Forum Index Bug Reports (Ranged) Blight monsters attack foes which are not directly in their path.

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From the official PoE: Blight page (emphasis mine):

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Sister Cassia is trying to stop the spread of the mind-controlling Blight by destroying Fungal Growths. When attacked, the Blight commands infected monsters to defend it. The monsters mindlessly follow the Blight's tendrils, only attacking foes directly in their path.


However it seems blight monsters will attack any enemy in-range, including the purification pump and the player even when the player is off-screen from any lane. This is especially noticeable with ranged blight mobs.

Related feedback here:
Ranged blight monsters are very dangerous (from Feedback and Suggestions)

SirGuySW
Sep 15, 2019 09:13:08 AM

I can't help but feel like fixing this bug would also fix the issue with portals being too close to pump ... Pump wouldn't be 'on the path' until the end of the path so mobs wouldn't attack it until the end of the path regardless of how close to the pump the path gets. :|

Perhaps this is how it was planned to work from the start which is why 'portals close to pump' wasn't fixed prior to launch (because it wasn't going to be an issue), and maybe mobs attacking enemies off-lane is the "issue that we are aware of and tried to get fixed for Blight's initial release. The problem turned out to be a lot harder than it initially seemed, and the team are still looking for a good solution." -Natalia_GGG


Communication either way would be great especially since this functionality is explicitly described on the Blight league info page.



Attempted to use forum quote tags in this post for the quote from Reddit. Broke the post. Attempted to fix. Wouldn't post. Sorry for extra posts...

SirGuySW
Sep 17, 2019 02:37:08 AM

SirGuySW
Sep 17, 2019 02:40:16 AM

https://youtu.be/hvGay6lp5ys?t=672

1 good example of dying while NOT standing in lane (no slow motion needed).

https://youtu.be/zoS2j9mukek?t=166

1 example of dying while IN lane from unreasonable amount of projectiles spawning "seemingly" out of nowhere (watch it in slow motion).

THIS is why you have problems with player retention GGG. At least for players like me (only play HC, stop playing when I've died to "bullshit" which ofc is very subjective).

Isobel
Sep 17, 2019 16:00:03 PM

More examples:

https://youtu.be/tb7bNZZut2s?t=483

Isobel
Sep 18, 2019 23:44:25 PM

More examples:

https://youtu.be/tb7bNZZut2s?t=607

Just let us know when you have enough examples, or if this is indeed the intended behaviour.

P.S. Not limited to fire ball minions.

Isobel
Sep 18, 2019 23:50:01 PM

That last one clearly illustrates the 'bunching up' effect. I count around 20? enemy health bars basically on top of each other. Which means they all fire at once, which creates that beam of death.
-_-

SirGuySW
Sep 19, 2019 11:34:45 AM

Two more examples of why this league sucks ass for HC players, taken from ZiggyD's video:

PATH of EXILE: The State of Blighted Maps After the Patches

https://youtu.be/dt4iUVv33wc?t=61
https://youtu.be/dt4iUVv33wc?t=215

Btw, as he mentions in the video, this is the best league to play summoner in a good long while... so why am I (a player that more or less only plays HC + Necromancer) not happy in this league?

Isobel
Sep 21, 2019 06:48:20 AM

Not even the veteran player noticed that he died to ranged mobs (he thought it was a boss):

https://youtu.be/hQzTMGyN6TE?t=640

Isobel
Sep 23, 2019 00:53:17 AM

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Isobel wrote:
Two more examples of why this league sucks ass for HC players, taken from ZiggyD's video:

PATH of EXILE: The State of Blighted Maps After the Patches

https://youtu.be/dt4iUVv33wc?t=61
https://youtu.be/dt4iUVv33wc?t=215

Btw, as he mentions in the video, this is the best league to play summoner in a good long while... so why am I (a player that more or less only plays HC + Necromancer) not happy in this league?


Thanks for all the examples this league also suck for none HC players... i lost so many Blighted maps that i had to stop playing... it is just not fun to lose to mechanics that you can not fight in any way.

I wonder why the hell GGG is not answering anything... they are totally losing me with all this silence.

Drimli
Sep 23, 2019 06:30:58 AM
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