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Bug/Issue Farm animals and crew stop working right on multiplayer

Discussion in 'Support' started by Midnightst0rm, Mar 15, 2017.

  1. Midnightst0rm

    Midnightst0rm Void-Bound Voyager

    So on my ship, I have all of the fluffalo types in a room so I can gather materials from them between adventures. On my character file, in single player mode, they work just fine. They produce consistently, ready to harvest nearly every time I return from a planet. I also have a mothtrap to gather silk for me.
    My crew also tells me they've upgraded the ship's fuel capacity and efficiency as frequently as they should be.

    I'm more concerned about the animals and silk, since the crew still otherwise functions and my ship's about as upgraded as it can be anyways, but it's definitely worth noting as it seems to be a similar issue.
    I can still bring crew members with me on planets, the engineers and mechanics just never upgrade anything in my absence when I'm on multiplayer.

    When I'm doing multiplayer, I'm joining my friend through steam on his game where it's just him with his character. For a while, the animals still worked when I joined him. Nothing seemed to be breaking for the most part. Sometimes objects I scanned didn't quite sync between the two sessions, but all my items I had remained and everything was fine.

    I can't seem to figure out exactly at what point they stopped working. I believe I had made the farm before beating the game fully, if that makes a difference. Then sometime after defeating the final boss and getting to the vaults, my crew and animals seemed to break. I can't say for sure when this was precisely, but I noticed they weren't dropping anything, upgrading anything, and the mothtrap wasn't doing anything anymore either.
    I even stayed on the ship for a long while to see the crew upgrade the ship or the animals become ready for harvest, but nothing ever happened.

    When I go to my single player game for the same character, everything still works.
    Curious, I even tried hatching a new animal (a regular hen) to see if it would work on his game. For a short while, it did. Then it too stopped producing. It seems buying new animals wouldn't help me for very long.

    Another note: I got him to join my game to see if his animals did the same thing. They have since stopped producing on both mine and his games.

    This is rather frustrating as they are a wonderful way to get materials for vault keys without actively trying to 24/7, leaving us free to build and explore as we wish with breaks in between to gather essence.

    I am running Starbound on Windows 10, using a Cyberpower PC. My friend is as well.
    I'd really like to find a fix so that we can make a farm together like we planned for our colony, or it will otherwise be worthless. I can't seem to find many others with the same problem, so I'm at a loss of what to do.
    If there's any more detailed info I could provide that would help, I can do my best.

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