Boat taking damage at frequent intervals
Boat takes regular damage (Invariably exactly 10 damage) at irregular intervals, accompanied by a huge splash and crashing sound. Frequency seems to increase greatly while boat is manned and in use, but still occurs when at rest too. Typically frequency 10-30 seconds
- Build a boat
- Observe or sail it in deep enough water to avoid real collisions.
Ship to operate smoothly without regularly suffering damage while in open water.
Ship regularly takes 10 damage, accompanied by a dramatic splash and crashing sound.
- Personally observed on a dedicated server with 2-3 players.
- Confirmed to occur with Karve and Raft, unknown if other boats are affected.
- Other users have reported this occurring in Single Player too: https://steamcommunity.com/app/892970/discussions/1/3106890881976974606/
- Occurs regardless of whether water is shallow (<10ft) or much much deeper.
Also experiencing this bug. Occurs more frequently when sea is rougher/boat is moving up and down faster - almost seems to be colliding with something that isnt there?
Out of my group of 6 I am the only one to have this issue :(, they sail and it's all okay, as soon as I get on the boat and the random 10 damage hits comes back. Doesn't matter the type of boat for me either, happens to me on all of them, kinda sucks because everyone else is experiencing the game while I'm running everywhere like Forest Gump. It's basically like your continuously sailing in an area that's too shallow and the boat is crashing into the ground over and over again but in open ocean lol. This is 100% not a functioning game mechanic and is a bug.
So update, for my own server I made a new toon and console commanded his skills back to where they were and this seem to fix it on my end, still happens on the community server I was playing on though. Hopefully this is something you can try if your really stuck. I kept my other toon on hand still too, going to try and admin of that server console command teleport me somewhere one they are on to see if it's just glitched out registering me as in the ground.
Isn't it intentional mechanic? Big haves on wrong angle can damage IRL boats, maybe it's the same?
Also having the same bug on a 3~ person non-dedicated server.
Video link of bug happening:
im having the same issue without any big waves i cant sail anywhere at all as the ship will brake leaving me stranded on my server
Ships do take actual damage from rough seas sometimes, but from the OP's post it sounds like desynch with the server is the issue. That's the only thing I've seen cause the constant 10 points of damage.
This permanent damage also happens in single player. Meanwhile I land my ship at the dock, empty the storage and destroy the ship to put the parts in a box, only to reconstruct the shipwhen I want to use it.
My last experience of this was:
I was at a "river", very deep and no stones. Nothing happened while I was onboard, but short after I left my longship an climped the nearby hill to take a view it started to get damage every view seconds (10 damage). It also "jumps" up and down in nearly still water. After entering the ship it stops to take damage. To reproduce it, I left the ship after a few minutes - moved not - and the same begun again. Damage every few seconds.
After I started the game today, nothing happens with the ship. It lays totally relaxed in his dock and doesn't take any damage, irrelevant what weather it is.
This let me think it has something to do with the duration of the player/world session (I played this game yesterday many hours) -- or there was a fix for it tonight.
For multiplayers I would test if a restart (stop-start) helps with this issue.
(damn type missmatches in my previous post)
I have the same Problem. I cant shipping to any other island, because all art of boats are so fast destroyed....
I had the same issue, I thought it has to do with rocks, but happened even when there were no rocks nearby... Then I thought it was fish attacking me or something, but nothing seems to make sense.
I lost a raft because this issue and I almost lost my loot etc, I managed to get to the beach in time, but I can't use rafts/boats like this...
I force myself to sail near an shore to repair the boat, but sometimes even that doesn't work because its too much damage.
Have the same problem playing with my wife. Happens regardless of who is hosting. She noticed that the ship flies up in the air and lands hard on the water every time the damage happens even on calm deep water. It seems to happen more often if we switch who is driving the boat.
Same or similar issue. Karve was fine beached for days on riverbank next to my primary base. Sailed to second boss, moored near shore (next to, but not on it), repaired a small house, fought some mobs, then noticed ship was taking continuous damage. Figured it was getting attacked by necks, but didn't catch them directly. Moved the karve slightly downriver, did some things, slept, woke up and boat was destroyed but managed to recover the building mats. Some time later, built the boat again and went downriver. Moored it for a number of game days next to the bank (again, not beached iirc), building first one base then another. At some point, noticed the boat gone with no trace and no mats. Luckily had enough to lay down a portal so didn't get stranded, but still... disappointing and now I'm afraid to keep a boat. Will probably try to destroy it when not in use and hope I recover 100% of the building materials.
I can also confirm that this issue is happening on my dedicated server. It doesn't matter if I'm out on the ocean or in the shallow areas near the shore... I'll just infinitely take 10 dmg every 30 seconds or so.
Boat in a harbors open waters takes damage every time the waves rocked the boat. The boat was not on or near a visible rock or shallow water. Corrected the issue by relogging.
We're having this on a dedicated server as well, seems to be no reason for it. I've seen people saying it's due to high ping, but in our group no one has a ping over 50. It also comes and goes which is odd, sailing one way to pick up ore and boat works fine, turn around to return and 10 damage every 30 seconds like clockwork.... then it will stop. Very hard to reproduce reliably.
I also noticed this bug, but only when there is rough sea or when there is some lag. When the boat catches up to the lagged server it hits a wave and takes damage.
I think it's likely a game mechanic intentionally, but also a big when the game lags.
Saw that while sailing at full speed in a storm, super rough sea. It happened every time that we rise in a high wave and then "fly" a few seconds before falling down a good distance. I assume is the boat taking damage from the fall against the water, which imho, is realistic as hell and loved it. Storms and rough seas are dangerous, and they are in this game. Feels to me like a feature, not a bug.
Also happening to me. Only started happening when I first started using the longboat, but now it happens on all boats. The consistent 10 damage only occurs when I'm off of the boat. Standing on it and not even manning it still negates the 10 damage, but as soon as I step off my boat starts taking 10 damage every 15 seconds or so.
I get this issue frequently. Here are my observations:
- While on the ship it's fine
- Jump off the ship and almost immediately it begins to take damage
- Happens more often on big waves
- It seems like the ship "refreshes" its location more frequently when the player is on it, and less frequently when the player is off, so with big waves the refreshed location distance is large enough for the ship to drop (or be under water) and take damage
Definitely an issue. I noticed it started occurring once I built a longboat. BTW I LOVE THIS GAME!
I've noticed that this maybe a server or ping related issue. Since you have more than 1 person on the boat who isn't "secured" (even though holding fast doesn't seem to prevent this issue), it's due to the collision between the boat and the players. Strange enough, the players don't actually take any damage.
same here. dedicated server with gportal. 10 damage every few seconds while sailing the Karve.