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Invincible But Useless Teammate


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While playing a Tower 4 Survival, about a minute or two into the game, the Ash on my team (a client) got downed, but hadn't taken any damage. We couldn't revive him, he couldn't shoot, but he could still use powers and revive teammates. After using Blade Storm, he would be on his feet and able to shoot again, but could only rotate the camera 180 degrees. Getting hit by any enemy attack at all would knock him down again, but not do any damage. If he was hit multiple times in rapid succession, the 'falling down' animation would repeat for each time.

 

Much later on in the mission, he rather randomly began taking damage again. We revived him once he got downed for real and all seemed right, but it wasn't two minutes before he got stuck again. He suspects that his microwave has something to do with it, based on the fact that when it came on, he took damage, and when it finished, he was stuck again. It sounds utterly ridiculous but I've had microwaves interfere with my internet in the past.

 

Unfortunately I don't have screenshots or a way to reproduce this reliably. I ran several T4S missions with him and it only happened that one time, and we still have no idea what triggered it.

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was the host lagging? or did you experience a lag spike anytime prior to the invincibility?

 

ive had teammates and myself get stuck or become invinc, but with no basic functions other than moving...but its mostly due to lag from host

No one complained of lag at all. The only thing I noticed was a rather significant framerate dropoff right as we reached the 20 minute mark, for about 8 seconds and then no problems whatsoever after. Except for Ash.

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He suspects that his microwave has something to do with it, based on the fact that when it came on, he took damage, and when it finished, he was stuck again. It sounds utterly ridiculous but I've had microwaves interfere with my internet in the past.

 

Wi-fi networking and microwave ovens both operate in the same general area of the EM spectrum, about 2.4ghz.  If he is using wi-fi and his microwave is a little old, or damaged, or attached to the same electrical circuit as his PC or router, then it absolutely possible to have problems like this.  What happens is the microwave blasts the wi-fi network with "noise", and because it is far more powerful than the network it wins.  Which leads to horrendous packet loss, and lots of weirdness and unreliability with multilplayer games.

 

Things to try in order of nuisance, 1.) Set wi-fi network to a different channel on the other end of the range of choices from where it is now. This may put it far enough out of the microwave's frequency that they can coexist happily.  2.) Move PC and router to different household electrical circuits.  3.) Buy a new microwave  4.) Install wired network.

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Wi-fi networking and microwave ovens both operate in the same general area of the EM spectrum, about 2.4ghz.  If he is using wi-fi and his microwave is a little old, or damaged, or attached to the same electrical circuit as his PC or router, then it absolutely possible to have problems like this.  What happens is the microwave blasts the wi-fi network with "noise", and because it is far more powerful than the network it wins.  Which leads to horrendous packet loss, and lots of weirdness and unreliability with multilplayer games.

The peculiar thing is the microwave seemingly improved his connection. The issue persisted only while the microwave was not on.

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I had somewhat the same issue, minus the microwave.

 

I placed a healing totem but got downed on top of it. After a few bursts I noticed I had health again but was still down on the ground. I could move (or rather crawl), fire my secondary weapon and use skills. I also became invincible but got stunned whenever I took a hit.

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