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SPOffline: Dialogue with Edvard in Blood River Massacre scene

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  1. Kara Brae

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    3/26/2016 2:37 PM
    Title: SPOffline: Dialogue with Edvard in Blood River Massacre scene
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    Details: I spoke to Fingers and gave him the Elven mirror for the bonesteel dagger. With the dagger in my inventory I spoke to Edvard. At first, Edvard doesn't recognize that I have the dagger. Then he does. Then he doesn't and tells me to go get the dagger before he will open the gate. These are his replies (also see screenshot below):
    1. I trust you met he of the wandering fingers
    2. I see from the dagger you hold that you have already encountered his bargaining acumen
    3. Now that you have the bonesteel dagger you should head to Aerie... I will unlock the gate if you so need me to.
    When I type unlock:
    1. ... come back once you have the dagger I saw our scavenger friend admiring, and I can unlock the gate for you
    It turns out that I MUST type the word dagger to get Edvard to open the gate, despite his previous recognition that I am carrying it.

    Once Edvard has recognized that I have the dagger, he should stick by this recognition, give me any parting tips, and open the gate (without me having to type dagger).


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    OS: Windows 10 (10.0.0) 64bit
    CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3770 CPU @ 3.40GHz (8) System RAM: 16324
    GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GT 640 GPU RAM: 3020
    SotA.EarlyAccess.Win.64.336.Date.03.25.16
    Area: Novia_R7_Forest01_Bloodriver
    Loc: (-62.9, 52.7, 2.0)
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  2. Lum the Mad

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    Thanks, got it.
     
  3. Lum the Mad

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    The problem here is that you are skipping a step. Edvard needs to tell you of your next steps forward, not just pop the door open and shoo you on your way. That's done by you showing him the dagger at which point you move the quest forward, unlock journal entries, etc.

    I'll add a reminder to unlock if you have the dagger but have not actually shown him of such to guide the player in the correct direction without (incorrectly) telling you to go get it.
     
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    I understand what you are saying, but you can't leave it up to the player "to do the right thing".
     
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    You also can't insist that we support players taking shortcuts around the right thing. Regardless it's been changed so the situation you describe can no longer happen.
     
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