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Please help me understand the hospital

PostPosted: Thu Nov 20, 2014 3:02 pm
by Alan Grant
I've played the game now 4 or 5 times, survived the war once. Along the way I have figured out a number of things (despite the lack of a manual or many useful game guides/walkthroughs).

One thing that puzzles me still, is the hospital and how you are treated there by the armed people inside. Once I did rob the hospital and get called out as a thief and after that the guards would shoot at me if I tried to go back. So on other games I left the hospital alone, I did not touch a thing, because I wanted to retain the ability to send a really sick or wounded survivor to the hospital.

In my most recent game I did exactly that, I sent Roman to the hospital because he got badly sick. He walked past the guards, no problem, to the second floor. I clicked on a doctor. Roman seemed to be swallowing some pills when a guard ran to the floor and shot-killed him (also wounding the adjacent doctor). After that my group was not welcome at the hospital.

Every other game I have played has a similar outcome eventually. At some point in the game, the hospital stops being a friendly place and an attempt to go there always has my scavenger running into a guy at the door yelling "I'll kill you!" while holding an assault rifle, forcing me to turn and run and sometimes getting shot if I hesitate too long.

So either there is a game glitch in the mechanism that tells the hospital guards that you are a bandit. Or something big happens at the hospital. I mean it transitions from being a friendly "we'll help you" place, to a place that is taken over by bandits and adopts a siege mentality. If its the latter, that seems to be a reoccurring transition in the game as time progresses.

So...which do you think it is? Or am I missing something entirely?

Re: Please help me understand the hospital

PostPosted: Thu Nov 20, 2014 4:54 pm
by zero
This has been reported before (and it happened to me), there seems to be a bug with the hospital in terms of aggro. Some have reported killing in other places and the aggro carrying over to the hospital (that's probably why you get shot); others also report the issue being carried between fresh new games.

It appears the hospital is a "neutral place", so try 1) don't take any guns/weapons with you; 2) Don't scavenge but if you absolutely must, keep it out of sight and 3) try not killing anyone before you get there the first time.

Try re-installing if the problem persists. Without some official word, there's not much anyone will be able to tell you. Hope it helps.

Re: Please help me understand the hospital

PostPosted: Thu Nov 20, 2014 5:01 pm
by zedsdead
it is acknowledged as a bug, they responded to this matter on the steam forums. they will try to fix it for the next patch.

Re: Please help me understand the hospital

PostPosted: Thu Nov 20, 2014 6:53 pm
by Alan Grant
Good to know, thanks!

Re: Please help me understand the hospital

PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2014 5:06 am
by suntzu
this happened to me the first time as well, though I never made any attempt to steal anything. it seemed to be fixed by deleting my local profile (.\userdocs\appdata\roaming\11bitstudios) before starting the next game, have been back there since for meds all the time with no problem, might want to give that a shot in the meantime.

Re: Please help me understand the hospital

PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2014 1:01 pm
by Vagrant
Happens to me every game, just sent my guy there, which was probably the 7th visit, who was wounded, and the militia guy is camped at the entrance and says "I'll kill you" shot my guy in the back, lucky I had a vest and helmet on him.

So my guy didn't get treatment and actually ended up more wounded hah!

Re: Please help me understand the hospital

PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2014 3:44 pm
by Borys
Yes, we know about that issue. It will be fixed by the nearest patch.