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# 22
07-27-2013, 01:54 PM
Originally Posted by borticuscryptic View Post
I was doing some testing today, trying to replicate the situation you describe, and what may cause it to happen. I couldn't come up with a reliable reason for it to occur, but did occasionally witness it.

What I suspect it may be (but can't yet confirm 100%) is that the AI commands being sent by the UI buttons aren't always being properly registered by hangar pets, regardless of their current status or distance. It also doesn't seem limited to a specific type of pet. So far, I wasn't able to discern any pattern.

If this is the reason for it happening, then the fact that they're disappearing is probably that they're 'stuck' in Recall Mode, and they are going into their Docking state. To clear this state, try targeting yourself (F1 by default) and hit Escort, then Recall, then Escort again - this should clear them from Recall and back into a state where they will register commands.

We'll continue investigating the underlying cause. Until we can solve it, I hope this workaround helps.
Yeah I noticed either 2 things were happening. As you stated they are stuck in recall or there is some kind of bug with using the abilities you put on your tray. Also as well I believe in conjunction with that if you get too far away from them they will disappear for a long while unless they are replaced. A place to really observe this for testing is vault ensnared especially if you go to fight in the nebula with a carrier.