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Offline Moogie

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NOOO! Tribe Leader Abducted. :( GOD DAMNIT!!
« on: September 13, 2008, 04:31:19 pm »
So I'm going through Tribe phase on Hard, and it's been a while since I saved. Someone's goofy-looking UFO appears and starts acting suspiciously, hovering back and forth over my tribe area.

"Oh god, no, please... not this..." were my thoughts, as I've seen it posted before.

...And, of course, it happened. HE TOOK MY TRIBE LEADER AND BROKE MY GAME. >:(

Now I have to revert to the save I had god-knows how many hours ago. Argghh, how frustrating!



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Re: NOOO! Tribe Leader Abducted. :( GOD DAMNIT!!
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2008, 04:34:24 pm »
I thought that was impossible. It sounds like a glitch. Your Tribe leader didn't respawn? I would report this as a glitch.
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Re: NOOO! Tribe Leader Abducted. :( GOD DAMNIT!!
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2008, 04:36:11 pm »
So I'm going through Tribe phase on Hard, and it's been a while since I saved. Someone's goofy-looking UFO appears and starts acting suspiciously, hovering back and forth over my tribe area.

"Oh god, no, please... not this..." were my thoughts, as I've seen it posted before.

...And, of course, it happened. HE TOOK MY TRIBE LEADER AND BROKE MY GAME. >:(

Now I have to revert to the save I had god-knows how many hours ago. Argghh, how frustrating!



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Ummm..why revert to a save?  One of your other peeps will become the new leader.   ???

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Re: NOOO! Tribe Leader Abducted. :( GOD DAMNIT!!
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2008, 04:36:27 pm »
I would've thought he'd respawn too.....yet he really didn't? I guess he only respawns if killed.  :o That's a ridiculously glaring bug right there. What a complete drag, sorry to hear about that. An easter egg joke in a game is all well and good, but not when it stops the entire mechanics of the game working.
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Re: NOOO! Tribe Leader Abducted. :( GOD DAMNIT!!
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2008, 04:37:39 pm »
His portrait is completely gone from the list. I read this before, and it was said he didn't return.

I haven't waited long, so I'll see for myself. I'll grab a screenshot, and I'll give it 5-10 minutes. I'll let you know what happens.



Okay, it's been 10 mins. He's not coming back. Here's a screenshot. Notice his missing portrait, and also there's no "Tribe" button there, so I have to manually select everyone. No Tribe Leader means many tribe abilities become irreversably broken, such as Impressing, not to mention the special powers you gained in Cell and Creature phases.

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« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2008, 04:51:05 pm »
I know, hence the thread... :(

As I said, I've seen this posted here before, but only once (I think). So as I was (un)lucky enough to have encountered the same issue, I felt I should report it, and hopefully Lucky or another Maxis staff will see it and make a note.

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« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2008, 04:53:06 pm »
Why can't you OMFG ZERG RUSH the other Tribes? A gone/bugged Chief doesn't mean you can't just destroy the other tribes. And don't give me that crap about you wanting to be social, no game bug stopped me from getting to the Civ stage, and I hope it doesn't stop you.
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« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2008, 04:55:20 pm »
In the interests of testing, I'll be doing exactly that.

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« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2008, 04:58:36 pm »
A gone/bugged Chief doesn't mean...

Wrong... If there is no Chief then the game can just hang after "completing" the phase successfully.


Rephrase that, your sentance makes little sence.
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« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2008, 04:58:46 pm »
...Lol, about 30 seconds after my last post, an Epic wiped me out, and the game reverted to my old save.

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So much for testing what would happen... *facepalm*

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« Reply #10 on: September 13, 2008, 05:01:10 pm »
Also, your planet name? ;D
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Re: NOOO! Tribe Leader Abducted. :( GOD DAMNIT!!
« Reply #11 on: September 13, 2008, 05:05:06 pm »
Well, now you got a spot for 1 more ax man.

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« Reply #12 on: September 13, 2008, 05:10:22 pm »
Actually no, no new spots become available... so infact, you end up down your most powerful unit.

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« Reply #13 on: September 13, 2008, 05:13:24 pm »
I'll add this one to the list of things to look into....

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« Reply #14 on: September 13, 2008, 05:14:46 pm »
Thank you! Glad to hear it.