If you enjoy playing melee or know someone who does, you’re probably familiar with two in-game combat messages when it comes to the burrow areas of Explorable Ascalonian Catacombs and quests involving destroying supply carts and similar items– “Miss” and “Obstructed”. There’s a bug that’s been around since the beginning where melee and physical damage weapons seem to miss more often than not when it comes to facing these dangerous enem– er, objects.
Robert Hrouda, Content Designer of ArenaNet, acknowledged this bug yesterday on the official forums, and had a few words to say regarding it:
We’re aware of this problem, and it affects more than just the burrows. There are certain gadgets where if you stand still and melee attack them, you miss or get the obstructed pop-up. However if you continue to move around while attacking, you hit it. This is most apparent during “hundred blades” type skills that require your player to stand still.
We’re aware of it though, and trying to fix it.
With any luck, a fix will come soon. This bug can make completing Explorable Ascalonian Catacombs with certain group configurations pretty difficult. At least for the moment, we have another tactic to try and overcome it, as well. Solution– run around like an idiot attacking a dirt pile with a giant sword– got it!