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Thread created on Thu Oct 06, 2011 02:15:42
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I am in the same boat as the person below was in the quote... I get the message to go to the meeting room to complete the next part of the mission. Went to nursing home and it just said do the Ivory crafting course. Then the nursing home link disappeared....same as OP as to no link to the items market salesman in the items market..

How do I complete the mission?

By Moomin [118898]
Hi, i'm trying to complete the mission Operation Ancient and have been trying to for quite a while now!

I've already been to Africa to collect the Raw Ivory and I've completed the Education Course as well, but when I message Anonymous[9] saying the course is completed, I get no reply...

So I do not see the "Market Salesman" link in the Items Market.


I have tried restarting the mission quite a few times, including trashing the Raw Ivory and traveling back to Africa to do everything from the beginning, with no luck.

I just need to be able to attack the Market Salesman (Samuel) so I can get a chisel.

Any help would be appreciated, thanks!



Also I posted in the thread that the above quote is in and looked for my post to move it up. I did not find the thread in any of the 47 or so pages of Bugs and Issues forum threads, closed, fixed, or confirmed. This is not the first time this has happened to me. I could not see if the problem had ever been resolved or how it was fixed if it was corrected. Hence I am reporting the problem with Operation Ancient once again.

I would like to complete the mission if I could. Thanks

Link to the thread I can't locate:

http://www.torn.com/forums.php?forumID=19&ID=13647730&start=0#13647730

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Posted on Thu Oct 06, 2011 12:45:31
Going to confirm

Please do not reset the mission. Chedburn will need to test.

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Posted on Thu Oct 06, 2011 12:46:07
My problem was never resolved, because they said I reset the mission, which I did not do... Hopefully now they can test it properly and fix the problem!

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Posted on Thu Oct 06, 2011 18:04:42
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Going to confirm

Please do not reset the mission. Chedburn will need to test.

Thanks


I had tried the mission once before but canceled it in order to do Futile first, due to needing a lot of rounds fired for a competiton, I forget the name of it...lol.... But restarted ancient mission after completing the Futile mission and rounds fired for that other competition. For some reason I feel that might be important info to have. FYI

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Posted on Fri Oct 07, 2011 09:41:56
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By Marc [24377]
Going to confirm

Please do not reset the mission. Chedburn will need to test.

Thanks


I had tried the mission once before but canceled it in order to do Futile first, due to needing a lot of rounds fired for a competiton, I forget the name of it...lol.... But restarted ancient mission after completing the Futile mission and rounds fired for that other competition. For some reason I feel that might be important info to have. FYI


For now, please try not to complete and/or restart the mission otherwise we will be unable to locate the source of the problem

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Posted on Fri Oct 07, 2011 15:15:00
This is the mail I got after sending Anonymous a mail saying I had completed the Ivory Crafting course:

Sent from Anonymous No Subject 2011-10-05 - 10:16:28 PM

Ah! I see you passed the first part of the mission. Hurry to the meeting room, I will let you know what to do next!

I did not know where the meeting room was so I went to the Nursing home link I still had in the City. It told me to go do the Course work still. So as TC basic says, I went to the Items market...no link was there for the Item Salesman.

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Posted on Mon Oct 17, 2011 21:02:37
Any progress on this? :/

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Posted on Wed Oct 19, 2011 20:34:08
Noted. Please check back often until your bug report has been confirmed as fixed, additional information may be required of you.


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Posted on Sat Oct 22, 2011 05:48:22
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Any progress on this? :/


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8 weeks and counting when you first reported it Moomin. I have a feeling it is not a high priority fix. We might be really Ancient when we actually complete this mission, may even be awarded Posthumously .

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Posted on Sun Oct 23, 2011 09:19:52
I GOT the same issues

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Posted on Mon Oct 24, 2011 14:53:21
Instead of resetting the competition, can you go back to Africa and make sure you actually GET the ivory?

The logs show that you never got any Ivory from africa, so you need to go and get it.

Everyone who has this problem please try this.

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Posted on Wed Oct 26, 2011 16:13:34
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Instead of resetting the competition, can you go back to Africa and make sure you actually GET the ivory?

The logs show that you never got any Ivory from africa, so you need to go and get it.

Everyone who has this problem please try this.


I have obtained the Ivory each time I started the mission.....From my Item inventory page...Raw ivory x2 [Send][Trash] Special $0.....I will go again and get my third set if possible today. I will report back here as soon as I get back.

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Posted on Wed Oct 26, 2011 21:59:44
By Chedburn [1]
Instead of resetting the competition, can you go back to Africa and make sure you actually GET the ivory?

The logs show that you never got any Ivory from africa, so you need to go and get it.

Everyone who has this problem please try this.


I am in Africa and the option to select Elephant hunt is not there. Though you can bag an elephant in the advanced hunting option...I apparently do not have enough hunting skill to bag one.

Somehow I don't think this is going to work with out the option to select Elephant hunt like I did the first two tries at this mission. The nursing home link disappeared after I finished the Ivory crafting course.....Any other Ideas on how to get that Elephant hunting link with out resetting the mission one more time?

Your call Ched...what do I need to do?

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Posted on Sat Nov 05, 2011 06:47:45
U mean cheddy i have togo thru the whole shebang for the 3rd time just find out if its working again?

and oh the marriage proposal has also issues cant make a new proposal even if i dont have pending mp:/

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Posted on Sat Nov 05, 2011 10:42:50
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U mean cheddy i have togo thru the whole shebang for the 3rd time just find out if its working again?

and oh the marriage proposal has also issues cant make a new proposal even if i dont have pending mp:/


You're married, that would be the problem. Also, that should have been in another bug report...

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Posted on Sun Nov 06, 2011 03:08:35
Foggy, you're now on part 4 of the mission, so you've completely bypassed all this?

Did you restart it?? Now it's saying you have to craft the ivory by taking the education course.



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Posted on Sun Nov 06, 2011 03:13:46
To be honest, it just seems like people aren't reading what they need to do?

Did you mail anon directly after finding the ivory? That is what you need to do. Is this the problem - you just didn't mail him?

You get the ivory, go back to Torn (don't do anything via the laptop), mail anon, and then go to the elderly peoples home.

Right?

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Posted on Sun Nov 06, 2011 04:00:54
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Foggy, you're now on part 4 of the mission, so you've completely bypassed all this?

Did you restart it?? Now it's saying you have to craft the ivory by taking the education course.



If you had read all my posts you would see that I canceled the mission to complete the Futile mission in order to get the rounds fired for the TC challenge. But restarted the Ancient mission after completing Futile mission and the TC challenge.

After restarting Operation Ancient I did as I was instructed at the nursing home to go to S.Africa and select Hunt Elephant ...got the raw Ivory, mailed Anonymous, then started the Ivory crafting course. When I completed it I mailed Anonymous again and got the above mail(earlier post in this thread),,,it told me to go to the meeting room, so I went back to the nursing home thinking that is where the meeting room was....it still had the same message as last time...take the Ivory crafting course(Which I already had done)....then the link to the nursing home disappeared.....I then went to the Items market as instructied in tcbasis..but there was no link to the Item salesman...

I am thinking ending the mission and restarting it may of been a mistake...I have now slected hut elephants and obtained raw Ivory two times and no where to go go complete the mission...thought about just attacking Samuel, but figured it would just be a waste of 50 E not going through the programed sequence.

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Posted on Sun Nov 06, 2011 10:04:48
Three things:
Did you travel back to Torn, complete the travelling and then mail Anonymous after landing or did you use your laptop to mail Anonymous?

Can you print screen the Ivory course page: http://www.torn.com/education.php?step=info&id=123

At which point did you cancel the mission in order to complete Futile?

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Posted on Sun Nov 06, 2011 20:47:16
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Three things:
Did you travel back to Torn, complete the travelling and then mail Anonymous after landing or did you use your laptop to mail Anonymous?

Can you print screen the Ivory course page: http://www.torn.com/education.php?step=info&id=123

At which point did you cancel the mission in order to complete Futile?


1.I got back to Torn to mail anonymous ...about 99.9% sure of that.
Completed all traveling before mailing Anonymous because I did not know the ID # while traveling...fact is it congratualed me and then told me to go to the meeting room to complete the mission...did not specify where that meeting room was..copy of letter content should be in a post above...

2. No I can not print screen on this borrowed computer and send you a copy of it. I can do that possibly Tuesday night late when I get back home. Only have phone access til then.

(not sure why I need to send that print screen...the fact I could get a reply from anon after finisihing the Ivory Crafting course ought to be proof enough I did get it completed. It is in a lighter shade then all the other general courses, just like the others I have completed. )

3. I canceled the Ancient mission after getting the raw ivory., was waiting to finish the degree I was working on before I started the Ivory crafting course....Then the TC challenge started and thought I'd kill two birds by completeing Futile and the TC Challenge first.

Do you still need that print screen?

Edit: This is not a print screen but a copy and paste of the page your link sent me to.

Description

The teeth and tusks of the 'ebur', Latin for elephant can be very beautiful when carved. On this course you will learn the required skills to do so.



Learning outcomes

Gain 40 manual labour upon completion

Gain 60 intelligence upon completion

Gain 20 endurance upon completion



Parameters

Length: 3 weeks

Cost: $0 (Stock bonus)

Energy: 0 (Stock bonus)

Tier: 2



Prerequisites

GEN1112 : Introduction to General Studies




You have completed this course




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Posted on Sun Nov 06, 2011 21:14:26
So you got the raw ivory, travelled back to Torn, mailed Anonymous, got a mail back, started the course, cancelled the mission, done Futile and Challenge. Is this right so far?

At which point did you complete the course and get the "You have gained...." message on the education page? Before restarting the mission or after restarting the mission?

If it is after, did you complete all of the previous objectives before mailing Anonymous for the second time?

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Posted on Sun Nov 06, 2011 21:26:41
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So you got the raw ivory, travelled back to Torn, mailed Anonymous, got a mail back, started the course, cancelled the mission, done Futile and Challenge. Is this right so far?

At which point did you complete the course and get the "You have gained...." message on the education page? Before restarting the mission or after restarting the mission?

If it is after, did you complete all of the previous objectives before mailing Anonymous for the second time?



I am 100% certain I started the course after restarting the Acient mission and got the "You have Gained" message" a day or two before I figured out I could not complete the mission....The nursing home link was still active though...but went away when I went there to get further instructions,thinking it was the meeting room referred to in Anonymous mail I recieved after notifiying him I had completed the Ivory crafting course...when I went there it still told me to go completete the Ivory Crafting course.....which makes no sense at all...then the Nursing home link disappeared.

I then referred to tcbasic and it said we were suppose to go to the Item market and see the Item salesman.....no link to him was present in the Items market.


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Posted on Sun Nov 06, 2011 21:27:40
I'm having the same trouble with this mission and I completed the Ivory Crafting Course long before I started this mission.

Screenshot showing that I've completed it
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So far in the past 2 days I've attempted this mission twice and have messaged Anonymous after arriving back in torn from getting the ivory yet not a single reply from anonymous is sent to me which will allow me to continue on and meet the Market Salesman in the Item Market.

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Posted on Sun Nov 06, 2011 21:42:23
It seems like not completing the education course in the right order (i.e, completing it whilst cancelled or if you restart the mission) is causing this issue here?

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Posted on Sun Nov 06, 2011 22:13:32
Well I know for a fact that I completed the education course before I ever started the mission

I'm still doing the mission and havn't quit in case you need to check it

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Posted on Mon Nov 07, 2011 12:51:09
I have found out that the reason me and Foggy couldn't continue is because the mission is a little too vague on where you have to go and all Anonymous mentions is a "meeting room" when in reality you're supposed to re visit the Nursing Home again and that is when you're prompted to do the Ivory Crafting Course.


If the Anonymous messages were re-worded to be a little less vague then it would be a easier to understand.


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Posted on Mon Nov 07, 2011 12:54:29
Keeping here to see if the mail could be made a little less vague

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Posted on Mon Nov 07, 2011 16:54:00
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Keeping here to see if the mail could be made a little less vague


It seems sort of redundant to mail anon twice that you completed the ivory crafting course. If after you go the first time to the nursing home and are told to take the crafting course the link should disappear. ...after you complete the course and mail anon the first time after you finish the course you should get the mail to go to see the items salesman in the items market....not a letter just telling you to go to the meeting room and see the "Take the Course" message again, then have to remail Aonon that you finished the course again......that is the point of confusion.
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I remailed anon a second time and got a message to see the Item market salesman...the link to the salesman is now in the items market. I'll try and compltete the mission as soon as I get the energy.

Thanks for your help Marc and Gungrave.

You craft an ivory walking cane!

Mission Complete
You have gained the item: Ivory walking cane


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Posted on Thu Nov 10, 2011 21:23:37
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Posted on Mon Nov 28, 2011 11:04:26
It's supposed to be challenging, but you're supposed to investigate around and work it out yourself. (Without assuming there's a bug).

I assume we'll get around to totally remaking the missions anyway at some point.

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