When using the Leaf Shield ability with a very high defense stat, the 30% shield boost end up being capped at 999. This becomes an issue when you throw the shield and the game automatically reduces your defense by a full 30% rather than the actual boost received. This bug is unfortunately part of a bigger problem with the attachment system and not just the Leaf Shield ability, but I have several ideas for how to fix it and I'll update this thread with any progress I make.
Ability Bug : Leaf Shield Posted by Adrian Marceau on March 18th, 2013 at 9:36pm Viewed 378 Times
I just wanted to leave a note here to let you guys know I'm in the process of fixing this bug and adding a whole new set of mechanics in the process! I'm so excited to post about it, but I have to finish a few more sprites first so maybe tomorrow. Oh it's gonna be so great! :D
Posted on April 29th, 2013 at 9:44amEdited on 2013/04/29 at 9:57am
Posted 2013/04/29 at 9:44amEdited 2013/04/29 at 9:57am
I have a bug to report, unless it had already been fixed.
So, basically all you need is a raised Recovery-% for the field, and you're all set. From that on, Whenever you use Leaf Shield, you won't lose all the defense the recovery gives you. So it's possible to boost your defense with Leaf Shield, and the multiplier doesn't even have to be enormously high to be able to gain big amounts of defense in a couple of turns.
Hopefully I'm not late. Apparently I'm not late: (Screenshot)[http://puu.sh/2JrcF.png]
Posted on April 29th, 2013 at 10:56amEdited on 2013/04/29 at 2:07pm
Posted 2013/04/29 at 10:56amEdited 2013/04/29 at 2:07pm
Oh man, I was so excited to have fixed this bug with last night's update but I totally forgot about the field multipliers! Luckily this should be an easy fix - something like "do not apply modifiers when damage is a percent" (will not work, need to think of something better) or something like that. Either way, thank you so much for reporting it and I'll try to get it fixed within the next few days (or at least before the weekend).
Posted on April 29th, 2013 at 12:26pmEdited on 2013/04/29 at 12:30pm
Posted 2013/04/29 at 12:26pmEdited 2013/04/29 at 12:30pm
Doesn't "do not apply modifiers when damage is a percent" also apply to recovery and stat moves? That would totally negate the effect of the whole Recovery Boost ability. I don't know if Recovery boost was intended to boost the effect of stat boosters anyways, well, that's what it does right now.
You're right, and I definitely need to be very deliberate and careful with the order I calculate this stuff. I definitely do want all the type and recovery/damage boosters to take affect for all moves - even percentages - I just need to make sure the attachment-destroy function knows not to apply them a second or third time. For this specific bug, the Recovery Booster was correct and boosting Wood Man's defense 60% instead of 30%, but I need to tweak the code a bit so that the destory action knows it was boosted. Thanks for excellent bug-testing, and I'll update these threads once I've made some progress. :)
Posted on April 29th, 2013 at 2:17pmEdited on 2013/04/29 at 2:23pm
Posted 2013/04/29 at 2:17pmEdited 2013/04/29 at 2:23pm
I don't want to make a thread for this little question, but it might be a bug. Shouldn't Damage Booster also boost the damage that Hyper Bomb's additional effect deals to benched robots? Right now the damage seems to be fixed, and can be only changed by the "Bomb" field multiplier (I think). That might lead to major abuse of teamwide hitting moves though.
Alright guys, so it's been a few weeks since the attachment updates and the field multiplier updates and the other bug fixes and I think this bug has been ironed out now. :P Can anyone confirm or deny that this bug has been fixed by their own experiences the last few weeks or should I keep the thread open?
Posted on May 30th, 2013 at 6:32pmEdited on 2013/05/30 at 6:47pm
Posted 2013/05/30 at 6:32pmEdited 2013/05/30 at 6:47pm
Just tested with a MegaMan with 9999 defense, and a ProtoMan without all that defense, and both worked fine. MegaMan didn't gain nor lost any defense, and ProtoMan gained and lost the same amount. The testing area had a 2x for nature and 1 Recovery Boost. So yea, the bug is fixed.