Heart of Fire Launch Issues Include Hilarious Experience Glitch

Launch weeks are always one of the more busy ones in a developer’s calendar and here’s why: Issues! Heart of Fire naturally didn’t go live without a healthy dose as well and we’ll try to quickly highlight the most important ones in this article.

Workshop Issues

Eagerly getting into the new Workshop system didn’t exactly turn out that joyful for players that chose “Callum” as their initial retainer. The very first intro quests offers a wide range of possible retainers that do not have any gameplay impact. Picking Callum however will get the quest line into a stuck state and you cannot progress. This will be fixed on Thursday. In the meantime, do not pick him as your retainer!

There are also a few minor issues outlined by Janne here. Those have already been reported on preview, but apparently were not important enough to get fixed in time for the live build. The most severe of those is that the same Artisans can still apply even if already hired. That’s a bug and shouldn’t happen. Also getting a fix on Thursday are some disconnect issues on the Workshop map.

Illusionist’s Gambit and New Leveling Reward = Fail!

You know what you shouldn’t do when handing out additional rewards for leveling up? Leaving a major XP glitch in the game! But that’s what the devs did. Illusionist’s Gambit allowed players to complete Bronze in a private queue for some substantial experience gain. This has been going on for quite some time and was well known. Obviously with the new leveling rewards in place, players soon figured the best way to level up and started exploiting experience in scaling content. As reaction Cryptic has deactivated the skirmish in private queues. Whoops.

How About Those Item Levels?

Another delivery out of the giggle department are the updated item levels of Stronghold Weapons. Some haven’t been updated at all which isn’t too funny to be honest. But lower qualities featuring higher item levels than legendary certainly is, and that’s exactly what happened to some. Please do not fall for scammers that want to sell you the bugged weapons by the way. Just wait for Thursday to sort out the mess.

Speaking of sorting out! The Auction House can’t any longer. Sorting is all messed up and looking up the cheapest items and such turns out be to quite a pain at the moment. Again the advise is to wait until Thursday’s maintenance to not accidentally pay more ADs than you should!

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13 thoughts on “Heart of Fire Launch Issues Include Hilarious Experience Glitch

  • November 7, 2018 at 9:24 am

    The new patronage seal for the Chult campaign is bugged for me. I can hit the button but it doesn´t trigger, the seal does not get crafted. It´s not too bad because the materials are not lost but irritating.

    • November 21, 2018 at 8:33 pm

      wiggins was fixed and most impressively i got my missing acorns reimbursed from the bug. This the first positive experience I’m had from customer support (among several experiences) so I went into it with very little hope. So on this one I say thanks customer support for standing behind your product.

  • November 7, 2018 at 8:20 pm

    Cryptic/perfect world needs to ban the devs for exploiting us

  • November 7, 2018 at 9:22 pm

    Dungeon reward chests can be rerolled 4 times per run currently.
    I did a couple cn runs and i was able to reroll 4 times in every run.
    Isn’t that supposed to be 4 or 5 times per day?
    Are they gonna use this as an excuse in about half a year from now to get rid of established, rich players in the next ban wave?

  • November 8, 2018 at 6:14 am

    “Console release will maintain all the bugs present in the PC Heartfire release, but we’ll hold players accountable for taking advantage of them and ban accordingly.” … Neverwinter management probably

  • November 8, 2018 at 5:09 pm

    All these “well known” exploits – I never knew about Illusionist’s Gambit and the XP deluge! Nor did I know about the Quicksilver thing in the Workshop!

    Boo Hoo! 🙁 Woe is me! 🙁

    I did get a new character from level 6 to 33 in 5 seconds, though. I think it was about 15 XP Tomes that dropped for other characters when they get a post-70 level up reward.

    But I have only 15 Incentive tokens. What’s the Max we can get? I need 100 for the Runic bag.


  • November 8, 2018 at 11:55 pm

    so were they not getting the level books with each lvl over 70? cause, thats pretty much all i get, ive gotten 2 full stacks now since last double xp

  • November 9, 2018 at 2:54 am

    For me the entire Heart of Fire launch was pretty much a bug. There’s not one thing I like about it. In fact I’d go as far to say I hate it. Delete it now! There’s class balancing, then there’s class assassination and with all professions maxed out what do you get in return?

  • November 9, 2018 at 2:57 am

    Mark, I do get XP Tomes occasionally, but I used them all up on last 2xRP so I’d get more RP and more chances of 45k AD.

    Now I actually want them to drop, I’m not getting enough! If it could be done with multiple Alts, it’s a good way of getting multiple BtA UES, just level to get enough Incentives and repeat. But I don’t know if there’s an account-wide cap on the number of Incentives, or if each new character is unique in that regard.


  • January 20, 2019 at 10:49 am

    Workshop glitch where you can’t progress is with the Maelys I’m stuck on consult your retainer when I have 99 of each product on the list. I thought I was the only one. Thank god.

    • January 20, 2019 at 5:40 pm

      You talked to the Professions Supplier in Seven Suns and Tress etc for the later thing with a Box for Knox?

      This bug was on PC at first. It’s incredible that they didn’t debug it before release.

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