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Ship's bell not sounding to alert player of the inactivity auto-disconnect.


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I have been doing morning trade runs that are pretty long (PvE server). Since they involve 3 hour sailing times for each leg, mostly I minimize the game and go do something else with my time.

Normally this goes fine, with the game disconnect bell ringing every so often, I switch back to the game and move the mouse, everything is fine.

Beginning yesterday, on the return trip of my morning run, I started getting returned to the main menu without any warning. No bell sounded, no flashing icon on the taskbar. The game simply dumped me back to the main menu with no warning.

This is now repeating itself today. I get no warning, the game quits to the main menu. This makes long range trading essentially impossible, since I'd need to be switching back to the game every few minutes just to make sure I haven't been dumped to the main menu.

Since I know someone is gonna mention it, NO, I'm not having connection issues with anything other than NA. Everything else is fine.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

P.S.: I tested it and it's happening in less than 10 minutes of the game being minimized. So it's not even reaching the timer for the ship's bell disconnect warning.

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I just tested with the game being focused (i.e. not minimized), and after about 15 minutes (without touching the mouse or keyboard) the game showed the inactivity message but did not ring the ship's bell.

There must've been a change, intentional or not, that eliminated the ship's bell sound from the inactivity message.

PLEASE, add it back, along with the flashing taskbar icon warning for people sailing with the game minimized. I'm definitely not gonna spend 7 hours looking at a screen without being able to do anything other than moving the mouse.

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  • Kartaugh changed the title to Ship's bell not sounding to alert player of the inactivity auto-disconnect.
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I have been getting disconnected very quickly (2 minutes) as well (post here in this forum). Was suggested that I uninstall, clean and reinstall NA. Just did that this afternoon. Will pass on the results.

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