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I'm looking at the person, spelling it right, the result is it says finding this person is beyond my skill to find. I tried person A with unknown place, person B I could see using all lower case, person B again with the right capitalizations.

I've recently rebooted, and not been on through the top of an hour yet.

Something's broken.

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[quote] the result is it says finding this person is beyond my skill to find.[/quote]

I wonder if this is important information lol

see the above comment, mind saying who exactly you are trying to locate? pm if not publicly.

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As people have previously stated, the only reason that a spell gives the message "...beyond your skill..." is when they are indeed - I don't know of any reason why it would have been messed with (ain't broke, don't fix idea)

For locate that means game chars/lho/rpc(back in the day). For other spells, it could be because the spell is age dependant or other similar strict dependants.

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Okay, I was first searching for blitzmole, a new MP3, who it turned out was trapped in GG and eventually teleported out.

I understand teleportation can mess things up. Uncertain.

To test the spell, I then tried it on magistra, then Magistra, who was sitting right there orange in Wind's Sanctuary - and doesn't move around a lot.

So I burned 3 casts. Is it WORKING for anybody else, before I test more?

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Works for me.

[color=#000000]Locating [/color][b]Fang Archbane[/b][color=#000000] ...[/color]

[color=#000000]On 26/10/12 01:42:53 was at 1_0x2_1 [/color]
[color=#000000]On 26/10/12 01:43:00 was at 1_-1x2_1 [/color]
[b]On 26/10/12 02:07:32 was at 1_-1x3_1 --- Last known location![/b]

[color=#000000]Locating [/color][b]Avindeca Gol[/b][color=#000000] ...[/color]

[color=#000000]On 26/10/12 01:26:21 was at 1_0x0_1 [/color]
[color=#000000]On 26/10/12 01:26:25 was at 1_0x1_1 [/color]
[b]On 26/10/12 01:27:14 was at 1_0x2_1 --- Last known location![/b]

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Fyrd Argentus continues to be unable to cast the locate spell.

Someone seems to have reset my spell words since I first posted on the forum about this issue. Reciting the words got chat, of course.
[Oh - they also gave me 48 casts to bug test, I guess. Thanks!]

I set up the words again, checked who was around not idle, and tried again like 5 minutes ago..... I got:

[font=Times New Roman]Locating [b]send a firefly after Esmaralda[/b] ...

[b]Unable to trace send a firefly after Esmaralda, your skill in this spell might be insufficient or the target is nowhere to be found.[/b] [/font]

[font=Times New Roman][This is a copy of note sent to bugs e-mail, per suggestion of crash-test-dummy][/font]

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What's the spell you're saying, in full?

Cos the message you're getting makes it sound like the spell is trying to find a character named "send a firefly after Esmaralda", which clearly it won't find.

LE: Serves me right for having the topic open for ages and not refreshing before I reply...

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spell words are "Send a firefly after" player is "Esmaralda"

This did used to work, and it does trigger the little side box for a report, so it knows it's supposed to do a locate spell.

I've rebooted my computer but not purged cookies -- I figured if it gets this far, it's not a problem with my cookies.

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Okay, more info. If you ask for somebody who doesn't exist you get:
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Locating [b]xyzplayer[/b] ...

[b]Unable to trace xyzplayer, your skill in this spell might be insufficient or the target is nowhere to be found.[/b]
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Notice that the spell words do not show up in the above note.

The spell does work for me now -- but I find it is [u][i]case sensitive in the spell words [/i][/u]but NOT case sensitive to the player name, and when it chokes on case sensitivity of the spell words is when it repeats back the spell words.

Specifically "Send a firefly after Voulgranth" works as advertised, but "send a firefly after Voulgranth" generates:
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Locating [b]send a firefly after Voulgranth[/b] ...

[b]Unable to trace send a firefly after Voulgranth, your skill in this spell might be insufficient or the target is nowhere to be found.[/b]
[b]---------------------------------------[/b]
So the bug is triggered by the shift in case, and the mode of the bug has to do with string matching including the erroneous words.

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Found the issue: locate IS spell sensitive.

I used your words as spell words.

First try (all small letters): everything worked fine when i cast the spell using small letters.
Second try (all small letters except one): didn't work when i cast the spell using only small letters.
Third try (all small letters except one): it worked when i took into account the capital letter.
Forth try - I've re-tested 2nd with the same result.

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