After upgrading game from 1.8.2 to 1.9.0 “Rattay Tourney” activity starts on its own.
Steps to reproduce:
- Make sure current game is version 1.8.2
- Make sure “Rattay Tourney” activity was not launched yet
- [!] Make sure current main quest line progress had not reached the “Epilogue” yet (you can use attached savefile)
- Upgrade the game to version 1.9.0
- Launch the game
- Wait up to 24 in-game hours
After this moment bugged behavior takes place
Shortly after launching upgraded game the “Rattay Tourney” activity will start on its on. It will appear in the quest log, with the objective saying the tourney takes place tomorrow. This quest starts on its on, without any interactions to related quest givers like: Herald, Hans Capon or Blacksmith of Samopesh (or any other NPC). From now on it will be notifying you once in every in-game week (or so) about the new tourney, as usual.
1 - “Rattay Tourney” started on its own…
2 - …while DLCs tab clearly says it starts on its own only after reaching Epilogue
Also if you did not turn up to the tourney you will get an “objective failed” as well as “quest failed” notifications. They are a bit misleading, in my opinion. Especially for a KCD newcomer, for example, who does not know “Rattay Tourney” is a regular activity, it definitely would feels like he failed some essential quest. Even more, if player is god knows where at what moment.
3 - Misleading (sort of) “Objective failed” notification
4 - And misleading (sort of) “Quest failed” notification
Why this is a bug:
There was no “Rattay Tourney” activity auto-launch in 1.8.2 during the main part of the game, as I see so far.
Also, as a player you may not be interested in taking part in the Rattay Tourney at the moment. For instance, unless you feel you leveled up warfare skills enough. Not every player would like to see notifications about starting and ending the tourney every in-game week, during the whole walkthrough, unless tourney was explicitly launched by himself.
Make sure “Rattay Tourney” activity auto-launch during the main part of the game (before reaching “Epilogue”) was really added to 1.9.0 on purpose.
Maybe you should make “Rattay Tourney” (if this activity was launched already) to be permanently presented in activity log without “opening”, and then “closing”, and then “reopening” it over and over again?
It can contain all the objectives about the tourney, such as “Tourney will take place tomorrow…”, “Tourney takes place today…” and so on, as it does already. But it can also contain a sort of background objective like: “Wait till next tourney…”.
Or even better: “Next Rattay Tourney will take place in N days.”, which tells the player the exact number of days to wait and any other status information, for instance: “Rattay Tourney is on hold due to Sir Hanush is currently at war”. Of course ideally is to update “N” number in that objective without displaying player new notifications every in-game morning.
That would make players always informed about the tourney, and on the other hand it would not make them annoyed by it, in my opinion.
And it also will prevent KCD newcomers from the “quest failed”-frustration.
1.8.2 and 1.9.0, PC, GOG-version
https://yadi.sk/d/KEMPNm98vgsiXg - savefile made in 1.8.2 version; current main quest is “All That Glisters”.