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%s%s zone: %s - excuse me what?

WeerW3ir
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What is wrong with the game. i cannot talk at all.
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update: the problem came from an addon. called ChatStamp

Edited by WeerW3ir on September 10, 2019 2:00PM
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  • Ogou
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    Are you using pChat or another chat add-on? I'd try disabling that first.
  • OG_Kaveman
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    Turn off your add-ons?
  • Vapirko
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    Seems a lot of people having this issue but I think it’s some addon. I was just in game with no chat issues but I don’t use any addons that modify it or the UI.
  • Tommy_The_Gun
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    This may be totally irrelevant but are you on PC ? If yes, then if you have more than one language installed in Windows, then pressing "Shift + Ctrl" button combination, switches the languages, thus pressing keyboard may result in creating different character / letter. This affects all applications and programs - including ESO.

    If it is not the case, then ignore this comment.
  • MasterLenman
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    This may be totally irrelevant but are you on PC ? If yes, then if you have more than one language installed in Windows, then pressing "Shift + Ctrl" button combination, switches the languages, thus pressing keyboard may result in creating different character / letter. This affects all applications and programs - including ESO.

    If it is not the case, then ignore this comment.

    The default is "Shift + Alt", not "Shift + Ctrl".
  • Shnawkilla
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    wtf is wrong with the today update . yesterday was fine with chat , and today it's just impossible to read/write anything .

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    and many more ^^
  • silvermistktralasub17_ESO
    it does appear to be addon related, and, at the moment, I have a sort-of fix on that. For those of us who can use TOM (Tamriel Online messenger), the actual TOM window posts chat just fine. I'm not sure which addon is bugging the rest, but that window does work, and is quite usable.
  • starkerealm
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    code65536 wrote: »
    This is caused by a change to the chat system in today's update. They changed how the chat text is formatted. Before it would use character sequences like "<<1>>" to mark placeholders for content to be added during the formatting step. After today's update it now uses "%s" instead, but addons don't know that yet, so you'll have to disable them and wait for an update.

    It would be really nice if changes like this that happen in an incremental instead of a major patch gets documented in the patch notes, @ZOS_GinaBruno. We kinda expect addon-breaking changes in major quarterlies, but not in incrementals, so call-outs of changes that affect incrementals are necessary.

    Honestly? If they changed the backend formatting like that, there was no way this wouldn't break addons. The addon looks for one specific thing, that specific thing no longer exists, the addon freaks out, and vomits this up on cue.
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  • Baertram
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    code65536 wrote: »
    This is caused by a change to the chat system in today's update. They changed how the chat text is formatted. Before it would use character sequences like "<<1>>" to mark placeholders for content to be added during the formatting step. After today's update it now uses "%s" instead, but addons don't know that yet, so you'll have to disable them and wait for an update.

    It would be really nice if changes like this that happen in an incremental instead of a major patch gets documented in the patch notes, @ZOS_GinaBruno. We kinda expect addon-breaking changes in major quarterlies, but not in incrementals, so call-outs of changes that affect incrementals are necessary.

    Correct, totally agree here. This comes a bit unforeseeen :/
  • tim99
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    code65536 wrote: »
    This is caused by a change to the chat system in today's update. They changed how the chat text is formatted. Before it would use character sequences like "<<1>>" to mark placeholders for content to be added during the formatting step. After today's update it now uses "%s" instead, but addons don't know that yet, so you'll have to disable them and wait for an update.

    It would be really nice if changes like this that happen in an incremental instead of a major patch gets documented in the patch notes, @ZOS_GinaBruno. We kinda expect addon-breaking changes in major quarterlies, but not in incrementals, so call-outs of changes that affect incrementals are necessary.

    and its really sad, that we even have to ask for things like this which should be obviously.
  • Shnawkilla
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    ok , i found the add-on that break my chat , it's XTimestamp , at least for me .
    Hope that help , because you can have the time of each chat message with pchat addon
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    and many more ^^
  • Alucu
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    Some people is telling me LibChat causes the issue for them
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  • starkerealm
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    Alucu wrote: »
    Some people is telling me LibChat causes the issue for them

    Any addon that interacts with the chat system is derped right now.
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  • HidesFromSun
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    Can't believe my luck, just /quit after having this exact same problem. I thought it was the awful hospital internet, but I guess it's not!
  • WeerW3ir
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    idk which addon. thats the problem. cuz yes its an addon for sure. but cannot try all >_>
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  • OG_Kaveman
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    Alucu wrote: »
    Some people is telling me LibChat causes the issue for them

    Any addon that interacts with the chat system is derped right now.

    nope, pchat works just fine for me.
  • deviousthevile
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    LibChat was the culprit on my end
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  • WeerW3ir
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    WeerW3ir wrote: »
    idk which addon. thats the problem. cuz yes its an addon for sure. but cannot try all >_>

    its ChatStamp :'((
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    Honest-Healer LVL50 Templar Argonian AD
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    Eilinwen LVL50 NB Altmer AD
    Vadryyn LVL50 Sorc Dunmer AD
    Anianwe LVL50 DK Altmer AD
    Ja'arra LVL50 NB Khajiit AD
    Vasrjo LVL50 DK Khajiit AD
    Tannwen LVL50 Templar Altmer AD
    Celeb'hel LVL50 Necro Altmer AD
    Faranwe LVL50 Warden Altmer AD
    Perma-Frost LVL50 Warden Argonian EP
  • Lynnara1
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    Turning off Shissu's 'chat' line worked for me.
  • Grimm13
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    From Natch Potes - Fixed an issue where a large number of a specific characters appearing in chat could cause the client to become unresponsive.


    Seems they fixed it and introduced it to others. Way to go ZO$.
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  • anitajoneb17_ESO
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    Alucu wrote: »
    Some people is telling me LibChat causes the issue for them

    Any addon that interacts with the chat system is derped right now.

    Nope. PChat is fine. I use it and have no problem. I don't use LibChat though.
    (Just mentioning this for the people who ar etrying to narrow it down).
  • Trinity_Is_My_Name
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    libchatmessage library was the culprit for me.
  • anitajoneb17_ESO
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    While we normally try to save these for larger updates, this particular issue was serious enough that it needed to go into an incremental patch and due to the exploitative nature, we weren't able to give addon authors a heads up.

    Makes sense. Thank you for the details.

    (But... "exploitative nature" ? Does this mean that, before the patch, one could just send a specific message via chat to someone and pooof ! that someone's PC freezes ? That's pretty funny - at least in theory ;-) )
    Edited by anitajoneb17_ESO on September 9, 2019 2:59PM
  • anitajoneb17_ESO
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    Maybe you could do some sort of "trusted author" program like you do with the combat representatives and let us sign NDAs?

    Wouldn't that mean that you'd have to spread the word anyway ?
  • Turelus
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    code65536 wrote: »
    This is caused by a change to the chat system in today's update. They changed how the chat text is formatted. Before it would use character sequences like "<<1>>" to mark placeholders for content to be added during the formatting step. After today's update it now uses "%s" instead, but addons don't know that yet, so you'll have to disable them and wait for an update.

    It would be really nice if changes like this that happen in an incremental instead of a major patch gets documented in the patch notes, @ZOS_GinaBruno. We kinda expect addon-breaking changes in major quarterlies, but not in incrementals, so call-outs of changes that affect incrementals are necessary.

    While we normally try to save these for larger updates, this particular issue was serious enough that it needed to go into an incremental patch and due to the exploitative nature, we weren't able to give addon authors a heads up.
    Now that line in the patch notes about update to chat system makes bit more sense. :p
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