When will Bethesda fix the Miraak glitch or give us news about it? (Spoilers)

#1dark-world-q8Posted 1/23/2013 5:29:11 AM
I'm sick of getting the glitch where miraak becomes ethreal after i absorb the dragon's soul,
I tried everything except for 3 methods:

1. deleting the DLC and patch from my console, then install them again.
2. replay the whole DLC again.
3. hacking or cheating.

i tried everything in game i tried to let him speak, i tried not to defeat him fast, i tried not attacking him at all, i tried killing the dragon for him, i tried staying away from the dragon, and many more.

i don't want anyone to tell me another method, i just want to know when will they make a patch for this game because it's been more than a month and a half
#2oskman888Posted 1/23/2013 5:54:57 PM
Hopefully soon.
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#3JacobMarleyPosted 1/26/2013 10:16:04 PM
I appreciate the community effort to assist in fixing this bug but the bottom line is that there are indeed two separate glitches going on, and that fact should be understood before wasting any time trying to bypass the bug.

Firstly I'm really , really disappointed in Bethesda for not even acknowledging the bug/glitch in the Miraak boss battle on their support or community forums. That is the most basic form of customer / public relations. People spent good money on this game and then spent real-life hours only to reach what could be an insurmountable glitch without a Bethesda patch.

As many of the other threads around the web note, the worst of the two glitches occurs when you install the DLC before installing the most recent skyrim patch. The order of the installation actually matters. Installing the DLC and THEN patching the game with the most recent patch actually breaks those boss scripts. The clearest indicator of this was that you probably weren't able to find the boat after you first installed the DLC until you patched the game. Most likely you spent a while searching the docks and waiting to be visited by the cultists etc...Remember that? When this didn't happen that's when you most likely patched your game. If this scenario sounds familiar you WILL NOT BE ABLE TO KILL Miraak no matter what you do. Smaller weapons, killing/not killing dragons, invulning, insta-blinking him- none of this matters. What will happen repeatedly is that you will absorb the dragons souls instead of Miraak , causing him to keep invluning. I even tried to do the hide trick (if you hide long enough he'll exit his invlun stage) but it doesn't matter either- because he'll keep going back into invuln every time you attempt to kill him. He HAS to absorb the dragon souls or the boss battle cannot end.

The other scenario is that you DID install the patch before the DLC. In this case your glitch is less serious. You can just dicker around with highly nerfed attacks until he dies. It'll take longer , just watch how hard you hit him.

That's it. Basically scenario 1 folks are going to have to wait for a patch or alternately UNINSTALL the whole DLC and start from scratch from the beginning of the DLC. I'm not willing to do that. I'm hoping people will give Bethesda hell until they release a statement. And that's really all they'd have to do to help their customers out is give them an idea of when there will be a patch and let us know they're actually working on one. I'm really appalled that they haven't done this small thing... really- how hard is that?
#4JacobMarleyPosted 1/28/2013 12:28:35 PM
I received an update from Bethesda Support today in regards to my query:


"We're definitely aware of the glitch, and we haven't denied the issue at all. The issue that you are experiencing is a known issue and we are working diligently to fix it in upcoming patches. Unfortunately at this time we do not have an ETA on when the next patch will be deployed. Aside from loading a previous save file prior to reaching that point in the quest and trying again (which we understand doesn't always work in the case of this particular bug), the best thing to do at this point would be to keep an eye on our forums, as this is the best source of information for emerging issues and patch information."
#5dark-world-q8(Topic Creator)Posted 2/4/2013 9:05:25 AM
JacobMarley posted...
I received an update from Bethesda Support today in regards to my query:


"We're definitely aware of the glitch, and we haven't denied the issue at all. The issue that you are experiencing is a known issue and we are working diligently to fix it in upcoming patches. Unfortunately at this time we do not have an ETA on when the next patch will be deployed. Aside from loading a previous save file prior to reaching that point in the quest and trying again (which we understand doesn't always work in the case of this particular bug), the best thing to do at this point would be to keep an eye on our forums, as this is the best source of information for emerging issues and patch information."


they didn't talk about the glitch, or give us news about it
#6dark-world-q8(Topic Creator)Posted 2/16/2013 11:30:26 PM
anyone?
#7oskman888Posted 2/17/2013 1:54:22 AM
I ended up deleting it and redownloading it today, and I was able to beat Miraak. Bad thing is I lost all the weapons, powers, and quests from Dragonborn.
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