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Why doesn't Positron fight? (Maria Jenkins finale)


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In the final mission of the Maria Jenkins arc you have to rescue Positron. After you defeat the Olympian Guard, he comes down from the wall when you approach. Normally I clear the room before rescuing him, but yesterday I had left a few mobs on one side. When I engaged those mobs after the rescue, Positron just followed me like a puppy but didn't fight. In the original version of the arc, where you rescue Statesman after fighting Tyrant, Statesman would fight any mobs left in the room. 

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All that crap is gray to him, no XP.

 

Or maybe being held like that took a larger toll on Positron, a guy in a suit, than Statesman the super-Incarnate.

 

As for why they programmed it like that, no idea.

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1 hour ago, Uun said:

In the final mission of the Maria Jenkins arc you have to rescue Positron. After you defeat the Olympian Guard, he comes down from the wall when you approach. Normally I clear the room before rescuing him, but yesterday I had left a few mobs on one side. When I engaged those mobs after the rescue, Positron just followed me like a puppy but didn't fight. In the original version of the arc, where you rescue Statesman after fighting Tyrant, Statesman would fight any mobs left in the room. 

 

I noticed the same thing last night.  Usually, I clear the room first, too, but I was rushing through at -1 last night and went straight for the Guard.  Once it was taking a dirt nap, I figured I'd stick around and drag Posi back through the cavern for some easy, quick XP, but he wasn't doing anything.

 

Thing is, I also decided to polish off the Unveiler badge, using the Jaeger SSA first mission, and decided to see what happened if I ran it with the Freedom Phalanx, and discovered that Posi was useless there, too.  He toggled on a PBAoE, and proceeded to just follow me, never doing anything else.

 

So he's either scripted to do nothing, or his script is broken, and it's affecting him across multiple instances.

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Anyone who's not high-tier-superhumanly durable is gonna be in no shape to fight after being strung up like that for a long time.  Things like "suspension" and "energy drain" take one hell of a toll on the human body.  Posi's doing pretty damn well just to keep up with you at that point.

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