Possible Uber Glitch

Buffalo981

Queen
Extremely Helpful Person
#1
I think that there is something glitched with uber spawning. I've encountered this a bunch of times in free play, where everything is normal, but I get the message that an uber has spawned, when there is no uber on the map. I was playing on embankment and couldn't find the Ubers several times (there were three that should've been spawned, couldn't see a single one), but I pretty much thought nothing of it. The uber spawning does work sometimes, but other times, the message comes, but no uber spawns. I played on towhead, and got the message of an uber spawn, and could not find it, which is really strange (it is a very small map, and I checked all the enemy locations from the mini map). There was a similar report on steam recently, so I decided to post here, as other people have noticed the same thing, and not just on the embankment map, but also towhead (I haven't played on the Dunes, but I'm guessing that the problem may not be map related, just a general free play bug).
 

HofNerd

Colony
Extremely Helpful Person
#3
I may have had the same thing happening without me noticing, or it could be the uber mantis not showing up on the map?
 

MikeSlugDisco

Community Manager
Staff member
Community Manager
#4
I'm 99% sure that this is either ubers being killed by other creatures or rising water. Since the rebalance in 0.21 ubers are in general easier to kill, and a group of large creatures can take one down. Or, as Hof said, uber mantis which doesn't show on the minimap when in stealth.

When there's lots of spawned creatures it's remarkably easy to miss an uber, even of you go scanning for it. We have spoken internally about marking them differently on the minimap but haven't worked out the details yet (there's certain technical limitations to this).
 
#5
I'm 99% sure that this is either ubers being killed by other creatures or rising water. Since the rebalance in 0.21 ubers are in general easier to kill, and a group of large creatures can take one down. Or, as Hof said, uber mantis which doesn't show on the minimap when in stealth.

When there's lots of spawned creatures it's remarkably easy to miss an uber, even of you go scanning for it. We have spoken internally about marking them differently on the minimap but haven't worked out the details yet (there's certain technical limitations to this).
Why not use something like the P. Fly Markers in 3.1/.2?
 

HofNerd

Colony
Extremely Helpful Person
#6
I'm 99% sure that this is either ubers being killed by other creatures or rising water.
Here's the 1% :p:

I am guessing the Uber crab got removed by either the crab being removed to reduce creature count or the crab walking to a portal and de-spawning? (Creatures attacking each other is off, rising water is off.)

There have been 4 Uber announcements in that session so far, but I have seen only 1 Uber so far.
 
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