Nobody seems to know if this a bug or a feature


#1

Some other players and I have noticed that when you get hit by Goliath’s rock throw in midair, sometimes you lose control of your character, the controls lock up, and your camera does a slow spin until you hit the ground.

Is this bug or a feature?


#2

I’ve encountered this more than once and I’ve got to say that regardless whether it’s a feature or not, it needs to go.


#3

Feature. It’s called a knockback roll and happens on every attack except dot attacks, abduction and most wildlife attacks (big wildlife do cause knockback).


#4

Yes.

In all seriousness though, the spinning around in the air uncontrollably is a bug as far as I’m aware.

He’s talking about the ballerina spin you do when you go flying into the air, not the knockback part.


#5

I’ve never encountered a ballerina spin XD.

Is this exclusive to stage 2?


#6

Yeah, I know knockback. This is different, and it only happens with goliath rock throw.


#7

Not sure, I believe @heppi reported this once but I dont remember how it happened, and that was pre-stage 2.


#8


Since 7.0. He even said it was only rock throw.

@MrStrategio said that they weren’t able to reproduce the issue, hence it may not be fixed.


#9

Im 99% sure this was in the game since big alpha.
It doesn’t happen to me very often since I’ve learned to save my jetpack.

Those few monster players I have on friend list also knows about it and they use it as advantage.
Never thought it as a bug, more like a punishment for “wasting” jetpack, or as a reward for those monsters who learns how to create good skill combinations with it.


#10

I think that it does have something to do with momentum, It usually happens right as the rock impacts if I’m boosting out of the way, if it hits me before I clear the aoe. It seems like the combination of heavy damage, an attack with momentum, and boosting is what does it.