prides itself on not needing healers) strong AOE heal.

jackinthegreen
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jackinthegreen

Cosmic Cleric Lord Zorvan lol

jackinthegreen
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jackinthegreen

I tried this recently again . It kept disconnecting every 10 minutes . Have played it before but never had a problem . 

Gave up within half an hour and moved onto something else .

Celestia
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Celestia

Zucatti360 It is bordering on Performance Art.